Horticulture assistant

  • VO70689


Do you like working outdoors and have experience of maintaining garden areas? Could you help create and maintain an innovative garden space with our service users? We are looking for a volunteer gardener/horticulturist to support our Horticulture leader to create a sensory garden space and undertake garden maintenance alongside our service users. The Brock deliver a variety of therapeutic activities that provide opportunities for service users to learn new skills, gain confidence and integrate with the local community. You will assist our horticulture leader in delivering activities to our service users and undertake maintenance duties in the garden centre which will include: tree/bush pruning, clearing leaves, weeding, planting, cleaning and creating outdoor features as well as creating a safe and innovative sensory garden space.

Organisation aims and objectives

We are a social enterprise assisting people with severe and enduring mental illness and issues by providing them with opportunities to learn new skills; stabilise their condition; gain confidence and integrate within the local community. Our mission is to provide stimulating and rewarding therapeutic work activities that produce ranges of innovative and quality products to support the psychological wellbeing of people with severe and enduring mental illness and mental health issues.











Experience required: A passion for working outdoors, experience in maintaining garden areas and a good knowledge of plants would be useful. Knowledge and/or experience in working in mental health is a helpful but not mandatory. Being friendly, helpful and understanding as well as having the ability to work well with a variety of people and having good communication and listening skills are most important. The ability to use own initiative and plan workload is also a plus.
Travel details: You will not be required to travel whilst volunteering in this role.
Minimum age: 16


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Travel expenses will be paid at 40p per mile for car journeys and money towards bus tickets will be reimbursed.
Training details: 2-3 weeks on The Brock, confidentiality, boundaries and listening skills. 6 month supervisions with line manager will take place to appropriately support the volunteer – if/when training requirements are identified The Brock will provide opportunities for ongoing training and development which will be discussed with the volunteer as well as cost covered by The Brock.
Support: Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

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