Gardening for good

We only advertise jobs with a political dimension over on w4mpjobs, but this role from the human rights organisation Freedom from Torture may appeal to those who’ve had enough of the corridors of Westminster or a dark constituency office – they are looking for a gardener to work 14 hours a week for them.

The purpose of the role is to develop the National Growth Project horticultural work in line with organic and ecological standards and to shape this work around the main principles of horticultural therapy.

The main activities of the role are to have horticultural oversight of the Isledon Road NGP garden and to assist and support the Project and the project workers

The ideal candidate for the role will have the following qualification and skills:

• Qualification in horticulture e.g. Diploma in Horticulture
• Understanding of gardening as a healing process
• Sound experience of organic gardening
• Experience of working with vulnerable adults in a therapeutic setting
• Experience of supporting others in learning about and carrying out gardening activities

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Saba Stefanos, Manager Adult Team on 02076977827.

Contract: Permanent
Part- Time: 14 hrs/week (preferably Wednesdays and Thursdays)
Location: London
Job Ref: R-70

Since 1985 Freedom from Torture has been the only UK human rights organization dedicated to treating and supporting torture survivors who seek refuge in the UK. We do this primarily through psychological therapies but also services which document torture forensically, practical legal and welfare support and creative groups.

Thanks to the dedication of our staff and volunteers – as well as thousands of passionate supporters and funders – thousands of torture survivors have been able to rebuild their lives in incredibly difficult circumstances.