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Lead Community Grower Part Time (Contract)

St. Austell

£10.75 per hour


Lead Community Grower Part Time (Contract) St Austell, Cornwall

Do you have a strong understanding of horticulture and food growing? Want to support the success of an exciting programme that is empowering disadvantaged people within Cornwall? If so, this is a brilliant opportunity to take your next step as a Lead Community Grower.

About Us

Cornwall Neighbourhoods for Change (CN4C) is a charity and a social enterprise which aims to transform the quality of life for people, places and communities.

We’ve been around since 2001 and are focused on affecting change that will make lives better, make Cornwall fairer and combat inequality and injustice.

The Food for Change (FFC) programme supports people who are out of work to grow, cook and trade food within their community. The programme helps individuals to increase their skills and knowledge, enabling them to develop personally and move towards work, education or training.

We’re looking for a Lead Community Grower to support the programme on a part time basis, joining us on a contract from September 2019 to the end of March 2021.

The Benefits

  • Salary of £10.75 per hour
  • Support an organisation that is empowering the people of Cornwall
  • Welcoming and engaging environment

This is a fantastic opportunity to take on an exciting part time role where you can make a real difference in your community while sharing your passion for horticulture.

You will have the chance to work directly with people in your local area, helping them to gain the skills and confidence needed to make a positive change in their lives.

The Role

As the Lead Community Grower, you’ll support the success of the Food for Change programme and teach individuals aged 16+ to plant and grow their own food.

In this varied role, you will:

  • Plan and deliver a community learning programme on the subject of food growing
  • Co-ordinate food growing spaces and activities in the St Austell area
  • Create seasonal planting plans
  • Help to recruit and engage individuals to take part in the programme
  • Work with the Food for Change Mentor and Project Co-ordinator to ensure effective communication and collaborative support for all participants

About You

To join us as our Lead Community Grower, you’ll need:

  • Experience of developing and delivering community learning activities
  • Knowledge of horticulture and food growing
  • An understanding of basic health and safety
  • The ability to lead on developing a programme of food-based growing, cooking and functional skills activities
  • To be working towards, holding or willing to gain a PTLLS or other teaching qualification
  • At a minimum, GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade C or above in Maths and English or equivalent numeracy and literacy skills
  • A driving licence and access to your own vehicle to use for work purposes

A Level 2 or higher qualification in Horticulture would be beneficial, as would an IT qualification. A Basic food hygiene certificate would also be an advantage.

Other organisations may call this role Gardener, Horticulturalist, Community Learning Co-ordinator, Community Grower, Community Gardener, Horticultural Programme Co-ordinator or Gardening Programme Co-ordinator.

This is a part time role, working 16 hours per week. This role has the potential to be combined with our Community Food Worker vacancy. If this is of interest, please apply for both positions.

The closing date for applications is midday on 19th August 2019, with interviews scheduled to be held on the 22nd August 2019.

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Posted 43 days ago

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