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Horticulture Support Worker

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 29/03/2017 12:00
£17,169 - £17,891 pro rata
Hours per week:
35 hours per week
Job Category:
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Waverley Terrance, TS25 5NB
Post Number:

Job details 

Closing date:
29 Mar

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

Fixed term contract until January 2020 (Subject to funding)

Hartlepool Borough Council has recently secured funding from Big Lottery to support the Promoting Change, Transforming Lives project. This project will be based at Waverley Terrace Allotments (WTA) which commence in January 2016. The project has the following objectives:

1. Increase the number of people with a disability and/or learning difficulty (LDD) or a mental health problem to enter into education, employment, training or volunteering.

2. Support the further development of Waverley Terrace Allotments (WTA) which offers 3.5 acres of land and provide access to horticultural placements, training and therapeutic support for people with a disability and/or a learning difficulty or a mental health problem to access key services and support.

3. Develop WTA into a Social Enterprise by the introduction and implementation of a comprehensive business plan and to develop and support income generation projects to ensure the sustainability of the facility within five years.

The Horticulture Support Worker must be able to travel independently across Hartlepool and the Tees Valley to enable them to promote the project effectively.

The successful candidate should have a range of skills such as organisational and communication, be dedicated, flexible, self-motivated and committed to ensuring that the project is delivered in line with the requirements of the Big Lottery.

Hartlepool Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. The successful applicant will be required to undertake a Disclosure & Barring check via the Disclosure and Barring Service (previously known as the CRB).

For an informal discussion regarding these posts, please contact Michelle Jones (Project Co-ordinator - Promoting Change, Transforming Lives) on 01429 868616

Application forms and further details are available from and should be returned to, Hartlepool Borough Council, Customer Services, Chief Executive’s Department, Level 2, Civic Centre, Hartlepool, TS24 8AY, Tel 01429 523331, Email address: workforcesupport@hartlepool.gov.uk apply online at www.northeastjobs.org.uk.

Closing date: Wednesday 29th March 2017, 12noon

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