Gardener & Volunteer Co-ordinator
£18,063 - £19,664 per annum, pro rata
Hours per week: To be agreed
Fircroft is a residential College occupying a former Cadbury family home, set in six acres of beautiful grounds in Selly Oak, Birmingham. We were originally founded to provide educational opportunities for some of the most disadvantaged and excluded members of society. One hundred years on from the birth of Fircroft College, its mission of 'social justice' is more relevant than ever. Fircroft is a thriving and ambitious College with a vast and diverse community of learners and a strong ethos.
Fircroft is currently in an exciting phase of improvement and development, we are now in a position to appoint a part time Gardener & Volunteer Co-ordinator. The main purpose of this role will be to maintain and improve the College's grounds and develop and co-ordinate an effective group of volunteers to assist with this process. Additionally, as part of the role, you'll assist with encouraging more use of the grounds by students and the wider community, seeking funding opportunities and increasing sustainable methods of working. Some sharing of skills in a coaching/training capacity is also envisaged.
To be considered for this role you must have experience of working in a large garden preferably including woodland, pond and bedding areas. Ideally, you'll hold a Level 2 or 3 qualification in horticulture or be willing to work towards gaining such qualifications. You will also have basic computing skills, Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc) and have knowledge of Health and Safety and other relevant legislation. You will also be a qualified first aider or be willing to undertake training to become a first aider.
The right person will be someone who can work creatively and flexibly and has very good communication and interpersonal skills. Good customer service skills are also a requirement.
Benefits at Fircroft include free parking, free cooked lunch, free hot drinks, up to 32 days annual leave, a relaxed, friendly and unique working environment, 6 acres of beautiful grounds, childcare voucher scheme, pension scheme and a passion for education, social justice and community improvement.
If you meet the criteria above and would like to apply for this role please press apply and we shall emaiyou our application form.
Closing date for this post is: 25 April 2017
Interviews to take place: 10 May 2017
This College is committed to equality of opportunity, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults, and expects all staff to share this commitment.
We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.