Community Development Worker - Horticulture

Reference: CDWMfeb18
Start Date: tbc
Location: Various - Southampton
Hours: 22.5 hours - 3 days a week - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Additional Information: Fixed Term Until September 2021
Salary Range: £24,100 - £25,954 - Pro Rata Per Annum
Application Closing date: Before 9.00am Friday, 23 February 2018
Interview Date: Scheduled to take place week commencing Monday 5 March 2018

Please Note:  No application form is included in the application pack.  Please scroll down to the bottom of this page and click on the link to download an application form.

Mayfield Nurseries is a subsidiary social enterprise of Solent Mind.  We are a plant nursery and a mental health charity and strongly believe that gardening and the outdoor environment has a significant positive impact on our health and wellbeing.

We are currently recruiting for a Community Development Worker- Horticulture – Fixed Term Contract to September 2021.

Working in partnership with Southampton City Council, the purpose of this role is to encourage residents living on estates in Southampton to engage in gardening to bring about positive change to the places in which they live, building healthier and happier communities.  This role will combine community development with horticulture to make a lasting difference to people living in Southampton.

Working three days a week covering three different social housing sites in Southampton you will be responsible for:

  • Engaging residents in gardening activities to improve their local environment.
  • Developing planting schemes to add interest and vibrancy to the local areas.
  • Improving and maintaining planted areas including weeding, plant maintenance and planting.
  • To assist with the development, growing and participatory involvement at the community greenhouse in Millbrook.
  • Partnership working with other organisations and community groups to make a lasting impact to these areas.
  • The effective development, monitoring and evaluation of activities within this project.

As a ‘people person’ you will be able to share your enthusiasm expertise in horticulture to inspire others to become actively involved in improving their residential environments.  This project is for three years, with a potential for extension.

For more information on this role please call Rachel Hampton, Head of Service Mayfield Nurseries on 023 8044 7743 or email rhampton@solentmind.org.uk.

To find out more about Mayfield Nurseries please visit their website:  www.mayfieldnurseries.org.uk.

For more information on this post please download the Application Pack using the link at the top of this page.

Please Note: no application form is included within the application pack, so please also download an application form using the links below.

CV's will not be accepted
We do not accept applications from recruitment agencies

Job Application Forms:

Click on the link to download an application form (word 97-2003 version) - Application Form

Click on the link to download an application form (pdf version)  - Application Form

Completed application forms need to arrive before the closing date and time. Any applications received after the closing date and time will not be considered.


Application forms can be returned by:

Email: recruitment@solentmind.org.uk

Post: Recruitment, Solent Mind, 15-16 The Avenue, Southampton SO17 1XF

Fax: 023 8202 7811

Or of course you can deliver it by hand to the address stated above.