Support Worker - Horticulture

Reference: SWMay18
Start Date: TBC
Location: Southampton
Hours: 27.5 per week
Salary Range: £15,446 - £16,636 - Pro Rata Per Annum
Application Closing date: before 9.00am Friday, 1 June 2018
Interview Date: Wednesday 22nd June

Solent Mind is the largest voluntary and community sector provider of mental health services in the Hampshire region.  Mayfield Nurseries is a subsidiary social enterprise of Solent Mind and is a plant nursery with a difference. We provide a place for people with mental health issues, learning disabilities and dementia to develop new skills to improve their wellbeing and be part of our supportive friendly business. 

We are currently recruiting for the rarely advertised role of an: 

Support Worker - Horticulture

Fixed Term Until March 31 2019

£15.446 - £16,636 (SM PP10-PP13) pro rata for part- time

27.5 hours Tues,Weds,Thurs 9.00am to 4.30pm

Fri 9.00am to 4.00pm

Some weekend work will be required 

We require a dynamic person to join our team at Mayfield Nurseries to take a primary role in: 

  • Working with our service users and volunteers to undertake horticultural activities. 

  • To take a shared responsibility in the monitoring and reviewing of service users goals and outcomes and inputting onto CRM system. 

  • To take an active role in encouraging and mentoring service users to learn new skills in horticulture and customer service. 

  • You will be a team player encouraging and mentoring our project members with mental health issues and learning difficulties to learn transferrable skills in horticulture through your own horticultural experience. 

Closing date for completed applications is: Friday 1st June 2018

Interviews scheduled for: Wednesday 22nd June 2018 

To download an application pack and application form please visit our website at

or write to: Recruitment, Solent Mind,  28 The Avenue, Southampton SO17 1XN

Telephone:  023 8020 8990 or email:




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:


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.