Location UK / Newry
Job Type Permanent full-time
Salary Not disclosed
Updated 1 week ago
Excellent opportunity for a Garden Workshop Coordinator based in Newry.
Accountable to: Camphill Community Mourne Grange
Salary/Hourly Rate: Negotiable according to experiences
Hours of Work: We are open to terms & conditions which may be employed or life-sharing.
Length of Contract: Permanent
Purpose of the Job:
We are open to applications for a biodynamic/organic trained and/or experienced gardener to guide and manage our therapeutic garden at Mourne Grange. Skills and experience related to working with adults with learning disabilities will be necessary. You will have primary responsibility for the day-to-day development, planning and management of the garden workshop and oversee the supervision of Mourne Grange residents who will work in the garden as a part of their day activity.
Key Duties & Responsibilities:
The primary responsibility for the Garden workshop coordinator will be to oversee and support the group of residents to engage in the process of gardening and food production. As the garden develops the grower will be responsible for developing daily work plans which integrates appropriate work for the residents.
The food production garden will run to the organic and biodynamic standards set out by the Biodynamic Agricultural Association (BDAA) and Demeter International. There will be scope in this role to further develop the garden workshop for the benefit of the residents.
The successful candidate will need to be enthusiastic and very highly motivated with excellent communication and people management skills. This role will require a very hands-on approach and may require some morning, evening and weekend work, as well as a commitment to work in all weathers. A commitment to organic and biodynamic, sustainable food production are essential and well as an ability to engage with and support adults with learning disabilities.
Closing date for this post is 27th September.
CAMPHILL COMMUNITY MOURNE GRANGE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER