Garden Tutor – closing date 22 May 2017

Food4Families is a project managed by RISC. We are looking for a garden tutor to start work immediately with two different areas of responsibility:

Area One: to provide cover at our community allotments when the current garden tutors are away, to run open sessions supporting residents in growing fruit and veg as well as managing the site. These sessions are often at weekends and last from 1 to 3 hours.

Area Two: we are working with local residents to set up small veg patches in their neighbourhoods. We support them monthly during the growing season from April to October to grow fruit and vegetables with their neighbours.  Sessions depend on what is best for the residents, may be at weekends, and last for 1.5 hours.

Food4families has a van which can be used to reach the different sites.

We are looking for applicants with the right skills and experience to fill this role. Job shares will be considered.

The Food4Families project was initially funded through Big Lottery Local Food starting in 2009. It has developed 20+ community food-growing gardens around Reading where local communities can manage land in their own neighbourhoods for the sustainable growing of food.
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Address Line 1
35-39 London Street
Contract type
Part timeSeasonal
Greater Reading
£17.50 per hour (£20 per hour self-employed)
Sharon Fitton, Food4Families Project Coordinator
Main contact telephone
0118 958 6692
How to apply

Applicants should complete an application form (please email for details) and return to Sharon Fitton at RISC, 35-39 London Street, Reading RG1 4PS or email by 10 am Monday 22 May 2017.

The interview date will be Thursday 25 May.

Open for applications from
2 May 2017
Closing date for applications
22 May 2017
Will my application be acknowledged?
All applicants, successful or otherwise, can expect to receive a reply from us in due course