Horticultural Therapy Lead – closing date 1 December 2023

Green Health Thames Valley is a Reading-based charity dedicated to providing horticultural therapy to adults in need of mental health and wellbeing support. We offer a range of services in the tranquil setting of our community garden in Whitley, Reading.

We are currently seeking a dedicated and dynamic Horticultural Therapy Lead to support the ongoing delivery of our programme. If you are motivated by making a positive impact on people’s lives, we want to hear from you.

This is a part-time freelance/self-employed role, and you would be working at our community garden on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the year from 9 am to 3.30 pm, on average 11 days per month.

Your responsibilities would include:

  • Leading the enrolment of beneficiaries and volunteers
  • Engaging with clients to provide supervised horticultural therapy and supporting their development.
  • Implementing our recovery model to facilitate positive changes in clients’ lives
  • Line managing our Project Support role and Project Support Officer.

You will need a minimum of three years’ experience and/or qualifications in mental health or working with vulnerable people and have experience of implementing a holistic approach to mental health recovery, with demonstrable experience and knowledge of plants and propagation.

Address Line 1
The Well Centre
Address line 2
Dawlish Road
Is this location wheelchair accessible?
Contract type
Part time
Greater Reading
£22.80 per hour/£182.40 per day
Patricia Odell, HR
07920 710692
How to apply

Please send your CV and a short covering letter (maximum of two pages) setting out your relevant skills or experience, and why you are the right person for the role to: Tricia Odell at patricia@greenhealththamesvalley.org.uk

To find out more about our charity, visit https://greenhealththamesvalley.org.uk/what-we-do/

Open for applications from
13 November 2023
Closing date for applications
1 December 2023
Scheduled interview date
7 December 2023
Will my application be acknowledged?
All applicants, successful or otherwise, can expect to receive a reply from us in due course