Gardener Psychological Support Worker – Natural Growth Project JOB

Organization: Freedom from Torture

Closing date: 30 May 2018

Contract: Permanent
Part- Time: 14 hrs/week (preferably Wednesdays and Thursdays)
Location: London
Salary: £11,600 p.a. (FTE£28,998 pro-rata) plus generous holiday entitlement, pension scheme and group life assurance
Job Ref: R-70

Since 1985 Freedom from Torture has been the only UK human rights organization dedicated to treating and supporting torture survivors who seek refuge in the UK. We do this primarily through psychological therapies but also services which document torture forensically, practical legal and welfare support and creative groups.

Thanks to the dedication of our staff and volunteers – as well as thousands of passionate supporters and funders – thousands of torture survivors have been able to rebuild their lives in incredibly difficult circumstances.

The purpose of the role is to develop the National Growth Project horticultural work in line with organic and ecological standards and to shape this work around the main principles of horticultural therapy.
The main activities of the role are to have horticultural oversight of the Isledon Road NGP garden and to assist and support the Project and the project workers

The ideal candidate for the role will have the following qualification and skills:

• Qualification in horticulture e.g. Diploma in Horticulture
• Understanding of gardening as a healing process
• Sound experience of organic gardening
• Experience of working with vulnerable adults in a therapeutic setting
• Experience of supporting others in learning about and carrying out gardening activities

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Saba Stefanos, Manager Adult Team on 02076977827.

HOW TO APPLY:

To view the Job Description and Person Specification and how to apply, please check our website at https://www.freedomfromtorture.org/working-for-us/vacancies

Closing date: 30th May at midnight

Expected date of interviews: TBC

Freedom from Torture is striving to be an Equal Opportunities Employer

No agencies please

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