Gardening Lead

Contract Type: 
Fixed term
Full time
Application deadline: 
Monday, 4 July, 2022 - 12:00
Fixed Salary
Pro Rata
The Comfrey Project CIO

We have an exciting opportunity for a talented and conscientious individual to join our small, highly motivated team as Gardening Lead to manage and develop the three community gardens from which The Comfrey Project operates.

The salary will be £23,177.93 Pro Rata for 30 to 37.5 hours per week and is currently advertised as a fixed two-year post, with the potential of extending that pending funding and the right candidate.

With your horticultural expertise you will ensure our gardens look pleasant and welcoming, are accessible and safe, and have thriving crops.

You will be deeply committed to the ethos and benefits of community gardening. Working in close collaboration with the gardening Session Coordinator you will ensure that participants are meaningfully involved in all aspects of planning and development of the sites.

The ideal candidate would be an excellent administrator in relation to procedures relevant to their work and conscientious in implementing a safe and healthy working environment.

A flexible attitude towards work is required, understanding that some out-of-work hours and some lone working may be required from time to time.

The post holder will be primarily based at the Windmill Hills Centre in Gateshead and at times from our two allotment sites in Newcastle.

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

To request an application pack and for any enquiries about this post please email: or call: 0191 44 77 801 (Mon – Fri, 9am to 5pm).

Please note, we can only accept applications made using the application form contained in this pack.

The application deadline is 12pm on Monday 4th of July (interview dates to be confirmed).

Interviews are expected to take place the week beginning Monday 11th July. 

The Comfrey Project is a charitable organisation which promotes personal wellbeing and community integration for refugees and people seeking asylum, through predominantly environmental and nature-based activities. Participants volunteer at regular group sessions taking place in our community centre and garden in Gateshead and two allotments in Newcastle. Activities include gardening, bee-keeping, construction, cooking, arts & crafts and more.

Our aim is to nurture a safe and welcoming environment that provides a sense of belonging and empowers our volunteers to build resilience, confidence, skills and support networks.