Gardener

Children's Centres - Worle

Name: Gardener
Organisation: Children's Centres - Worle
Location: Worle Library and Children's Centre, Mendip Avenue, Worle, Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset, BS22 6HN
Type: Part Time
This is a flexible arrangement. Dates and at times suiting the applicant’s availability, Children's Centre opening times when groups are not running. Flexible dates and times to be arranged. EAST Group Children’s Centres are at: Worle Library and Children’s Centre, Mendip Avenue, Worle, W-s-M BS22 6HN (Wed, Thur, Fri) Castle Batch Children’s Centre, Castle Batch Community Centre, Bishop Avenue, W-s-M BS22 7PQ (Mon, Tue, Wed) Locking Castle and Locking Children’s Centre, The Campus, Highlands Lane, Locking Castle, W-s-M, BS24 7DX (Tue, Wed, Thur)

Description

Do you have gardening knowledge and a passion for gardening? Could you be the person to help maintain and develop the garden and planting areas?
Main tasks:-
• To take care of the garden and planting areas
• To plant and maintain the vegetable patch
• To link in occasionally with special events
• To ensure the risk assessments are up to date and adhered to
• To attend a three-hour Child Protection Basic Awareness course
• To attend a Manual handling session
This opportunity is offered across EAST Group Children's Centres in to allow for volunteer flexibility/availability:
Worle Library and Children's Centre
Locking Castle and Locking Children's Centre
Castle Batch Children's Centre

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Organisation Description

Children’s centres provide services for families with children under five. They host drop-in advice clinics, parenting workshops, parent and toddler groups and even speech and language services. Many also host regular activities for children under five.


When

  Mon Tue Wed Thurs Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening

Cause / Interests

  • Children
  • Environment
  • Families

Types of Activity

  • Gardening
  • General and Helping

Skills and Qualifications

Requirements

Volunteer applicants should have:-
• The ability to manage your own time
• The ability to work on your own initiative
• A friendly, approachable, calm, flexible
• Knowledge of gardening – vegetables and flowers
• The ability to carry out physical tasks, such as digging and weeding
• An awareness of health and safety issues


Benefits

Volunteers will gain:-
• Enjoyment of working in an outdoor environment
• Pride in providing a safe garden area for young children to play and learn
• Satisfaction of supporting your community
• The possibility of a reference for employment or volunteering opportunities
• Experience to add to your CV


Additional/Specific Suitabilities

Minimum Age: 16
Maximum Age: NA
Disabled Access: Yes
Wheelchair Access: Yes
Expenses: Yes
Restrictions: NA
Induction: Yes
Insurance Cover: Yes
Special Needs: Support workers are welcome to accompany volunteers if required
Offer: NA
Training: Child Protection basic awareness. Manual Handling
Other: NA

Recruitment Method

Application form, Informal discussion, References, Trial Period