Master Gardener Trainer

HMP Rye Hill, Rugby (CV23) & Ryton Organic Gardens, Coventry (CV8)
£21K pro rata
21 hours per week (Mon-Weds)
Holiday Entitlement: 
25 days (pro rata P/T) & 8% pension

Do you have practical horticultural experience? Would you like to work for the leading organic horticulture charity? Can you provide support and guidance to others? If so, why not consider joining our friendly and professional team at Garden Organic?

The role is to assist with the delivery of the Master Gardener programme in HMP Rye Hill which supports the personal development of ‘substance-misuse’ prisoners by creating a growing space where new skills can be learned. Reporting into Garden Organic's project co-ordinator the trainer has a practical role to:

  • Train and support prisoners and to assist with the delivery of horticultural sessions.

The approach is to build and maintain a targeted intervention allowing prisoners to work towards a life and future opportunities free of re-offending and dependency on drugs and alcohol.

HMP Rye Hill is situated in the village of Willougby, near Rugby, in Warwickshire. A PFI prison which opened in 2001, it is a category “B” training prison, acting as a national resource for sentenced male adults who have been convicted of a current or previous sex offence(s). The capacity of the prison is 664.

All applicants need to be aware that this role requires successful applicants to undergo enhanced security vetting, to meet the security requirements set out by G4S. There is mandatory training required for this role provided by G4S and Garden Organic for the successful candidate.

If you would like an informal discussion about the role prior to applying please contact the HR team at Garden Organic on 02476 308208.

Application Closing Date: 
Sunday, 28 April 2019
Interview Date: 
Tuesday, 7 May 2019