Community Outreach Advisor, RHS Garden Wisley and South East

  • Salary: £26,000 per annum
  • Location: RHS Garden Wisley, Woking, Surrey (temporary home working option subject to government Covid19 guidelines)

Join our Communities team …
Your horticulture and community outreach skills will enable us to tangibly increase our impact and profile in communities local to RHS Garden Wisley. You will be passionate about the role that plants and gardening can have in improving people’s lives, and have the creativity and determination to work as part of small team to build relationships with key local partners to deliver these benefits. With a track record delivering horticultural training, workshops and skills, you will also have an understanding of community development and consultation.

The RHS has been the force behind gardening for more than 200 years. Our charitable work is diverse and includes connecting millions of children, young people, adults and families with nature through our campaigns Greening Great Britain and Campaign for School Gardening; supporting RHS Britain in Bloom, Europe’s largest community gardening campaign, and conducting pioneering horticultural scientific research. We believe everyone in every city, town and village, should benefit from growing plants to enhance lives, build stronger, healthier, happier communities and create better places to live.

Our Community Outreach Team is recruiting for a post based at RHS Wisley (temporary home working option subject to government Covid19 guidelines) working as part of a team of three with the Senior Community Outreach Advisor and Community Outreach Manager South and East. This role is supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, and will help deliver and shape a program focusing on increasing the impact of the RHS to benefit local people. The post holder will work to inspire people to grow, connecting groups (initially by including the use of digital project delivery) and helping groups to discover Wisley. Local people will be empowered through horticulture skills and celebrating achievements together. Working with a broad network of education providers, community groups and partners, the role will facilitate access to Wisley and participation in RHS community growing, Wisley events and education programmes. To achieve maximum impact, the role will help us build strong relationships with external partners and internal teams across the RHS as well as assisting with budget monitoring and project reporting to help highlight our positive impact.

If you are a passionate about community engagement through growing, a professional horticulturalist with experience inspiring audiences new to gardening and the next generation of gardeners, then this is the role for you.

Experience of working with community organisations, volunteers, young people, children, families and schools is essential. With excellent communication and reflective skills and the ability to work collaboratively and in partnership with stakeholder organisations you should have experience of training and a qualification in practical horticulture (minimum of Level 2).

Further information and to apply: please visit the RHS website and apply online.
Closing date: Wednesday 25th November 2020.

Interviews: will be held via Zoom on Tuesday 8th and Wednesday 9th December 2020.