Horticulture - Gardening Volunteer
The Horticulture - Gardening role will support our ADO Operations and Services team based over two sites in Welling and our Preschool nursery in Bexley. We have 6.4 acres of land at The Education & Healthcare Centre, Poets Corner, Welling that needs maintaining, so there is plenty of opportunity to get involved in a whole range of horticulture activities! This role will provide general upkeep, planting, potting, maintenance and various projects throughout the seasons. Our smaller Mini-Explorers Garden is always in need of general gardening maintenance and planting out through the seasons. We also have plans to expand the gardening area at this site.
The role demands a minimum commitment of ½ day per week over a 6 month period. There will be a one month probation period. The ADO Services team work Monday to Saturday, 8.30am until 6pm, except at the Preschool setting.
You will supporting our Operations and Services Team with daily schedules of ensuring our land is maintained and prepared. There will be some project based work with new initiatives or improvements in the design of the landscaping. There may be opportunity to be a part of new projects with our customer bases offsite.
Although there are many technical aspects to horticulture, we would be looking for the ideal candidate to have attention to details and good communication skills. We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with a passion for gardening and being outside enjoying the nature around them.
The ADO team work across many different types of services and as a volunteer you will welcomed into the team and have an opportunity to understand how the business works.
♦ Essential - The applicant requires a reasonable general all round knowledge of plants and gardening or is willing to learn
♦ Essential - Good communication skills - Attention to detail
♦ Essential - Ability to follow schedules and work without direct supervision
♦ Essential - Able to follow task lists and understanding priority items from less important tasks
♦ Essential - Ability to work in a team
♦ Desirable - Full clean driving license or easy transport links to our sites.
♦ Desirable - Experience in working outdoors in all weathers
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