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Horticulture Specialist - Technical Instructor

St Andrew's Healthcare
Contract Type
£683 unregistered, £1250 London fringe allowances pro rata
Expiry Date
13/10/2017 17:41:00
Horticulture Specialist - Technical Instructor (Essex)£18,820 - £23,599 + £683 unregistered allowance (FTE, pro rata) and and London fringe allowance £1,250 per annum pro

Job Description

Horticulture Specialist - Technical Instructor (Essex)
£18,820 - £23,599 + £683 unregistered allowance (FTE, pro rata) and and London fringe allowance £1,250 per annum pro rata
Band 4
Part Time (18.75 hours/week) - Flexible on times and days

We have an exciting opportunity at our Essex site for a Specialist Horticulture Technical Instructor.  This role will enable you to share your passion and love of horticulture with a range of Patients by using gardening as a therapeutic medium with which to engage them with the natural world.
We encourage independence, respect, teamwork and trust, building skills, knowledge & self-esteem in a supportive environment.

Working at St Andrew’s Healthcare
We’re the UK’s largest independent provider of NHS services, a unique mental health charity aspiring to deliver truly world-class care. Our focus is transforming lives through ground breaking treatment and rehabilitation, with surpluses re-invested in our outstanding facilities. You’ll find a welcoming, inclusive culture here, inspired by the shared values of our team. Everyone has their part to play in the amazing work we do – you’ll have every opportunity to get what you want from your career.

Duties will include;
  • Delivery of a horticultural pathway as part of a charity wide focus.
  • Contributing to the support of Patients to engage in meaningful activity to meet their goals and the recording of their daily progress.
  • Involvement in regular Patient reviews.
  • Developing and implementing creative programmes that engage Patients in horticulture and conservation activities in a range of settings.
  • Supporting Patients to develop horticulture and conservation skills.
  • Supporting Patients to maintain and utilise ward gardens.

We offer an excellent benefits package including:

·         Pension
·         Sickness policy on par with the NHS
·         35 days annual leave, increasing to 41 after 10 years' service
·         Life cover
·         Car lease scheme
·         Cycle to work scheme
·         Childcare vouchers
·         Healthcare cash plan
·         Free parking
·         Paid DBS application
·         Access to free vocational qualifications

Closing date:  Sunday 1st October 2017