We are a small, friendly, supportive team looking for a new Horticultural Therapist to join us. If you have a passion for supporting people through horticulture, inspiring people to engage with nature and enjoy getting stuck into some gardening this could be the job for you!

Job Title: Horticultural Therapist
Salary: £9,476
Responsible to: CEO
Hours: 2 days per week flexible working hours some evening & weekend work may be involved. Hours may increase subject to funding.
Annual Leave: 15.5 days per annum
Location: St Mary’s Secret Garden, 50 Pearson Street, London E2 8EL

Successful appointment to the role will be subject to satisfactory references and will require a Disclosure and Barring service disclosure.

We recognise the lack of diversity in this sector and believe in the value of a diverse workforce, because of this we particularly encourage applications from people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds.

Please apply for this role by sending a CV and covering letter outlining how your skills and experience match our job description and person specification along with a completed equal opportunities form to recruitment@stmarysgarden.org.uk.

The deadline for applications is Monday 8th March at 5pm, interviews are currently scheduled for the week commencing 15th March and will most likely take place online. If shortlisted for interview you may be asked to record a short video activity to demonstrate your facilitation skills.

Please download the full job description, person specification and equal opportunities form here: SMSG Horticultural Therapist JD2021 Final and Equal Opps Form SMSG 2021. We look forward to hearing from you!


Work type: 
Hoxton, London E2 8EL
Deadline for applications: 
Monday, 8 March, 2021
Application requirements: 

Main purposes of the job:
To involve the diverse local community of Hackney and neighbouring boroughs in activities at St Mary’s Secret Garden through participation in accredited training programmes, therapeutic groups, and volunteering activities with an emphasis on individuals and communities who may otherwise be excluded.

To work with and train disadvantaged people, particularly those with disabilities and mental ill health.

To use horticulture and other knowledge relating to growing and caring for plants, nature conservation, garden maintenance and landscaping to engage with people, encourage learning and promote health and wellbeing.

To promote the training and social care aspects of horticulture to community groups, Hackney council and individuals in the London borough of Hackney and beyond.

To assist with the physical maintenance and general organisation of St Mary’s Secret Garden ensuring that the garden is open and accessible to the wider local community.

To be proactive in the development of St Mary’s Secret Garden as a resource for the local community.

The post holder could be asked to participate in any other duties as required given the nature of the garden and the overall functions of the role.

Contact name: 
Paula Yassine
Contact email: 
Contact phone: 
020 7739 2965