Garden Pathways Mentor

Job Reference: 42994
Posted: Monday 22nd November 2021
Closing Date: Thursday 9th December 2021
Up to £9.10 per hour
Dudley, West Midlands
Full-Time, Part-Time

Are you happiest outdoors in the garden? Are you a compassionate and patient individual? We have a unique role working as a Garden Pathways mentor at our service in Dudley, West Midlands!

At our Garden Pathways Service in Dudley we are looking for enthusiastic individuals to support young adults and help them develop valuable life skills and start their journey into the world of work. Trainees will achieve their horticulture qualifications which will aid future employment opportunities.

Your role will include:
• Working alongside our Senior Project Worker in mentoring individuals with support needs to deliver a community gardening and employment focussed training programme,
• Coaching trainee’s in how to maintain gardens for vulnerable people,
• Helping trainees to develop valuable gardening skills, such as mowing, weeding and hedge trimming.

Full time and part time hours available, working 9am – 5pm weekdays.

We are looking for candidates from all walks of life. No previous experience or qualifications are needed, just a passion gardening and helping young people!

A full, clean driving license is essential for this role as you will be required to drive service users and staff whilst on shift.

Benefits of working with Creative Support:
• A one-off bonus of £100 upon successful completion of the 4-month probationary period,
• Competitive pay and a pension with company contribution and 28 days annual leave,
• Company paid enhanced DBS for all staff,
• Free employee support programme,
• All our staff are supported 24/7 by our out-of-hours teams,
• Support to complete the nationally recognised Care Certificate and Social Care Diploma.

Creative Support is a passionate, inclusive, and anti-racist organisation. We are a Stonewall Diversity Champion, Disability Confident Employer who have recently received Investors in People Silver award. We actively encourage applications from candidates from all backgrounds and cultures.

We expect all applicants to Creative Support to have had at least their first Covid 19 vaccination prior to starting employment with us and to be committed to having the second vaccination within a 3 month period.

Application Instructions:

In order to apply, please read the job description and then complete the online application form using the links above.

You can also download a copy of our application form using the links above. Completed Application Forms must be submitted to our Head Office address (below) or emailed to to be considered for the vacancy. If you have not received a response to your application within 10 working days of the closing date please accept this as notification of an unsuccessful application. Unsuccessful applicants must wait 6 months before reapplying.

If you require any advice on completing your application form, please call us on 0161 236 0829.

Recruitment Department, Creative Support Ltd, Wellington House, 131 Wellington Road South, Stockport, SK1 3TS

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