olas2Gerddi Bro Ddyfi Gardens provides and promotes a therapeutic community wildlife garden for all people in the Bro Ddyfi area, and especially those at risk of social exclusion.

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The garden is permanently open to the community and is nestled in the public Plas park grounds.

It is currently facilitated on:

Tuesdays 10.30- 4.00pm  Adult Volunteers

Thursdays 10.30am – 4.00pm Adult Volunteers.

Do feel free to drop in for some or all of this – all welcome! Refreshments are provided

Sessions are facilitated by Kate Doubleday and Fiona Underhill.

Plants are now available for sale at the gardens on these days!

 

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Job vacancy –  Senior Garden Volunteer Co-ordinator

Gerddi Bro Ddyfi Gardens is an organic wildlife garden in the heart of Machynlleth.  We provide and promote a social and therapeutic community garden for all people in the Bro Ddyfi area, and especially to those at risk of social exclusion.

The beautiful gardens include a wildflower meadow, widlife pond, a nectar rich border for pollinators, apothecary garden and vegetable beds. We are nationally recognised by the ‘Green Flag scheme’, ‘Coronation Meadows’ & the Welsh Government (as a ‘Bee Friendly’ site).

The post includes 2 days working with volunteers in the gardens on Tuesdays & Thursdays (12 hrs) leading volunteer activity sessions, welcoming visitors. A further (4 hrs) for admin, dealing with records, liaising with external organisations & working with our committee and related parties to further the work done for our volunteers and at the garden.

Wage – £240 per week for 6 months initially, on a self employed basis.

Essential qualifications required

  •  A qualification in Horticulture or Social and Horticultural Therapy (Degree, Diploma or City & Guilds).

Desirable skills

  • Previous work experience with volunteers in a ‘therapeutic’ environment
  • Good communication skills
  • Some project managing experience
  • A working knowledge of social media and IT skills
  • Current DBS check (not essential, but needed before taking up position)

Not necessary, but a willingness to embrace the Welsh Language would be good also.

Please contact jane@gerddibroddyfigardens.co.uk for a job description and application details.

Time Scale

CV & letter of application to be received by 6th Sept 2017, Interviews to start early Oct 2017

Senior Garden Volunteer co-ordinator Job description

 

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We are thrilled to announce that we have recently won a Green flag Award for the third year running with an outstanding result in all categories!

 

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