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One Year Horticultural Traineeship, June 2016 – May 2017
This traineeship, commencing in June 2016 will give the successful candidate a chance to experience the various aspects of working in a small botanic garden, gaining experience in practical horticulture and the management of a unique plant collection, with scientific research and educational applications, both outdoors and under glass.
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If you are interested in applying for this role please download this application form and return it, along with a CV and a covering letter outlining how you consider your skills and experience are suitable for this role and your reasons for applying, to Deputy Head Gardener/Propagation Manager Nell Jones. Alternatively please post to Nell Jones, Deputy Head Gardener/Propagation Manager, Chelsea Physic Garden, 66 Royal Hospital Road, London SW3 4HS.
Applications for the post close on 18 May 2016. Selected applicants will be invited to attend a formal interview on Friday 3 June and this will include undertaking a short gardening skills and plant identification test (please bring suitable work wear, including safety boots).
Volunteer Opportunity – Office Volunteer
Do you like talking to people? Could you spare some valuable time to help with Reception and Front of House duties here at the Garden?
About the role:
Chelsea Physic Garden is looking for Volunteers to support our existing full-time team on busy days.
This will involve:
- answering general enquiries by telephone and re-directing telephone calls
- welcoming and assisting visitors to the Garden especially disabled visitors using the Royal Hospital Road entrance
- taking in deliveries and passing them to the relevant department
- supporting the Administrative team with routine tasks including preparing mail-outs, photocopying and preparing the post.
The role is office-based though with some duties requiring outside access into the Garden.
Ideally we are looking to cover Tuesday – Friday, between 10am – 4pm and on Sundays between 11am and 5pm. We anticipate this will be with the support of a small team of volunteers who work on a rota basis.
You will always have a friendly smile and enjoy meeting people from many walks of life.
You won’t be fazed by whatever may come your way, the door bell and phone probably ringing at the same time, and will be able to still maintain the friendly approach and professional service that we are well known for.
You will enjoy being a part of a small team where your contribution matters and you are able to give a regular commitment (ideally on one day a week) because it makes a difference to us when you are here.
We will train you in the tasks that you will be asked to undertake and the equipment used. As a volunteer you will benefit from complimentary admission to the Garden for yourself and a guest. You will be included in relevant briefings and have the opportunity to socialise with other volunteers who support our work in the Garden.
If you are interested then in the first place please email us setting out why you would like to a part of the office volunteer team.