Job Opportunity

Do you know your brassicas from your beets? Are you passionate about promoting the benefits of gardening and connecting people to nature?

Halifax Opportunities Trust are looking for a committed and enthusiastic Community Gardener to maintain and develop The Outback Garden – a beautiful community garden, and to maintain the planting spaces at the Elsie Whiteley Innovation Centre, both situated in Central Halifax.

Community Gardener
21 hours per week
Salary – £22,000 per annum (£12,319.99 actual pro rata)

You will need:
➢ To be a team player who has the ability to effectively motivate and supervise volunteers and work with members of the public
➢ Experience of gardening, using organic methods
➢ Sound basic education with evidence of numeracy and literacy
➢ Experience of using all types of day to day garden equipment and machinery
➢ The ability to organise and prioritise own workload

The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic and knowledgeable gardener with a recognised horticulture qualification or wide experience of gardening and experience of working in community or therapeutic gardening.

We offer opportunities for ongoing professional development and further training.
Halifax Opportunities Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and providing equal opportunities in employment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.

Closing date for applications is Thursday 27th May 2021 @ 5:00pm
For an informal discussion regarding the above posts please contact
Sarah Waddington on 01422 342552 or by email to
To apply, please visit our website on and download an application pack