London SE1 community website

Bankside Urban Gardener

Better Bankside + Borough Market

Salary 18,450 per annum (pro-rata) + pension contribution

Full time (35hrs p/w), fixed term maternity cover till 13th October 2017

About this role

This is a fantastic opportunity for a green fingered person to help maintain a network of small green spaces across the neighbourhood, including Borough Market's indoor garden the Market Hall for one of the UK's foremost Business Improvement Districts.

We're looking for a full time Bankside Urban Gardener for maternity cover till 13th October 2017, to perform key gardening tasks within the remit of Better Bankside for 3 days per week and Borough Market for 2 days per week. The role will also include providing opportunities for Bankside businesses to participate in small scale greening projects by leading volunteer days and events.

Person description

The right person will have a minimum of 3 years' hands on experience in garden and grounds maintenance, confident and able to work on their own initiative. The postholder will have strong knowledge of plants, ability to plan and prioritise daily workloads and a good awareness of pruning requirements for various plant types.

If you have a passion for plants and improving spaces, and would love to help us continue to champion gardening and greening in Bankside, you may be the person we're looking for.

About Better Bankside + Borough Market

About Better Bankside
Better Bankside is a Business Improvement District (BID) in Southwark, London. Its aim is to make Bankside a thriving place to work, live and visit and, ultimately, to become the 'best neighbourhood in the world'. Better Bankside was formally established in 2005 and was the third BID in the UK and the second in London.

A Business Improvement District (BID) is an independent, business-owned and led company, which seeks to improve a given location for commercial activity. Better Bankside's members are the 600+ companies in the BID area (between Hatfields in the west and London Bridge in the east, and south from the River as far as Union Street, Borough Station and Webber Street) who pay its annual 'levy'. Many of these are heavily involved in the governance of the company.

About Borough Market
Borough Market is more than a place to buy or sell food. It is unique. It is a charitable trust that exists to provide a market for public benefit. As a source of quality British and international produce, it upholds a reputation as Britain's most renowned food market. The Market is a place where people come to connect, to share food and to awaken their senses.'

How to apply

For more information on the role, please download the job description and email your CV and a covering letter along with a completed equal opportunities form found on our website to Rahima Begum at [email protected] by 9am on Monday 26th September. Interviews will be held w/c 26th September. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Please mention the London SE1 website when responding to this advert
This notice was posted on Wednesday 7 September 2016
Keep up with SE1 news

We have three email newsletters for you to choose from:

We are part of
Independent Community News Network
Email newsletter

For the latest local news and events direct to your inbox every Monday, you need our weekly email newsletter SE1 Direct.

7,000+ locals read it every week. Can you afford to miss out?

Read the latest issue before signing up