Social Therapeutic Horticulture Coordinator

Contract Type: 
Contract / Temporary
Full time
Application deadline: 
Thursday, 13 August, 2020 - 12:00
Fixed Salary
Per Annum
The Comfrey Project CIO

There is currently an exciting opportunity available to join our staff team as a Social Therapeutic Horticulture Coordinator.

This is a very important role for The Comfrey Project, as you will be driving the development of the core aspect of our service, which is Social Therapeutic Horticulture.

We are therefore looking for an experienced and qualified professional who will confidently lead a great, diverse programme of activities across our three sites and at outreach locations, as well as, remotely during the covid-19 pandemic crisis.

You need to have a strong commitment towards supporting people to take charge of their own wellbeing and have experience working work in a deeply user-led and community-led manner.

You will be joining a small staff team of 5, but a large family including volunteers, members, trustees, supporters and partners. You would therefore need to be able to work well under your own initiative, have flexibility and great organisation skills, but at the same time you will be a great team player.

WORKING HOURS: 37.5 (job share can be considered)


INTERVIEWS: w/c 17th & 24th of August

START DATE: as soon as possible

For the full Job Description and Person Specification documents, please visit our website here:

If you wish to apply please request an application pack from us at: 

If you have any questions or wish to discuss anything, please do not hesitate to email us or call: 0779 532 0706.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

The Comfrey Project is a charitable organisation which promotes personal wellbeing and community integration primarily for asylum seekers and refugees. We offer various leisure-time occupation activities with gardening being our main area of focus. Participants are encouraged to volunteer and help maintain our community garden in Gateshead and two allotments in Newcastle. Other regular activities include cooking, arts & crafts, music, language skills and more.

Our aim is to nurture a safe and welcoming environment that provides a sense of belonging, and empowers participants to build resilience, confidence, skills and support networks. We follow a highly user-led approach involving group members in all aspects of our work. We strive not to be a service that is offered to people, but one that is being built and delivered in collaboration with all those we are here to serve.