Garden Support Worker

Salary: starting salary £9.50 per hour

Full time (37.5 hours per week); Monday to Friday; part-time or job-sharing posts available

Do you want to be part of a unique Community where people live, work, learn and celebrate life together?

About us:

Camphill Milton Keynes Communities is a charity providing unique person centred support, based on a modern view of the Camphill movement, for adults with learning disabilities and autistic spectrum condition, as well as a number of people living in the Milton Keynes area who have a learning disability.

About the role:

This is a unique and exciting opportunity to join our garden team. Full training will be given, with an opportunity to gain horticultural qualifications if desired. The role offers the opportunity to work in our extensive gardens growing produce the natural way. All this and the opportunity to work alongside adults with learning disabilities.

We support our service users in all aspects of their daily lives and believe that each person should be valued for their contribution to the community. Our workshops play a key role in enabling people to achieve their goals and aspirations through lifelong learning, person centred support planning and their on-going development.

About you:

You don’t need any qualifications as a full induction plus professional training will be provided. Some experience of this type of work, mainly outside, would be an advantage along with working with people of a mixed abilities.

The most important thing is a caring attitude, genuine interest in people and willingness to work in accordance with our Mission and Vision Statement.

Why join us?

“Thank you for your amazing support and the chance to learn amongst very competent staff, lovely people and atmosphere” (a new support worker).

  • We are keen on staff development! We offer excellent professional and career development and training opportunities, including professional qualifications.
  • We promote a diverse, friendly and high-quality working environment.
  • We offer the opportunity to work amongst a team of dedicated, creative and supportive colleagues.
  • We provide a fully paid DBS, generous holiday and work pension scheme.

If you are interested in this unique opportunity, then please apply by submitting your CV and a short supporting statement:

“What is it about working with us in this position that interests you and what skills, experience and values can you bring”?

To submit your CV & Supporting Statement, please email: recruitment@camphillmk.co.uk

Supporting documents:

Click here to find out more about us and our Mission & Vision Statement.

*If you would prefer to complete an application form, you can either download one from the attachments, email recruitment@camphillmk.co.uk or phone us on 01908 235 000 and we will send an application form to you.

Closing date: 9th August 2021

Please Note: we review applications frequently and interviews will take place shortly after we shortlist them.   If we feel we have received a sufficient number of applications, we reserve the right to close the advert early. Don’t hesitate and apply as soon as possible.

We are an equal opportunities employer that promotes diversity within our workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of sexual orientation, race, age, gender, disability, religion or belief.

All offers of employment are subject to satisfactory references, an enhanced DBS check and eligibility to work in the UK.

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Camphill Milton Keynes Communities, Japonica Lane, Willen Park, Milton Keynes, MK15 9JY.

Phone: 01908 235 000 Fax: 01908 235606

Camphill Café: 01908 308738