Grow Leader Placement


Grow leader placements form part of Feed Bristol's core crew and they are formal positions which require you to be able to commit to two days per week for nine months. You will receive a free place on our Grow Leader Course.

Key purpose of volunteer role
To support the delivery of community group activities and maintain a productive wildlife conservation and food growing site at Avon Wildlife Trust's Feed Bristol community project -

Areas of volunteer activity
Tasks may include any or all of the following:
 supporting the ongoing running and maintenance of the site and wild flower nursery
 supporting the public, volunteers and community groups
 leading practical horticulture and conservation activities
 maintaining tools and a safe working site
 contributing ideas to the management and development of the site
 advocating the value of nature and locally grown food
 playing an active part in an established community hub
Desirable attributes and skills
 Some practical experience of horticulture, conservation or occupational health
 An enjoyment of working outdoors in variable weather conditions throughout the seasons
 Confident, with good communication skills
 Passion for wildlife gardening and conservation
 Willingness to learn new skills and share knowledge
Able to work as part of a team and use initiative
 Confident with working with a range of different people

How to apply:

Please send your CV and a covering letter to by 9am on Monday 29th January 2018. Interviews will take place at Feed Bristol on 5th February with a start date of 12th February. If successful you will get the Grow Leader course for free which starts on 22nd March. In addition to the two days per week you must be able to attend every Thursday from the 22nd March to 7th June to complete the course. We encourage you to join in volunteering beforehand and meet the team. It essential for us to have a committed team in place once we start as you get a lot of additional inhouse training throughout your placement which will be essential to your role.This role description reflects the hopes and intentions of the volunteer and the Trust, and is not contractually binding in any way on either party. The placement will provide you with hands-on experience at an award-winning, wildlife and food growing project, to help you develop a career in conservation or horticulture. Full training will be provided alongside practical experience of delivering activities with community groups to develop skills and increase confidence. Volunteering at Feed Bristol any Monday, Tuesday Wednesday or Friday from 10.00am – 3.30pm to have a look around. Check out the Feed Bristol web page or Facebook to get a flavour of the project. All volunteers are required to abide by the Trust's Policies, Procedures and other Key Documents as posted on the Trust Intranet and provided as part of the Volunteer Induction Pack. Out of pocket travel expenses, upon submission of valid receipts, can be reimbursed. Volunteers are entitled to receive support, a reference and advice on applying for posts if requested (as per Volunteer Procedures).

  • Closing Date:
  • Thursday, 29 March, 2018 - 17:00

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