Current job vacancies

Caseworker (South)

Do you have up to date knowledge of the UK welfare benefits system and the recent and forthcoming changes? Can you work alone and on your own initiative but be part of a team helping horticulturists in need?

Perennial – Gardeners’ Royal Benevolent Society provides help and support to all those working in or who have worked in the horticultural industry.

Working in the South Team, you will provide a professional and confidential outreach service to the clients which will include undertaking review visits, ensuring income maximisation and liaising with voluntary and statutory agencies. You will be based in a reasonably central location to your area which is the South East (Kent, Sussex, Surrey, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and East Anglia).

You will have relevant professional experience, a flexible caring approach and the ability to work on your own initiative.

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Senior Gardener – York Gate

Perennial’s York Gate Garden, a one-acre jewel in the arts and crafts style, preserved for public benefit and regularly open to visitors, needs a Senior Gardener. The garden has recently benefited from a substantial amount of investment to secure its future.  With its wide range of horticultural features, packed into a small space, York Gate provides an exceptional opportunity to use the whole range of craft gardening skills, from topiary to propagation, from vegetables to cut flowers, plantsmanship and  public opening….. a job of immense interest and variety. Working with the Head Gardener this is an opportunity to make a personal impact on the long-term success of this unique garden.

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Chair of the GRBS (Enterprises) Ltd Board

(Voluntary Role)

As part of the Marketing and Fundraising strategy Perennial has a trading arm, GRBS (Enterprises) Ltd. This sells cards, gifts and gardening products via an online shop, catalogues, garden shows and retail space at two gardens owned by Perennial.  The company currently has a trading turnover of c£250,000 and profits are donated to the charity to help it meet its charitable objectives.

The company has a board of Directors consisting of the Chair and Treasurer of Perennial’s Board of Trustees and the Chief Executive and Director of Marketing and Development from Perennial. The company is seeking an individual who is independent of Perennial to focus on the company.  This is an exciting time to join as they will assist with driving forward a new strategy following a review in 2016 and the integration of a new Chief Executive following the existing CE retirement after 18 years.

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