Current job vacancies
Caseworker – South West
At Perennial we believe that every horticulturist should have access to the services and support they need. We are entering an exciting period of growth and development with a new strategy in place to enable us to meet current demand and develop a range of preventative services. This, along with an increased in demand for our services, has resulted in this new Caseworker role. We are now looking for a new homebased caseworker based in the South area of England with travel across the region, including Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Dorset and Somerset, to join our existing team of caseworkers based remotely across the South of the UK.
York Gate Trainee Gardener
York Gate garden is commonly regarded as one of the finest examples of garden designs of its time. Once a private family garden it was donated to Perennial in 1994 and is now open to visitors five afternoons per week throughout the Spring and Summer. York Gate is a one acre garden, divided into a series of smaller ‘rooms’ with different themes and in contrasting styles. These include the Dell with half-hidden pathways and a stream, the famous herb garden with topiary and summerhouse, and a newer more contemporary garden with grasses and summer-flowering perennials. It is maintained to very high horticultural standards providing an exceptional learning opportunity for someone wishing to begin or continue a career in horticulture with an interest in historic and botanic gardens.
Trainees are taught and assessed as they work alongside and learn from our experienced gardens team including our inspirational Head Gardener Ben Preston. Ben is highly regarded in the industry and under his guidance it is a very exciting time at York Gate as an expansion of this unique garden is underway with great opportunity for the trainee to be a part of this project. The placement is full-time and runs for 2 years.
Senior Caseworker – South East
At Perennial we believe that every horticulturist should have access to the services and support they need. We are entering an exciting period of growth and development with a new strategy in place to enable us to meet current demand and develop a range of preventative services. This, along with an increased in demand for our services, has resulted in this new Senior Caseworker role. We are now looking for a new homebased senior caseworker based in the South area of England with travel across the region, including Oxfordshire, Bucks, Hamps, Berks, Surrey, East Sussex, West Sussex, London and Kent, to join our existing team of caseworkers based remotely across the South of the UK.
We are looking for a full time Marketing Manager to join our ever-growing Marketing & Fundraising Team. This role will give you the opportunity to manage the full marketing mix, and in particular develop Perennial’s online presence, including creating a new website, and delve into our supporter database to increase our engagement by communicating in a targeted way. By playing a vital role in significantly increasing Perennial’s awareness you will be making a difference to the lives of those who, as a result, come to us for help.
We have a diverse and dynamic board of eleven Trustees which we want to strengthen with the recruitment of two Trustees with experience of working in fields that relate to our charitable service – advice, client support or training and education. Experience of the charity sector would also be an advantage.
The role involves attendance at our quarterly Board meetings and an annual awayday as well as participation on one of our Board sub-committees which also meet quarterly. We are a UK-wide operation with our head office based in Leatherhead, Surrey. Most of our Trustee meetings are held in London, some are held in Leatherhead and occasionally we hold meetings at one of our gardens which are in Adel, just north of Leeds and West Stow, near Bury St Edmunds.
Volunteers: York Gate Garden Tea Room
York Gate Garden relies on the help of its team of volunteers when the garden is open to visitors. We are currently looking for help in the busy and popular tea room, particularly on Sundays.
This is a sociable role working with a very friendly team and involves a lot of face-to-face contact with visitors to the garden. It is ideal for those that enjoy gardens and want to give something back by supporting York Gate Garden and helping generate income for Perennial, the trade charity that looks after all horticulturists.