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Project Assistant - Community Learning

Hertfordshire (On-site)
£8190 per annum
Job description
£8,190 PER ANNUM

Are you a creative individual looking for a rewarding role in horticulture?

About the role

Ashvale, our exciting horticultural project set over two acres of land in Much Hadham, is seeking a Project Assistant. This rewarding and creative role, will see you support our learners by accessing therapy through growing and harvesting vegetables and plants, craftwork, alongside feeding our chickens and collecting eggs.

The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring high standards of plant hygiene, preparation of vegetable beds and daily site maintenance whilst supporting clients to thrive in an outdoor environment. Maintenance includes watering, weeding, checking stock and rotation as well as completing soil association records.

This role will see you work closely with people with learning disabilities and epilepsy enabling them to create an array of items for sale to help raise vital funds for St Elizabeth’s. You may also be required to provide personal care to our residents and learners from time to time.

About you

This role offers a unique opportunity to bring your creative skills and enthusiasm to St. Elizabeth’s. You will be able to demonstrate good communication skills as you will be working as part of a small and friendly team. Experience and a keen interest in Horticulture in a similar role is preferred, but a willingness to roll your sleeves up and get involved, combined with a genuine interest in the people that we support is essential.

St Elizabeth’s

Based across 60 acres of beautiful countryside between Harlow and Bishops Stortford, St Elizabeth's is a charity supporting children, young people and adult day clients with epilepsy and other complex medical conditions, the severity of which impacts upon their health, social, behaviour, learning and emotional development.

Our benefits

In addition to excellent staff training, our employees are also rewarded with various other benefits offered as part of your employment:

Eligible for Blue Light card
Discounted gym membership at Manor of Groves Hotel
Employee Recognition Scheme – St Elizabeth’s acknowledges loyal and outstanding employees who go above and beyond in their role including our long service awards and employee PRAISE awards with gift cards and treats to enjoy
Life Assurance
Free on-site parking
Recommend a friend payment up to £500! (T&Cs apply)
Confidential employee assistance programme
Contributory pension scheme - eligible employees are automatically enrolled after 3 months at 5% (3% employer contribution)

How can you find out more?

To apply, complete an application form and upload an up to date CV on our website. All offers are conditional and subject to receipt of satisfactory pre-employment checks and references including an enhanced DBS check. Please note we are not on a public transport route. The salary range advertised is based on full-time equivalent and appointment on the scale is dependent on the role, qualifications and experience.

Applications will be reviewed and interviews scheduled on a rolling basis; therefore, we recommend that you apply sooner rather than later. We reserve the right to close an advert if we receive sufficient applications ahead of the deadline.

Diversity & Inclusion

At St Elizabeth’s we embrace diversity and aspire to create a diverse and inclusive working culture. We are proud to be recognised as an Investor in People and to hold Disability Confident status. We are an equal opportunities employer welcoming all applications from across the community.


St Elizabeth’s Centre is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, vulnerable adults and young people. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced disclosure through the Disclosure and Barring Service. Some of our positions involve regulated activity relevant to vulnerable children, adults and young people. It is a criminal offence for people who are barred from working in regulated activity to apply for roles that require them to work unsupervised with that particular group. Our vacancies are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

Registered Charity 1176777

REF-209 636
Posted on: 03 November 2023
Closed date: 30 November 2023 at 00:00
Job ref: 209636
Tags: Project Management