Salary:                                  £9.47 per hour

Hours:                                   14 hours per week, exact working pattern to be discussed.

Term:                                     Fixed-term post until 30th April 2022 (With possible extension dependent on funding)

Location:                               Smethwick

Reporting to:                        Chief Executive Officer

The Dorothy Parkes Centre is a community centre based in Smethwick. We are a registered charity & offer a place of welcome and opportunity for our local community. We have a great opportunity for an individual to join our team and play a key role in the development of our Community Allotment Plot.

The Plot Leader will be responsible for preparing and maintaining a productive, sustainable, and well-kept plot, devising, and carrying out a Crop Rotation plan. The Plot Leader will work with volunteers and ensure that all health & safety and safeguarding protocols are followed.  The Plot Leader will be contracted til the end of April 2022 although we aim to extend this for a minimum of 12 months subject to funding. The location of work will be Bearwood Road Allotment. The Plot Leader will report directly to the Chief Executive Officer, and will work alongside centre staff, volunteers, and allotment committee members.

Applicants must be able to clearly demonstrate experience of food growing and the practical skills to maintain a large allotment plot. Good communication skills, use of initiative, ability to work without supervision and attention to detail is essential. They must also demonstrate an understanding of key factors affecting small community projects & experience working with diverse communities.

More details are provided on the Job Description and to apply for this vacancy please submit a completed Application Form to our Chief Executive Officer via email [email protected] or post to Dorothy Parkes Centre, Church Road, Smethwick, B67 6EH

While we would like to contact all our candidates, unfortunately, this is not possible so if you haven’t heard from us a week after the closing date, your application has not been successful.

Please note that all posts are subject to a satisfactory DBS check and associated references.

Application deadline: Friday 22nd October 2021             

Interviews: Week beginning 25th October 2021