Horticultural Support Worker - Flintshire - Tri-Ffordd

Discipline: Care and Support
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £11.90 per hour
Contact name: Saffron Walshaw

Contact email: saffron.walshaw@hft.org.uk
Job ref: 018962
Published: 26 days ago
Expiry date: 01 Aug 2024 00:00

Are you looking for a meaningful career? Do you love gardening, wood crafts and working outside? Would you like the opportunity to become a dedicated Horticultural Support Worker, supporting people with learning disabilities to live the best life possible?


We are looking for Horticultural Support Workers to join our growing team at Tri-Ffordd in Bretton. You will enjoy all aspects of gardening - whether you love gardening at home or have made a career of it. You will support adults with Learning Disabilities in all aspects of horticulture, woodland management and garden maintenance. You will support people to fulfil existing gardening contracts.


We will move to a new purpose built site Spring in 2025 which includes 10 acres of woodland, a nursery and shop. The service also includes a workshop which includes: processing logs and kindling and upcycling pallet wood into an array of artisan products.


You’ll be involved in all sorts of activities including mowing and strimming, pruning, making hanging baskets, propagating and growing fruit and veg. Your enthusiasm, creativity and ideas will be valued and acted on – what’s your thing?  Bonsai, terrariums or living frames maybe?!


Experience is not essential as we will provide you with support and training to become a confident Support Worker. Hft is a charity that supports adults with learning disabilities. We believe in a world where anyone with a learning disability can live within their community with all the choice and support they need to live the best life possible. We are looking for people who are naturally caring and compassionate and align with our values.


Horticultural day service for adults with mild to moderate learning disabilities. Compassionate, friendly and a positive can do attitude to life and working and building relationships within the community will be part of your day to day role. Driving licence is a must with minibus addition desirable for getting out and about and providing meaningful activities.​


We offer

  • Annual Leave: 33 days (including 8 days statutory bank holidays)
  • Apprenticeships: Earn whilst gaining a fully funded Level 2 Diploma in Health & Social Care
  • Training: Access to award winning training and development
  • Wagestream: Allows you to flexibly access your pay throughout the month and utilise a range of financial support, through its dedicated app
  • Aviva Digicare + workplace: Access to wellbeing services including health checks, Digital GP and mental health support.
  • TELUS health: A 24/service, completely confidential counselling and support platform and helpline that is free for all colleagues to use.
  • Discounted mobile ‘phone contracts. As an Hft employee, you’ll be able to take advantage of Vodafone’s Employee Advantage programme, giving you up to 30% off.
  • Care Friends: Employee referral app – earn money for referring your friends to work for Hft.
  • Retention bonus: £250 every 6 months for the first 2 years of service
  • Free life assurance – 3 x your annual salary
  • Family friendly policies –part time, annualised and compressed hours. Generous return to work bonus following maternity leave.

What will you be doing?

  • Giving the highest possible standards of support to learning disabled adults.
  • Sharing your passion for gardening to help develop skills and enjoyment in the people we support
  • Supporting people to discover new interests and attaining personal goals and liaising positively with their families and friends.
  • As a Support Worker, your responsibilities are varied and no two days are the same.
  • As well as providing physical and emotional support you may be needed to support with personal care as well as supporting people with healthcare needs, e.g. taking medication.
  • Everything you do will enable people to have choices about their own lives, providing flexible services that meet people’s needs, and always looking for the best way of doing things.

This is your opportunity to make a real difference to people's lives. A full UK driving licence is essentialFull and part time opportunities available.

  • Type of service - Supporting adults with learning disabilities in a horticultural setting.
  • Location - Tri-Ffordd, Bretton, Flintshire & Growing Places, Shotton, Flintshire.
  • Salary information – £11.90 per hour plus £1000 retention bonus paid during the first 2 years of employment (£250 every 6 months*).
  • Working hours – 8:30am-3.45pm Monday-Friday with occasional weekends and evenings depending on service requirements

Find your place with us and change lives. Please call Rachel on:  07826 857346 to discuss further.


Job Description and Person Specification 



​​​​​​​​​​​​​​We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive sufficient applications.

Hft's usual terms and conditions apply. Hft is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. As a Disability Confident Employer, Hft is helping to ensure that disabled people have the same opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations that people without disabilities do. Successful applicants will need to undertake an enhanced disclosure check against the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Having a criminal record may not bar you from employment.