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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Part time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
05/08/2021 23:59
£19,554 pro rata
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Care - Adult Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Tynedale Horticultural Service - Ministeracres
Number of posts:

Job details 

Closing date:
5 Aug

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Further information

Northumberland County Council operates a huge range of services across one of the largest counties in the UK. Local Government’s ongoing challenges and the diversity of our residents means we have to work smarter. That’s why we want bold, creative and agile thinkers who can help us move forward and innovate.

For further information about working for Northumberland County Council, please click here: http://www.northumberland.gov.uk/working

Tynedale Horticultural Service, Minsteracres Retreat Centre, Consett DH8 9RT

THS provides work experience in horticulture for adults with learning disabilities. THS has 5 permanent staff, including this post and provides a service for 10 people per day.

The role

You will provide training and support in horticultural and similar work for adults with learning disabilities. THS operates within the large grounds of Minsteracres Retreat Centre, and work is carried out within greenhouses, polytunnel, woodshed, gardens and woodland. The work includes working as a keyworker for people who use the service, preparing care plans and risk assessments, keeping records of the work people do, and working closely with other members of the small staff team.

Covid 19: This role cannot be cannot be carried out from home. At THS we are working in a Covid safe way with social distancing and the use of PPE when needed.

This is a two days per week post. We need someone to work on a Monday, plus either Wednesday or Friday.

We are offering:

· A starting salary of £19,554 pro rata (14.5 hours per week)

· Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme (or other pension scheme)

· A wide range of staff benefits including a competitive annual leave provision

Essential requirements:

You must be able to work individually or as part of a team to enable and promote independence for people who use the service at THS. You will maintain a safe, hygienic and supportive environment in accordance with culture, standards and objectives of the service. You will have a good general education demonstrating good literacy and numeracy. You should also have the following:

QCF 2 in health and social care - or you may work towards this once appointed

The ability to form appropriate relationships quickly.

You focus upon service users' needs.

The ability to work to and follow individual service users plans and risk assessments.

You are able to use word processing, e-mail and internet software on a PC.

Excellent communication and literacy skills.

The ability to produce simple, short and clear case notes.

You are able to understand and follow written or spoken instructions.

You are reliable and keep good time.

You are able to work unsupervised and as part of a team.

You understand the need to respect confidentiality, privacy, dignity, independence, choice, rights and fulfilment of service users.

It would be helpful if you have some working knowledge and experience of horticulture, and that you are happy to work outdoors and in a wide range of horticultural settings. It would be an advantage of you could drive the THS van.

Follows and works to policies and procedures, guidance, CQC Standards and keeping to schedules.


Northumberland County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sectors of the community. We recognise the difficulties that transgender applicants in particular may face during a recruitment process; any concerns regarding the process can be discussed with Jag Stockham(Trans HR Support Officer) jag.stockham@northumberland.gov.uk . We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. All applications to work on a part-time will be considered in line with the requirements of the post and the needs of the service.

For further information, please contact Karen Hemming (01434) 344933 for an informal discussion.

If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to attend interview please contact Natasha Poole: 07790558004 or email hrrecruitment@northumberland.gov.uk.

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