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Horticulture Tutor

£21,000 - 24,000 per year
R evolution

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R-evolution are an East Riding based charity providing training and life coaching to disadvantaged people in an effort to help them move towards employment. Our main projects are based around cycle maintenance and horticulture where trainees spend between 3-9 months developing a range of soft skills.

This project includes training based in formal gardens, allotment sites and landscaping settings towards Royal Horticulture Society qualifications.

Overall Purpose

To develop the R-evolution Horticulture Project including training and supervision of participants and volunteers and liaison with stakeholders.


Helping to establish the project in the community.

Liaising with key partners and steering group to agree scope of work.

Supervising and training volunteers and trainees.

Maintaining and developing the horticulture sites to a high standard.

Ensuring healthy and safe operations on site with appropriate risk assessments in place.

Maintaining tools and plant stock.

Organising the supply of plants, disposal of rubbish and grass cutting through East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

Transporting plants and trainees, as appropriate.

Development of community training and horticulture workshops for the public.

Sourcing suitable suppliers for tools and equipment.

Assisting at events through promoting the project and R-evolution in general.

Maintaining sound relationships with partner community organisations.

Liaising with the R-evolution Life Coach, as appropriate.

Ensuring paperwork is complete, circulated and stored appropriately.

Providing information and expertise for reports.

Any other duties relevant to the level of this post as reasonably requested.

People Management

  • Supervises volunteers and trainees

R-evolution policies that must be followed in this role

  • Adult Safeguarding
  • Child Protection
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Health and Safety
  • Information Governance and Data Protection
  • Preventing Radicalisation
  • Slavery and Human Trafficking

Other employment-related policies

Key Performance Measures

Enhancement of gardens (Feedback from stakeholders and steering group)

Retention of volunteers and trainees (life coaching and exit feedback)

Number of stakeholders engaged (quantity, quality and feedback)

Number of informal qualifications obtained by members of the public (target: 16 in 2019)

Number of accredited qualifications obtained (target: 6 in 2019)

Number of health and safety incidents (target: zero)

Quality of supervision and training provided (feedback from trainees)


Formal Qualifications

Good secondary education preferred

Level 2 certificate in horticulture minimum

Teaching/trainer qualification preferred


Skilled horticulturist

Training and supervisory skills

Essential that the applicant has a full driving license


Knowledge of safe systems of work

Knowledge of relevant legal requirements including risk assessment, health and safety


Substantial experience in horticulture (5 years +)

Experience of supervising and training others

Personal Qualities


Enthusiasm for horticulture

Enthusiasm for helping disadvantaged individuals and communities

Sound partnership development skills

Positive attitude and enthusiasm


Role - Full or part-time opportunity, minimum hours 22.5, salary £21,000 - £24,000 (FTE)

Please send a covering letter and CV by 26th May 2019

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