We’re looking for someone to join our brilliant Horatio’s Garden South West team in Salisbury!

If you’re interested in finding out a little more about the role and would like to apply, simply scroll down this page for all the relevant details.

We look forward to hearing from you!


Job Description

We are seeking an enthusiastic part time administrator to provide support to the Head Gardener at the charity’s award winning, hospital garden project at the Duke of Cornwall Spinal Treatment Centre at Salisbury District Hospital. This high-profile garden, designed by Cleve West, has had widespread publicity and makes a huge difference to the wellbeing of people facing life changing injuries and long stays in hospital.

The role will include general administration duties and co-ordination of volunteers and is a part-time post for 10 hours a week over two days, one to cover the Head Gardener’s day off and the other to cross over.  

This job would suit someone who is efficient and organised, adaptable, friendly and loves spreadsheets, as well as gardens! You will join a team of other garden administrators across the growing charity’s five projects. Working closely with the head gardener you will be involved in:

● Volunteer coordination and recruitment

● Support the Head Gardener with administrative duties

● Events support

● Garden tour organisation

● Purchasing necessary supplies for the garden

● Banking donations

● Posters and marketing around the garden

● Managing merchandise


Essential skills

● Lots of initiative and drive

● IT competence and agility and experience with using Microsoft 365 programmes

● Administrative experience at least 2 years

● Great communication skills

● Adaptable, friendly and a good sense of humour



● Volunteer coordination

● Digital photography

● Events organising

● Love of gardens


The role is a fantastic opportunity for someone with all round administrative skills and an interest in gardens, wellbeing and a passion for people. We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from people with disabilities.

The post is available immediately. The role is flexible hours averaging 10 hours a week.

To apply please send a CV and one page covering letter to stephen@horatiosgarden.org.uk.

Closing date: Friday 12th February 2021

Part-time hours: 10 per week

Expected start date: 1st March 2021

Job Types: Part-time, Contract

Salary: From £19,500.00 per year FTE