Latest news

January 4 2021

we’re looking for an arts programme co-ordinator intern!

We have an exciting new internship opportunity, which is being generously supported by The Rank Foundation!

To discover more about whether this is the role for you and find out how to apply, please read the information below.

Job Description

Arts Programme Co-ordinator Internship

Horatio’s Garden is an award winning, national charity creating and caring for beautiful gardens in NHS spinal injury centres. Top garden designers, who work in collaboration with all the spinal injury centre stakeholders, design the gardens. The charity maintains the gardens with a head gardener and a team of volunteers who work under their leadership. Music, art and garden therapy are organised by the charity’s team to offer the gentle side of rehabilitation to patients who spend so long in hospital following life changing injuries.


The role is a fantastic opportunity to be involved in a dynamic, young charity helping to make a difference to people who have experienced spinal injuries. You will be working to develop a co-ordinated events and arts programme across the charity’s garden sites. In this new internship you will be working with one of our Trustees to help research and plan a programme for patients who are in the Spinal Injury Centres. The role will also include speaking to patients and NHS staff to collect testimonials and spending time in the gardens as well as in the Head Office.

We are looking for a graduate in arts or psychology who has an interest in art therapy, rehabilitation and psychology who would feel comfortable in a hospital setting and who would be able to undertake some independent research. There will be opportunities for training and development and you will travel between the charity’s UK wide gardens and meet patients, volunteers and staff. This is a full-time role (37.5 hours a week). You will need to be based either near our Head Office in Salisbury or within easy access of our gardens in Stanmore and Aylesbury. You must have a full, clean driving licence and use of a car. You will be reporting to trustee Victoria Holton. The role will be funded by the Rank Foundation’s Time to Shine Programme and is subject to a successful interview with Rank with a member of the charity’s team and is for a one-year contract.

The role will include:

  • Working with the Trustee responsible for the garden arts and events programme
  • Researching local arts group and charities
  • Developing a plan for working with local groups to provide support to beneficiaries
  • Researching and gathering testimonials from beneficiaries
  • Liaising with the garden teams
  • Developing a plan for keeping in touch with patients once they have left hospital

Skills required:

  • Graduate level qualification
  • Proven IT capabilities and adaptability to new techniques
  • Excellent communication skills in person and over the phone
  • Ability undertake independent research and to initiate research
  • Confidence in travelling independently to different sites

We are looking for someone who has:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A willingness to learn new skills and to develop existing skills
  • An inquisitive mind
  • An empathic personality
  • A positive, can-do and resilient attitude.
  • Energy, enthusiasm and a sense of humour
  • An ability to self-motivated and work independently, as well as part of a team
  • Passion about the charity sector

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sectors of society.

We welcome informal enquiries: please ring 01722 326 834 and ask to speak to Victoria Holton.

PLEASE APPLY WITH A COVERING LETTER AND YOUR CV by emailing by Thursday 14th January.

Key Details

Contract length: 12 months

Application deadline: 14/01/2021

Expected start date: 01/03/2021

Job Types: Full-time, Internship, Contract

Salary: £18,000.00-£19,000.00 per year

Sign up for the Horatio's Garden newsletter

Contact Us

Shopping cart
There are no products in the cart!
Continue shopping