Portsmouth City Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
DBS Disclosure at Enhanced level will be required prior to any offer of employment and this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
Portsmouth City Council
At Portsmouth City Council we’re all about developing our staff, because we want to build a bigger and better city but we need the best employees to do so.
With a little over 207,000 residents and 8,000 businesses throughout this city, this unitary authority’s main goal is to ensure the best care and development of all those within the city. From customer service to Multi-million pound projects, our residents are at the heart of everything we do.
Your New Role
You will deal with the general public to sell plants and garden related items and to give plant and growing advice. The role will also involve assisting the co-ordinator in the support of adults with learning disabilities (our 'Growers') as well as assisting in the management and support of our volunteers. You will also take responsibility for the project in the absence of the co-ordinator.
What you need to succeed
You will possess good interpersonal skills in order to help support a team of adults with learning disabilities and volunteers, and for dealing directly with the public. You will also have experience of working with plants and overall plant knowledge which can be shared with the public.
You will be a positive and energetic person who takes pride in your and our success. You will also be flexible, as you will be required to work additional hours to cover the absence of the project co-ordinator or the other part time member of staff.
What you’ll get in return
As well as highly competitive pay you’ll receive all the benefits of working within a local authority organisation, which ranges from flexible working hours to a fantastic pension which allows you the opportunity to pay in more for that greater return. Annual leave starts at 26 days going up to 30 days pro rata for part time and staff discounts for travel and local shops. We wish to support all our staffs development throughout, if that’s progression planning or involvement within the on the job apprenticeship scheme we will work together to drive your career.
To make sure your application is above the rest and for full job details, please review the “Job Profile” to ensure your application matches the requirements of the role and you fully demonstrate how you meet the points on the job profile. If you wish to submit a CV, please attach a covering letter outlining why you are the perfect candidate for this position.
We look forward to speaking with you soon.