Monday, 1 October 2012


This post is a re-advertisement and previous applicants need not apply.Garden Organic is seeking an Operations Director to lead, develop and deliver all operational activities in order to achieve our ambition of using sustainable gardening and horticulture as a catalyst for sustainable development.

Salary - £50,000-£55,000

Reporting directly to the Chief Executive, this role is a unique opportunity to join a well-respected organisation with an exciting future.

As part of the charity’s Senior Management Team and Director for one of the three strategic organisational teams (Operations; Development; Resources) the post-holder will use his/her expertise and experience to ensure the charity drives our operational activity forward, growing our work successfully. You will be responsible for a £2m budget and c. 30 staff, delivering a complex range of different operational programmes, from Research and Innovation through to contracted commissions with Local Authorities.

The ideal candidate will have at least five years experience at senior management team level, with proven examples of managing significant and complex operational functions. He/she will be able to demonstrate how they have created innovative operational programmes and turned them into successful, sustainable activities.

For a full application pack, detailing Job & Person Spec, please visit

or contact Trish Henderson on or call 024 7630 8207


Garden Organic the national charity for promoting sustainable organic horticulture for commercial growers, gardeners and community groups is now promoting a national network of volunteers and supporters. The Charity is seeking a dynamic and resourceful individual to co-ordinate the promotion and development of the network and to lead the Charity’s public events programme. As Co-ordinator the postholder will also be working as part of the Team organising environmental campaigns with specific responsibility to mobilising Members for fundraising, raising public awareness and lobbying for change.

If you have a commitment to addressing environmental issues and an understanding of marketing and how to campaign for change then this post should appeal to you. We are looking for an effective communicator who is able to motivate volunteers and who is well organised and used to working to tight deadlines.

If you have interesting ideas for raising public awareness, motivating volunteers and developing public events and know how to make an idea a reality then please contact:

Jo Goold, Head of Human Resources on tel: 02476 308237 or e-mail

Please apply with a covering letter and CV making sure you address the person specification.

Reports to: Marketing Manager
Hours: 35 hours per week
Salary: circa £21,000 per annum

Download job description and equal opportunities form:

Closing date for applications: Friday 12th October 2012

Applications by CV and covering letter
Closing date for applications - 12 October 2012
Initial Phone Interview - week commencing 22 October 2012
First Interview for successful candidates - week commencing 29 October 2012
A day at Ryton Gardens for successful final candidates to meet with Senior Management Team and Staff - week commencing 5 November 2012
Final Interview for successful candidates - week commencing 12 November 2012

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