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We're Recruiting! Community Garden Coordinator

Updated: Feb 13


CAG is extending the deadline for the Community Garden Coordinator post to next Friday, 23 February. This is, in part, because we recently learned we have funding to add 2.5 days/week to the position creating a full-time role within the organisation providing critical network support. The skill set and scope of work has not changed from the original posting -- there's just more of it! 

Candidates may indicate if they are only interested in 2.5 day/week role or the full time role as there is no preference in the hiring decision.

Community gardening is an act of resilience – bringing communities together to quite literally encourage and foster growth – of food, plants, and people. We believe community gardening can be a radical tool for demonstrating alternative economic models, building social infrastructure, and developing more resilient communities. 

Job Title: Community Garden Coordinator

Location: Oxford based with travel required around the county. flexible working options.

Hours: Full or Part Time 2.5 days per week (18.75 hours)

Contract: 18 months initially at full time (with funding to continue at 2.5 days a week as a permanent post)

Salary: £33,575 pro rata (e.g. £16,787.50 for 2.5 days per week)

Closing: 8pm Friday, 23rd February 2024

We’re looking for an energetic, organised and resourceful person to join our staff team. The new team member will help establish two new community gardens in Oxford City and South/Vale working closely with partner organisations. The role will also provide support and network facilitation for the 25 community gardens and orchards in our Oxfordshire-based network. This work is in service to our mission to establish a network that collaborates to build an Oxfordshire with resilient and empowered communities, so that people and planet can thrive within ecological limits.

You’ll have experience in supporting or being a part of a community garden and growing experience of food, herbs, and/or flowers. You’ll understand how to build and develop partnerships with grassroots groups, working to increase participation among marginalised communities. You’ll have a collaborative attitude, and a head for managing projects within a specified timeline. We’d also like you to have an appreciation of the day-to-day struggles that small community groups face.

We’re a small, dedicated team, motivated by our belief in the power of well-connected community-led action. We work flexibly, trying to bring people together to find skillful solutions, and trying to respond quickly to take opportunities that others might miss. We’d love you to  be the kind of person who’s happy giving things a go and learning from their mistakes, and is comfortable drawing on the skills and resources available around them.

If this sounds like you then we’d love to hear from you.

The first 18 months of the role is offered as either a part-time (2.5 days per week) or full time role so please state your preference when applying. We then have funding for a 2.5 day a week role on a permanent basis and endeavour to secure additional funding to increase the role at full time if required.

Exact days and hours worked over the week are negotiable as it fits the project. For instance, hours may increase in the summer period during the height of the growing season, but this can be flexible based on your needs. You must be willing to work evenings and weekends where required as a number of the meetings and events we support occur at these times. The role will generally be based out of our office in Makespace Oxford, but with travel to Blackbird Leys, East Oxford, and a yet to be determined site in South/Vale.  

Full details are available in the recruitment pack. 

Find out more about CAG Oxfordshire on our website.

If you have any questions about the application process, please email and we’ll be happy to respond via email or arrange a phone conversation if you’d prefer.

Closing date: 8pm, Friday, 23 February 2024 

Interview dates:  The weeks of 4 March and 11 March, exact date/time tbc


Read more and apply here:

Alternatively, download the recruitment pack pdf and application as a word doc here:

CAG Oxfordshire Community Garden and Network Support Coordinator recruitment pack January
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Community Garden and Network Support Coordinator Application form January 2024 recruitment
Download • 57KB


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