This role ensures that the Garden is safe and everything is in working order to enable a positive experience for all those that use it.
The role holder is responsible for the maintenance and enhancement of the Garden infrastructure. This includes the sheds, greenhouses, water systems, tools etc. The role holder will work closely with the Head Gardener to ensure that the necessary infrastructure for Garden projects is in place and to effect repairs as needed. Typical damage includes wear and tear, occasional vandalism/theft and storm damage.

Suitable for DofE - Possibly silver or gold

What skills do I need?

General handyman/DIY experience to enable delivery of the role as described above.
No formal qualifications necessary, but it would be useful to provide evidence of relevant experience.
The ability to create and deliver a maintenance plan for the Garden infrastructure in conjunction with the Head Gardener.

  • Employment, Education and Training
  • Environment
  • DIY & Odd Jobs
  • Employee Volunteering
  • Gardening


When can I volunteer?

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning No No No No No No No
Afternoon No No No No No No No
Evening No No No No No No No

Availability Details

Flexible The time commitment is variable across the year, but the role holder should be available frequently enough to respond to problems from accidental or storm damage as well as to carry out programmed maintenance, eg shed painting, water system maintenance. The majority of the work will be delivered at the Garden, but some preparation time at home is likely.


Cobham Community Garden
Leg O’Mutton Field
KT11 3DQ

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