There is currently an exciting opportunity available to join our staff team as a Social Therapeutic Horticulture Coordinator.

This is a very important role for The Comfrey Project, as you will be driving the development of the core aspect of our service, which is Social Therapeutic Horticulture.

We are therefore looking for an experienced professional who will confidently lead a great, diverse programme of activities across our three sites and at outreach locations, as well as, remotely during the covid-19 pandemic crisis.

You need to have a strong commitment towards supporting people to take charge of their own wellbeing and have experience working work in a deeply user-led and community-led manner.

You will be joining a small staff team of 5, but a large family including volunteers, members, trustees, supporters and partners. You would therefore need to be able to work well under your own initiative, have flexibility and great organisation skills, but at the same time you will be a great team player.

WORKING HOURS: 37.5 (job share can be considered)


INTERVIEWS: w/c 17th & 24th of August

START DATE: as soon as possible

For more information, please find here the JOB DESCRIPTION and PERSON SPECIFICATION.

If you wish to apply please request an application pack by email: 

If you have any questions or wish to discuss anything, please do not hesitate to email at or call: 0779 532 0706.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

The Comfrey Project’s Vision, Mission and Values

Our Vision is to enable people who are refugees or seeking asylum to be included and respected as equals in society.

Our Mission is to:

  • Provide a safe, welcoming and empowering environment for people, whilst they endure the asylum process
  • Build skills, resilience, confidence self- esteem and purpose
  • Open up opportunities to learn and contribute
  • Provide information and signpost to other resources
  • Share our information more widely in order to develop better awareness of the experience of living through the asylum process in the North East of England
  • Build relationships that enable collaborative working

Our Values are to:

  • Regard each person as unique
  • Respect everyone regardless of background, and also age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion and race
  • Place participants’ voice at the heart of all planning and delivery
  • Be informed, constructive and robust in our work
  • Take care of the environment