Current Vacancies



We are seeking a talented and passionate Director to take the organisation’s work into its next phase. The new Director will be central in leading it, shaping its plans and growing the organisation. They will oversee a staff of 12+, over 70 volunteers and 120 co-workers. The garden was established in 2002 and has grown to an annual income of c.£400,000, working on two sites in SE23.

We are looking for a confident, collegiate and collaborative leader with experience and expertise in fundraising. Experience and awareness of community-based organisations and mental health services would be advantageous, as would experience of horticulture or creative activities. They should be able to inspire and motivate others and it is vital that they have the skills and qualities to maintain and develop the “family” ethos of Sydenham Garden.

The right person will be passionate about mental health, able to build strong relationships across the sector and be an enthusiastic and dynamic ambassador. They will be organised and effective, able to ensure the maintenance and development of funding streams and to work with and be accountable to the Board of Trustees.

Application pack below:

Director – Job Description & Person Specification

Director – Application Form

Director – Diversity Monitoring Form













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Our trustees are  elected by rotation, and therefore we are always interested in meeting prospective trustees.  Please do get in touch if you are interested in becoming one.