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Jobs - paid roles at Hope

Gardens Co-ordinator, 27 hrs, pro-rata to up to £26k

Seasonal Gardener - £8.50 per hous, full time (practical gardening, hoewing, weeding, planting, watering and some labouring/construction)

Volunteer Co-ordinator - 27 hrs, sal pro-rata to £22-25k


For all advertised posts send a CV and supporting statement of not more than 2 pages to office@northamptonhopecentre,


Unpaid project management work -

We always need volunteers with relevant skills to help mange specific, time limited projects. if you have a few hours spare a week, why not contact Hope?

Roles available at present;

- To set up a training programme for Hope staff covering a range of core competences, including use of online media. This vital project is a simple set up process to identify courses and create a portfolio of learning - send a CV to if interested

- To co-ordinate our gardening projects, with the CEO - send CV to office@ as above

- Day centre reception and befriending, and help in the kitchen - Saturdays - contact



Volunteering is important at Hope. We have been re-accredited with the Investing in Volunteers quality mark for 3 years from April 2018.
There are lots of ways to get involved. We have a strong culture of volunteering and we would be unable to function without the help and goodwill of all those who offer their time and skills.   As well as specific short term roles as above, volunteers are welcome across Hope on an ongoing basis:
  • In our day centre - including sorting clothes, cooking, washing and befriending
  • In our casework team
  • Running activity or skill based groups (arts, crafts, gardening, what can you teach?)
  • Helping in our tool repair workshop
  • Helping in our catering project
  • Helping in our new gardening project
  • Helping in our new foodclub for people on benefits
  • Helping in our charity shop (when it opens)
  • Fundraising and marketing
  • Administration and accounts
We welcome:
  • Individual, external volunteers
  • Corporate volunteers from companies looking for staff teambuilding or development
  • Student, community or faith groups
  • Client volunteers
  • People from Eastern Europe, especially Poles, Latvians and Lithuanians
Most of our volunteering is day time. However we always welcome people who can only work in the evenings and weekends, in events and fundraising support, and in collecting food for our food club.
Current Volunteer roles!
- Drivers for food collection for the day centre
- Gardeners for the new food project (basic/practical gardening help - weeding, watering etc)
- A support worker to help with admin in processing volunteer applications
- Here is a set of current corporate volunteering opportunities. Or contact if you are with a company who would like to provide corporate volunteers.
If you would like to volunteer, or find out more about any of these roles, please email

In 2011 we introduced client volunteering. We give our users the opportunity to contribute to the running of the Centre, giving skills and experience. Some of our client volunteers are able to identify future work possiblities as a result of volunteering and we encourage them move on to also volunteer in other organisations after volunteering here. Contact Hope if you can offer external volunteering opportunities for Hope's clients.
We have an induction process in place for all volunteers, with a handbook containing all the information new volunteers require in order to perform their role, including job descriptions for the roles above.
Volunteers are an essential part of the team and we value every single volunteer.