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RHS Britain in Bloom is a nationwide community gardening campaign to transform cities, towns and villages and has been helping people to improve their local environment since 1964. More than 1,600 cities, towns, villages and urban communities take part each year to show off their achievements in environmental responsibility, community participation and, of course, horticultural achievement.
The campaign runs year round and participating groups report a wide range of benefits such as cleaner, greener and safer surroundings, a growing sense of community pride, and increased commercial enterprise and tourism.
Do you have a passion for community gardening? Why not help the UK’s leading gardening charity, visiting Britain in Bloom finalists around the UK?
RHS Britain in Bloom currently has exciting volunteering opportunities for enthusiastic people to become Britain in Bloom UK Finals judges.
Applicants should have a passion for horticulture and community gardening, enjoy working in an outdoor situation and be reasonably physically fit (the Bloom judging tour can be physically demanding). Good knowledge of plants and horticultural practice and/or environmental issues and experience working in and/or supporting volunteer-led community projects is essential.
Please read the attached RHS Britain in Bloom UK Finals Judge Volunteer Role Description for more details about the role.
We ask that Volunteer Britain in Bloom UK Finals Judges give a commitment of up to two weeks in August, staying away from home for approximately five days each week. In addition, to attend four meetings per year, at least two of which will involve an overnight stay.
To apply, please complete an online application form. Please note this will take you through to Better Impact, our Volunteer Database where you will be prompted to create a log in before progressing to the application form. If you have any questions please contact Dylan O'Sullivan by email.
All applications should be received by 4pm on Friday 1 September.
The initial assessment day will be on Thursday 14 September or Friday 15 September (dependent on your availability) and interviews will be held on Friday 29 September in London.
RHS Britain in Bloom UK Finals Judge Volunteer Role Description (108kB pdf)
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