Sunnyside recruitment

Sunnyside are working with Communities 1st of St Albans to deliver the KICKSTART job creation scheme for young people (16 to age 24 on universal credit).
Through the Kickstart Scheme we have a horticultural job placement available for 16 to 24 year olds on Universal Credit who are at risk of long term unemployment.


We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join our horticultural team taking a hands-on part in the work of the team, in particular assisting on external grounds maintenance projects in our wider host communities served by the 3 Sunnyside sites.

Training through work experience and one to one tutoring will be a key part of the job, so that the worker on completion of the programme will have a basic understanding and skills set of garden, grounds, countryside and woodland maintenance, plant propagation and production, use of hand and motorised horticultural tools and equipment.

Download the job description Sunnyside Horticultural contracts assistant KICKSTART

To apply you must quote the KICKSTART job placement scheme to your local job centre. The job centre will then inform us that you are interested and you can apply by downloading this application form.



As a busy charity with ambition to grow, we do from time to time have new roles or vacancies to fill. Please keep an eye on our website if you are interested in working for us. We are always on the lookout for talented, enthusiastic individuals who have a passion for people, environmental care and working with the community.

We hold the Gold Standard in Investors In People. Only 5% of companies our size achieve this and it is wonderful recognition for the strong leadership, systems and teams we have built over many years.

“Laughter, banter, friendship, acceptance, empathy, understanding and humour. A splendid cocktail of plants and people mixed with a huge sense of enjoyment. These are the memories I take from Sunnyside.”

Peter Cotton, Project Worker


A few words on the job role of Project Worker from Jack at Sunnyside Northchurch