What we’re looking for?

For a local artist to collaborate with our young people’s group ‘Breaking Ground‘ on creating a signature look for our community allotment.

We have BIG plans for our shared community allotment with PXI, and we want to create a signature look and feel for the place. Things we would like to include in the project are; a mural for the metal shed, a map of our allotment, wayfinding signage at the entrance and possibly extended around the allotment communal areas.

This will be a 6-week project. Scroll down to ‘The Details’ for full schedule.


You will:

  • help lead a consultation with the young people to share, involve and vote on designs with allotment community, e.g. Our partners (PXI, Norwood Allotment Committee) and other users.
  • work collaboratively with young people, involving them in all aspects
  • make the workshops accessible for the young people to work hands-on, everyone should be able to pitch in to achieve the look
  • create an inclusive, accessible, and representative design of the local community who use the allotments.
  • Provide an assessment of your environmental and waste impact.
  • Work in painting, 3D, woodwork, carving, upcycling, or something else!
  • Responsible for purchasing materials within budget provided.


  • Enhanced DBS check. If you do not have one, Brightbox will request for one on your behalf.


If this sounds like an opportunity you are interested in please click the ‘I want to apply’ button and fill in the form. Alternatively, if you would like to find out more about the role, you can book an information session below.

We’d love to hear from applicants that represent the communities we work with and welcome applications from young people, Black, Asian or minority ethnic persons, working-class people, marginalised genders, and people who have a disability, impairment or learning difference. We are an employer that values lived experience at all levels of our organisation.

If you would like to discuss any support for expressing interest, please get in touch with Elle at elle@brightbox.org.uk


The Details


PXI Community Allotments
336 Herries Road
S5 7HB (map)

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Application deadline

Friday 8th October, 12 midday.

OPTIONAL information sessions held online

Thursday 16th Sep, 5-5:30 PM

Friday 17th Sep, 11–11:30 AM

Please click date above to sign up

Delivery Dates

16th October – 13th November (6 weeks)

Event Schedule

Prepare and Purchase* – 1.5 days or 11.25 hours (this is your personal at-home time to plan for the sessions)

Workshop Sessions – 6 days (this will be on-site working with the young people 9:30am-1:30pm)

Impact & Evaluation – 1/2 day

8 days total

* Shopping list will be sent to us for approval, then money will be released to you for purchasing. Please allow time for delivery between sessions.


£ 150 per day or £ 1,200 total


£ 500

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If you would like to discuss alternative application and interview formats, or any support you need, please get in touch with Elle at elle@brightbox.org.uk

These workshops are intended primarily to prioritise the people living and working in the S5 wards (Southey, Firth Park, Parsons Cross, etc) to join as participants and role models.