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Vacancies

We would welcome applications from members for the following voluntary posts.

Journal Editor

The Hardy Plant is the journal of the Hardy Plant Society. Published twice yearly and sent free to members, it is a prestigious journal with authoritative articles on hardy perennials and colour photographs throughout.

The Editor plans each edition, sourcing articles and being able to assist contributors on aspects of theme, text length and images (ensuring the text accords with HPS house style and the University of Oxford Style Guide, and that images meet current industry standards). 
A schedule is agreed with the printers for each stage of preparation, printing and mailing.
Layouts are then prepared for each page, working with the typographer and liaising with the proofreader and contributors to ensure clarity, accuracy and consistency.

The Editor will liaise with HPS colleagues and the HPS Office and manage the advertising.

The Hardy Plant carries a number of advertisements considered to be of interest to members.
An annual rate card is prepared in consultation with the Publications Coordinator and Treasurer.
Appropriate advertisements are solicited, and liaison provided to confirm orders, edit and agree copy, send invoices and payments, as well as keeping accurate records and providing information to the Treasurer and HPS Office.

The post is not subject to a fixed term and attracts a small remuneration.
For more information please contact please contact Jan Vaughan at chair@hardy-plant.org.uk

Photo Librarian

The Hardy Plant Society maintains a collection of digital images of horticultural subjects. The Photo Librarian is responsible for developing, organising and maintaining this library, and providing copies of the images to members of the Society on request. Images may also be provided to non-members for publication on condition that acknowledgement is given to the Society.

The Librarian will keep an Accession Catalogue of all images, and organise suitable storage so as to facilitate easy retrieval. He/She will work with the Web Manager to ensure the library is displayed to best effect on the national website and with the Coordinators of the Seed Distribution and Conservation Scheme to ensure that both are able to access relevant images.

The Photo Librarian is responsible for organising the annual Photographic Competition for members, appointing suitable judges and publishing the results in the Newsletter, Journal and on the website.

For more information please contact please contact Jan Vaughan at chair@hardy-plant.org.uk

Seed Distribution Coordinator

The annual seed distribution receives seed from members, sorts and checks it and produces a seed list from which both members and non-members can order. Seed is packeted by teams from 3 local groups and the orders picked out and dispatched by a fourth group team. In 2017/18 the scheme received over 2000 varieties of seed and fulfilled over 1000 orders. Remaining seed is then made available on request for HPS show stands and plant fairs and to charities. 

SEED DISTRIBUTION SCHEME COORDINATOR'S ROLE
To manage the Seed Distribution team, recruiting new volunteers as required
To liaise with other Society Officers and Postholders
To liaise with the office staff re ordering supplies and managing the seed orders
To provide information about the scheme for the Newsletter as required
To deal with requests for remaindered seed from charities and HPS groups
For more detailed information please contact Judi Deakin: honsec@hardy-plant.org.uk

Marketing Opportunities

We need a small team of enthusiastic HPS members to help revamp the Society’s marketing plan! If you face incomprehension or get asked “What do they do?” when you mention the HPS, you understand the problem. We need to ensure that the gardening world knows all about us. If you’ve ever said “I could do better than that” when faced with lacklustre publicity for an event, or if you have ideas for raising our profile, then come and help to put us on the horticultural map.

We need a team of four or five volunteers with a range of skills:

  • someone with a flair for design
  • someone to coordinate the circulation of our leaflets and posters
  • someone to oversee the sales of our booklets
  • someone who can marshal the press on our side and who has a track record in dealing with the media
  • someone to coordinate the work.

Please help others to get the enjoyment you experience. If you can help, or know another member who could, please contact Jan Vaughan at chair@hardy-plant.org.uk

Volunteering

The HPS is totally reliant on volunteers. Without them, neither the national society nor the groups would exist.

Volunteers are people just like you, who lead otherwise busy lives and who have other interests but they are able to find an hour or more, each week, to help us. So, the next time that you see a vacancy advertised or you hear a call for volunteers, why not have a chat and find out what they are looking for. Talking it over does not mean that you are offering to do the job. Ask yourself how you could help. Can you change the job to suit what you can do? Can you do a part of the job or share with someone else? Remember that most people are more than happy to help their replacements to get to grips with the job.


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