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Garden Assistants  (seasonal)
The Hidden Gardens, 25a Albert Drive, Glasgow, G41 2PE
Salary: £7.60/hour

The multi-award winning Hidden Gardens exist to promote sanctuary, peace and community cohesion at a local, national and international level. It aims to be a safe place of inspiration, celebration, learning and participation and, through the work that it does, to create trust, dialogue and understanding between people.
Our team of sessional Garden Assistants is the public face of the Gardens during evenings and weekends. The main role of the Garden Assistant is to provide a visual staff presence in the Hidden Gardens to ensure that all visitors have a safe and pleasant experience whilst preserving the property, plant collection and art installations. Tasks will also include assisting with public events and hired activity, delivered by others, within the Gardens indoor and outdoor spaces.
Hours are variable, and a flexible approach to working is essential. Hours will be concentrated around weekends and evenings and the successful candidate must be available to regularly work during these times.

To apply, please download the application pack from (in the Downloads section on the right) complete your application and send it to by the
deadline of Friday 30th October.
Interviews will take place on Monday 9th November.
Please note that we are not accepting CVs for this position.


Trellis Job vacancy 

Trellis Office Manager  
21 per week, flexible, with core hours

Salary £20,393 pro rata ( 21 hours = 0.6 FTE (35 hr/week) x pro-rata salary rate)
Based at the Trellis Office,  40 St John Street,  Perth PH2 5SP

Trellis is the national Scottish charity for therapeutic gardening. We’re seeking a very organised and efficient person to manage our busy office in central Perth. You’ll be the crucial person who supports our small staff team to deliver services to over 280 therapeutic gardening projects nationwide, your role will include keeping the office accounts up to date, helping manage our website and database as well as coordinating events and training courses and dealing with suppliers.

Click on the links to view the Job Description and Person Specification.
To apply, please send a CV and cover letter detailing why you think your skills fit this role to
Closing date: 28 August, 2015
Interviews, week beginning 14 Sept 2015.
Summary information:             
Pension:              Optional contributory pension scheme
Holiday:               25 days annual leave, pro rata plus 10 public holidays, pro rata
Location:              This post will be office-based with occasional travel within Scotland.
Hours:                   Part time, 3 days/week (21 hours).
Support:              Regular supervision sessions and an annual appraisal with your line manager to ensure progress towards objectives.


North Glasgow Community Food Initiative
Community Gardener

Milton Community Garden and Milton Memorial Garden
Salary:    £14,651  (£20,930 pro rata) Average 24.5 hours per week
25 days annual leave, 12 public holidays pro rata and a 6% pension contribution.
Closing Date: 12 noon Monday 10th August 2015

Interviews: Thurs 13th August 2015

To lead on the management, development and delivery of gardening operations .
For full details of posts, application pack and form go to:

We also have vacancies for sessional cooks - see our web site.
North Glasgow Community Food Initiative is a key voluntary sector organisation delivering practical healthy lifestyle activities within our Food Hub areas.


Horticultural Therapist 
Urban Roots, Glasgow
Sessional work 7 hours per week

Rate of Pay  £20 per hour
We have an exciting opportunity for a Horticultural Therapist at the new Shields Health Centre garden in Pollokshields, Glasgow. The Horticultural Therapist will be working closely with the General Practitioners at the Health Centre, helping with the referral process and working with referred clients to work out a horticultural therapy program that suits them. The gardening sessions will take place every Monday for 2 hours and each individual horticultural therapy program will last for 6 months.
The post is funded by the NHS and will run from August 2015 until March 2017.
The post is sessional and is for 7 hours per week at £20 per hour.
A covering letter and CV should be sent to:
Les Rice, Manager, Urban Roots, Toryglen Community Base, 179, Prospecthill Circus, Glasgow
G42 0LA
The closing date for applications is Thursday 6th August 2015 at 5pm.


The Friends of Seaview Charitable Trust, Edinburgh 
Gardener with experience of working with children with special needs.
Part Time/Seasonal/Self employed
2 days/week 

Further information can be obtain from Marilyne McLaren, phone 01506 845275

Closing date for applications 31st August 2015

The Friends of Seaview Charitable Trust are looking for someone who has horticultural experience and can demonstrate an ability to work with children with special needs – we also want to build up a group of volunteers.  We would want the successful person to assist with this task, support and guidance will be available from the charity trustees and staff from the unit. We are looking for an enthusiastic and capable person to oversee the garden at Seaview Respite Unit and involve the children in relevant projects.
The purpose of the garden is to enable children/staff and volunteers to work together and benefit from a green space, promote healthy lifestyles and have a positive impact on our environment.
The community gardener will supervise the development of the garden and co-ordinate activities within the garden.
 The charity works closely with Seaview which provides residential respite for children with disabilities.

Methilhill Community Children's Initiative, Fife  
Sessional worker
Methilhill Community Learning Garden, Sea Rd, Methilhill, Fife KY8 2GW
Hours are variable, as required and negotiable
Rate of pay is £9 per hour, on a self-employed basis.

Length of contract is until end March 2016.

The group are looking for people to work across our garden projects, which could involve the Nature Tots group (walking age and over with parents), Nature Nursery (1 ½ - 5 years), Charlie’s Plot climate change project (led by young people), Outdoor Youth Club (primary age), and facilitating school visits both on and off site. Hours are variable, as required and negotiable.

Applicants should be experienced with working with children and young people. A childcare qualification is preferable. A knowledge of gardening and nature an advantage. Applicants must have an interest in outdoor garden based learning and a willingness to work outdoors in all weathers. Good team working skills are essential.

Apply by forwarding a cv and covering letter to
Closing date is August 14th.
Interviews will be held on August 24th.


West Ardnamurchan Produce Community Interest Company
is offering the opportunity to run a Community Garden on the west coast of Scotland, as both a business and as a community-minded venture. There is an agreement with the Landowner who has kindly donated the use of the land for the Community Garden which covers around 2 acres: approximately 0.75 acres is currently under cultivation and includes a poly-tunnel, a large area of vegetable beds, a soft fruit area, a harvesting and storage shed and a static caravan for use by seasonal residential volunteers (the new agreement holder will not be able to live there). At present the garden provides a part time income for the current self-employed workers who sell produce through a variety of outlets in the local area.
This is a great opportunity for an enthusiastic and self-sufficient individual or partnership, confident in their ability to grow veg and fruit, manage a commercial garden (within guidelines that emphasis community involvement, volunteering and supply to the community), and live in a remote and isolated location.

Initially the minimum term will run from March 1st to October 31st 2016 with the opportunity to extend by mutual consent. It may also be possible to take on the garden prior to March 2016 and extend it beyond October but these times are outwith the current main growing/income-generating season.
For more information and details about the application process please email: Kirstie Shirra at
The deadline for applications is July 31st 2015
If you are shortlisted you will be invited to visit the Garden and will be able to speak with the current agreement holders (Growers), prior to a formal interview with the Committee.
Further information about the Garden is available on our Facebook page
The Kilchoan diary is also a good source of information about the local area


Redhall Garden, Edinburgh
Employability Practitioner (Ref: W291)
25 hours per week, permanent staff
Salary: £16,151-£18,440 (pro rata)
Closing date for all applications is Wednesday 15 July 2015 @ 12 noon.

SAMH (the Scottish Association for Mental Health) is a charity working across Scotland. Every year, we provide over a million hours of support to people who need our help. Every week, we work with around 3,000 individuals in over 60 services. Every day, we campaign for better mental health for the people of Scotland.

Redhall is a SAMH service that offers supported training in horticulture, ITC/admin, life skills and offers emotional support for people recovering from enduring mental health problems in the Edinburgh City area. In the beautiful surroundings of an 18th century walled garden. We also provide work experience placements and support into employment and further education.

This job will:

  • provide a personalised support service assisting service users to develop skills, motivation and confidence to enable them to move in to suitable sustainable employment, volunteering or education.
  • co-ordinate and provide employability support in partnership with the SAMH National Employability Team through a variety of activities including face to face support, guidance, mentoring, group work, employer engagement and other appropriate supports.
  • contribute to the wider work of SAMH as required through the implementation of the Corporate Strategy at a local level.

Access to own transport would be desirable.

Interviews will take place on Wednesday 22 July 2015 at Redhall Service, 97 Lanark Road, Edinburgh EH14 2LZ.

Applications are welcome from people who have experienced mental health difficulties. PVG Scheme Membership, a Right to Work in the UK check and proof of qualifications declared on the application form are required.

Application forms, job descriptions and guidelines are available to download from our website Please note that your application should be completed electronically and emailed back to, no other form of application will be accepted.

Gardening Leave, Glasgow
Horticultural Therapist
Full time
Salary £21,420 p.a.
Applications close July 7th 2015

Gardening Leave are seeking to recruit a horticultural therapist to lead our large Glasgow site (located in Erskine). You will be responsible for running the site and service. You must have a real passion for gardening as well as experience of working with people who have mental health challenges.  You will have experience of being a mental health nurse, occupational therapist or another related activity. Ideally you have a horticultural therapy qualification but if you don’t then convince us you are right for the job. You will be confident in a management role of resources and people as well as able to deliver horticultural therapy to veterans with mental health challenges and maintaining their records.
You will also need to be able to undertake representational tasks about Gardening Leave to community groups, and support public events.
A full job description and application information is available at the Gardening Leave website at

Gardening Leave
Assistant Horticultural Therapist (two posts)
Dundee or Glasgow
Full time
Salary  £17,340 p.a.
Applications close July 7th 2015

Gardening Leave are seeking to recruit two Assistant Horticultural Therapists, one in Dundee and one in Glasgow at our Erskine site.
You must love gardening and be happy to work with veterans with mental health challenges.
Gardening Leave are committed to supporting staff development and this role will challenge your learning capacity both in the garden, with horticultural therapy, and in resource and people management.
For application details and further information see the Gardening Leave website at
Please indicate which of the two job locations you are applying for, Dundee or Glasgow.

Barnardo's Dundee Family Support Team
Growing Up Service
Support Worker (funded to 31st May 2017)

 22 hours per week (Tues, Wed, Thurs)   
Salary £10,567 - £13,655 (£17,772 - £22,966 FTE)

Closing date: 12 noon Wednesday 24 June 2015
Interview date: Monday 13 July 2015
For further information on the post  Growing Up Support Worker 
To apply online visit  - ref: SC950615  

More information on the Growing Up Service can be found at or phone Nicki Matthew (Team Manager)
or John Davidson (Development Worker) on 01382 224924.

Harmeny Education Trust Ltd., Edinburgh
Community Gardener
Part Time
Scale Point 18 to 22 - £18,354 to £20,361 (pro rata for 21 hrs p/w)
(Re-advertisement – previous applicants need not apply)
Closing Date: 19th June 2015
Harmeny School, in Balerno, is a leading provider of specialist residential education services for children with complex Social Emotional Behavioural Needs. As a Grant Aided Special School, we work with children of primary up to early secondary stage, both on a day and all year round residential basis.
We currently have an opportunity for a Community Gardener to join our Outdoor Learning Team, whose role will involve the delivery of horticultural learning experiences and the sustainable development of our community garden.
With a sound knowledge and experience of organic horticulture, you will have a commitment to environmental issues, experience of working with children and young people, and the ability to plan and deliver quality learning experiences.
Harmeny is committed to managing the earth’s natural resources responsibly and are proud to have recently achieved the Eco-Schools Green Flag Award.
Interview Date: 26th June 2015
Application packs are available online at
from Harmeny by telephone on 0131 449 3938, or email at

Edinburgh Cyrenian Trust
Green Learning Tutor
Based in Edinburgh and Midlothian

Full time - 37 hours per week
£19,676 - £22,002, plus pension

This post is funded until March 2018
Closing date Wednesday 17th June at 12 noon 

This is an exciting new role, funded by Scottish Natural Heritage and Edinburgh and Lothians Health Foundation, to further develop our Green Learning Programme. A key element of the gardens success is to ensure that participants are able to increase their confidence and skills to take part gardening activities, growing food, as well as learning about bio-diversity and using outdoor spaces as places to increase their health and well-being. The Green Learning programme will offer a combination of informal taster programmes and accredited/award based courses at both gardens. 
The post holder will be responsible for planning, promoting, delivering, and evaluating all aspects of the programme. You will have proven experience in designing and delivering group learning programmes, as well as gardening and food growing skills. Your excellent interpersonal skills will enable you to communicate well with people from all walks of life, deliver the learning programme, and manage a team of volunteers.
Job description and personal specification
Application form
Recruitment information
Closing date is Wednesday 17th June at 12 noon.  
Interviews will be held on Tuesday 23rd June.
CVs will not be accepted
 For further information see

The Federation of City Farms & Community Gardens, Edinburgh
Supporting Community Growing in Scotland: two exciting new posts
Closing date: 12pm, 8 June 2015
Interviews: 17 June 2015
Applicants are welcome to apply for both posts:
FCFCG Scotland Manager, part-time
£28,746 pro rata, rising to £30,978 pro rata

The post-holder will lead our work in Scotland, overseeing the provision of services to over 100 community gardens and farms across the country and managing our team of 4 staff.
Growing Together Scotland Advisor, part time
£25,440 pro rata, rising to £27,924 pro rata

Working for the new UK Growing Together partnership, you will coordinate specialist advice and support to community groups to help improve their future financial sustainability. This post is funded by the Big Lottery Fund.
For a job pack visit:    Tel: 0117 923 1800   Email

‘Growing Youth’ Course Leader 
Garden sites throughout Wester Hailes, Edinburgh
22nd June - 14th Sept 2015
21 hours per week, comprising of 9am-4pm, Tue-Thurs for 14 weeks,                                            
£16 per hour
Closing Date: 8th June 2015
Wester Hailes Edible Estates will run a 12 week course of structured work experience over the summer for 16-25 year olds with an interest in horticulture (Group of up to 12 young people and volunteers). We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic course leader who will deliver a practical gardening course, based around our community gardens in Wester Hailes. The group will attend the course from 10am - 3pm, 3 days per week. The course will provide a range of basic horticultural work experience for the participants who will help to construct, develop and maintain edible gardens around the estate. This will include, amongst other subjects:

  • Setting out a garden and following garden designs

  • Constructing beds, paths and other garden elements

  • Soil cultivation and preparation

  • Sowing and planting

  • Plant care, watering, weeding, thinning etc.
    The course will not include any theory based sessions and will not be certificated. The course is intended to provide a solid introduction for young people considering a career in horticulture.

Roles and responsibilities - Delivering the course to the group.

  • Managing the sessions so that participants are engaged and have meaningful and valuable horticultural based work opportunities

  • Manage the sessions so that work is carried out in a way that complies with Health and Safety recommendations

  • Promote a positive group dynamic in which productive working relationships are encouraged

  • Manage the sessions in a task focused way that provides useful experience to participants

  • Demonstrate and teach basic gardening techniques and safe and effective tool use to the group

  • Explain basic gardening knowledge and principles

  • Manage and control the quality of the work done by the group.


  • Participate in course evaluation/ development, provide post-session and end of course feedback to the projects officer.

  • Liaise with the projects officer to ensure smooth delivery of the course

Key skills and experience
Experience of working with young people and organising group based activities
Able to engage, motivate and organise young people
Solid horticultural knowledge and experience. Ideally possessing a minimum of an RHS Level 2 qualification but gardening knowledge and experience more important than formal qualifications
Ability to deal with challenging situations.
Please send a CV and covering letter to Steven Pike at by Monday 8th June 2015. For further information please contact Steven Pike (0131 453 9244/ 0751 418 5533) or Greig Robertson (07817292464)

Wester Hailes Edible Estates, Edinburgh
Workshop Leader  
This is a self-employed, sessional post
Hourly rate for 2015/16 is £16/hour (paid monthly on receipt of invoice).
Closing Date: 8th June 2015
The role of the Workshop Leader is at lead volunteer garden construction workshops to build and develop community gardens in Wester Hailes. To liaise with community gardener to confirm tasks for workshop to be delivered. Workshops should be delivered according to this order of priorities: first the workshops should be safe, second enjoyable and third effective.
This is a self-employed sessional post. The hours of workshops are arranged in advance with the Community Gardener. Workshops might be in the evening, on weekends or on weekdays depending on the needs of the local community. In addition to workshop hours, Workshop Leaders are paid 15 mins for set-up and 15 mins for close down of workshops.
Roles and Responsibilities - Lead Volunteer Workshops
The Workshop Leader will attend the workshops and ensure that volunteers have a safe, enjoyable and effective experience. The role will include:

  • Inducting and training new volunteers to enable them to carry out site tasks. The purpose of the induction will be to ensure volunteers are aware of health and safety issues and equipped with the skills necessary to do the task

  • Supporting and supervising the volunteers giving direction in the tasks required to build the gardens

  • Recording key information about volunteer participation, training and site tasks completed;

  • Keeping a photographic record of site development

  • Use of training materials and practical demonstrations to inform and train volunteers in garden

  • Construction techniques and ideas

  • Identifying H&S risks, taking precautions to reduce or eliminate those risks and communicating

  • to community gardener

  • Knowledge of Basic First Aid

  • Health & Safety - The health and safety of participants is very important to The Health Agency, we operate a Health and

Safety policy, which Workshop Leaders will be expected to follow.
Key Skills
1. Training and experience in a range of basic joinery, DIY and gardening skills and knowledge.
2. A confident and helpful communicator.
3. Possess good people skills so that they can work effectively with all volunteers
4. Confidently supervise the workshops so that tasks are completed to the standards agreed withthe community gardener
5. Manage health and safety risks
6. Deliver First Aid if when required.
Monitoring and Performance
1. Delivering safe workshops.
2. Delivering workshops which residents enjoy, value and want to participate in.
3. Building community gardens according to agreed timescales.
4. Participation and satisfaction of residents around garden sites.
Please send a CV and covering letter to Steven Pike at by Monday 8th June 2015.
For further information please contact Steven Pike (0131 453 9244/ 0751 418 5533) or Greig Robertson (07817292464)

Concrete Garden, Possilpark, Glasgow
Sessional staff to support family growing sessions
Staff will be employed on a freelance basis, and should have their own personal public liability insurance.
Sessional Leads £20/hour (including planning and preparation)
Assistant Sessional workers £12.50 (delivery only)
Closing date for applications is Friday 29th May 2015 at 5pm.
If your application is successful we will be holding informal interviews in the afternoon of Tuesday 9th June.
To apply please email with a copy of your CV  plus a short covering letter (1 side A4 maximum) explaining about your areas of expertise, your community work experience plus information on what days/times you are available to work
The Concrete Garden is a community project established in 2010 in Possilpark North Glasgow, dedicated to urban food growing and carbon conscious living.  We are looking to develop a pool of sessional staff, particularly to support our family growing sessions and outreach project ‘Cultivate’.
Person Specification /Position Requirements

  • Relevant horticultural experience and/or qualifications

  • Experience in delivery of food growing workshops in a community setting

  • Designing horticultural session plans and coordinating sessions

  • Working knowledge of organic growing practices, composting and vermiculture

  • Basic building skills desirable

  • Excellent communication skills

  • An understanding of and sensitivity to diversity issues and ability to work with different backgrounds and age groups including children

  • Willing to work flexibly at short notice and at evenings and weekends

  • Must have, or be willing to get PVG scheme membership

  • Ability to work well individually and part of a small team

  • Committed to a person/community centred and ecologically sensitive approach

  • Motivated to learn and grow and participate in ongoing training and development

  • Flexible, experimental and imaginative approach


Fortune Place, Castle Rock Edinvar Housing Association Ltd, Edinburgh
Sessional Therapeutic Gardener wanted
with experience of working with older people
Part time,seasonal 2-3 hrs up to 5 days per week

Fortune Place has two enclosed large garden areas which are to be developed and maintained with the tenants who live there. There is big lottery money to support this role and the materials which would be needed. The working hours are flexible but we are looking for around 2-3 hours a day up to 5 days a week in the summer months, this reducing in winter months. A knowledge of dementia friendly design would be preferable.
Contact Charlotte Swarbrick, Community Capacity Builder, mob 07436 836886
to discuss the role in the first instance. CV and visit to the site/further discussion by invitation.
Charlotte Swarbrick, Community Capacity Builder, Fortune Place, Castle Rock Edinvar Housing Association Ltd., 1 Hay Avenue, Edinburgh EH16 4RW

Senior Architect
Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC), University of Stirling
Full Time
£38,511 - £45,954 p.a. pro rata
Closing date  22-May-2015

The Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC) at the University of Stirling is the internationally renowned, well established, source of knowledge and expertise on dementia architecture and design.
As the Centre celebrates 25 years at the leading edge of dementia development, we are delighted to be recruiting a Senior Architect to further develop the Stirling Design Service.
The job will involve generation and delivery of contracts for:

  • delivery of specialist training and development and professional support packages

  • provision of design services for environments that enable people with dementia

  • production of high quality guides in the key areas of design including interiors, lighting and outside spaces
    This is a challenging opportunity for a progressive and inspiring Senior Architect to lead an internationally recognised service to further success.
    View further details and apply online


Parkhead & Crownpoint Community Gardens, Glasgow, East End
Post: Community Gardener
Contract: Early May – end September (5 months) 
Hours/Salary: 12 hrs per week, £16 per hour
Job Type: Sessional
Closing Date: 24th April 2015

Parkhead and Crownpoint Community Gardens are seeking an experienced, enthusiastic community gardener to undertake horticulture training with plotholders of these two Community Gardens. Three to four, two to three-hour gardening sessions will take place weekly over the growing season.
These sessions may take place weekdays, evenings and weekends by agreement and according to community demand. The appointed person will need to be flexible and able to work with people from a variety of backgrounds and perhaps with additional support needs.

You will have recognised horticultural qualifications otherwise you should have extensive experience in working in horticulture and with community groups. You will have a broad understanding of various growing techniques and organic gardening principles, but excellent inter-personal and motivational skills, and some teaching ability, are also important requirements. 

Please send a CV and covering letter to:

Gardener/ Mentor, MAXwell Centre, Dundee 
28 Hours/Week
Salary - £16,000 
Position Funded to 31st  March 2017

The MAXwell Centre’s Community Garden is located at the heart of one of Dundee’s most deprived areas.  The garden project has attracted schools, community groups and individual residents to take up the challenge of growing their own food using the allotment plots, raised beds and polytunnel facilities. 
The successful candidate will have an extensive knowledge of fruit and vegetable cultivation in a therapeutic/community setting.  Formal horticultural/clinical/teaching qualifications are expected but not essential as the ideal candidate will have the personal qualities needed to engage people and grow edible crops successfully. 
You will have a flexible approach to gardening and be adaptable enough to work with people of all ages and abilities. Your excellent interpersonal skills will be exercised every day as we welcome everyone into the garden.  Experience of training/teaching and of working with volunteers will be an advantage.
You will have an understanding of different growing techniques to maximise productivity. Some maintenance of fruit trees/bushes will also be required as the project has a wall-trained orchard and an additional communal fruit-growing space.  The project was initially funded by the Climate Challenge Fund and has therefore adopted a low-carbon approach, which we wish to continue with crops raised from seed where possible, rainwater harvesting, composting on site etc.
Main Duties You will be required to plan the garden’s planting schedule, deliver training sessions, facilitate groups’ and individuals’ food production.  Many of the sessions may take place outwith normal working hours so you will be flexible enough to work evenings/weekends as needed.  The content of sessions will be dependent upon the expressed needs of the community involved so flexibility and a broad applicable knowledge will be key to providing this service.
Principle working contacts
• Project staff
• Board of Directors
• User agencies
• Community organisations
• General public
Other Duties This job description is a broad general picture of the post at the date of preparation.  It is not an exhaustive list of all possible duties and it is recognised that jobs change and evolve over time.  Consequently, this is not a contractual document and the post holder will be required to fulfil the purpose of the job as it varies and is updated from time to time.
Please send CV and covering letter to
Closing Date Monday 13th April 2015

 MAXwell Centre, St Salvador Halls, Carnegie Street, Dundee, DD3 7EW
Telephone 01382 802628

Text Box:
CLEAR Buckhaven                          
Job Vacancy
Community Growing Worker

CLEAR is seeking the services of a Community Growing-Environment Worker(s) on a freelance/sessional work basis based in Buckhaven.  CLEAR is an active, well-regarded and innovative community organisation using environmental action as a means of regeneration in a deprived community. 
 The post requires up to 30 hours of work (ie 4 days) per week but there is some flexibility in terms of hours (+/-) according to availability.  It also requires very occasional weekend or evening attendance.  If suitable, this work may be shared or split between two individuals
Initially, the contract will be offered commencing during April 2015 (or earliest available) until 31st March 2016 with payment on the basis of actual days/hours work paid retrospectively at the end of each month upon submission of a simple timesheet-cum-invoice.  As a freelance position, the contract may be ended by either party at 4 weeks' notice and, as with all small charities, is dependent on funding availability. Payment will be agreed according to qualifications and experience but is likely to be in the range of £100 per day.
The CGW will work alongside and support the Community Growing Co-ordinator to maintain and sustainably develop Buckhaven’s Community Growing Space and CLEAR's outreach growing and environmental projects in and around Buckhaven.  This post involves working with volunteers and other groups including local schools for educational/outdoor action sessions. The worker will need good motivational skills to work independently and excellent communication and interpersonal skills to work with volunteers and children.  S/he will help with the cultivation of organic fruit and vegetables, provide quality learning experiences for children and adults and be active and energetic in promoting the aims of CLEAR.  Having PVG disclosure already would be helpful but can be arranged
Applicants should be able to offer:
·       Horticulture experience; commitment to environmental and sustainability issues; Commitment to working at grassroots in a deprived community, willingness to work with a range of individuals and groups, including those with various challenges; Experience of working with children and vulnerable adults.
·        Initiative, creativity to help deliver horticultural workshops and activities tailored to the needs of individuals and groups; Ability to supervise and support volunteers
·        Affinity for activity in the outdoors, whatever the weather
Please submit CV and cover letter by Friday 10th April to  
 Interviews planned within the next 10 days thereafter


Therapeutic Gardener
Maggies Centre, Highland

This is a fantastic opportunity for a qualified Horticultural Therapist to combine their passion for gardening with the opportunity to deliver a therapeutic gardening programme aimed at improving the health and well-being of people with cancer, and their family and friends.
You will supervise the overall maintenance of the Highlands Centre garden working alongside the vision of the original designer. You will also oversee work undertaken by volunteer groups. The role will be on a contract basis.
If you think you have the necessary skills and would like to know more about this opportunity, then please contact Carole Bridge, Centre Head on 01463 706301 or
Applications for this position should be in the format of a covering letter and CV, and sent by email to Carys Winship at
Closing date for applications is Monday 20 April 2015
Job Despription available at


Tayport Community Trust (PLANT sub-group) 2015-2016
Community Growing Co-ordinator
Part-time   18 hours flexibly over 3-4 days per week, including occasional weekends.
Temporary post until 31/3/16.
Salary  £25,000.00 (pro rata)

Location: Tayport.  (Tayport Community Trust Registered Office, 10 Broad Street, Tayport)
Through the support of the Climate Challenge Fund, PLANT is developing a new community growing space project based at a centrally located site in Tayport, in partnership with Fife Council. Funding which is conditional on planning consent, would be for the financial year 1/4/15 – 31/3/16.  A planning application has been submitted.
Tayport Community Trust through its gardening sub-group PLANT is seeking to appoint a Community Growing Co-ordinator, who will oversee the development of the growing site, develop a growing plan in consultation with PLANT, engage and support participants and volunteers, and provide them with information and advice.  S/he would establish an educational programme of workshops open to the community as a whole.  The post holder would adhere to key objectives in relation to carbon reduction.
A flexible approach to working hours is essential. 
Please note that this post will be subject to a PVG Check.
For a job application pack, please email  
Please note that CVs are not acceptable.
Closing date for applications is 5 pm on Monday 16 March 2015.
  It is hoped that short-listed candidates will be called for interview in the week commencing 30 March 2015.

Ardentinny Community Trust
Gardener/Volunteer Supervisor 
required for Glenfinart Walled Garden Project
from April 2015

Part time post for this year.

Full information on request

Contact Lynn on 810275 or

 Applications with CV by 6th March



Therapeutic Garden Facilitator

Ninewells Community Garden, Dundee

Fixed term position: 1 year (with possible extension up to 3 years depending on funding)

Full-time (37.5 hours/week)

Salary:  £24,000

Ninewells Community Garden, located in the grounds of Ninewells Hospital, is a young charity with its mission to enhance its local community’s health and well-being through gardening.   This post will include running activities for groups on site, general maintenance work in the garden, helping extend and support community involvement as well as networking, fundraising and some administrative work from your home office base.  The successful candidate should have strong horticulture skills, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and experience working with vulnerable groups in a therapeutic gardening environment.  This is an excellent opportunity to help establish this very promising project in our award-winning garden.

Please email for further information and a job specification and apply with a letter outlining how your experience matches our job requirements and a CV to

Ninewells Community Garden is a registered charity (SCIO) SC044580

Closing date:  5pm 6th March.  Interviews: 16th March


Development Manager and Project Administrator
Viewfield Garden Collective,  Isle of Skye
Two posts
This restored Victorian kitchen garden is located in Portree on the Isle of Skye.
It aims to advance citizenship & community development by restoring &maintaining
Natural landscapes, access paths & community gardens. It provides a supportive environment & training for excluded groups of people, particularly those suffering from mental health problems. We are seeking two experienced, energetic & highly motivated individuals who will work together to put in place the necessary infrastructure that will consolidate this unique organisation & implement the first stage of a three year development plan. Excellent remuneration is offered. Initially these are short--‐term contracts (four months) offered on a self-employed basis with the potential to become permanent part time posts.
Deadline for applications is Monday 2 February with a view to starting in early March.
For full details & contract brief please email:
This development is funded by The Patsy Wood Trust
Viewfield Garden Collective is a registered Scottish Charity. No SCO38323

Edinburgh Cyrenians Trust
Farm Enterprise Manager
Based  near Kirknewton, West Lothian
Salary : £27,000 - £30,768 plus pension
Full time position
Closing Date : 12 noon  Monday 20th January 2015
Cyrenians Farm is a well-established and highly successful social enterprise with massive potential for further growth. We're looking to recruit someone of exceptional talent who combines knowledge of and passion for the land, with great people skills and business acumen. You will have previous experience of managing land, market gardens or other agricultural work. You will be able to demonstrate how you can lead a team to take Cyrenians Farm Enterprise forward in generating income for reinvestment, while using the Farm to deliver training and other life enhancing opportunities to people affected by homelessness and other issues.
Edinburgh Cyrenians is a charity working towards a society that truly values and includes all. Our work empowers those who are excluded to take control of their lives and to fulfil their potential with outcomes such as better housing, employability, health and well-being.
To Apply: For full details and an application pack please visit , call 24 hour recruitment line 0131 475 2490 or e-mail:  CV’s will not be accepted
Closing date: 12 noon Monday 20th January 2015. Interviews are planned for the week commencing 27th January 2015
Main Contact : Phil Reilly

Lothian Autistic Society are delighted to announce that we recently secured a grant through Inspiring Scotland to provide an exciting new project, Grow, Play. The project offers children and young people living with autism an opportunity to have an interactive and meaningful play experience which focuses on outdoor learning and leisure opportunities.
They are seeking expressions of interest from staff for the Project Worker and Support Worker roles. Support workers do not need to commit to working in all four intakes but this would be an advantage. Preference will be given to any applicant for the Project Worker role who can commit to all four intakes and has a demonstrable interest and experience of horticultural or outdoor leisure work.
 Applications close on Friday 16 January 2015 and interviews will be held the week commencing 19 January 2015. More information here

Glendoick Gardens, Glencarse, Perth PH2 7NS
Propagator/nursery worker
Full time, permanent position.
Hours of work Monday to Friday 8 am-12, 1- 4.30pm; 8.30-4.00pm for 3 months in winter.

Nursery workers are normally required to carry out weekend watering and opening/closing greenhouse duties in summer and occasionally at other times, (mostly on a rota.)
Payrate £8-9 per hour depending on experience and level of responsibility able to take on.
Wages paid evenly over the year (stable wages arrangement)
Holidays: 29 days per year
A challenging job at one of the world's leading specialist nurseries producing plants which are exported all over the world. You need to be enthusiastic about horticulture, and want to make a career of it. And you need to learn to recognize our 1000 varieties of rhododendron. There is lots of responsibility and you need great attention to detail. You will need to work on your own for some periods. At other times you will work with 1-2 others. You'll need your own transport. Accommodation may become available for rent on site, if required in the medium term. For the right person, there is a path to more responsibility and management position.
Responsibilities of this position include:
-Transplanting seedlings and looking after them: watering, weeding, feeding, pests and diseases
-Collecting, preparing, planting, looking after and transplanting cuttings
-Grafting and cutting grafting (with training)
-Looking after plants in tunnels and greenhouses, and in containers: weeding, -watering, feeding.
-Potting on, repotting, pruning of container stock.
-Hygiene in all greenhouses
-Lifting, assembling and packing plants for mail order (Oct, Nov, Feb, March)
-Running postal documents on office computer.
-General work in nursery/garden as required.
-Weekend watering in summer, approx 1 weekend per month
Direction and training from myself  Kenneth Cox and Nursery manager John Mitton.

To apply, e mail a CV and covering letter explaining why you are suited to this position. Use the Glendoick website to be fully appraised of what we do. You will need to know something about rhododendrons at interview.

Edinburgh Lothians and Greenspace Trust
Partnership Manager for the Lothians & Fife Green Network Partnership (LFGNP)
Fixed term to March 2017
£30,000 per annum
Further Information and application pack from 
Deadline 1pm Monday 15th December.

Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens
Growing Together Coordinator
Working in Bristol / Midlands (other locations considered),
3.5 days per week
Fixed term contract to September 2017
 £28,746-£30,978 pro rata,.
 Further details and application pack available from
 Deadline 12pm 11th December.

Bridgend Growing Communities
Project Officer
28 hours per week
Salary: £25,000 per annum on a pro rata basis.
Contract Fixed term until December 15
Closing date: 8 December 14
Bridgend Growing Communities is seeking to recruit an experienced project officer to support local
individuals to inspire and lead their local communities in transforming identified derelict or underused spaces in South Edinburgh into community growing hubs and to deliver volunteering sessions at our base at Bridgend.
The post holder will be required to provide training and support to local communities and organisations
to take part in basic food growing activities. The post will be for 28 hours per week and will require the ability to work on a flexible basis.Evening and weekend working will be required
Duties will include recruiting and supporting groups and individuals to participate in community growing activities and organising events and activities.
Experience of providing training /support to individuals and extensive knowledge of horticultural and community development approaches is essential.
Bridgend Growing Communities is a charitable company which seeks
to promote health improvement, address social inequalities and enhance employability by creating opportunities for individuals and communities to learn new skills to grow and cook their own food.
The post is part funded by The Big Lottery and is for a fixed term until December 2015. 
Interview date:16 December 2014
Job pack or further information from Karen Carrick on 07775851870 or

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The Trellis network is growing fast
In 2013-14 Trellis helped over 7,000 people a week to improve their health through therapeutic gardening sessions. We did this by supporting the national network of over 240 therapeutic gardening projects in Scotland to provide quality therapeutic gardening care through

  • local and specialist knowledge, skills and good practice sharing

  • national conference

  • training workshops

  • tailored advice and fieldwork services

 Help us achieve even more in the coming year and meet the growing demand for Trellis services.
We’d like to recruit a new person to our team.  If you know of anyone with a track record in fundraising please forward them this job information and enable even more people to grow better in gardens!  

Trellis Fundraising & Development Officer
21 hours/week
Salary £21,000 pro rata
Fixed term for 12 months (extension dependent on funding)
Home based, with some attendance (e.g. one day/wk) at Perth office.

We are looking for someone with an excellent track record in raising funds for national organisations, who can clearly convey the benefits of therapeutic and community gardening to potential supporters. You’ll have strong fundraising skills and initiative, great ideas about inspiring people to donate to good causes, and the energy to develop a comprehensive, sustained approach. 
Closing date: 5pm, 29th October 2014
Interviews: 7th November 2014

Click here for Job Description
Click here For Person Specification
Click here for Application Form

Please post applications to
Trellis,  40 St John Street,  Perth PH1 5SP
or email to

Greener Kircaldy are currently seeking to recruit a Community Gardener to co-ordinate volunteers, deliver workshops for schools and youth groups, and work hands-on to manage our two community garden sites in Kirkcaldy.
Our 2 community gardens sites aim to provide:
- a free resource of healthy food for the community
- great volunteering and educational opportunities
- the facilities, training and inspiration to encourage local people to grow and eat fruit and vegetables
Closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday, 7th November 2014.
Interviews will be held at the end of the following week. If you would like to discuss this post, or for further information, please email

Hillhead Housing Association 2000                 
Community Growing Co-ordinator
Part-time Community Growing Co-ordinator (19 months fixed term contract)
17.5 hrs per week (3.5 hrs per day Monday to Friday)
Salary: EVH TAS4 (£21,474 pro rata)
Location: Head Office, 60 Highfield Road, Kirkintilloch and Meiklehill Road site
Through the support of the Big Lottery Fund’s Community Spaces Programme, Hillhead Housing Association 2000 is developing 2 community growing sites within the neighbourhood of Hillhead, Kirkintilloch. 
The Association is seeking to appoint a Community Growing Co-ordinator who will be responsible for the establishment, development and operation of the 2 community growing sites.
The ideal person will be creative, enthusiastic and committed with a passion for horticulture and the environment. You will ideally have practical knowledge of gardening with special reference to food growing as well as having an understanding of how community based organisations work. Previous experience of working for, or participating in a community based project is essential. We are looking for someone who is able to co-ordinate and work with a wide range of people from all backgrounds, including local community groups, individuals and school children. You will provide support and training to all project users to help ensure participants have the necessary skills required to manage their growing space.

It is essential that you have a flexible approach to working hours.  Please note that this post will be subject to a PVG Check.
To receive a job application pack, please e-mail or telephone 0141 578 0200.  Please note CVs will not be accepted.
Closing date for applications is 5pm on Tuesday, 7 October 2014.  It is hoped that shortlisted candidates will be called for interview either w/c 13 or 20 October 2014.

School of the Built Environment, Heriot-Watt University, Scotland
Fee-waiver PhD studentship (to start January 2015) - Examining restorative environments for carers and healthcare professionals
This PhD project will examine carers and healthcare professionals’ specific needs by exploring how they feel, their coping mechanisms, and essentially where they go, or want to go, to restore. This understanding is important to help put services in place to support carers and healthcare professionals, by providing and designing internal and/or external environments specific to their cognitive and emotional restorative needs. The research will be open to qualitative, quantitative, or mixed-methods approaches depending on the direction taken with the project.  
More information on the project and application process can be found here:  
The PhD student will become a member of the Health and Wellbeing research group in the Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Building Design:
Deadline for applications 12th September 2014.
For informal enquiries please contact Dr Sarah Payne   Lecturer in Health in the Built Environment, School of the Built Environment, William Arrol Building, Heriot-Watt University . Edinburgh . EH14 4AS . UK Royal Academy of Engineering Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Building Design.

MyParkScotland Project Manager
greenspace Scotland, based in Stirling (some travel required throughout urban Scotland)
Salary £28,000- 30,000
This is a fixed term appointment to 31 December 2015
Applications for this post as secondment, job share and/or flexible working arrangements will be considered.
For further information and application details visit
Closing date for applications is 12 noon on Monday 25 August
Interviews will be held on Wednesday 3 September at greenspace office in Stirling

Land Group Leader
Garvald Waterside Workshops, 492 Gorgie Road, Edinburgh EH11 3AF
Salary £19,533 - £22,542
This is a Full Time post at 40 hours/week averaging over a fortnight.
Garvald provides Day and Supported Living Services supporting people with learning disabilities in a creative environment.
The post holder will support group members to learn gardening and other land based skills and develop their self-confidence.
Closing date for all posts: 12.00 noon on 18th August.
Further information and applications at
Interviews are expected to take place in the first two weeks of September.
Successful candidates for the above posts will be required to join the PVG Scheme before formal offer of appointment. 

Community Gardener
Lambhill Stables, Glasgow
Salary £20,000
Full Time, 12 month contract
35 hours per week per week, Mon – Fri, occasional weekends.
Lambhill Stables is a community-owned charity providing recreational, occupational, educational, training and employment opportunities in the North of Glasgow.
Further job information person specification and application information at
Application deadline 15th August 2014

Community Allotment Officer, Dundee
Full Time (2 year fixed term contract) .
Salary £20469 - £23054
You will be working within the Environment Department of Dundee City Council as part of a multi-disciplinary environmental asset management team. You will be responsible for the establishment, development and operation of community allotment projects within the city. You will work in partnership with community groups and city council colleagues to ensure that the current plot holders are fully supported and new sites are developed. You will provide support to the group to become ‘independent’ associations and ensure training is provided to ensure participants have the necessary skills required to manage their allotments.
You will have an HNC or equivalent qualification in a horticultural, community learning and development or volunteer field. You will have experience in developing community led projects and be confident in working with the community school groups. You will be able to demonstrate project management skills and the ability to work as part of the team and communicate efficiently. It is essential that you have a flexible approach to working hours.
 Closing date for applications is 15 August 2014
Applications and further information from

Sessional workers/ trainers
Methilhill Community Children’s Initiative
Based at Methilhill Community Learning Garden, Sea Rd, Methilhill, Fife  KY8 2GW
Rate of pay is £9 per hour, on a self-employed basis.
The group are looking for 2-4 people to cover posts;
Post 1: 3 hours Mondays 6.30-9.30pm, term time only
Post 2: 3 hours Mondays 6.30-9.30pm, term time only
Post 3: 15 hours Wednesday 9am-3pm. Saturday 11am-3pm plus time for prep, monitoring and to assist during other sessions, as required.
Post 4: 15 hours Friday 9am-3pm. Saturday 11am- 3pm. Plus time for prep, monitoring and to assist during other sessions, as required.
Applicants will also be required to join the pvg scheme and to attend training as required.
Length of contract is until end March 2015.
Briefly, the post is for workers to support the young people of Charlie’s Plot to deliver their project which uses the planting and growing of fresh produce as a means to investigating climate change. The project is led by young people and funded by the Junior Climate Challenge Fund.
The posts involve taking instruction from the young people regarding the project need, delivering community awareness sessions, assisting in project management, gardening and participating in visiting community members to assist them in creating growing spaces at home.
For any further information contact Shirley at 
Apply by forwarding a cv and covering letter to
Closing date for applications is August 11th 2014
Interviews will be held on August 15th.

PKAVS Mental Wellbeing Service
Activity Engagement Worker (Garden)
The Walled Garden, Perth

£17,333 per annum (pro rata)
32 hours per week
Monday - Thursday 9am-4pm and 4 hours on a Friday on a rota system.
This may include unsociable hours including working evenings and weekends.
Closing date for applications :Friday 18 July 2014, 12 noon
Interviews to be held during the week beginning 28 July 2014

Role Description
We are looking for a highly motivated person to work as part of a small dynamic staff team supporting clients within Mental Wellbeing Service. The role of Activity Engagement Worker (Garden) is primarily to promote client led recovery through engaging clients in gardening and horticultural activities. The garden is central to the service and is highly regarded within the local area. The post holder is responsible for the maintenance and development of the garden.
The post holder will be based at the Walled Garden, Perth and will provide clients with the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills in horticulture. If clients desire, they will be supported in completing a relevant qualification. Produce from the garden will be sold and used by the café. Clients will also be encouraged to work in community settings and foster good relations with community groups. Community groups will also be welcomed into the garden area to participate with clients.
Key Objectives
· Focusing on the promotion of recovery and wellbeing.
· Support client development through Recovery Star and personal support plans
· Plan, deliver and facilitate gardening activities appropriate to season.
· Deliver, develop and facilitate horticultural activities including training, workshops and one-one sessions.
· Provide support and supervision for nominated volunteer(s) and student placements as required.
Excellent organisational and written skills are an essential element of this role. You must be a people focused person, self-motivated and a good communicator, with a proven track record of establishing strong professional working relationships. A driving licence is essential for this role.
Should you require further information on the post, please contact George Millar, Mental Wellbeing Service Manager on 01738 631777.
If you would like to apply for this role, please complete the online  Application Form and Equal Opportunities Form ( forms can be found on  ) returning both to Zoë Cormack, HR Coordinator, by the closing date.
Please note CV’s cannot be accepted.

GREAT Gardens, Glasgow
Full Time Manager (40 hours per week)

Salary : £29,287 - £32,899
Closing Date Friday 11th July 2014 at 5.00pm
GREAT Gardens are seeking an experienced Manager to manage the project on a day to day basis. The successful candidate will supervise a small team of around 10 gardening and training staff and liaise with external training providers. The Manager will also act as Verifier in the delivery of SVQ Modules such as Steps to Work and Horticulture. Practical experience in staff management, training and personal development is essential.
GREAT Gardens provides opportunities for young people who have not been able to make a successful transition between school, education, training or work. Through GREAT Gardens they will have the opportunity to learn skills in horticulture, gardening and ground maintenance, whilst improving the general environment and engaging with the local community.
GREAT Gardens also undertakes some commercial work in order to develop a sustainable business. The future of GREAT Gardens is, therefore, dependent upon the successful management and sustainability of the business. The post is subject to PVG Registration (Enhanced) with Disclosure Scotland.
Contact Fiona Robertson at, Further Information and Application pack available at

Transition Edinburgh South
part-time Garden Project Worker

One day per week, to join the staff of our project Gilmerton, Gracemount and Moredun Grow Stronger from July 2014. This is a fixed-term appointment, ending on 31 March 2015.
Closing date Monday 7 July 2014
 Interviews Friday 11 July. 
For further details please click on the link below.

Community Gardening Development Officer

  • Organisation: The Edinburgh & Lothians Greenspace Trust

  • Salary: £22,123 pro rata

  • Salary info: Part Time – 21 hours per week with possible flexible ‘seasonal’ option over winter

  • Duration – until 31 March 2017

Closing date 12 noon on 14th July 2014
Job information and application form available from

Food Hub Activator (2 posts)

  • Organisation: North Glasgow Community Food Initiative

  • Salary: £22,111 pro-rata

  • Salary info: 21 hours per week

  • Benefits: + 6% pension contribution.

  • Job Type: Part time

  • Closing date: 26 June 2014

  • Location: Glasgow

For more information visit

Want to come and work for the Seed Truck to help take them in a new direction?

  • Organisation: FifeDiet/WWF Scotland

  • Salary info: 30 days @ £233/day.

  • Job Type: Part time

  • Closing date: 20 June 2014

  • Location: Fife

Fife Diet/ WWF Scotland are looking for a dynamic and creative consultant with proven experience of helping grant funded projects move towards social enterprise, to work with stakeholders to develop a mixed income model and 3-year business plan for its Seed Truck project.
Knowledge of a range of organisational structures and participatory co-design desirable.
For more information on the project and tendering process, please contact Meg Elphee
For a fuller description of the role go here:
Closing date for tenders: 20th June.
Applicants may be required to come to an interview.

The Coach House Trust Transitions to Inclusion Project, Glasgow
Head Gardening Tutor, Salary £20,000
(Funded initially for 9 months, it is anticipated that the project will develope and extend beyond that)
For an application pack please download the job description and application form from or email or telephone 0141 334 6888 stating the relevant job title. The closing date for applications is Thursday 12th June at 12noon.
PVG Membership will be required for all successful candidates. Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.
The Coach House Trust seeks to challenge the economic and social exclusion of adults who are recovering from problems associated with mental health, addiction and learning disabilities. We provide personal, social and vocational development opportunities to our service users in settings which reintegrate them to the mainstream community. As a result of funding awards from the Big Lottery Fund, Greater Glasgow NHS and Glasgow City Council an exciting and challenging role has become available to deliver innovative learning objectives. There will also be scope to work with our developing gardening social enterprise

Team Leader  Ref: W248
Redhall Walled Garden is a beautiful 18th Century Walled Garden within a 6 acre estate where SAMH offers training in horticulture, conservation, maintenance skills, ITC/Admin and life skills for people with mental health problems. We also provide environmental training using the John Muir Award, work experience placements and support into employment and further education.
As Team Leader you'll be working as part of the management team.
Contract: Initially 6 months Fixed Term (following which a review of the post will take place)
Hours: 37.5 per week
Salary: £21,819 - £24,902
This is an exciting and rewarding environment to develop your career.
Applications are welcome from people who have experienced mental health difficulties.  PVG Scheme Membership, a Right to Work in the UK check and proof of qualifications declared on the application form are required.
Closing date for all applications 30th May 2014
Interviews will likely take place during week beginning 9th June 2014, in Edinburgh
For more information click on the link below and scroll down to TEAMLEADER

Grow and Learn Scotland Recognition of Individual Achievement in Horticulture Award (RCHS)
Development Worker/Coordinator
13 hrs/week for one year
£24,000-£25,000 pro rata
dependent on qualifications and level of experience.
This post is offered as a contract for self-employed individuals or as one years' employment.

The Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society is a national Scottish charity that seeks to support,  encourage and improve horticulture and gardening in Scotland. A significant element of our work focuses on education and includes offering the Recognition of Individual Achievement in Horticulture Award (Grow and Learn ) for people with complex learning needs. Experience and feedback from existing participants has identified the need for another level in the Award to be developed. This would increase knowledge, skills and confidence and help individuals with complex learning needs move towards independent living.

The role of the development worker is to extend the Award structure, to move it into new client areas and to establish a sustainable future for the award scheme. A full driving licence desirable
Job desription and application form available from
Closing Date for Applications  31st May 2014
For any further information contact Margaret Teale at 0131 449 6596 or 07711 506078

This is a Big Lottery Funded post

ASA Recruitment is looking to recruit a Gardener to take forward a community garden project based in South West Glasgow.
The overall objectives of the project are to provide the facilities and training to encourage local people to grow their own fruit and vegetables, keep active and cook and eat a healthy diet through a sustainable growing project within the community garden.
To take this project forward, it is essential that the successful candidate is enthusiastic and knowledgeable. You will have a recognised horticulture qualification or be able to demonstrate wide experience in this field and have experience of working with and managing community volunteers.
The role is 17.5 hours per week but the hours will be variable with regular evening and weekend work required. Additional flexibility over the winter months is essential and the post is funded until March 2015.
Closing Date: May 31th 2014
Successful applicants will require a PVG and reference check.
Please send your CV to marked Community Gardener in the title.

Urban Roots, Glasgow
Community Projects Workers - freelance/sessional - variable hours @£13/hour.
Are you skilled and experienced in community development and engagement?
Do you know your friendly garden bugs from your slugs, and your Brassicas from your Cucurbits?
We're looking to expand our pool of sessional workers who can work in local communities on our outreach projects, helping to design and develop community gardens and teaching people the skills they need to grow.  If that's you, please send your CV to

Day Service in Mayfield House, Dalkeith
Garden Group Leader - full-time (£19,533 p.a.)
The purpose of this job is to run a garden group and to help members to achieve positive outcomes. The post holder will support members to develop their abilities and talents while they are gaining work skills; to develop emotionally and socially; to gain self-confidence; and to strive for greater independence.
The closing date is 9.00am on 26th May 2014  Click here for more information.

Woodlands Community Development  Trust, Glasgow
seeks project manager.
Closing Date: 5pm Friday May 9th 2014
For more info and to downlaoad a job pack click on the job vacancy link below.
Job Vacancy

Hawick Acorn Project Initiative – HAPI
Exciting opportunity for some-one to co-ordinate a new project in Hawick, Scottish Borders.  The project is to develop therapeutic gardening and healthy eating/cooking programmes for people with disabilities.  Initially 20 hours per week.
For an application pack  please phone 01896 759700 Quote ref: 0364
Further information on the Encompass website from 22nd April at
Closing Date for applications 8th May 2014

Barnardo’s Dundee Family Support Team
Growing Up Service
Position:  Gardener/Instructor
Hours:      35 per week    
Salary:      £15,434 - £16,518

Job Activities Growing Up is an exciting partnership between Barnardo’s Scotland and the Big Lottery  Fund, providing employment skills in horticulture to young people with learning disabilities.  The service has been operational since 2012. This project is funded to 31st May 2017. We seek a Gardener/Instructor to join our innovative service.  You will have considerable experience in gardening/horticulture and a positive attitude to young people.
Essential Knowledge of and/or genuine interest in gardening, propagation and cultivation of plants, vegetables and flower growing ;Experience of working in a garden setting and of garden planning ;Car Driver; First Aid Qualification 
Desirable A Horticulture qualification – HNC/HND; Experience of working with young people/adults with learning disabilitiesMore information about the Growing Up Service can be found on at
Closing date:   Midday 2nd May 2014
Interview date:  TBC 
For further information and to apply online visit  - ref SC640314  

Larkhall Community Growers, Lanarkshire  are looking to employ a
Full time Community Engagement Worker,  May to October funded by Young Start.
 Experience with children and young people and general garden management skills essentail. See job description at
 Contact Susan on 01698 888197 for further information and send your CV to
Deadline for applications 21st April 2014, Interviews 1st May.

Community Growing Coordinator
Peebles CAN Climate Change Programme
Peebles CAN is a not-for-profit community-based organization working to make the transition to a low-carbon economy. We are funded by the Climate Challenge Fund to deliver projects in Community Growing, Local Food Consumption, Zero Food Waste and Youth development. 
This is an exciting and challenging post based in the picturesque village of Peebles in the Scottish Borders.  You will be a part of a small team committed to promoting community gardening in and around Peebles, but primarily based at Victoria Park.
The Community Growing Coordinator will be responsible for managing the community garden in Peebles and coordinating our busy volunteering programme. The role will also involve working closely with young working and school groups.
This post would be ideally suited to someone recently completing or interested in undertaking a HND or similar in horticulture or landscaping.  We are seeking someone who is willing to take on the challenge of developing and expanding community gardening in Peebles and enthuse and inspire others, particularly young people to garden.
The Community Growing Coordinator’s job requirements are as follows:

  • To have responsibility for the good management and delivery of the Community Growing projects objectives;

  • To provide training, guidance and support to the youth project team;

  • To manage the day to day operation of the Community Growing Project; providing leadership and guidance to individual team members;

  • To work creatively with outside stakeholders and partner organisations;

  • To Coordinate school groups and community activities;

  • To deliver the project on budget;

  • To work with the project team to deliver all administrative requirements of the project.

Your application should highlight suitability for the post by reference to the job requirements.
The post will initially be part time (30 hours p/w) at a rate of £9.00 per hour (£14,900 p/a) for an initial period up to the 31st of March 2015.
To apply e-mail Kirsty Kondol at with CV and a letter explaining why you consider yourself suitable for the job.
Closing Date: Friday 25th April 2014
For any information regarding the post please contact Gary White on:


North Glasgow Community Food Initiative is a key voluntary sector organisation delivering practical healthy lifestyle projects to the diverse communities of North Glasgow.We have an exciting opportunity for a dynamic individual to join our team as
Volunteer Co-ordinator (PT)
Salary: £15,162 (pro rata £22,112) + 6% pension contribution
24 hours per week, initially funded until 31st March 2015. Potential for more hours.
To provide our volunteer management function including recruitment and placing volunteers in various roles. Promoting cultural understanding.
Deadline: 10am Thursday 17th April 2014   Interviews: Wednesday 23rd April 2014
For full details and application pack go to
Part funded – The Big Lottery Fund Community Spaces Scotland Programme

FCFCG in Scotland are recruiting! 
Federation of City Farms & Community Gardens, Scotland Development Worker
(18.75hrs per week), Edinburgh

An exciting opportunity to work with the growing number of community gardens and farms across Scotland, providing one-to-one advice, information, events and training, as well as sharing information through e-bulletins and website updates and representing FCFCG and community growing to external stakeholders.
Please see for further information. £21,734 pro rata
(days worked to include Tuesdays)
Closing date - 5pm, 21 April 2014 
Interviews - 30 April 2014

Cyrenians Farm near Kirknewton, West Lothian has a vacancy for:
Farm Placement Coordinator
£23,664 (pro-rata) plus pension
28 hours per week. This post is funded for 12 months.

They are looking for someone who has a passion and a track record for helping young people from vulnerable backgrounds achieve their full potential. Ideally you will combine an interest in growing and the outdoors, with developing and running placements and group activities. You will also bring your experience of running training courses. The ability to collaborate and network across a number of teams and organisations will be essential to the success of this project.
More Info: Cyrenians Farm
Closing Date: 14 April 2014, at 12 noon
Application Notes: Interviews will be held on 22nd April 2014
CV's will not be accepted.

Post: Bank Relief Instructors   (Ref: W236)
Salary: £8.23 per hour
Location: Redhall Garden, Edinburgh
Ad Placed: Internal & external
 We are currently expanding our bank relief pool and are keen to invite applications from experienced horticulture workers. You will have experience in horticulture, ideally both garden and estate work, and of supporting people in an outdoor setting.
Closing date for all applications is Friday 14 March 2014 @ 12 noon.
Interviews will be held during week commencing 17 March 2014 at Redhall
More information, application forms and job descriptions are available on their website:
Applications are welcome from people who have experienced mental health difficulties.  PVG Scheme Membership, a Right to Work in the UK check and proof of qualifications declared on the application form are required for these posts.

Gardening, people and project development skills to share?
Trellis and the  FCFCG (Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens) are looking to recruit a number of freelance fieldworkers to support community and therapeutic gardening projects across Scotland. Fieldworkers will be recruited on a freelance basis (circa 8-10 days’ work per year at the daily rate of £140 plus travel expenses).  If you have direct experience of working in this field and are motivated to share your skills and experience with others we’d like to hear from you. Priority will be given to applicants that are actively involved with groups from the Trellis or  FCFCG networks.
For more information about this role, and an expression of interest form please contact  Closing Date 3rd March 2014

Silver Birch (Scotland) Ltd., Milton of Campsie G66 8AE
Silver Birch are currently recruiting a full time Support Worker.
Silver Birch provides work experience and skills development to adults with learning disabilities through Social and Therapeutic Horticulture. As a result of this work, we produce and sell a range of horticulture products including mushroom compost, bark, plants and seasonal goods. All income generated by product sales and donations is used to provide better services to our clients. For job details and how to apply, click on link to S1Jobs
Closing Date  7th March 2014

Edinburgh Garden Partners
Volunteer Development Workers (2 Posts)
Part Time – 21 hours per week (3 days)
Edinburgh Garden Partners are looking to recruit enthusiastic, self-motivated people to develop garden-sharing across the city, with experience of volunteer management and  a keen interest in gardening.
Further information on the positions is available on the Edinburgh Gardens website alongside details of  how to apply at
If you have any questions about the role please contact the EGP office and speak to Nim (Volunteer Development Worker) or Claire (Manager) on 0131 220 5067.
Please forward your completed application form and separately e-mail your equal opportunities form to
Closing date for both positions is 7th March 2014.


The Hidden Gardens, Tramway,  25A Albert Dr, Glasgow G41 2PE
is a multi-award winning art and design garden and Scotland’s Sanctuary Gardens dedicated to peace. Now celebrating its tenth flourishing year, the Hidden Gardens offer you this opportunity to join us in delivering a range of innovative and ground-breaking programmes and activities:
Common Ground Project Sessional Workshop Leader(s)
£10.10/hour non-contact time, £15.15/hour contact time
Contracted until Nov 2016 to help deliver the Common Ground Project which aims to bring people together through growing, gardening and volunteering activities in the natural growing season
Through this new project, a programme of food growing, horticultural skills and outdoors learning opportunities will be made available to children from nurture groups in local primary schools as well as young people (aged 16-24) with learning difficulties. The project is funded by The Young Start programme.
Disclosure Scotland/PVG Membership will be required for all successful candidates.
Garden Assistants - seasonal
£7.45 per hour
Our team of sessional Garden Assistants is the public face of the Gardens during evenings and weekends. The main role of the Garden Assistant is to provide a visual staff presence in the Hidden Gardens to ensure that all visitors have a safe and pleasant experience whilst preserving the property, plant collection and art installations. Tasks will also include assisting with public events and hired activity, delivered by others, within the Gardens indoor and outdoor spaces.
Hours are variable, and a flexible approach to working is essential. Hours will be concentrated around weekends and evenings.
Horticultural Trainers – seasonal
£16,480 - £19,500 (pro rata)
We are expanding our provision of Gardening Skills and Learning Opportunities and currently seek to recruit a bank of seasonal horticultural trainers to deliver gardening activities and training (onsite and offsite) for a diversity of people. We particularly welcome applicants with experience of delivering workshops for young people and adults with a learning disability (for those working with vulnerable groups, Disclosure Scotland/PVG Membership will be required for all successful candidates).
Hours are variable, and a flexible approach to working is essential. Hours will, in the main, be delivered during daytime hours on week days.
Closing date for all Hidden Garden vacancies: Monday 3 March 2014 (9.00am closing time)
Interviews will take place during the week beginning: Monday 17 March 2014
CV’s will not be accepted. Applications to be received by email only to

Blackruthven Estate, Tibbermore, Perth 
Assistant Groundsman at Blackruthven Estate

The main duties are assisting in the day-to-day running and upkeep of the estate.
Other duties include the maintenance of hard standing areas and the servicing of grounds equipment.
This role requires the applicant to be physically fit and possess the following:
A full clean UK driving licence, held for more than 12 months.
Several years’ practical experience of estate work.
Ideally the applicant will have:
Experience of chainsaw work preferably with Lantra 2-day Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross-cutting or equivalent.
Experience of general estate machinery.
Experience of (compact) tractor driving preferably with Lantra 1-day course or equivalent.
Candidates without appropriate experience will not be considered and should not apply.
Hours of work are Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm, 40 hours per week.
Pay - £8.00 per hour [£16,640 p.a.] with annual Increase based on cost of living index.
Further details and a full job description are available from:
George Bosworth
Estate Manager, Blackruthven Estate, Tibbermore, Perth PH1 1PY
01738 583 238 or 07598 141 843
 Applications in writing, no later than 4pm on Friday 28 February 2014 including CV, covering letter and details of two referees to the above address. Referees will only be contacted if the applicant is successful following an interview.

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