Jobs

Trellis offer this space as a central portal for therapeutic gardening related jobs in Scotland. If you have a vacancy to advertise, send us the details and we will :

Display the job on this web page
Circulate it in the Trellis eBulletin to over 200  therapeutic gardening projects and over 400 individuals, professionals and community networks with an interest in therapeutic gardening in Scotland.
Advertise nationally through Facebook and Twitter

For advice on horticultural careers and jobs visit Grow Careers  at the
Institute of Horticulture web pages.

For horticultural jobs across the UK also try Horticulture Jobs online at www.horticulturejobs.co.uk
 


Urban Roots, Glasgow http://www.urbanroots.org.uk/
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 projects@urbanroots.org.uk
 


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  www.encompassborders.com
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.
 
Qualifications/Experience
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 www.barnardos.org.uk/familysupportdundee
Closing date:   Midday 2nd May 2014
Interview date:  TBC 
For further information and to apply online visit www.barnardos.org.uk/jobs  - 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  www.larkhallcommunitygrowers.com
 Contact Susan on 01698 888197 for further information and send your CV to office@larkhallcommunitygrowers.com
Deadline for applications 21st April 2014, Interviews 1st May.



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 http://www.goodmoves.org.uk/jobs/17829
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 http://www.farmgarden.org.uk/about-us/jobs 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.


SAMH
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:http://www.samh.org.uk

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  lou@farmgarden.org.uk  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
http://www.s1jobs.com/job/social-services-housing-childcare/adult-care/milton-of-campsie/515720130.html
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  http://www.edinburghgardenpartners.org.uk
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 recruitment@edinburghgardenpartners.org.uk
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

info@thehiddengardens.org.uk 
www.thehiddengardens.org.uk/vacancies.php
 

 



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
Email george@bieldatblackruthven.org.uk   
 
 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.

 




Horticulture Tutor
Green Routes is a social enterprise and charity based in the walled garden at Gartmore House in Gartmore, West Stirlingshire. Our objective is to provide high quality training and work experience in horticulture to young adults with Additional Support Needs. Our students learn vocational skills in horticulture and receive support to develop potentially life-changing social and personal skills, through their involvement in the development and operation of the garden.
Green Routes is seeking to employ a full time Horticulture Tutor to develop and deliver training in horticulture to SVQ Levels 1&2. Significant previous experience teaching students with Additional Support Needs in horticulture coupled with the ability to work successfully and flexibly alongside a wide range of other staff and volunteers is essential.

This is an initial one year contract, supported by the Henry Smith Charity, and is being re-advertised. Previous applicants need not apply. Job sharing may be considered. A description of this post and the qualities we are looking for in the successful applicant can be found in the application pack available on our web site www.greenroutes.org.uk
Applications close on Friday 28th  February 2014
If you need any further information or details, please contact Gillian Forster, our Development Manager, at gforster@greenroutes.org.uk  or on 01877 387231

 


Sessional Workers
Green Routes is a social enterprise and charity established in 2007 to provide high quality training and work experience in horticulture to young adults with learning disabilities. The training takes place in an organically managed working garden which offers a wide range of volunteering opportunities. Our aim is to build a positive learning environment where people with additional support needs realise their potential and become equipped to make positive contributions to their communities. We are based in the Walled Garden at Gartmore House in the village of Gartmore, West Stirlingshire.

Job Description
These are sessional posts to assist in delivering horticultural training to students with additional support needs. The successful applicant will be required to step in at short notice to cover for holidays, sickness and other absences. Hours will vary depending on the needs of the project.

Key Tasks
Deliver appropriate hands-on horticultural training to young adults with additional support needs, in accordance with agreed lesson plans.
Comply with Health and Safety requirements and ensure that all training delivered takes place in a safe environment and that the students have the appropriate tools and equipment to carry out their training.
Carry out risk assessments for each activity within the lesson.
Contribute as appropriate to individual student assessments and reviews.

Experience and Knowledge Required
1. Previous experience of working with students with a wide range of additional support needs
2. Ability to engage with and teach students with more complex needs
3. Ability to work successfully and flexibly alongside a wide range of other staff and
volunteers
4. Knowledge of health and safety requirements.

Personal Attributes
1. Positive “can do” attitude
2. Excellent communication skills.
3. Ability to work creatively in motivating students
4. Self motivated, highly organised and have a flexible approach

The successful applicant will be required to undergo a PVG
The payment rate for sessional horticulture tutors is £14.00 per hour.
For further information, or to apply, please contact or send CV to gforster@greenroutes.org.uk

 


NHS Tayside
OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY SERVICE – LEARNING DISABILITIES

CRAIGMILL SKILL CENTRE, DUNDEE
SOCIAL WORK EMPLOYMENT TEAM, DUNSINANE AVENUE DUNDEE
Occupational Therapy Technician – Band 4
Salary Scale :  £18,838  -  £22,016 per annum
We require an individual to join our Learning Disabilities Services working with adults with Learning Disabilities and complex needs in Tayside. Applications are accepted from individuals with a minimum of HNC/SVQ level III or equivalent qualification in horticulture. This can include City and Guilds in horticulture.

Candidates should have good communication skills, have experience of engaging people within vocational placement activities and have good team working skills. The successful applicant will work within established and valued Occupational Therapy services for people with a Learning Disability. This will be based within the Tayside Area Occupational Therapy Services, Craigmill Skill Centre and the Dundee Community Healthcare Partnership Occupational Therapy Team in the Social Work Employment Support Services.

Regular supervision, peer and team support plus encouragement of innovative practice make this post attractive.

The post holder will be expected to be involved in work based/vocational training activities and interventions. To aid in leading and developing the Occupational Therapy vocational service and Social Work Employment team through the media of horticulture. To aid in leading the Occupational Therapy Vocational Team, within their role, supporting people with a wide range of Learning Disabilities with complex needs/challenging behaviours. The post holder will be provided with a package that will include Occupational Therapy induction and supervision from an experienced Occupational Therapist with further training and development.

You will be required to achieve the mandatory Induction standards for Healthcare Support Workers in Scotland and to comply with the Code of Conduct throughout your employment. 

Informal enquiries to: Astrid Smith Occupational Therapy Consultant, 01382 831962 or 831961.

As part of the National delivery plan for AHPs NHS Tayside is developing services that offer direct access, 7 day service and genuine partnership with patients.

Hours of work are:  37.5 Hours

Please download the full application pack from www.jobs.scot.nhs.uk

Internal applicants: please download the application pack from Staffnet.  Please read the Important Job Application Information in the Information for Applicants section. 

Completed applications should be returned to recruitment.tayside@nhs.net (quoting the job reference number in the subject box) or to Workforce Services, NHS Tayside, Management Offices, Perth Royal Infirmary, Perth, PH1 1NX

Short-listed applicants will be contacted by email.   Please check your emails regularly.

Please quote reference number -  P/JG/128

Closing date for receipt of completed application forms – Tuesday, 18 February 2014


Community Health Development Worker
Building Healthy Communities, Dumfries & Galloway 

 Salary:  21,388 to 27,901 
 FixedTerm Duration: until 31st March 2015
 Dumfries_Galloway Hours: 37.5
Ref:  G006.14  Closing date:  13 Feb 2014

NHS Dumfries & Galloway are looking to recruit a Community Health Development Worker to develop and lead on two projects 1) The Community Growing Project, primarily the Auchingour project in Kelloholm and 2) Mid Park Community Cafe, both with associated community led initiatives. The post holder will work within Building Healthy Communities and manage a Growing Project Worker, Mid Park Cafe Project Worker and be responsible for the recruitment, support, training and deployment of Community Health Volunteers. The post holder will facilitate, develop and publicise the project and through using community development approaches and partnership working will build the capacity of individuals and communities to improve health and wellbeing. The post holder should hold a relevant qualification to degree or diploma level in a related field and have good basic computer skills. He / she should be able to work independently, be a team player and have at least 18 months of practical work experience within a community development / adult education or health related field. Informal enquiries to: Thomesena Lochhead, Health and Wellbeing Specialist /Building Healthy Communities Lead: Telephone: 01387 272776 / 07664 316593 or email  tlochhead@nhs.net  Secondment Opportunity
 Closing Date: Thursday 13th February 2014 at 5.00pm
  How to apply: 
Application pack(s) are available from NHS Dumfries & Galloway by emailing a request to dg.recruitment@nhs.net  – or – by telephoning 01387 272757 (voicemail) quoting the reference number. Or download from https://jobs.scot.nhs.uk/_Details.aspx?vacNo=388460 
 We are happy to accept completed application forms either by email to: dg.recruitment@nhs.net  OR by post to: Dumfries & Galloway NHS HR (Recruitment) High East, Crichton Hall, Dumfries DG1 4TG PLEASE NOTE: They do not accept CV’s



Grow Wild Partnership Manager (Scotland)
Edinburgh (based in Youth Scotland offices)

 Full Time - 36 hour week
 Fixed term appointment until April 2016
 £26 067 to £35 505 dependent on skills and experience
At the heart of the Grow Wild programme is an ambitious mass participation campaign to inspire people, especially disadvantaged young people, to do something positive for where they live by sowing UK native wild flowers.
The campaign kicks off in spring 2014 and will involve a consortium of community and voluntary organisations across the UK and be supported by national and local media. In addition to transforming spaces and raising awareness of UK wild flowers, Grow Wild will bring communities together and engage young people with their local environment.
Role
 Reporting to the Lead Partnership Manager, you will take responsibility for the network of partners that will be essential to delivering Grow Wild in Scotland. These partners are active in a range of areas. These include conservation action, youth volunteering and working with hard-to-reach young people. Priorities include facilitating the set up, delivery and monitoring of a network of community engagement sites and monitoring progress of the Scottish flagship site currently under development. You will have excellent negotiation and relationship management skills, as well as experience of high-profile projects in the not-for-profit sector.
The post will be based in Edinburgh and will involve some UK-based travel.
Benefits include 30 days holiday per year, a choice of defined benefit or stakeholder pension and a flexible benefits scheme.
CLOSING DATE: 10 th February 2014 - 10am
Interviews: 20th February 2014

For details of how to apply see Kew Gardens web pages at  http://www.kew.org/about-kew/jobs/ref_Jan14_PartnershipManager%28Scotland%29GrowWild.htm
If you have any general queries please do not hesitate to call the recruitment team on 020 8332 3135.
 



 


St Andrews Botanic Garden, Canongate, St Andrews, Fife KY16 8RT
Garden Director
Salary  will be in the region of £30,000
The Directors of the Trust wish to appoint an experienced leader who will work with them and the committed garden staff to generate a new model of working that will
enhance the visitor experience at the Botanic Garden (the Garden) while balancing the needs of maintaining the valuable plant collections.
This is a new post and the Directors expect to bring the right experience and abilities that will inform their future plan. As well as day to day management, the role of the
Garden Director is crucially about generating new opportunities and connections to develop the Garden’s capacity and extend its facilities and services in the immediate
and medium term to support a sustainable, effective and dynamic future at the Garden.
During the early stages of employment, the focus of work of the Garden Director will be on establishing the new team; integrating and motivating staff through the change
process; integrating existing and establishing new support systems; and working with the Directors to establish a longer term vision and direction for the Garden.

The Closing Date for applications is noon on 10 February 2014
If you require any further information at this stage or would like to discuss this post
then please contact Dr Jean Stewart, Chairman on 01334 475763
Job Application Pack available at  http://www.st-andrews-botanic.org/

 


 

Grow Wild Partnership Manager (Scotland)
Edinburgh (based in Youth Scotland offices)
 Full Time - 36 hour week
 Fixed term appointment until April 2016
 £26 067 to £35 505 dependent on skills and experience

At the heart of the Grow Wild programme is an ambitious mass participation campaign to inspire people, especially disadvantaged young people, to do something positive for where they live by sowing UK native wild flowers.

The campaign kicks off in spring 2014 and will involve a consortium of community and voluntary organisations across the UK and be supported by national and local media. In addition to transforming spaces and raising awareness of UK wild flowers, Grow Wild will bring communities together and engage young people with their local environment.

Role
 Reporting to the Lead Partnership Manager, you will take responsibility for the network of partners that will be essential to delivering Grow Wild in Scotland. These partners are active in a range of areas. These include conservation action, youth volunteering and working with hard-to-reach young people. Priorities include facilitating the set up, delivery and monitoring of a network of community engagement sites and monitoring progress of the Scottish flagship site currently under development. You will have excellent negotiation and relationship management skills, as well as experience of high-profile projects in the not-for-profit sector.

The post will be based in Edinburgh and will involve some UK-based travel.

Benefits include 30 days holiday per year, a choice of defined benefit or stakeholder pension and a flexible benefits scheme.

CLOSING DATE: 20th February 2014 - 10am

For details of how to apply see Kew Gardens web pages at  http://www.kew.org/about-kew/jobs/ref_Jan14_PartnershipManager%28Scotland%29GrowWild.htm

If you have any general queries please do not hesitate to call the recruitment team on 020 8332 3135.

 

 

 Community Health Development Worker 
Building Healthy Communities, Dumfries & Galloway  
 Salary:  21,388 to 27,901  
FixedTerm Duration: until 31st March 2015 
Dumfries_Galloway Hours: 37.5
Ref:  G006.14  Closing date:  13 Feb 2014
 
NHS Dumfries & Galloway are looking to recruit a Community Health Development Worker to develop and lead on two projects 1) The Community Growing Project, primarily the Auchingour project in Kelloholm and 2) Mid Park Community Cafe, both with associated community led initiatives. The post holder will work within Building Healthy Communities and manage a Growing Project Worker, Mid Park Cafe Project Worker and be responsible for the recruitment, support, training and deployment of Community Health Volunteers. The post holder will facilitate, develop and publicise the project and through using community development approaches and partnership working will build the capacity of individuals and communities to improve health and wellbeing. The post holder should hold a relevant qualification to degree or diploma level in a related field and have good basic computer skills. He / she should be able to work independently, be a team player and have at least 18 months of practical work experience within a community development / adult education or health related field. Informal enquiries to: Thomesena Lochhead, Health and Wellbeing Specialist /Building Healthy Communities Lead: Telephone: 01387 272776 / 07664 316593 or email tlochhead@nhs.net Secondment Opportunity Closing Date: Thursday 13th February 2014 at 5.00pm 
 
 How to apply:
 
Application pack(s) are available from NHS Dumfries & Galloway by emailing a request to dg.recruitment@nhs.net – or – by telephoning 01387 272757 (voicemail) quoting the reference number. Or download from https://jobs.scot.nhs.uk/_Details.aspx?vacNo=388460
 We are happy to accept completed application forms either by email to: dg.recruitment@nhs.net OR by post to: Dumfries & Galloway NHS HR (Recruitment) High East, Crichton Hall, Dumfries DG1 4TG PLEASE NOTE: We do not accept CV’s 
 

 


Fundraising Consultant
Balerno Village Trust, Lothian www.balernovt.org.uk is seeking the services of a fundraising consultant to assist with fundraising for its proposed Ravelrig Walled Garden Project. This will include contributing to the submission of an application to the Climate Challenge Fund, and other grant-making bodies, from December 2013 to February 2014. Part of this process will include implementing consultation activities, with the support of Balerno Village Trust volunteers.
Plans for the Walled Garden will include a community garden, community orchard and individual allotment plots. Over 50 people have attended meetings or made comments via email, regarding this project, over the past year.
For further information about the post and application process please contact Richard Henderson at companysecretarybvt@gmail.com and click here.
Deadline for applications : 12 noon Thursday 5 December 2013 by email to companysecretarybvt@gmail.com

 



Head Gardener, Carlowrie Castle Project - Learning Academy , Kirkliston, Edinburgh
The Astell Foundation are launching a learning academy, offering a range of training, education, social enterprise and personal development opportunities to the marginalised community of Edinburgh and neighbouring towns. As part of this exciting launch, we are looking for an experienced Head Gardner, who will successfully support the launch of our new Academy’s horticultural course by working with students whilst maintaining the venues extensive 35 acre grounds.
The role will involve
• Creating innovative designs for the grounds and gardens of the venue
• Maintaining the grounds and gardens
• Grow fresh produce to supply the academy’s café and shop
• Provide support and supervise students when on work experience (4 days per week)
• Work with the academy’s management team to identify new opportunities • Research competitive pricing for the supply of plants and other resources
For information on the role and personal specifications please click here
The role is 40 hours per week , salary £23,000 - £24,000 P.A.
Please forward your CV and a covering letter to jude@astellfoundation.com
Further information on the project at Carlowrie Castle Project.

 


 

Parks and Greenspace, Services for Communities, City of Edinburgh Council
Temporary Project Manager - Saughton Gardens HLF Project, fixed term until 31 August 2015
Waverley Court
Salary: £39,110 - £46,831
Hours: 36
To manage the development period of the Saughton Park & Gardens heritage project, up to and including the submission of a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) Round 2 “Parks for People” application.
Closing Date: 25 November 2013
My Job Scotland web site www.myjobscotland.gov.uk Ref: EDN006194

Parks and Greenspace, Services for Communities, City of Edinburgh Council
Temporary Project Development Officer - Saughton Gardens HLF Project, fixed term until 31 August 2015
Waverley Court
Salary: £22,899 - £27,369
Hours: 36
To develop activities, selected pilot projects and events during the development period of the Saughton Park and Gardens heritage project, up to and including the submission of a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) Round 2 “Parks for People” application.
Closing Date: 25 November 2013
My Job Scotland web site www.myjobscotland.gov.uk  Ref : EDN006192

These  positions are being advertised on My Job Scotland web site www.myjobscotland.gov.uk and all applications should be made via the web site.

 
 

A vacancy for an Assistant Horticultural Team Leader is available, to assist the Horticultural Team Leader in the day to day running of Southton Smallholding offering a therapeutic work experience to adults with learning disabilities.
The successful candidate should have:
• At least five years practical experience of growing vegetables
• Knowledge of organic growing practices
• An interest, and ideally knowledge, of caring for farm animals (goats, alpacas, kune kune pigs, sheep, geese and hens).
• Enjoy working outdoors in all weathers
• A patient and caring attitude towards adults with learning disabilities and adults with mental health issues
The position is for 24 Hours per week, (10am - 4pm) Tuesday - Friday
Additional hours start at 9:30am during holiday cover periods
Starting Pay - £8.00 per hour
For further details please telephone Norma Forbes, Horticultural Team Leader, Southton Smallholding, Tibbermore, Perth on 07845 901 626

 
 

Camas Resident Staff Team Member – Gardener.
Three year contract though seasonal from February to November each of the three years.
Unique opportunity to work and live in a beautiful and remote bay on the isla of Mull on the West of Scotland. Camas is a residential outdoor adventure centre with a focus on youth work (particularly with groups from disadvantaged backgrounds), community building, a simple lifestyle and an environmental ethos. We have an organic garden which produces food for the centre as well as being a learning resource. For application form, job description and more information please see http://iona.org.uk/organisation/staffing/vacancies/
If you would like an informal, initial chat please contact Jon on 01681 700367 or email CamasCoord@iona.org



RHS Scotland 
Development Manager for Scotland 

Do you have a strong track record in building relationships with a wide range of partners that demonstrably improve national profile and increase membership?
If you want to use this experience in supporting the RHS to meet its ambitious targets, then we want to hear from you.We are now looking for someone with the drive and enthusiasm to identify, develop and build relationships throughout Scotland, as part of our newly launched UK-wide development plan.
Your ability to build a wide range of new partnerships and to create a programme of national PR, marketing and events, will enable us to tangibly increase RHS impact and profile in communities throughout Scotland, as well as significantly increase our member base. Your role will drive the development and implementation of RHS activity in Scotland while also building strong internal relationships across the RHS and building a strong Scottish team.
We offer a wide range of benefits as part of your employment package which include 25 days holiday, life assurance and Group Personal Pension Plan.
Apply by completing the RHS Application Form and send with your CV and a covering note highlighting how you match the knowledge, experience and skills requirements of the role to: recruitment@rhs.org.uk
Please ensure you attach a completed Equal Opportunities Form from the download section.
All applications should be received by 4pm, Friday 11 October 2013. The Application Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form are editable savable documents. http://www.rhs.org.uk/About-Us/Jobs/Vacancies/Development-Manager-for-Scotland

 Closing date Friday 11 October 2013 , 4pm.
 

 



North Glasgow Community Food Initiative is a key voluntary sector organisation delivering practical healthy lifestyle activities to the diverse communities of North Glasgow. We have a number of exciting, fixed term posts funded to March 2015 by the Scottish Government, Keep Scotland Beautiful, Climate Challenge Fund. The work will be based in Milton.

Milton CRUNCH Project Coordinator
Salary:£10,909 (£21,819 pro rata) Average 17.5 hours per week.
Closing Date: 10.00am Mon. 7th October 2013   Interviews: Mon. 14th October 2013

Community Gardener
Salary:    £10,260 (£20,520 pro rata) Average 17.5 hours per week
Closing Date: 10.00am Mon. 7th October 2013 Interviews: Thurs 17th October 2013
 
Youth Gardening Worker – Milton CRUNCH
Salary: £8,155 (£20,388 pro-rata) Average of 14 hours per week.
Closing Date: 10.00am Tues. 8th October 2013 Interviews: Friday 18th October 2013
 
Master Composter
Salary: £6,116 (£20,388 pro-rata) Hours: Average of 10.5 hours per week.
Closing Date: 12 noon Mon. 14th October 2013 Interviews: Mon. 21st October 2013
 
Building, Landscaping and Gardening trainee.
Salary: £8.00 per hour. Average 14 hours per week.
Closing Date: 12 noon Mon.14th October 2013 Interviews: Tues. 22nd October 2013

Posts attract 25 days annual leave, 12 public holidays pro rata and a 6% pension contribution. 
We also have vacancies for sessional gardeners and cooks.
Posts require flexible working / hours to suit NGCFI and subject to PVG checking. 
NGCFI is an equal opportunities employer. Charity No SC036842 Company No. 290958
For full details of posts, application pack and form go to: www.goodmoves.org.uk 

 

 

Biodynamic/Organic Gardener
Camphill Loch Arthur , Dumfriesshire

Live-in Position 
We are looking for a knowledgeable and enthusiastic gardener, with the confidence and experience to oversee our biodynamic gardens and work in our horticultural workshop with a diverse group of people.
 
Loch Arthur is a Camphill Community situated in the South-West of Scotland, 7 miles from Dumfries. It is a land based Community inspired by the insights and philosophy of Rudolf Steiner. At present 72 people (including families with children, adults with learning disabilities, and volunteers from many countries) live in 7 households on 500 acres of land. We have a biodynamic farm and garden, a creamery, a new farm shop and cafe, a bakery, a woodworkshop and a weavery.
 
The gardener will have the opportunity to live as part of the Community or join us on an employed basis. The garden resources include a 500m² greenhouse, garden workshop, compost barn, walled garden, and 1 hectare available for vegetable production. Initially you will work alongside our existing lead gardener as an introduction to the garden workshop which aims to create a balance between production and providing purposeful work for all, in a creative, safe and inclusive environment.
To apply please send us your cv with a covering letter, or contact us at the address below for further details. More information about our Community is available on our website http://www.locharthur.org.uk/ 
Closing date for applications 30 September 2013

Pat Parker
Stable Cottage
Beeswing
Dumfries DG2 8JQ
Email: garden@locharthur.org.uk
Tel:01738 760516

Lana Chanarin
2  Loch Arthur Terrace
Beeswing
Dumfries DG2 8PF
Email: Lana@locharthur.org.uk
Tel: 01387 760601

 


Self-Employed Allotment Project Worker
 Location - Perth
Hours of Work -  15hrs per week
Contract - fixed term until March 2015
Salary - £15/hour
 
North Perth Allotment Association is a small community organisation working towards establishing allotments/community gardens in the North Perth Area.  We are seeking to employ a freelance project worker who will be responsible for the development and  day-to-day co-ordination of the Association's allotments/community garden.  Duties will include administration, supporting allotment holders and visitors to the site, running workshops and encouraging grow your own, gardening/environmental activities.
Closing Date for applications 23rd August 2013 .
To apply please send your cv with covering letter or for further details contact us at the address below:
 North Perth Allotment Association
3 Primrose Crescent
Perth
PH1 2QE
email:  cskeldon@hotmail.co.uk

 



Community Growing Co-ordinator
North Edinburgh Arts, Edinburgh

Full-time, 35 hours per week
To develop and coordinate the North Edinburgh Grows Community Garden, ensuring the smooth running and maintenance of the garden and developing and maintaining positive links with the community and ensuring its ongoing sustainability
Salary £22,515 per annum fixed term 2 years
Closing date for applications 6th August 2013
Interviews to be held on the 13th (post 1.) & 15th August ( post 2.)
Application packs for both posts available from
admin@northedinburgharts.co.uk  tel: 0131 315 2151
 


Whitmuir Community Farm, West Linton, Scottish Borders
Volunteer Development Manager
1 year post. 2 hours per week/ £12 per hour.Total fee of £7,488
Community Farm Education Officer
1 year post. Total 250 hours/£12 per hour.Total fee of £3,000

Your application should include your cv and highlight your skills and experience in relation to each of the key tasks as detailed in the job descriptions available online at http://whitmuircommunityfarm.org/jobs.htm .
Closing date Monday 29 July 2013 5pm
Interviews scheduled for 1st & 2nd August 2013
Whitmuir Community Farm,  Whitmuir Farm, Lamancha, West Linton, EH46 7BB
For further details contact Heather Anderson, tel 01968 661029 or email
info@whitmuircommunityfarm.org

 


 

The Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens (FCFCG)
Scotland Development Worker, Edinburgh
Salary: £21,519 pro-rata starting salary, rising to £23,708 pro-rata  
Hours: Part-time 18.75 per week

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.This post is based at our Scotland office at Gorgie City Farm in Edinburgh, with travel throughout Scotland. Further details are available in our job pack online at http://www.farmgarden.org.uk/about-us/jobs
Closing date: Midday, Tuesday 13th August 2013
Interviews: Wednesday 21st August in Edinburgh. 
 


 

The Coach House Trust
Transitions to Inclusion Project, Glasgow

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 difficulties. 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, ESF, Greater Glasgow NHS and Glasgow City Council Social Work three exciting and challenging roles have become available to deliver innovative learning objectives.
Head Art Tutor - £18,000
Art Mentor- £15,914
Gardening Tutor (Alderman Rd. Garden)- £17,000
Funded until 30th June 2014
Application packs can be downloaded from www.goodmoves.org.uk or email info@thecht.co.uk or telephone 0141 334 6888 stating the relevant job title. 
Closing date for applications is 5th August 2013. Disclosure Scotland/PVG Membership will be required for all successful candidates. Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

 


 

Lothlorien Community
Corsock, Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway DG7 3DR
Garden Co-ordinator

A part time, job share position, non residential (18.75 hours per week).
Salary Scale £18,321 to £23,082 pa pro-rata. 
This is an exciting opportunity for someone with both training and experience in organic horticulture.  Experience of being in a supportive role with people with mental health problems is also required. 
For application form please visit www.lothlorien.tc 
CLOSING DATE:  Friday 26th of July 2013
INTERVIEW: 5 August 2013
 

 


Maryhill Climate Challenge Project
Project Officer (Food Cycle)

Part time
Community Central Hall Ltd, Maryhill, Glasgow
£8.50 - £9.47 per hour (based on experience)
Closing date 26 July 2013

The Maryhill Climate Challenge project is entering a second stage  and is looking to recruit a Project Officer (Food Cycle).
The project focuses on sustainable food and energy efficiency and works to empower the community to take actions to tackle climate change which will also make significant contributions to improving health, reducing fuel and food poverty and improving biodiversity and the quality of the built environment.
Further information at the www.goodmoves.org.uk



Operations Manager – Green Routes (Stirling) Ltd
Green Routes is a social enterprise and charity established in 2007 to provide high quality training and work experience in horticulture to young adults with additional support needs. See also our web-site at Green Routes, Gartmore (www.greenroutes.org.uk). Our aim is to build a positive learning environment where people with such needs realise their potential and become equipped to make positive contributions to their communities. We are based in the walled garden at Gartmore House   in the village of Gartmore, West Stirlingshire.
At Green Routes students learn vocational skills in horticulture and receive support to develop potentially life-changing social and personal skills, through their involvement in the development and operation of the garden. This enables them to move on to gain independence and choice in their lives and thereby gain greater access to other opportunities whether in work, training, independent living or contributing to their communities.
We wish to employ an Operations Manager on a one year contract.
Responsibilities include:
- Mentoring and instructing individuals and groups with additional support needs in hard landscaping techniques and woodworking techniques related to horticulture.
- Management of site and building maintenance, utilities, wood-working equipment and transport.
- Provision of related materials and provision and maintenance of transport, tools and equipment.
This is a demanding and challenging job requiring a wide range of essential skills and experience. As well as being able to demonstrate relevant and successful experience in nthe areas of responsibility described above evidence of the following  essential personal skills and qualities is required:
Ability to deal successfully with a wide range of  people with additional support needs, including sometimes mild to moderate physical disabilities, in a working and learning environment.
Ability to work successfully with a wide range of volunteers and also with other individuals and organisations are required.
Innovativeness, ability to improvise, resourcefulness, resilience,
Negotiation and persuasion skills.
A full driving licence is essential. The successful candidate will  be required to obtain Enhanced Disclosure clearance.
Salary £20,000 p.a.
 
Please apply with a CV and covering letter explaining why you think you meet this specification by 5.00pm, Friday, 21st June 2013   
To:  Mrs Margaret Miller, Green Routes (Stirling) Ltd
The Walled Garden, Gartmore House, Gartmore, Stirling
FK8 7RS


 


Bio-diverse, reconnecting people to nature at Woodlands Community Garden
part-time COMMUNITY WORKER VACANCY
Salary £23,232 p.a. pro-rata, 3 days per week
post offered until 31st March 2014, with possibility of extension subject to funding
APPLICATION DEADLINE:
applications must be received no later than 10 am on Monday 24th June
INTERVIEWS: will take place on Tuesday 2nd July
TO APPLY: email your CV and a covering letter explaining why you want the post and how you meet the person specification to woodlandscommunitygarden@gmail.com
or alternatively post these to Woodlands Community Garden, Basement Office, 35 Carnarvon Street, Glasgow G3 6HP
MORE INFORMATION: www.woodlandscommunitygarden.org.uk or Tel 0141 332 9311

 



Silver Birch is a charity providing work experience and skills development to adults with learning disabilities, through Social and Therapeutic Horticulture.
Senior Support Worker – Horticulture (Permanent: Salary £15,630 - £17,630)
Responsible for providing work focused support and skills development to individuals with a learning disability, including:
 - Planning & organisation of client activities
 - Development & updating of annual horticulture plan
 - Transportation of clients to and from Silver Birch
 - Liaising with external agencies as required
 - Participation in clients’ community care reviews as required

The post holder will report directly to the Client Manager. The candidate should have previous horticultural experience as well as a full UK driving licence.
For an application pack call 0141 777 5050 or email info@silverbirchscotland.org.uk specifying which post you are applying for. The application pack can also be downloaded from our website www.silverbirchscotland.org.uk

The closing for this post is 3pm on Thursday 13th June. Applications received after this deadline will not be considered. Interviews are provisionally scheduled for week beginning 17th June 2013.
6A Lochmill Holdings, Antermony Road, Milton of Campsie, G66 8AE
Web:www.silverbirchscotland.org.uk ~ Charity Number: SCO24856
 



Horticulture Manager
ENABLE Scotland
Hazeldene Horticulture, Kilwinning, North Ayrshire
£24,000 , 39 hours per week

Hazeldene are looking for someone who loves what they do: propagating plants, transforming unloved spaces into treasured landscapes, in fact we need you to be passionate about that stuff. We also need you to have the enthusiasm and compassion that drives you on to share you skills and expertise with others and to be a winner when is comes to securing business.
For more information see ENABLE Scotland job pages at
http://www.enablescotlandjobs.org.uk/index.php?id=5&action=job_details&jobid=57
Closing date for applications  19th May 2013
Interviews 27th May 2013



NHS
OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY SERVICE FOR PEOPLE WITH A LEARNING DISABILITY
Craigmill Skill Centre, Strathmartine Centre, Dundee
Occupational Therapy Technician – Band 4
Salary Scale :  £18,652  -  £21,798 per annum
We require an individual to join our multidisciplinary team working with adults with Learning Disabilities and complex needs in Tayside. Applications are accepted from individuals with a minimum of HNC/SVQ level III or equivalent qualification in horticulture. This can include City and Guilds in horticulture.
Candidates should have good communication skills, have experience of engaging people within vocational placement activities and have good team working skills. The successful applicant will work within this established and valued Occupational Therapy service for people with a Learning Disability. Regular supervision, peer and team support plus encouragement of innovative practice make this post attractive.
The post holder will be expected to be involved in work based/vocational training activities and interventions. To aid in leading and developing the current Occupational Therapy vocational service through the media of horticulture, and aid in leading the Occupational Therapy Vocational Team, within their role, supporting people with a wide range of Learning Disabilities with complex needs/challenging behaviours. The post holder will be provided with a package that will include Occupational Therapy induction, Healthcare Support Worker Induction package and supervision from an experienced Occupational Therapist with further training and development.
You will be required to achieve the mandatory Induction standards for Healthcare Support Workers in Scotland and to comply with the Code of Conduct throughout your employment
Informal enquiries to: Astrid Smith Occupational Therapy Consultant, 01382 831962 or 831961
Hours of work are:  37.5 Hours
Please download the full application pack from www.jobs.scot.nhs.uk
Internal applicants: please download the application pack from Staffnet.  Please read the Important Job Application Information in the Information for Applicants section. 
Completed applications should be returned to recruitment.tayside@nhs.net (quoting the job reference number in the subject box) or to Human Resources Directorate, NHS Tayside, Management Offices, Perth Royal Infirmary, Perth, PH1 1NX
Short-listed applicants will be contacted by email.   Please check your emails regularly.
Please quote reference number -  P/JG/75AA
Deadline for applications Tuesday 7 May 2013



Cyrenians Farm – Volunteer Growers needed
Gain experience growing fruit & veg on a 9 acre rural small-holding, whilst supporting the work of the Edinburgh Cyrenians.
The Farm, near Kirknewton, to the West of Edinburgh, features polytunnels, field crops, soft fruit areas, orchards, a jam kitchen and plenty of free-range chickens, in addition to a small community of ex-homeless young folk.
Run as a Social Enterprise, the Farm produces and sells jams & chutneys, fruit & veg and free-range eggs, whilst providing valuable opportunities for work experience and healthy, outdoor activity for those who are most in need of it.  The Farm is just one part of effective, local, charity Edinburgh Cyrenians, who work with the homeless and marginalised. 
But supporting these opportunities takes time – so the Farm relies on a small band of volunteers to help keep production on track.  The two main roles are helping with fruit & veg growing, and cooking jams and chutneys in the fully equipped kitchen.
At this busy point of the year, the Farm would greatly benefit from additional regular volunteers in these areas, and also to help with general DIY around the Farm.  So if you fancy making a difference, working with others in a lovely rural setting, please get in touch:
www.cyreniansfarm.org.uk
stephenmcneil@cyrenians.org.uk
0131 333 5202
 



 Biodynamic/Organic Gardener
Loch Arthur is looking for a knowledgeable and enthusiastic gardener, with the confidence and experience to oversee our biodynamic gardens and work in our horticultural workshop with a diverse group of people.
Loch Arthur is a Camphill Community situated in the South-West of Scotland, 7 miles from Dumfries. It is a land based Community inspired by the insights and philosophy of Rudolf Steiner. At present 72 people (including families with children, adults with learning disabilities, and volunteers from many countries) live in 7 households on 500 acres of land. We have a biodynamic farm and garden, a creamery, a new farm shop and cafe, a bakery, a woodworkshop and a weavery.
The gardener will have the opportunity to live as part of the Community or join us on an employed basis. The garden resources include a 500m² greenhouse, garden workshop, compost barn, walled garden, and 1 hectare available for vegetable production. Initially you will work alongside our existing lead gardener as an introduction to the garden workshop which aims to create a balance between production and providing purposeful work for all, in a creative, safe and inclusive environment.
To apply please send us your cv with a covering letter, or contact us at the address below for further details. More information about our Community is available on our website www.locharthur.org.uk
Contact Pat Parker
Email: garden@locharthur.org.uk
Tel: 01387 760516
 



Sessional Community Gardeners Required!
Are you a skilled gardener with a good eye for design?
Do you have experience working with volunteers or community groups?
Urban Roots is looking to increase its pool of sessional workers for our many diverse projects across the Southside.
We need reliable people who are skilled and knowledgeable gardeners, with experience of supporting volunteers or working with communities to join our busy team. Projects may be short to long term, half a day or 3 days a week – so you also need to be flexible!
You may be responsible for engaging and supporting groups, designing and developing gardens, leading workshops on growing and developing organisational capacity.
A horticulture qualification or similar is not considered essential but may be useful. Please note that all Urban Roots projects operate under organic principles and methods.
Benefits
All Urban Roots sessional workers are paid at £11 per hour, with time for preparation, planning and evaluation also accounted for.
CVs should be sent to abi@urbanroots.org.uk by April 10th 2013.
For more info please contact 0141 613 2766

Summer Market Gardener Placements
Are you looking to gain employment in community growing or local food?
Do you need practical experience on a working project?
Urban Roots is looking for reliable people who are competent and confident gardeners to join our busy team on our market garden. You will be responsible for all aspects of propagation and plant care relating to the planting plan, and for harvesting, packing and delivering produce to local shops. You may at times be asked to coordinate volunteers in the garden, or show around visitors to the site.
You should have a good working knowledge of practical horticulture along with a friendly approachable manner. A horticulture qualification or similar is not considered essential but may be useful. You should be able to work for 2 days per week between May – September.
Benefits
This is an unpaid role, although you will be subsidised as follows:
- Travel fares refunded
- Veg box to take away each week
- Cooked lunch or paid for lunch each day worked
You will of course also gain valuable experience in the local food sector, and will have the added benefit of an up to date working reference.
CVs should be sent to abi@urbanroots.org.uk by April 10th 2013.
For more info please contact 0141 613 2766



Trellis, the national charity for therapeutic gardening, would like to recruit a Garden Project Coordinator To develop the Therapeutic Community Garden at Ninewells Hospital, Dundee. Fixed-term post for 8 months, approximately 21.5 hours/week.
To help volunteers, staff & patients build on their initial success to create a vibrant, well-used garden that promotes good health. This will include helping the group formalise their structure, agreeing a plan for the site & its sustainability, writing funding bids, and encouraging more people to get involved.
Essential experience: work with community horticulture projects, project management and working with minimal supervision. The successful candidate will work from home and on site at Ninewells. This is a partnership project with NHS Tayside and the Green Exercise Partnership.
Application by letter and CV to Trellis. Salary, £20K pro rata.
Closing date: Fri 8th March 2013.
Interviews: Thurs 21st March.
For a job application click here
For further details: info@trellisscotland.org.uk T: 01738 624 348.
Supported by: NHS Tayside Cash4Communities, The Green Exercise Partnership. Trellis (The Scottish Therapeutic Gardening Network), Company no: 299227; Scottish Charity no: SC037429.
 


Hospitalfield Organic Produce Enterprise Trust would like to recruit
PART-TIME GARDENER
Additional gardener required 16 hours per week for a charitable organic garden in Arbroath. Some experience required and any qualifications would be an advantage.
The successful candidate will be working alongside adults with learning disabilities and will therefore have to undergo a PVG Disclosure check.
Phone 01241 872614 for an application form which must be returned by 11th March 2013.
Hospitalfield Organic Produce Enterprise Trust
Registered Scottish Charity No 020928
 


Green Routes
Vacancy – Sessional Horticultural Tutor
Green Routes is a social enterprise and charity established in 2007 to provide high quality training and work experience in horticulture to young adults with learning disabilities. The training takes place in an organically managed working garden which offers a wide range of volunteering opportunities.  Our aim is to build a positive learning environment where people with additional support needs realise their potential and become equipped to make positive contributions to their communities. We are based in the walled garden at Gartmore House in the village of Gartmore, West Stirlingshire.
Job Description
This is a sessional post to assist in delivering horticultural training to students with additional support needs. The successful applicant will be required to step in at short notice to cover for holidays, sickness, and other absences. Hours will vary depending on the needs of the project.
Key Tasks
-To deliver appropriate hands on horticultural training to young adults with additional support needs, in accordance with agreed lesson plans.
-Comply with Health and Safety requirements, and ensure all training delivered takes place in a safe environment, and that the students have the appropriate, tools and equipment to carry out their training.
-Carry out risk assessments for each activity within the lesson.
-To maintain tools and equipment in a safe working condition.
- As appropriate, to contribute to individual student assessments and reviews.
Person Specification
- Previous experience of delivering horticultural training to SVQ 1 and SVQ 2 standard.
- Ability to work with small groups and individuals to complete practical training activities.
- Good timekeeping, record keeping and organisational ability.
- Good personal communication skills and ability to motivate students.
- Previous experience of working with people with additional support needs is desirable.
- Experience of working with volunteers is also desirable.
The successful applicant will be required to undergo a PVG.
For further info or to apply, please contact or send CV to gforster@greenroutes.org.uk


Volunteer Coordinator – Amisfield Walled Garden, East Lothian
Full time post, funded to March 2014
Salary £21500 per annum
Average of 37 hrs. per week
We require a practical, motivated person to assist the board of directors in revitalising the historic walled garden into productive use.
You will manage and supervise the volunteers including students, trainees and those seeking re-entry to the workplace or social/therapeutic benefits.
You will promote the project in the community, and contribute to the formation and delivery of the Garden’s events programme and fund-raising, including open days and workshops.
You will be expected to liaise with health, education and other organisations to provide opportunities for placements.
You will be expected to devise and implement volunteer training in horticulture and associated fields.
You will also ensure the fulfilment of all health, safety, COSHH, pesticide and other regulations as affect the operations of the Garden.
Flexibility in working hours is required, to fit with the demands of the horticultural season. The post involves some evening and weekend work, for which time off in lieu is offered. Own transport would be beneficial.
This project is being part-financed by the Scottish Government and the European Community Tyne Esk Leader 2007-2013 programme, and by the Robertson Trust.
This post is subject to a check through the PVG Scheme.
Closing date is Friday 22nd February 2013
Interviews will take place week beginning March 4th 2013
Application packs are available from the website   www.amisfield.org.uk
Scottish Charity No SCO29412.


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.
Successful applicants will require a PVG and reference check.
Please send your CV to caglasgow@asarecruitment.co.uk marked Community Gardener in the title.


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The Hidden Gardens, Glasgow
Help Yourself Grow: Therapeutic Gardening Training Officer
Hours:  minimum of 3.5hrs per week (Mondays)
Initially fixed term contract from February-May 2013
Salary £18,500 pro rata
Help Yourself Grow, (gardening) is a partnership initiative with The Hidden Gardens, Fairdeal and other key partners. The therapeutic gardening training officer’s role is to co-productively deliver practical gardening skills to participants with a learning disability. We are currently looking for a therapeutic gardening training officer with experience of working with young people and adults with a learning disability. Excellent knowledge and practical skills in horticulture and gardening is essential. More information about Help Yourself Grow can be found at www.thehiddengardens.org.uk and also www.fair-deal.org
For further information and an application pack, please contact: info@thehiddengardens.org.uk
Closing date Friday 25th January 2013
Interviews to be held week beginning Monday 4 February 2013
A sanctuary gardens dedicated to peace The Hidden Gardens, Tramway, 25 Albert Drive, Glasgow, G41 2PE t: 0141 433 2722

 


Occupational Therapy Service For People With A Learning Disability
Craigmill Skill Centre, Dundee
Occupational Therapy Technician – Band 4

Salary Scale : £18,652 - £21,798 per annum
Hours of work are: 37.5 hours per week
Applications are invited from individuals with a minimum of HND/SVQ level IV or equivalent qualification in horticulture.

Candidates should be flexible, have good communication skills, have experience of engaging people within vocational placement activities and have good team working skills. The successful applicant will work within this established and valued Occupational Therapy service for people with a Learning Disability. Regular supervision, peer and team support plus encouragement of innovative practice make this post attractive.

The post holder will be expected to be involved in work based/vocational training activities and interventions. To aid in leading and developing the current Occupational Therapy vocational service through the media of horticulture, and aid in leading the Occupational Therapy Vocational Team, within their role, supporting people with a wide range of Learning Disabilities with complex needs/challenging behaviours. The post holder will be provided with a package that will include induction and supervision from an experienced Occupational Therapist with further training and development.  You will be required to achieve the mandatory Induction standards for Healthcare Support Workers in Scotland and to comply with the Code of Conduct throughout your employment.

Informal inquiries or visit requests to Astrid Smith Occupational Therapy Consultant, 01382 831962 or 831961

Please download the full application pack from www.jobs.scot.nhs.uk
Internal applicants: please download the application pack from Staffnet.
Please read the Important Job Application Information in the Information for Applicants section.
Completed applications should be returned to recruitment.tayside@nhs.net (quoting the job reference number in the subject box. or to Human Resources Directorate, NHS Tayside, Management Offices, Perth Royal Infirmary, Perth, PH1 1NX
Short-listed applicants will be contacted by email. Please check your emails regularly.
Please quote reference number – P/JG/75A
Closing date for receipt of completed application forms – Thursday, 6 December 2012



 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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