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 :

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Trellis Fundraising & Development Officer
21 hours/week
Salary £21,000 pro rata
Fixed term for 12 months (extension dependent on funding)
Central Perth with some travel in Scotland

We are looking for someone with strong fundraising skills and initiative, who can clearly demonstrate the benefits of therapeutic and community gardening to potential funders and supporters. You’ll have an excellent track record in inspiring people to donate to good causes, and the energy and creativity to bring new ideas to this area of our work.

Closing date: 5pm, 16 September 2014
Interviews:     29th September 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
info@trellisscotland.org.uk

 

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:
http://www.sbe.hw.ac.uk/research/postgraduate/opportunities/understandin...  
The PhD student will become a member of the Health and Wellbeing research group in the Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Building Design:
http://www.sbe.hw.ac.uk/research/cesbd/health-wellbeing-in-built-environ...
Deadline for applications 12th September 2014.
For informal enquiries please contact Dr Sarah Payne S.R.Payne@hw.ac.uk   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 http://www.greenspacescotland.org.uk/jobs.aspx
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 http://www.goodmoves.org.uk/jobs/19122
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. 
Website: www.garvaldedinburgh.org.uk 
 

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 http://www.goodmoves.org.uk/jobs/19197
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 https://www.myjobscotland.gov.uk/fe/tpl_dundee.asp?newms=jj&id=202941&aid=11529
 

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 admin@mcci-clubs.co.uk 
Apply by forwarding a cv and covering letter to admin@mcci-clubs.co.uk
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 https://www.pkavs.org.uk/en/about-us/work-for-us  ) returning both to Zoë Cormack, HR Coordinator, zcormack@pkavs.org.uk 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 recruitment@govanhillha.org, Further Information and Application pack available at http://www.govanhillha.org/about-us/job-vacancies




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.
http://www.transitionedinburghsouth.org.uk/2014/06/vacancy-for-garden-pr...


 

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 www.elgt.org.uk
 

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 http://www.goodmoves.org.uk/jobs/18695



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 meg@fifediet.co.uk.
For a fuller description of the role go here:
http://www.fifediet.co.uk/2014/05/23/work-for-the-seed-truck
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 www.thecht.org.uk or email una@thecht.co.uk 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
http://www.samh.org.uk/work-with-us/current-vacancies.aspx

 



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 growlearn@rchs.co.uk
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 caglasgow@asarecruitment.co.uk marked Community Gardener in the title.

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
 


 

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  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.

 


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 kirsty@virtualofficescotland.com 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:
01721721088




 

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 
 

 


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