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Horatio’s Garden - London Spinal Cord Injury Centre (LSCIC)
Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH), Brockley Hill, Stanmore, HA7 4LP
Hours: 30 hours per week
Salary: £30000 pro rata plus a London Allowance of £2,300 p.a.

Horatio’s Garden RNOH will be a contemporary, high profile garden designed by award winning landscape and garden designer, Tom Stuart-Smith. The Head Gardener will be responsible for delivering a beautiful space for patients of the spinal injury centre and their visitors to use, whilst they come to terms with life-changing injuries. The role will involve the maintenance of the garden, the coordination of charitable and therapeutic activities, the management of the volunteer team and the line management of an Administrative Assistant. The Head Gardener will report to the Director of Operations and to the Garden Designer.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience
• Practical experience as a gardener, including experience of garden management
• Empathic, kind and have a love of people
• Experience of leading and managing teams.
• Presentational experience.
• Experience in safe use and maintenance of a wide range of horticultural machinery.
• Able to manage budgets and petty cash.
• Driver’s licence and own car

• RHS Level 2 Diploma in Principles and Practices of Horticulture.
• Post Graduate Diploma in Social and Therapeutic Horticulture.
• Experience of therapeutic activities.
• Management of, and working with, volunteers.
• Sale of goods and/or plants.
• Good IT skills, specifically proficient with Microsoft Office 365: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Teams.
• Digital photography.
• Control of stock.
• Supplier management and ordering.
• Working in the voluntary sector.
• NHS experience or work in a health care setting.

• Able to meet the physical demands of the job.
• Willingness to show commitment and flexibility in working practice.
• Self-motivated and capable of working with the minimum of direction but understanding the limits of your knowledge and able to seek advice when required.


Initial interviews will be conducted on or 13/14 May 2020.

The post will be available from May 2020 to coincide with planting the garden. The role is flexible for 4 Days/30 hours per week. Salary is £22-24,000 depending on experience (approx £30,000 FTE) plus a London Allowance of £2,300 p.a.

Contact Name: John Grinstead
How to Apply:

To find out more about Horatio’s Garden, go to If you would like to know more about the role or talk through the responsibilities, please contact John at or call 07392 763495 (Mon-Fri - 0900-1200). Application

Please send a detailed CV (no more than 2 sides of A4) and a covering letter explaining why you are interested in the role to Applications close 6 May 2019. Initial interviews will be conducted on or 13/14 May 2020.

Closing Date: May 6, 2020
Interview Date: Wednesday, 13 May, 2020
Urban Roots
Community Garden Projects Coordinator Urban Roots 179 Prospecthill Circus Glasgow G42 0LA
Hours: Hours may be ad hoc to cover leave or sickness or for specific projects that may be short to medium term. This could range from working a few hours at a one-off event or up to 3 days a week over several months.
Salary: between £15 and £25 per hour depending on the assignment, including time for preparation, planning and evaluation.


1. Delivery of Urban Roots projects and programmes which contribute specifically to environmental improvements and community development. This will include:
Working with communities, youth groups and schools to support people to take action to improve their health and the local environment
Delivering community gardening volunteer group sessions in the Southside.
2. Support the training and development of individuals and groups in environmental awareness and community food growing.
3. Support volunteers so they receive a valuable experience through Urban Roots, including training, enjoyment and a sense of achievement.
4. Work closely and in partnership with agencies including NHS, Glasgow City Council, local housing associations and others as appropriate to deliver projects.
5. To help promote Urban Roots’ profile and achievement within the local area in order to attract new volunteers/learners and raise public awareness of Urban Roots’ programmes and activities.
6. Ensure that all activities adhere to Urban Roots’ policies and procedures, with particular emphasis on health and safety procedures for practical project work.
7. Offer localised, ‘hands on’ and day to day input into delivery as necessary.
8. To check and maintain any resources as allocated.
9. Any other reasonable duties to perform the job role.

How to Apply:

If you think you could bring skills, energy and enthusiasm to our work please get in touch by sending your CV and a short covering paragraph outlining your relevant work experience to: by 12 noon on Monday 2nd March.

If you want to find out more about our work and what’s involved in this role we are holding drop in information sessions at at Toryglen Community Centre, 179 Prospecthill Circus, G42 0LA on Wednesday 26th February 1pm to 3pm and 5pm to 7pm.

Alternatively they can send a CV and a short covering paragraph outlining their relevant work experience to by 12 noon on Monday 2nd March.

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Closing Date: March 2, 2020

The Walled Garden, Dollar Park, Camelon Road, Falkirk FK1

Hours: 18.5 hrs over 3 days
Salary: £21,214 - £23,721 per annum (pro rata) plus pension.
Type of Contract: Part Time

The Walled Garden is around a half acre of ground within Dollar Park, Falkirk.
Falkirk Justice Services renovated the walled garden after it fell into disrepair and Cyrenians assumed responsibility for the day to day management of the garden in August 2015.

The aim of the garden is to manage a programme of maintenance and development for those on community payback orders to participate in, and to bring back into use a beautiful space that is open to public.

The post holder will be responsible for the support and management of people on community payback orders and the engagement of volunteers to ensure that we meet these aims. 

We are looking for a skilled and dynamic individual with a “can do” attitude and a genuine interest in gardens and working outdoors. Knowledge of the Justice system is desirable and excellent interpersonal skills will enable you to motivate and inspire participants to get the most out of the opportunities that the garden presents. You should also have the ability to demonstrate Cyrenians values of Compassion, Respect, Integrity and Innovation in the work that you do.

Organisation Profile:
Cyrenians is a charity working towards a society that truly values and includes all. Our Vision is of an inclusive society in which we all have the opportunities to live valued and fulfilled lives. We work to make that vision a reality through our mission to support people excluded from family, home, work or community on their life journey.


How to Apply:

The closing date is 10.00 am on Monday 10th February 2020.
Interviews will be held in Falkirk on Wednesday 19th February.
Second Interview will be held on Thursday 20th February.

The 18.5 hours are to be worked over 3 days, one of which must be a Saturday.

For full details and an application pack please visit, call 0131 475 2354 (during working hours) or e-mail:

CVs will not be accepted.

Closing Date: February 10, 2020
NHS Fife - Stratheden Hospital

Occupational Therapy Garden, Stratheden Hospital, Cupar, Fife KY15 5RR

Hours: 29.25
Salary: Band 3 (£19,945 - £21,947)
Type of Contract: Permanent

The Mental Health Occupational Therapy department in Fife has a vacancy for a Band 3 Clinical Support Worker to assist in the provision of Horticulture Therapy to patients who are inpatients within the acute, rehab, low secure, IPCU wards and also patients living within the community.
We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who has an interest in working in mental health, has interest in working within Horticultural and Occupational Therapy, and a willingness to learn and develop new skills. We will provide opportunities to develop skills through our in-service and statutory training programme as well as support through our supervision and appraisal systems.
The post is based mainly at Stratheden Hospital in Cupar; however staff are expected to provide input to other areas when required.
You will have the ability to engage in practical skills, observation skills, good personal organisational skills, flexible approach and ability to work as part of a team. You will be required to have the following;
• A relevant SVQ Level III or equivalent
• Knowledge and / or experience of mental health issues
• Skills and experience equivalent to two years experience as a Clinical Support Worker in a relevant clinical field.


How to Apply:

For further details and to apply, follow link

It is encouraged that candidates make contact to discuss the post prior to application.
For informal enquiries, please contact David Sanders, Head Occupational Therapist on 01383 674153 or email

A requirement of this post is to become a member of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme Prior to appointment.
NHS Fife is legally obliged to ensure all its employees are legally entitled to work in the United Kingdom. All applicants are required to confirm their right to work in the UK in their application. If you are not a United Kingdom (UK), European Community (EC) or European Economic Area National please state the visa category under which you are legally entitled to work in the UK on your application form and the expiry date of your leave to remain in the UK

Closing Date: February 5, 2020
Bridgend Farmhouse

Bridgend Farmhouse, 41 Old Dalkeith Road, Edinburgh, EH16 4TE

Hours: 21
Salary: £24,000 pro rata
Type of Contract: Part Time

We are a vibrant community-led organisation in South East Edinburgh whose aim is to enable people to learn, work and grow together to create a flourishing community and place, The Community Engagement Officer will engage a wide diversity of people from our surrounding areas of benefit in a range of activities, services and events, supporting their participation in local community research and in democratic decision making processes within Bridgend Farmhouse and the wider community. The post-holder will have access to a budget for sessional tutors, volunteer training, and materials to support the activities and will be involved in events at Bridgend Farmhouse and in supporting and signposting volunteers.

To apply you will need a professional qualification and strong track record in community development or community education, as well as good experience of managing volunteers and sessional workers. You will be skilled in engaging, motivation and supporting community participants from diverse backgrounds and in creating strong working partnerships with a wide range of organisations and groups. You’ll be an excellent team player, and well able to take the initiative so as to plan, prioritise, implement and administer your own work. Experience of community research, monitoring and evaluation would be an advantage.

This new post is funded until 31st March 2022 through the Scottish Government’s Investing in Communities Programme, which is designed to support community and third sector organisations in disadvantaged communities to develop and deliver sustainable local solutions that reduce poverty, inequality and disadvantage and enable inclusive growth.

How to Apply:

Please download and read the Job Description, including person specification.
To apply, please download and follow the Application Instructions carefully.
Job Description and Application Instructions available to download at 

Closing Date: January 31, 2020
55 Torphin Road Colinton Edinburgh EH13 0PQ
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Salary: £24,403 rising to £26,535
Tiphereth Day Service has an exciting and rare opportunity for a Team Leader who will lead, organise and manage the Garden group within the day service. The post holder will provide direct support to adults with learning disabilities and autism in the garden group, and will also lead and manage the staff team. The work of the Garden Group is to maintain and cultivate an aesthetically pleasing garden through weeding, mowing, sowing; to grow vegetables, flowers and plants for use in Tiphereth and for the summer fair; and to be responsible for the local Green waste collection which is used to produce our compost. We are looking for someone with relevant care and support experience, ideally with prior leadership experience, and knowledge and enthusiasm for horticultural work.
How to Apply:

Application pack: or

Closing Date: January 20, 2020
Interview Date: Monday, 27 January, 2020
Bridgend Farmhouse

41 Old Dalkeith Rd, Edinburgh EH16 4TE

Salary: This position is voluntary and as such is unrenumerated.

Opportunity to become Chair of an exciting community hub and charity in South-East Edinburgh
Bridgend Farmhouse (BF) is a Community Benefit Society with charitable status, originally called Bridgend Inspiring Growth, which formed in 2011. Owned and run by the community, we are a thriving community hub in South-East Edinburgh (EH16 4TE) where everyone can learn, work and grow together to create a flourishing community and place. Our website can show you a lot more about what we do and our history:
An opportunity has now emerged to join the Board of Trustees as Chairperson. This is a voluntary position.

The Board of Trustees meet monthly and the Chair's role would involve; providing strategic leadership; chairing meetings; working with other Trustees, the Development Manager and volunteers, and liaising with a number of important external stakeholders, including funders. It is an exciting stage of our development as we move from being a small community group to a social enterprise with land, a farmhouse, kitchen garden, a bike hub, wood and arts workshop, staff, lots of volunteers, support, funding and infrastructure.

Skills required
We seek someone with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, ideally with prior experience in a governance role and a passion for the environment and sustainability. A good grasp of at least one of the following would be an advantage: business development and growth, social enterprise, budgeting and financial strategy, employment law and/or HR, fundraising, community development, environmental sustainability, people management.

How to Apply:

We welcome an informal initial discussion with anyone potentially interested in applying.
If so, please contact Will Golding, Trustee, on or 07949 230245

Closing Date: February 29, 2020
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Arboretum Pl, Edinburgh EH3 5NZ

Hours: 22.2 hrs per week
Salary: Starting salary £30,652 (Band D – pro rata)
Type of Contract: Part-Time fixed term (12 months) based in Edinburgh

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is looking for a Community Engagement Manager to join our Public Engagement team. The role is a job share 12 month fixed term contract, covering maternity leave (22.2 hours per week).

Reporting to the Head of Public Engagement, your role will cover working across the Botanic Cottage and Demonstration Garden. You will manage of 2 staff and approximately 30 volunteers. You will be involved in planning and delivering RBGE’s community programme including the Edible Gardening Project. You will also be involved in developing and supporting the strategy and programme for community use of the Botanic Cottage.

Applicants should be educated to degree level or have equivalent experience, be highly organised, have strong project planning and management experience, confident communicators and have prior budget management experience. You should also have previous experience of managing staff and volunteers. You should have an interest in horticulture and some practical knowledge. It is not essential to have any formal horticultural training.

A full job description and person specification which outlines the key and specific responsibilities as well as the essential and desirable criteria for this post can be downloaded from our website.
Web Link:

How to Apply:

Applicants should send a CV and covering letter which outlines their suitability for the post along with a completed equal opportunities questionnaire to by noon on 29 November 2019.

Closing Date: November 29, 2019
Dundee Therapy Garden
Dudhope Park Dundee
Hours: This is Full time position but part time or job sharing options may be available
Salary: £27,000 per annum.
We are looking for a therapist with experience in psychological counselling to join our team at our site in Dudhope Park. An interest in gardening would be useful. We work with military and emergency service veterans who experience a variety of mental and physical health problems
Contact Name: Dundee Therapy Garden
How to Apply: Send covering letter and CV to: Dundee Therapy Garden The Birches High Street Edzell Brechin DD9 7TF
Closing Date: October 1, 2019
North Glasgow Community Food Initiative
Royston Primary School, Glasgow
Hours: 7 hours per week
Salary: £21,350 pro rata
Type of Contract: Sessional
Community Gardener needed for planning and running gardening sessions for Royston Primary. Duties include maintenance of site, report writing, liaising with teachers and NGCFI staff and general gardening duties.
Contact Name: Julia Boswell
How to Apply:

Please apply via the Good Moves website by following the link.

Closing Date: August 12, 2019
Interview Date: Thursday, 15 August, 2019