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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
Camphill School Aberdeen
Bieldside, Aberdeen
Hours: 39 hours per week
Salary: T.B.A
Type of Contract: Permanent
Full Time Gardener Camphill School Aberdeen now have an exciting opportunity for a Full Time Gardener to join their team. Camphill School Aberdeen work to create communities in which vulnerable children and adults, many with learning disabilities, can live, learn and work with others in healthy social relationships based on mutual care and respect. As a Gardener, you will be required to take over the day to day running of our walled gardens on our Murtle Estate. This role involves working with young people with additional support needs, and the successful candidate will work with the wider CSA community to provide meaningful opportunities and workplace activities. The Gardener will care for all aspects of the walled garden as well as working directly with young people, based on Murtle Estate, Bieldside, Aberdeen. Experience in vegetable growing, soft fruit, top fruit and salad crops would be required. The ability to work directly with young people with additional support needs is a requirement, however full training and support will be available to the right person. Further opportunities are available to be involved in a variety of support roles, group activities. This is a young organic garden which would lend itself to someone who has a passion to develop and strengthen the garden. This position will be subject to a PVG Membership check
Contact Name: Donna Mckessick
How to Apply:
Closing Date: August 9, 2019

Colinton, Edinburgh

Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Salary: £18,076 rising to £19,656
Type of Contract: Full time; Permanent

At Tiphereth we currently have an exciting opportunity for a Day Service Co-Worker in our, outdoor land, estates and community gardening group, the Peregrine Group.
You will provide support and motivation to people with learning disabilities to participate in meaningful work on the land, in community gardening and estates maintenance. You will be enthusiastic and positive about the potential of people to participate, learn and grow. You will bring experience of support work and knowledge of land based work such as gardening or conservation. You need to work well as part of a team, have good communication skills and be motivated by Camphill’s values and ethos. A full driving licence including willingness to drive a minibus is an essential requirement.
The Peregrine Group works in partnership with other social organisations, helping to make a difference by contributing their skills and time for social good and the benefit of others. Tiphereth is a Camphill community in Edinburgh based around supported accommodation, social enterprises and day services for adults with learning disabilities and other support needs.

How to Apply:

Please visit the Tiphereth website to download the application form:
Please send your filled out application form to

Closing Date: July 12, 2019
Interview Date: Thursday, 1 August, 2019
greenspace scotland
Greenspace Scotland Jubilee House Forthside Way Stirling FK8 1QZ
Salary: £26,000 - £30,000
Type of Contract: Fixed term appointment for two years (with possibility of extension)
The ideal candidate will have a strong track record of delivery in health, greenspace and/or community development settings. You will be a strong team player, with excellent interpersonal skills, and extensive experience of managing and coordinating partnership projects. The postholder will be employed by greenspace scotland and co-managed by the Edinburgh & Lothians Health Foundation. The post is based with the Edinburgh & Lothians Health Foundation at the NHS Lothian offices at Waverley Gate, Edinburgh. This is a two-year fixed term appointment, with the potential for extension.
How to Apply:

Download application here 

The Green Health Strategy, action plan and other supporting documents can be accessed here

Closing Date: July 29, 2019

Based in Colinton, Edinburgh

Hours: 37.5 hours - Monday - Friday
Salary: £18,076 rising to £19,656
Type of Contract: Full time (permanent)
Tiphereth is a Camphill community based on the edge of the Pentland hills in Edinburgh supporting adults with learning disabilities and autism in a range of day services, supported living, residential care, and social enterprises. We are now recruiting a new staff member to join us in The Garden Group.''
How to Apply:

Link to application pack:

Closing Date: May 17, 2019
The Hidden Gardens
Training delivery located offsite in Castlemilk
Hours: Variable - 313hours or 45 days per year plus additional hours for development, support and supervision
Salary: £18,362 - £20,425 (pro rata)
Type of Contract: fixed term to 28 June 2020; with possible extension to 31 Dec 2020
We are seeking experienced and motivated trainer(s) to join the team delivering gardening skills and learning opportunities (offsite) for people with a learning disability. The successful candidate will be delivering training starting in August 2019. We particularly welcome applicants with experience of delivering within a training framework, workshops for young people and adults with a learning disability, and knowledge of the Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society Grow & Learn Awards. PVG Scheme Membership will be required for all successful candidates.
Contact Name: Amanda Patterson
How to Apply:

Download the application pack from our website, by following the link provided, and submit a completed application form, by email, to

Closing Date: July 24, 2019
Interview Date: Thursday, 1 August, 2019

Royal Edinburgh Community Garden, Morningside Terrace, Edinburgh EH10 5HF

/ Midlothian Community Hospital Garden, 70 Eskbank Rd, Bonnyrigg EH22 3ND

/ Astley Ainslie Hospital, 133 Grange Loan, Edinburgh EH9 2HL

Salary: £13.81 per hour
Type of Contract: Casual work

Cyrenians has worked with NHS Lothian to establish two hospital community gardens: one in Morningside, Edinburgh and one in Bonnyrigg, Midlothian.

Each garden was developed to offer hospital patients, staff and visitors, as well as people and groups from the local community, the chance to take part in a range of gardening and nature-based activities.

The purpose of the Patient Engagement role is to deliver opportunities that allow the hospital patients to benefit from the therapeutic aspects of gardening, wildlife and the outdoors.  This encompasses a broad spectrum of nature-based and gardening activities focusing on wellbeing. Activities are also designed to support the treatment and recovery of those attending. Working primarily on wards and in our community gardens we support patients who have a variety of physical and mental health support needs, dementia and learning disabilities.

You should have experience of working with vulnerable people, a creative approach, and the ability to demonstrate our 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:

For full details and an application pack, please visit, call 24 hour recruitment line, 0131 475 2354 (during office hours) or email CVs will not be accepted.

Closing Date: Monday 13th May 2019 at 12.00 noon.

Closing Date: May 13, 2019