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Friends of Seaview - Edinburgh
Salary: £15 To £18 depending on experience and qualifications
Type of Contract: Part time


Therapeutic Gardener – Friends of Seaview - Edinburgh
The Friends of Seaview, a registered charity, are looking for an enthusiastic Therapeutic Gardener to work part time in a sensory garden linked to a respite unit for children with disabilities in Edinburgh.

The garden has a sensory garden, raised beds for vegetable and fruit growing, flower beds, herb bed, apple trees, willow, wildflower and play areas. The new geodesic dome offers a space for horticultural therapy sessions, growing, and a sheltered place to enjoy the outdoors from. The purpose of the garden is to enable children, staff and volunteers the opportunity to enjoy nature, increase wellbeing, promote a healthy lifestyle, to grow, to play and have a positive impact on the environment. More details about our garden and charity can be found on our Facebook and website

Friends of Seaview are a small charity with an active group of Trustees. The gardener will be supported by a Trustee and staff from the unit but expected to plan activities for the children and manage the garden and volunteers.
The post is part time but flexible, on average the person will be expected to work 12 hours per week including Friday afternoons and some weekends. The hourly rate is £15 to £18 depending on experience and qualifications. The post is available from July 2020.

The Garden is located at

Seaview Children’s Unit, 1 Bingham Avenue, Bingham Edinburgh, EH15 3HY.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience
Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Take a lead role in managing and developing the garden
    Provide regular updates to the Board of Trustees
    Manage and recruit volunteers
    Delivering group and one to one therapeutic gardening sessions for children
    Assist with funding applications


  • Practical experience as a gardener
    Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    Experience of working with children and volunteers
    Ability to work independently and flexibly
    Willingness to undertake relevant training and attend conferences


  • Experience working with children with severe and complex needs
    Post Graduate Diploma in Social and Therapeutic Horticulture,
    RHS level 2 Diploma in Principles and Practices in Horticulture
    Experience of recruitment, retention and management of volunteers
    Good IT skills including Word, Google teams.
    Social media and newsletter writing experience
    Experience completing funding applications
    Administration experience including report writing
    Experience of working in partnership with various organisations and stakeholders
    Organising events and workshops


How to Apply:

We welcome informal enquiries, please ring Christina on 07836561118 or e-mail .This is a self-employed position, and we currently have funding up to summer 2021 but are applying for further funding and to date we have successfully funded the work for several years . To apply please send your CV and covering letter describing why you would be a suitable for this role to Christina Burnett via e mail address as above . The closing date for applications is 20th July 2020. Note: Disclosure Scotland, reference and qualification checks will be conducted as part of the recruitment process.


Closing Date: July 20, 2020
Clydesdale Community Initiatives
CCI, Langloch Farm, Lanark
Hours: 3.5 days per week (26.25 hours)
Salary: £22,000 pro rata
Type of Contract: Fixed term until end March 22

Based in CCI offices, Langloch Farm, Lanark – Work sites across Lanarkshire3.5 days per week (26.25 hours)

Introduction to Clydesdale Community Initiatives (CCI)

Clydesdale Community Initiatives (CCI) is an innovative social enterprise with a core mission to give people who are experiencing significant barriers to inclusion, due to their learning disability, mental health issue or other challenging circumstance, the opportunity to make a positive contribution in their community.

The role of the Community Gardener

We are now seeking a community gardener who will support small groups to engage in projects that make a tangible high profile difference to their community. These activities include therapeutic gardening at Langloch Farm and supporting food growing initiatives within the Clydesdale Food Growing Network.

The work will require engaging individual volunteers with support needs; including adults with learning difficulties and complex mental health issues, as well as local community volunteers to work on small scale food growing and horticulture based projects.

Job Description

Delivering programmes of gardening / food growing activities to individuals with a range of support needs

  • Ensuring that sites are well planned, organised and attractive for both participants and the wider public.
  • Taking active responsibility for an effective, safe and happy team that is inclusive of volunteers from across the community
  • Reporting and dealing with all volunteering issues constructively with the CCI team.
  • Developing and delivering workshops to community and school groups on a range of gardening activities and environmental topics.

Essential skills and qualities

We are looking for an individual that takes pride in their work and can reliably deliver quality jobs:

  • Evidence of gardening expertise.
  • Experience of supporting people to make a contribution to their community, develop their skills and improve their health and wellbeing.
  • Able to balance the dual task of getting a job done and supporting volunteers.
  • Evidence of a flexible, positive can do attitude to planning and managing work.
  • Experience of undertaking onsite risk assessments and being responsible for the safety of everyone on site (ensuring that social distancing and appropriate hygiene protocols are followed).
  • We are looking for someone who can work independently and as part of the team.
  • Ability to use IT, including email, and to keep and share essential admin information.

How to Apply: Email or telephone 01555 664211 for an application pack.
Closing Date: June 30, 2020
Interview Date: Wednesday, 8 July, 2020
Nourish Kirriemuir

Kirriemuir, Angus

Hours: 3 days per week
Salary: Salary £28,000 pro rata
Type of Contract: Fixed term contract until 31 March 2022.


To lead the development of organic fruit and vegetable growing and associated learning activities in Kirriemuir. The garden will be managed with the aim of promoting carbon reducing behaviours, knowledge and skills and reducing our CO2 production in the town. Background Nourish Kirriemuir is an ambitious plan to provide good local food and cut food waste in our community. Our project is working with 3 schools in town to improve carbon literacy, cut school food waste and learn about growing food. We are establishing a garden in the grounds of Northmuir Primary School and at Webster’s High School.


The Market Garden Growing Leader will lead on the planning and development of the garden sites. Leading the economic, environmental and social development of the garden. To link the garden with the school, community and town it serves. This role offers a good deal of flexibility to the Garden leader as long as we deliver on the key CCF outcomes. Given the ongoing and likely longer term restrictions on social distancing, there will be some need to share knowledge and experience online. This may be done with podcasts and video meetings.

Further information and Job/Person Specification at Sustainable Kirriemuir web pages and Facebook 

How to Apply:

PLEASE SEND A CV and note on how you fit the bill – to


Closing Date: June 19, 2020
Horatio’s Garden

Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Brockley Hill, Stanmore, Middlesex, HA7 4LP

Salary: £32,300 FTE

Horatios Garden are seeking an enthusiastic head gardener for this exciting role in a new Tom Stuart-Smith designed hospital garden project at London’s only spinal injury centre. This high-profile garden is due to open in August and will trail blaze the benefits of gardens and health. The project has had widespread publicity throughout the fundraising and development.

The garden is a contemporary masterpiece with two interconnected gardens – a woodland reflective garden with three water features, dense herbaceous planting and birch trees and a more gregarious social garden filled with vibrant planting.

Garden rooms designed by renowned architect Stephen Marshall give patients warm sheltered places to enjoy the garden in all weather. There is a large accessible greenhouse, an area of raised beds for patients to get involved with gardening and a warm contemporary head gardeners office looking out over the garden. Go to for more details about the project.

The Head Gardener will join a team of four other Head Gardeners across the charity’s existing projects. They will work with a volunteer co-ordinator and a team of trained volunteers to nurture the beautiful space for patients of the spinal injury centre and their visitors. Tom Stuart-Smith will be closely involved as the garden grows, visiting regularly and offering advice.

The role is a fantastic opportunity for a gardener with an interest in gardens and wellbeing and a passion for people as well as plants. 

The post is available immediately to coincide with planting the garden. Flexible working considered. Salary depending on experience approx. £32,300 FTE

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.
  • Able to manage budgets and petty cash.


  • 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.
  • Good IT skills, specifically proficient with Microsoft Office 365: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint,
  • 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.

How to Apply:


We welcome informal enquires; please ring John Grinstead on 07392 763495.

To apply please write a covering letter explaining why you would be suited to this role and send your CV to  The closing date for applications is Friday 12th June 2020.

NOTE: DBS, medical and reference checks will be conducted as part of the recruitment process.

Closing Date: June 12, 2020

WHALE Arts Centre, 30 Westburn Grove, Edinburgh EH14 2SA

Hours: 2 days per week/14 hours per week - to be discussed beforehand with the post holder for working hours to be placed across integral gardening periods of Spring, Summer and Autumn
Salary: £20,500 pro-rata basis
Type of Contract: 9-month post July 2020 – end March 2021. We intend to extend this depending on availability of funding, our financial position and performance of the post-holder

The WHALE Arts Community Garden Coordinator will be responsible for the running and maintenance of the garden working independently, and along with the Garden Volunteers and the Enterprise and Facilities Manager. The WHALE Arts garden provides an enjoyable and sustainable greenspace for our local Wester Hailes community. You will be maintaining the grounds that hold a variety of plants, vegetables, fruit, herbs, benches and a fire pit.

Working closely with your manager you will help develop and follow a maintenance plan for the WHALE Arts garden that supports our organisation values, be responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the garden and help ensure health and safety is followed on the gardening grounds.

Additionally you will coordinate our Garden volunteers and share skills and knowledge regularly on horticultural practices such as planting, growing, preparation, and pruning. Using your excellent communication skills and ability to build positive relationships. You will discuss, explore, and where suitable, implement feedback and ideas from our volunteers and staff to keep the garden developing and growing.

For Further Job details and Person Specification see

If you have any questions about the role please contact Laura Delahunt, Enterprise and Facilities Manager, by emailing or call: 0131 458 3267

How to Apply:

Apply in writing or by email, enclosing/attaching:

An up to date CV detailing relevant education and employment experience. No longer than two pages.
A covering letter demonstrating how your skills meet the Essential and Desirable Skills criteria of the job description. No longer than two pages.
Details of two referees, including your most recent employer

Applications accepted until Wednesday 9am, 10th June. Candidates selected by the panel for interview will be invited shortly after the closing date to interview which will be held. We anticipate that this will be via Zoom and will be confirmed closer to the interview week on week commencing 22nd June.

The successful candidate will be appointed to the role subject to confirmation of PV

Closing Date: June 10, 2020
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.

Please can you put the attached advert and role description on your website?

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