We are creating an urban ‘allotment’ area on Carfin Street in Govanhill, Glasgow. Anyone living on Carfin Street and the surrounding nearby area can apply for use of a planter to grow fruit and veg. Central to the project is the fact that the produce will be grown so close to the participants’ homes.
Our aim is to give local people access to high quality produce in an area with high levels of food insecurity, give skills in growing and cooking, create opportunities for social connection, improve physical and mental wellbeing, and help people take back some control of their food system.
To deliver this we are seeking a self-employed facilitator who will be responsible for conducting community consultation work, recruiting participants to the project, and designing and delivering a series of workshops and support sessions with project participants.
- Experience of teaching growing skills, planning for the growing season, designing and leading workshops, organising events, and working with community groups.
- Experience of community-led design and consultation.
- An ability to enthuse others about growing and cooking your own food, greenspaces and taking control of your food system.
- An ability to work and communicate clearly with a variety of stakeholders, including project participants, members of staff, volunteers and project partners.
- Having strong planning and time management skills.
- Having a good working knowledge of relevant IT programs.
- Maintaining a high degree of professionalism and time-keeping.
How to Apply:
Please email a CV and a supporting statement to email@example.com by 5pm on Monday 21st March.
The supporting statement should be no longer than 600 words and, bearing in mind the job description, indicate what experience, skills and qualifications you have that would make you suitable for the role.
If you would like more information before applying, or have any questions, please email and get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.orgClosing Date: March 21, 2022
Walled Garden, Dollar Park, Falkirk
Do you want to work outdoors, explore your creative flair, and make a real difference to your local community?
If you have a passion for growing plants and supporting people to grow this could be the perfect role for you! Due to retirement an exciting opportunity has arisen for a Cyrenians Walled Garden Coordinator.
About the Walled Garden The Walled Garden is one of our Cyrenians public facing services, where we support people on Community Payback Orders to put back into the community and develop their own horticultural skills. Set in a public space of half an acre within Dollar Park, Falkirk the garden is highly valued by the community, and is a home for events, volunteering and enjoying the tranquillity it has to offer. Walled garden page
About the role As Garden Coordinator you’ll contribute to designing and managing a creative and interactive garden and programme for those engaging with our services. You’ll be surprised at how many opportunities you’ll have to perfect planting, bring new ideas and share your enthusiasm and garden knowledge with others. As you’d imagine, there are plenty of chances to get your hands dirty – and it’s safe to say you’ll never be bored! You’ll also support, engage and manage a real variety of people to help us we meet our aims, including a small staff team, people on community payback orders and community volunteers.
About you You’ll be an experienced garden coordinator with a dynamic ‘can-do’ attitude and a genuine interest in gardens and working outdoors. Your optimistic, forward-thinking outlook will help you to nurture an environment where people feel safe, valued and have a purpose as well as ownership of their own journey plan. As you’ll inspire participants to achieve their future goals, it will help to have knowledge of the Justice system, and like us, you’ll be values-led and relationships-based in all that you do. You’ll also use your excellent interpersonal skills to motivate and inspire participants to get the most out of the opportunities that the garden presents.
How we’ll support you We’ll encourage you to be creative and innovative, and to take a pragmatic approach to planning and implementing new initiatives. You’ll have an enthusiastic, knowledgeable team of staff and volunteers, and a supportive manager. You’ll also have access to wider Cyrenians support, including our learning and development programme, and staff wellbeing services. www.cyrenians.scot
How to Apply:
CVs will not be accepted.
Closing Date: March 28, 2022 Interview Date: Wednesday, 13 April, 2022
The Community Food Coordinator will oversee the delivery of community cooking, catering and training sessions at Bridgend Farmhouse community kitchen. The post holder will coordinate and develop learning, training, and volunteering opportunities in the kitchen with participants, according to their needs and abilities, and work closely with the Community Garden Coordinator on the delivery of the Farm2Fork project. The successful applicant will also help to develop partnership work and collaboration with other organisations and interest groups to utilise our kitchen and café.
The Community Food Coordinator is responsible for the smooth running and maintenance of our kitchen, café and food storage facilities. They will create, develop and maintain robust systems, such as planning rotas and food rotation to contribute to the smooth running and growth of Bridgend Farmhouse. This role will require flexibility, including some evening and weekend work, to allow the team to meet community members’, groups’, and external stakeholders’ needs, to ensure the success of the organisation, and highlight Bridgend Farmhouse as a community space to learn, work, and grow together. The post holder will also identify further funding and income-generating opportunities to sustain this project beyond the current length of two years.
Please download the Job Description below for further details about the role.
How to Apply:
Please send your CV and reasons why you should be considered for this position to hr.breathehr.com/v/community-food-coordinator-21114.
We welcome job share applications. If intending to apply as a job-share, please outline in your application how you envision this working.Closing Date: February 25, 2022 Interview Date: Wednesday, 2 March, 2022
Are you a Senior Gardener with excellent horticultural experience and experience in community based or therapeutic horticulture?
Beannachar Camphill Community is Located on a beautiful estate only two miles from Aberdeen city, it provides a therapeutic and supportive space that transforms the lives of young adults with additional support and complex needs.
We are looking for a highly experienced gardener with the ability to take forward an inclusive vision for the 1 acre walled garden and an imaginative approach to involving young adults with a range of abilities and disabilities. The garden ‘team’ will include Beannachar ‘students’ and their support workers who will accompany and work alongside them, as well as volunteers. Central to the role will be a passion for community gardening and developing organic and sustainable gardening practices.
A Garden Workshop Leader is needed to maintain the walled garden to high standards throughout the year and to help and design the garden for the future. The one acre walled garden comprises vegetable growing beds, polytunnels, glass house, and fruit trees, herb garden and areas of herbaceous boarders and lawns. The garden has been tended for over 40 years using bio-dynamic and organic principles. Garden produce is mostly consumed by the Beannachar community, and there is potential to develop garden related social enterprises.
You will part of the Day Service team, communicating and working with other workshop leaders running numerous crafts workshops, our small farm (11 acres), estate and woodland areas in providing opportunities for work and learning.
Beannachar is part of the Camphill worldwide community, it exists to provide a place where everyone can find purpose and belonging. With a dedicated team of staff and volunteers from all over the world, Beannachar students are supported to uncover their latent potential and unique talents as they transition to adulthood.
You should have experience of working with vulnerable people, a creative approach, and the ability to demonstrate our values developing healthy social relationships based on mutual learning, care and respect while celebrating the uniqueness and authenticity of each human being.
Photographs to be found on Beanachar website and Facebook page.
Essential skills and qualities
- Horticulture related qualification and/or a minimum of 3 years consistent horticultural experience relative to the post.
- Experience in using practical knowledge/experience of horticulture to support vulnerable people.
- Commitment to organic or biodynamic gardening and sustainable practice
How to Apply:
Please send an email to email@example.com to request an application form or to arrange a call to speak about the post.
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to view the garden and prepare a brief presentation on how they would develop the garden’s potential.
Closing Date: March 6, 2022
The Hidden Garden are currently looking for two Garden Assistants for their team
The team of Garden Assistants is the public face of the Gardens during evenings and weekends. The main purpose of the role is to provide a visual and engaging 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. You will also assist the team with public events and help others who hire the Gardens indoor and outdoor spaces.
The Garden Assistant team work shifts to cover weekend and evening rotas and a flexible approach to working is essential. Hours will be concentrated around weekends and evenings and the successful candidate must be available to regularly work during these times.How to Apply:
CV’s will not be accepted – applications to be received by email only.
Please download the application pack from The Hidden Gardens website
Send completed application and equal opportunities monitoring forms to firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
We are looking for a highly experienced garden coordinator, with the ability to take forward an inclusive vision for the Royal Edinburgh community gardens. Central to the role will be a passion for community gardening and developing sustainable gardening practices, as well as experience of leading infrastructure developments. Recruiting and supporting volunteer gardeners will be required, as well as an imaginative approach to involving volunteers and service users in decision-making.
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.
You can find the job description and application form here.
CVs will not be accepted.How to Apply:
Download the application form from Cyrenians webpage
Complete the form and save it
Upload your completed application form using the online submission tool on Cyrenians webpageClosing Date: February 21, 2022 Interview Date: Friday, 4 March, 2022
Blair Castle’s Walled Garden, Culross, Fife KY12 8JW
The successful candidate will be an experienced social gardener who’ll work with the trustees to identify disadvantaged people and groups in West Fife and support them in volunteering at our Grow West Fife garden in Culross.
This will involve networking with a wide range of groups including migrants and refugees, people with restricted mobility, people from BIPOC and other ethnic minorities, members of the LGBTQ communities, people on low incomes, people with Early Onset Alzheimers – anyone who needs support to volunteer and play a role. It will involve assisting and supporting them to learn, grow and feel at home in our garden.
The successful candidate will be experienced in working with vulnerable groups, have a Protecting Vulnerable Groups certificate and be able to advise and develop our own policies to protect vulnerable people at the garden. They will be experienced in teaching gardening skills and an effective communicator on social media. The job will include weekend working and the hours will be structured around fixed
volunteer workshop sessions.
For further information see Grow West Fife | Facebook
To apply, please send your C.V to email@example.com along with a covering letter setting out the experience and skills you can bring to our growing charity
Blair Castle’s Walled Garden, Culross, Fife KY12 8JW
The successful candidate will be an experienced social gardener who’ll work with our trustees to create a new Instant Raised Bed Scheme in which 50 low-income families will be given a raised bed frame, compost and seeds to grow vegetables in their garden or on their balcony.
This will include teaching participants basic vegetable growing skills in workshops at our walled garden in Culross and also through video clips for social media. The Gardening Project Co-ordinator will be expected to offer advice on the delivery of the scheme, including the planting plans for the pallet-collar beds.
The 12 hours per week will be structured according to the number and duration of workshops and will require some weekend hours.
We’re looking for a passionate, friendly and empathetic gardener who can enthuse absolute beginners to share our love of growing food and be a fab team player.
This position is funded by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO).
For Further Information see Grow West Fife | Facebook
To apply, please send your C.V to firstname.lastname@example.org along with a covering letter setting out the experience and skills you can bring to our growing charityClosing Date: February 14, 2022
Are you a passionate and experienced workshop facilitator with excellent practical knowledge of community orcharding?
The Orchard Project is seeking a short-term self-employed consultant in Glasgow for 5-8 days’ work, which will take place from March – June 2022. The day rate for this work is £250. This is a short term consultancy role, working with local community groups to provide aftercare and support to their new orchards.
Please click here to view the job description
How to Apply:
To apply, please review the Job Description and if you are a good fit, send us your CV, a completed Equality & Diversity form and a covering letter, 2 sides maximum. In your covering letter you should highlight how your skills and experience meet the brief. Applications should be sent to Fergus Walker, Glasgow Project Manager, at email@example.com.Closing Date: February 13, 2022 Interview Date: Wednesday, 16 February, 2022
HOPE Garden SCIO is a registered charity that provides horticultural training for adults with learning disabilities that live in the Angus area.
To oversee the development of HOPE garden in line with the Business Plan and develop links between the garden and the wider community. To co-ordinate and manage a volunteer programme, and develop project opportunities for trainees and volunteers in collaboration with garden staff.
Previous work with adults with learning disabilities would be desirable but not essential. Ideally the candidate should have a degree in Community Learning and Development, Project Management or an equivalent qualification. Good IT skills would be advantageous.
A current driving licence and access to a car is essential. A PVG Disclosure check is required for this post and will be paid for by the employer.
Place of work: Main place of work Hope Organic Garden, Arbroath with some community based project work.How to Apply:
An application form and job specification are available for download from our website at www.hopeorganicgarden.org.uk. Alternatively, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for an application form and job specification.Closing Date: February 11, 2022