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Camphill School Aberdeen
Hours: Full-time 40 hours per week

At Camphill School Aberdeen, we currently have an opportunity for an enthusiastic Senior Day Services Assistant to join our garden-based Learning for Life Day services team.

In this position, your primary task will be to assist the Garden Team in planning and implementing individualised garden workshop jobs and activities, enabling young people to connect with nature, develop practical skills, work towards internal learning qualifications and build confidence.

Required for this post:

• Experience and passion for working with children and young people with additional and complex needs.

• Enthusiasm for promoting learning through engagement and the CSA internal STARS AWARDS as well as personal development through nature and gardening.

• Passion and/or interest for regenerative gardening including organic and biodynamic gardening principles.

Desirable for this post:

• 3 + years’ experience working with children and young people with additional and complex needs.

• Further professional development or training in (therapeutic) education-based training and/or workshop specific training e.g. organic and/or biodynamic gardening

• Previous experience of working in a land setting

• Previous experience working or volunteering in a similar (Camphill) setting.


How to Apply: For further information or to apply, please go to; www.camphillschools.org.uk/join-us/vacancies/
Closing Date: May 1, 2024
The Hidden Gardens
Hours: ad hoc hours (70 hours)
Salary: £14.18 per hour

The Hidden Gardens is a multi-award-winning art and design garden and Scotland’s first sanctuary gardens dedicated to peace. Located between the communities of Pollokshields East and Govanhill; we are a small, friendly organisation run by a team of part-time staff and the heads, hearts and hands of many volunteer trustees, advisors, and gardeners. Broadly speaking, we aim to promote health and wellbeing – of people, and the planet.


Outdoor Learning Facilitation worker (£14.18 per hour) We are looking for someone to work ad hoc hours (70 hours) to deliver 21 inspiring short outdoors learning sessions, using the gardens as a resource, with small groups of pupils from several local primary schools, from mid-May onwards during term time. The project team includes the Community Programme Manager, this role, and a project assistant. Sessions will be scheduled by the project assistant, based on the availability of the schools and the facilitation worker.


An ability to communicate positively with a wide range of people will be important as is experience of training or facilitating outdoors in a community setting.


We are open to hearing from applicants who are available specifically for this work and from those who are interested in future work supporting children, young people, or adults.


Please visit https://thehiddengardens.org.uk/outdoor-learning-facilitation-worker-vac... for further information and to download an application pack.


How to Apply:

How to Apply: Applications to be received by email only. To apply please send your CV and a brief cover letter outlining your relevant experience and why you feel you are a good fit for the role.

Send your completed application and equal opportunities monitoring form to administrator@thehiddengardens.org.uk


Closing Date: April 18, 2024
Interview Date: Tuesday, 23 April, 2024
Working For Gardeners Assocation (WFGA)
Address:

Lothian and Borders 

Anyone looking to change career into Horticulture.  The WRAGS (Work and Retrain as a Gardener Scheme) is a well recognised route into the gardening world.  Trainees spend two days a week in a garden either private or public over the course of a year.  You would work with the Head Gardener and the gardening team, learning everything from pruning to propagation, composting to cuttings, plant disease, vegetable and flower growing, plant ID, roses, shrubs and much more.  This is a paid traineeship.  Please look at our website wfga.org.uk or contact Caroline Straker on 07719 627481, or by email scotland-south@wfga.org.uk.


Closing Date: October 31, 2024