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Amisfield Walled Garden Project
Hours: Average 35 hours per week. Core hours 10am to 4pm
Salary: £25,000

Background Information

The Amisfield Preservation Trust is a charity which has been set up to restore the historically important 8 acre walled garden at Amisfield Park, Haddington, East Lothian. Since 2007, our gardening group (all volunteers and amateur gardeners) has returned the walled garden from a severely neglected state back into a working productive garden. We have a long term lease of the garden from East Lothian Council and have ambitious plans to create a financially self-sustaining community resource where people can learn new horticultural skills within a beautiful historic setting. As our project has developed, we have welcomed all sections of the local community to work within our volunteer team, and we believe that the project demonstrates the therapeutic benefits to mental and physical health from hands on gardening and from working as a team to achieve a common goal.

The volunteer coordinator post is for an initial one year period. The position has been funded jointly by the National Lottery Fund and East Lothian Council for the past 4 years and funding is confirmed for the coming year. We anticipate that we will be able to secure funding beyond this, given our record of successful grant applications. The post will be subject to a 3 month probationary period.

We are looking for a practical, motivated person to manage and supervise our volunteer gardening team, to promote the project in the local community, to provide training and to work with the Trust’s board of directors to plan and develop the project.

Further information on the project is on our website:

The job description and application form can be downloaded from 

How to Apply:

Application Process and Timetable

Candidates are welcome to visit the walled garden prior to interview during our normal opening hours from 10am to 4pm, Monday to Friday, or from 10am to 1pm on a Saturday.

If you require any further information or wish to discuss the post, please call Kate Rycroft, Chair of the Amisfield Preservation Trust, on 07870 213731 or

To apply for the post of Volunteer Coordinator, please complete the application form and email it to:

or post it to : Amisfield Preservation Trust, Lady’s Field, Whitekirk, Dunbar, East

Lothian EH42 1XS

Closing Date: July 22, 2022


Hours: Between 15 hours - 30 hours per week
Salary: £22,622 – £25,296 pro rata, plus pension

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! Would you enjoy contributing and implementing new innovative ideas in our walled garden, helping to develop a ‘growing and maintenance’ plan?

 A new opportunity for a Community Gardner within our Falkirk services has arisen that could be perfect for you!

 About the Walled Garden

The Walled Garden is one of 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.

 About the role

As Community Gardener you’ll contribute to developing 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 be part of a small garden team who engage with a real variety of people to help us we meet our aims, including those on community payback orders and community volunteers.

 About you

You’ll be an experienced gardener with a dynamic ‘can-do’ attitude and a genuine interest in people, gardening and working outdoors. Your enthusiasm and positive outlook will help you nurture an environment where people feel safe, valued and an opportunity to gain new skills

 What we can offer you

  • Our garden services are delivered 7 days a week and offer working flexibility for the postholder and meeting service delivery needs.
  • You’ll be part of an enthusiastic, knowledgeable staff team who will help you develop and grow in your role and a supportive line manager. 
  • You’ll also have access to wider Cyrenians support, including our learning and development programme, and staff wellbeing services. 
  • Opportunities to participate in any relevant training for continued personal development.

About us

At Cyrenians we tackle the causes and consequences of homelessness. We understand that there are many routes into homelessness, and that there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to supporting people towards more positive and stable futures. That’s why all our work is values-led and relationships-based.


Our values

  • Compassion: We believe that everyone should have the chance to change, no matter how long that might take.
  • Respect: We believe in tolerance, acceptance, valuing diversity and treating each other as equals.
  • Integrity: We are committed to the highest quality of work, grounded in honesty, generosity, sincerity and professionalism.
  • Innovation: We are willing to take risks, challenge convention and be creative in our search for new ways of working, in particular by taking account of the environmental impact of our decisions.

 Click here to view the job description.


Walled garden page


How to Apply:

Visit, or e-mail

CVs will not be accepted.

Closing Date: July 25, 2022