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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
55 Torphin Road Colinton Edinburgh EH13 0PQ
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Salary: £24,403 rising to £26,535
Tiphereth Day Service has an exciting and rare opportunity for a Team Leader who will lead, organise and manage the Garden group within the day service. The post holder will provide direct support to adults with learning disabilities and autism in the garden group, and will also lead and manage the staff team. The work of the Garden Group is to maintain and cultivate an aesthetically pleasing garden through weeding, mowing, sowing; to grow vegetables, flowers and plants for use in Tiphereth and for the summer fair; and to be responsible for the local Green waste collection which is used to produce our compost. We are looking for someone with relevant care and support experience, ideally with prior leadership experience, and knowledge and enthusiasm for horticultural work.
How to Apply:

Application pack: or

Closing Date: January 20, 2020
Interview Date: Monday, 27 January, 2020
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