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Silver Birch (Scotland) Ltd
Silver Birch (Scotland) Ltd 6a Lochmill Holdings Antermony Road Milton of Campsie G66 8AE
Hours: Full time (35 hours per week), Mon-Thu 8.30am-4.30pm, Fridays 8.30am-2pm
Salary: £15,925
Type of Contract: Full-Time Permanent

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Escort clients safely to and from the service by driving a Silver Birch minibus
  • Provide individualised support to clients working within the vegetable cultivation team
  • Plan order of daily activities within the vegetable cultivation team
  • Assist in organisation clients’ workload
  • Closely observe and report upon relevant aspects of individual clients mental health, behaviour or other issues
  • Assist clients with aspects of physical care as required in accordance with the work carried out within the service
  • Maintain clients privacy and dignity at all times
  • Understand and abide by a code of confidentiality  in accordance with company policy
  • Participate in team meetings sharing information as requested
  • Work within company policies and procedures to ensure maintenance of safe working practices for clients and colleagues; particularly with regard to Health & Safety legislation and Risk Assessment management
  • Adhere to company policies and procedures for the use of supplies and equipment, in order to promote the effective and efficient use of resources
  • Participate in staff appraisal in accordance with company policy to maintain skills and develop personal growth through training and education
  • Contribute to service development


Assessment Areas

  • Relevant Experience
  • Skills & Qualities
  • Required Qualifications
  • Additional requirements of role


Essential Criteria

  • Previous experience of working with client group 
  • Enthusiastic
  • Friendly & supportive approach
  • Full Clean UK Driving Licence


Desirable Criteria

  • Experience of therapeutic horticulture
  • Possess or willing to work towards SVQ 1 or 2 in Social Care

Contact Name: Mark McCrorie
How to Apply: Send email to or call 01417775050 to request an application pack
Closing Date: March 8, 2019
Hours: 16 hours a week
Salary: Salary £17,300 per annum pro rata
Type of Contract: 9 month period
We're looking to appoint a new Garden Assistant to join our Community Garden team. This is an exciting opportunity for anyone with good gardening skills and experience of working in local communities to make a contribution towards sustaining and developing our award winning garden. The post is part-time for 16 hours a week for a 9 month period from March to the end of October 2019, with the possibility of extension. Salary £17,300 per annum pro rata Closing date for applications is 5:00pm on Thursday 28 February, with interviews scheduled for the following week.
How to Apply: Applicants should submit a CV accompanied by cover letter explaining why they are interested in applying for the post to: Further information and a job description can also be requested.
Closing Date: February 28, 2019
Dundee Social Enterprise Network

Dundee Social Enterprise Network, 15 Balunie Drive, Dundee, DD4 8PS

Hours: Full time or Part time or Flexible
Salary: £27,480
Type of Contract: Fixed Term 6 months Max

This is an exciting opportunity to work with a range of partners and stakeholders to establish the feasibility of developing a horticultural growing space in Dundee, using a sustainable Social Enterprise approach.

The post will involve:
    Delivering a feasibility study into the potential for a SE growing initiative
    Undertake option appraisal for management of the site which includes continuation of Dundee City Council operations
    Writing a 3 year business plan
    Identifying potential development funds

How to Apply:

Applicants should supply a CV and covering letter.
Applications will be considered from those wishing to do so on a consultancy basis.
Further information is available at is available at:

Closing Date: March 11, 2019
Interview Date: Wednesday, 20 March, 2019
Youth Vision

44 Harlaw Road, Balerno, Edinburgh  EH14 7AX

Salary: voluntary post

Youth Vision is seeking to appoint a new Chair Person who would commit for at least 2 years.
We are looking for someone with experience of chairing or has been involved in a lead role in a management committee, service management or leadership, and able to take Youth Vision on to the next phase of its development.
Committee meetings take place on the last Monday evening of the month at our office in Balerno.

How to Apply:

Please contact the Manager, Sara Beauregard, for an informal discussion prior to application.
Sara Beauregard, Manager, Youth Vision, 44 Harlaw Road, Balerno  EH14 7AX                 
Phone: 07999 948491

Closing Date: January 31, 2019
Lanark Community Development Trust Board

Castlebank Horticultural Centre, St Patrick's Road, Lanark  ML11 9EG

Hours: 35 hours per week, public holidays.
Salary: £25,000 per annum
Type of Contract: 3 year’s fixed term contract

Lanark Community Development Trust have been awarded £99,940 from the Big Lottery Fund to deliver a three year community gardening project at Castlebank Horticultural Centre, employing an Educational Gardener and delivering activities for the local community in Lanark. The project will deliver a range of horticultural, educational and volunteering opportunities to local people of all ages and backgrounds. It will help local people take control of their lives, reduce isolation and improve community connections.

This post commences on 18.02.2019
For further information and a full Job description see

How to Apply:

If you would like to discuss the role in more detail or have any queries, please contact
phone  07538 387 378

Please email CV and covering letter (no more than one page) to:

Closing Date: December 14, 2018
Hours: 28 hours per week
Salary: Circa GBP 26,000 per annum pro rata
Type of Contract: Part-time

Our Community Outreach Team is recruiting a new Community Outreach Advisor based in Edinburgh. As well as supporting community growing projects across the East of Scotland, you will deliver a range of horticultural training programmes across the region and help to shape and deliver new programmes designed to engage new audiences in the work of the RHS, building strong relationships with external partners and internal teams across the RHS.

If you are a passionate about community engagement through gardening, a professional horticulturalist experienced in inspiring communities new to gardening and in engaging the next generation of gardeners, then this is the role for you. Experience of working with community organisations, volunteers, young people, children, families and schools is essential. With excellent communication and reflective skills and the ability to work collaboratively and in partnership with stakeholder organisations, you should have experience of training and a qualification in practical horticulture (minimum of Level 2). More information on our website here -

Contact Name: Liz Stewart
How to Apply:

Closing Date: December 13, 2018
Interview Date: Wednesday, 9 January, 2019
CLEAR Buckhaven & Methil

36 College Street,

CLEAR Buckhaven & Methil, a small active charity in Fife, is seeking a qualified and experienced consultant to provide professional, practical advice on various aspects relating to the development, operations and sustainability of its community food involvement including harvesting, processing and marketing of locally grown produce and also provision of volunteer meals and community fridge.  Further details area available here.



Closing Date: November 21, 2018
The Seed Box
Hours: 36.25hrs
Salary: TBC, dependent upon experience
Type of Contract: Full-Time
The Seed Box is a social enterprise providing horticultural training and outdoor therapy to adults (co-workers) with additional support needs. Set up in 2013, The Seed Box operates out of two walled gardens, providing 35 sessions (7hr days) per week. Co-workers are taught basic horticultural and woodworking skills as well as work ethics. The opportunities offered provide motivation, improved mental and physical health, increased confidence and social wellbeing. As a social enterprise The Seed Box produces 9,000 bedding and herbaceous plants each year. We also provide a veg bag scheme, cut flowers, eggs, Christmas wreaths plus woodwork items such as bird boxes, bug hotels and planters. For further information and a job description please visit our website or email
How to Apply:

For further information and a job description please visit our website or email

Closing Date: November 5, 2018
Redhall Walled Garden, 97 Lanark Road, Edinburgh EH14 2LZ
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Salary: £16,478 - £18,624
Type of Contract: Fulltime permanent

Redhall Walled Garden, Edinburgh
£16,478 - £18,624, 37.5 hours per week

Redhall is a mental health service based in an award winning walled garden/six acre estate in Edinburgh. In a beautiful outdoor setting we promote recovery from mental ill health through therapeutic horticulture including organic gardening, conservation and team working. We also offer training in IT.  There is a strong group work emphasis, staff work with the people attending our service to develop and maintain the garden, plant nursery and estate which is open to the public on weekdays and occasional weekends. Duties also include key working responsibilities, supporting our service users with their personal development plans.
We are seeking a creative, enthusiastic and practical individual to join our team of eight.

Applicants should have:
You will have experience in horticulture, ideally both garden and plant nursery work, and of supporting groups in an outdoor setting.

You will be able to demonstrate good communication skills and a mature attitude together with adaptability, creativity and enthusiasm. You will also have experience and a good understanding of working with mental health issues.

You will be required to work flexibly to suit the needs of the service including some evening and weekend working.

Applications are welcome from people who have experienced mental health difficulties.  A PVG check is required for this post, along with a Right to Work in the UK check.  Candidates will also be required to provide proof of qualifications declared on the application form

Closing date for all applications is 12.00 noon, Monday 15th October 2018.
Interviews will take place on Wednesday 24th October 2018.

How to Apply:

Application forms, job descriptions and guidelines are available to download from our website  Please note that your application should be completed electronically and emailed back to, no other form of application will be accepted.

Closing Date: October 15, 2018
Interview Date: Wednesday, 24 October, 2018
Hunter Community Gardening
Hunter House Maxwellton Road G74 3LW East Kilbride
We're looking for volunteers to help us transform this green desert into a community garden and a beautiful space which can be used by the whole community! We want to create a bird, bee and human friendly space! But we need help. Maybe you a gardener, or you've never set foot in a garden before! Either way if you have some time to spare, want to make new friends and do something great for the community with your spare time, while learning new skills, getting fit and enjoying the great outdoors, then get in touch! . . .
How to Apply:

Please ring 07704 371299

Closing Date: October 31, 2018