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
- Relevant Experience
- Skills & Qualities
- Required Qualifications
- Additional requirements of role
- Previous experience of working with client group
- Friendly & supportive approach
- Full Clean UK Driving Licence
- Experience of therapeutic horticulture
- Possess or willing to work towards SVQ 1 or 2 in Social Care
Dundee Social Enterprise Network, 15 Balunie Drive, Dundee, DD4 8PS
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
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: dundeesen.org/dsen-vacancies
44 Harlaw Road, Balerno, Edinburgh EH14 7AX
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.
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
Castlebank Horticultural Centre, St Patrick's Road, Lanark ML11 9EG
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
If you would like to discuss the role in more detail or have any queries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
phone 07538 387 378
Please email CV and covering letter (no more than one page) to: email@example.comClosing Date: December 14, 2018
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 - https://www.rhs.org.uk/about-the-rhs/work-for-the-rhsContact Name: Liz Stewart How to Apply: Closing Date: December 13, 2018 Interview Date: Wednesday, 9 January, 2019
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
Redhall Walled Garden, Edinburgh
HORTICULTURE INSTRUCTOR - (Ref: N643)
£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.
Application forms, job descriptions and guidelines are available to download from our website www.samh.org.uk. Please note that your application should be completed electronically and emailed back to firstname.lastname@example.org, no other form of application will be accepted.Closing Date: October 15, 2018 Interview Date: Wednesday, 24 October, 2018
Please ring 07704 371299Closing Date: October 31, 2018