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Methilhill Community Children’s Initiative (MCCI)
Hours: 30 per week on a self-employed basis for one year initially
Salary: £9 per hour
Type of Contract: Self-employed basis

The task of the project lead is to support the young people’s committee to manage the Charlie’s Green Angels climate change project. Activities will include working with staff, volunteers, children, young people and their families. The role will include working in an outdoors environment. The role will involve aspects of gardening and relevant climate change issues with a strong focus on the education and learning of children, young people, and the wider community. Team working and an experience of delivering educational workshops to children and young people is vital.

If you have applied previously you are not required to apply again

Closing Date: April 21, 2017
NHS Tayside Occupational Therapy for Adults with a Learning Disability
Hours: Full Time Monday to Friday 37.5 hrs
Salary: £19,902 - £22,683
Type of Contract: Permanent

Using horticulture as a medium, providing Occupational Therapy therapeutic activities to people with a Learning Disability within the Centre and within the community

Closing Date: March 29, 2017
Interview Date: Tuesday, 21 March, 2017
Students’ Association of the University of the West of Scotland (SAUWS)
Hours: 35 hours per week
Type of Contract: Fixed term contract of 12 months

The Students’ Association of the University of the West of Scotland (SAUWS) is a dynamic and vibrant organisation which exists to ensure the continuous improvement of our students’ experience.
We are looking for motivated, goal achieving staff who enjoy the challenge of making a difference to our students’ lives. We expect you to be WISE:
• Welcoming – a friendly approach in person and online
• Inclusive – enabling opportunities for all
• Supportive – supporting each other appropriately
• Engaging – communicating, listening and responding.
You should enjoy working in a fast changing environment and be able to work under your own direction as part of a diverse team. Knowledge or experience of working within a 3rd sector organisation is advantageous.
The Carbon Reduction Coordinator will be responsible for the Engage, Embed and Empower (E3) project which is funded by the Climate Challenge Fund. The project is centred on Sustainability Hubs in the Ayr and Paisley Campuses of the UWS. These hubs will be focal points for increased carbon literacy, action on climate change and supporting our circular economy through the free tool hire service and free shops. They will also offer repair and upcycling workshops which are aimed at upskilling our community, empowering them to keep goods in use for as long as possible. The ultimate goal of all of our projects is to ensure the continued reduction of CO2 emissions within our community.
For further information and how to apply see online

Contact Name: David Devlin
Closing Date: March 27, 2017
Interview Date: Thursday, 30 March, 2017
Camphill Wellbeing Trust
Salary: £21,000
Type of Contract: Full time: 37.5 hours/week over 5 days Fixed term post until 31st March 2025 as funded by The National Lottery Community Led Fund, subject to satisfactory probationary period (with view to extend dependant on funding)

Camphill Wellbeing Trust is a medical charity which provides extended approaches to address illness, support resilience and maintain wellbeing. We have a dedicated and passionate team of employees and volunteers, based across three sites approximately 6 miles west of Aberdeen City. A vacancy has arisen within the Compass Project team for an enthusiastic and capable Head Gardener / Outdoor Areas Manager to take on the development and coordination of our Compass project outdoor areas and related activities.

The role involves care for all aspects of the 4.1 acres outdoor site, including its mixed woodland. Gardening/ Horticultural/agricultural experience is required and experience of beekeeping is highly desirable. Ability to forward plan with regards to planting and land management is essential as is ability to operate a range of appropriate land management power tools.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Management of Compass outdoor areas in line with sustainability and organic / biodynamic principles
  • Liaising with Camphill organisations to facilitate meaningful outdoor activities for volunteers, patients and people with additional support needs
  • Managing health & safety of outdoor areas including repairs and maintenance
  • Managing outdoor areas budget
  • Supporting and educating volunteers, service users and local community in healthy food production on a small scale while maximising growing opportunities and production in gardening areas
  • Documentation of progress through photography and video

If you have the relevant experience along with strong communication and people skills, we would love to hear from you.

For further information and application pack, please email or contact us on 01224 862008. Site visits can be arranged at your request.

How to Apply:

For further information and application pack, please email or contact us on 01224 862008. 

Closing Date: June 3, 2022
Hours: 28 hours per week- Flexible options can be discussed.
Salary: £26,068 – £28,639 pro-rata


Are you passionate about promoting inclusion to the Arts, and understand the benefits of greenspace for wellbeing and recovery? Are you creative in your working approach?

If so, this new role working with people and in partnership with others may be the perfect opportunity for you.

About the role

You will lead the delivery and implementation of arts-based activities and approaches in greenspaces designed to support wellbeing and recovery, as well as coordinating the development of greenspaces to support staff wellbeing across Edinburgh.

Partnership working will be central to this role, and you will work alongside other Cyrenians colleagues, 3rd sector, statutory partners and service users to shape the vision for this project.

About You

You will be an outgoing individual with excellent organisational skills and with a creative and innovative approach. Experience of working in the arts and in community-accessed greenspaces is essential.

You will be committed to promoting inclusion, and will have experience of working with people with a broad range of life experiences.

How we’ll support you

You’ll be working independently with a supportive manager and a range of internal and external colleagues and partnerships. You will have access to wider Cyrenians support, including our learning and development programme, and staff wellbeing services.

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.

How to Apply:

Application details: For full details and an application pack please visit , call 0131 475 2354 (during working hours) or e-mail:

CVs will not be accepted.



Closing Date: May 23, 2022
Interview Date: Thursday, 9 June, 2022
Edinburgh Garden Partners
Hours: 21 hours / 3 days per week, occasional evenings and weekends
Salary: £26k pro rata
Type of Contract: Part time

Over the past eleven years, Edinburgh Garden Partners has developed a unique approach to addressing the risks of social isolation in our communities.

By matching volunteers who are looking for a space to grow with local garden owners who have a space to share, our garden partnerships create meaningful and lasting social connections between people of different ages and cultural backgrounds.

It is the shared interest in gardening and the exchange of skills, knowledge and life experience that make our garden partnerships so special and rewarding for everyone involved.

The position of Volunteering Development Coordinator is an exciting opportunity for someone who is a natural collaborator to support, connect and grow our brilliant community of volunteers.

Reports to: Project Coordinator

This is a permanent position, subject to successful continuation funding. The post is 3 days a week, which can be worked flexibly in discussion with EGP. EGP strives to be an employer that promotes the wellbeing of its staff: the postholder will receive the pro-rata equivalent of 25 days holiday entitlement plus 8 public holidays, employer’s pension contribution, as well as opportunities for flexible working and training and development.

EGP is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity in ability, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, class and other protected characteristics and are committed to improving diversity amongst our staff, trustees and within our volunteer community. We encourage individuals from Black and ethnic minority communities, as well as those who identify as having protected characteristics to apply for this role.



How to Apply:

Application notes

If you would like to discuss any additional requirements you may have during the application process, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Please download and complete the Application Form and the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form, and send them to by 5pm, Monday 2nd May.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 11th May. Currently we plan to hold interviews in person in Edinburgh; this will be reviewed and further information provided when candidates are shortlisted.

This post will be subject to a PVG check and satisfactory references.

For more information about EGP, our vision,mission and values, please visit

Closing Date: May 2, 2022
Interview Date: Wednesday, 11 May, 2022
Bannockburn House

Bannockburn House, Stirling, FK7 8EY

Hours: 0.5 FTE (17.5hrs pw) with an additional 3.5 hours per week until August 31st.
Salary: £25k pro rata
Type of Contract: Fixed term to March 31st, 2023

Bannockburn House Trust is a community owned 30-acre historic estate to the south of Stirling. We have a vacancy for a 0.5 FTE person to coordinate our volunteer gardeners. The post is fixed term to March 31st, 2023, with a possibility of an additional 3-year extension. Salary is c.£25k pro rata.


Successful candidates will have a good knowledge of horticultural work, as well as volunteer coordination, and implementing/managing learning programmes.


Click here to view the job description. 

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How to Apply:

Please apply by covering letter and CV by e-mail to  for all by 5 p.m. on Sunday, 22nd May, 2022.

Closing Date: May 22, 2022
Govanhill Baths Community Trust
Hours: Sessional work of 335 hours
Salary: £15 per hour (total of £5,025).
Type of Contract: April and October 2022

We are creating an urban ‘allotment’ area on Carfin Street in Govanhill, Glasgow. Anyone living on Carfin Street and the surrounding nearby area can apply for use of a planter to grow fruit and veg. Central to the project is the fact that the produce will be grown so close to the participants’ homes.

Our aim is to give local people access to high quality produce in an area with high levels of food insecurity, give skills in growing and cooking, create opportunities for social connection, improve physical and mental wellbeing, and help people take back some control of their food system.

To deliver this we are seeking a self-employed facilitator who will be responsible for conducting community consultation work, recruiting participants to the project, and designing and delivering a series of workshops and support sessions with project participants.

Essential skills
  • Experience of teaching growing skills, planning for the growing season, designing and leading workshops, organising events, and working with community groups.
  • Experience of community-led design and consultation.
  • An ability to enthuse others about growing and cooking your own food, greenspaces and taking control of your food system.
  • An ability to work and communicate clearly with a variety of stakeholders, including project participants, members of staff, volunteers and project partners.
  • Having strong planning and time management skills.
  • Having a good working knowledge of relevant IT programs.
  • Maintaining a high degree of professionalism and time-keeping.


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How to Apply:

Please email a CV and a supporting statement to by 5pm on Monday 21st March.

The supporting statement should be no longer than 600 words and, bearing in mind the job description, indicate what experience, skills and qualifications you have that would make you suitable for the role.

If you would like more information before applying, or have any questions, please email and get in touch:

Closing Date: March 21, 2022

Walled Garden, Dollar Park, Falkirk

Hours: part-time, 32 hours per week
Salary: £23,801 - £26,115 (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! Due to retirement an exciting opportunity has arisen for a Cyrenians Walled Garden Coordinator.

About the Walled Garden The Walled Garden is one of our 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. Walled garden page

 About the role As Garden Coordinator you’ll contribute to designing and managing 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 also support, engage and manage a real variety of people to help us we meet our aims, including a small staff team, people on community payback orders and community volunteers.

 About you You’ll be an experienced garden coordinator with a dynamic ‘can-do’ attitude and a genuine interest in gardens and working outdoors. Your optimistic, forward-thinking outlook will help you to nurture an environment where people feel safe, valued and have a purpose as well as ownership of their own journey plan. As you’ll inspire participants to achieve their future goals, it will help to have knowledge of the Justice system, and like us, you’ll be values-led and relationships-based in all that you do. You’ll also use your excellent interpersonal skills to motivate and inspire participants to get the most out of the opportunities that the garden presents.

 How we’ll support you  We’ll encourage you to be creative and innovative, and to take a pragmatic approach to planning and implementing new initiatives. You’ll have an enthusiastic, knowledgeable team of staff and volunteers, and a supportive manager. You’ll also have access to wider Cyrenians support, including our learning and development programme, and staff wellbeing services.


How to Apply:

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CVs will not be accepted.


Closing Date: March 28, 2022
Interview Date: Wednesday, 13 April, 2022
Bridgend Farmhouse


Hours: 37 hours a week
Salary: £25,000
Type of Contract: Full time

The Community Food Coordinator will oversee the delivery of community cooking, catering and training sessions at Bridgend Farmhouse community kitchen. The post holder will coordinate and develop learning, training, and volunteering opportunities in the kitchen with participants, according to their needs and abilities, and work closely with the Community Garden Coordinator on the delivery of the Farm2Fork project. The successful applicant will also help to develop partnership work and collaboration with other organisations and interest groups to utilise our kitchen and café.

The Community Food Coordinator is responsible for the smooth running and maintenance of our kitchen, café and food storage facilities. They will create, develop and maintain robust systems, such as planning rotas and food rotation to contribute to the smooth running and growth of Bridgend Farmhouse. This role will require flexibility, including some evening and weekend work, to allow the team to meet community members’, groups’, and external stakeholders’ needs, to ensure the success of the organisation, and highlight Bridgend Farmhouse as a community space to learn, work, and grow together. The post holder will also identify further funding and income-generating opportunities to sustain this project beyond the current length of two years.

Please download the Job Description below for further details about the role.


Job Description

How to Apply:

Please send your CV and reasons why you should be considered for this position to

We welcome job share applications. If intending to apply as a job-share, please outline in your application how you envision this working.

Closing Date: February 25, 2022
Interview Date: Wednesday, 2 March, 2022