Hours: 22.5 hours per week
Salary: £17,063 (pro-rata),
Type of Contract: Permanent
Using your practical knowledge and experience of horticulture or gardening and your understanding of mental health issues you will support people to achieve their goals and outcomes in a therapeutic horticulture setting. A car driver and owner is essential for this post.
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: April 29, 2019
Interview Date: Tuesday, 7 May, 2019
NHS Scotland
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Salary: £24,670 to £30,742 per annum plus £1,298.39 High Secure Environment Allowance per annum and £3116.23 High Secure Clinical Responsibility Allowance per annum.
Type of Contract: Permanent
A vacancy has arisen for a Senior Vocational Activity Instructor to be based within the Garden & Animal Assisted Therapy Centre. The post holder will have a lead role in the provision of therapeutic horticultural and animal therapy activities for the patients and will provide guidance, support and direction to the team of staff in the department. The role involves working closely with the Charge Nurse, who has overall clinical responsibility for the area, to provide activity and interventions that are beneficial for the improvement of the patient’s mental health and contribute to their care and treatment plan. The post holder will be expected to lead in the provision of vocational qualifications for the patients in horticulture and/or related topics and to assist other staff develop the necessary skills to deliver vocational qualifications.
How to Apply: If after reading this material, you wish to apply, you must do so via the eESS website link and register: Please quote IRC20482 If you require assistance with your application please contact HR at
Closing Date: April 30, 2019
Lothlorien Therapeutic Community
Lothlorien Therapeutic Community (Rokpa Trust) Corsock, Dumfries and Galloway DG7 3DR 01644 440602
Hours: Full time post, live-in (37.5 hours per week), relief positions also available
Salary: £23,000
Type of Contract: Full-Time

Lothlorien is a Therapeutic Community for people with mental health difficulties situated in a quiet rural setting in South West Scotland. We are looking to recruit a full-time male Therapeutic Gardening Co-ordinator and we also have Relief Gardener positions available. This is a dynamic and exciting opportunity to work within a Therapeutic Community environment. We are looking for a creative individual who can inspire our residents to connect with gardening as a route to recovery and wellbeing. The garden plays a central part in helping people connect with a sense of meaning and purpose in their recovery at Lothlorien Community. The person appointed will be coming into an organic vegetable garden with scope for innovation. We provide a structured gardening programme pitched at an appropriate level for people in recovery from mental health problems. This can have a very positive effect on mental wellbeing by having a grounding and healing effect, as well as providing people with the opportunity to develop their self-esteem, confidence and skills when working towards recovery. The therapeutic and relational aspects of the work are more important than being goal-orientated. Working with residents to foster a sense of participation, belonging, inclusion, mutual respect, at a pace and level with which they are comfortable is key.

 Links to Job Description and Application Form at

Contact Name: Blanche Mulholland
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Closing Date: May 31, 2019