Based in CCI offices, Langloch Farm, Lanark – Work sites across Lanarkshire3.5 days per week (26.25 hours)
Introduction to Clydesdale Community Initiatives (CCI)
Clydesdale Community Initiatives (CCI) is an innovative social enterprise with a core mission to give people who are experiencing significant barriers to inclusion, due to their learning disability, mental health issue or other challenging circumstance, the opportunity to make a positive contribution in their community.
The role of the Community Gardener
We are now seeking a community gardener who will support small groups to engage in projects that make a tangible high profile difference to their community. These activities include therapeutic gardening at Langloch Farm and supporting food growing initiatives within the Clydesdale Food Growing Network.
The work will require engaging individual volunteers with support needs; including adults with learning difficulties and complex mental health issues, as well as local community volunteers to work on small scale food growing and horticulture based projects.
Delivering programmes of gardening / food growing activities to individuals with a range of support needs
- Ensuring that sites are well planned, organised and attractive for both participants and the wider public.
- Taking active responsibility for an effective, safe and happy team that is inclusive of volunteers from across the community
- Reporting and dealing with all volunteering issues constructively with the CCI team.
- Developing and delivering workshops to community and school groups on a range of gardening activities and environmental topics.
Essential skills and qualities
We are looking for an individual that takes pride in their work and can reliably deliver quality jobs:
- Evidence of gardening expertise.
- Experience of supporting people to make a contribution to their community, develop their skills and improve their health and wellbeing.
- Able to balance the dual task of getting a job done and supporting volunteers.
- Evidence of a flexible, positive can do attitude to planning and managing work.
- Experience of undertaking onsite risk assessments and being responsible for the safety of everyone on site (ensuring that social distancing and appropriate hygiene protocols are followed).
- We are looking for someone who can work independently and as part of the team.
- Ability to use IT, including email, and to keep and share essential admin information.