Horticulture Instructor
£18,525 - £19,987

Redhall Walled Garden, Edinburgh

37.5 hours per week
Job Description: 

Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity.  Today, SAMH operates 60 services in communities across Scotland providing mental health social care support, homelessness, addictions and employment services among others.  These services, together with our national programme work in See Me, respectme, suicide prevention and activeliving; inform our policy and campaign work to influence positive social change.

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 / conservation 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: 
Tuesday, 18 January, 2022
Interview Date: 
Tuesday, 1 February, 2022
How to Apply: 

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 jobs@samh.org.uk, no other form of application will be accepted.