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WHALE Arts
Address:

WHALE Arts Centre, 30 Westburn Grove, Edinburgh, EH14 2SA

Hours: 21 hours per week (3 days a week)
Salary: £22,000 per annum year 1, £22, 660 per annum year 2, and £23, 339 per annum year 3 (£13200 year 1, £13596 year 2, £14,003 year 3 pro-rata equivalent)
Type of Contract: 3 years

For a full Job Description and information on the Skills, Qualities & Experience required, please click here

For further information about the post and the organisation online, see http://www.whalearts.co.uk/vacancies/


How to Apply: Apply in writing or by email, enclosing: ● An up-to-date CV detailing relevant education and employment experience. (2 pages max.) ● A covering letter demonstrating how your skills meet the Essential and Desirable Skills criteria of the job description. (2 pages max.) ● Details of two referees, including your most recent employer. The successful candidate will be appointed to the role subject to confirmation of PVG Scheme Membership. Send applications to recruitment@whalearts.co.uk by midday on Wednesday 5th May 2021. If you would like to speak to someone about the role please contact Laura Delahunt, Enterprise and Facilities Manager, by emailing us on recruitment@whalearts.co.uk or by phoning 0131 4583267 to request a call. www.whalearts.co.uk
Closing Date: May 5, 2021
SAMH
Address:
Aberdeenshire
Hours: 22.5 hrs per week
Salary: £18,525 (pro rata),

The Horticulture Practitioner will provide support to people we support which encourages independent living and creates an environment for recovery which upholds rights to privacy, dignity and personal choice within a service which specialises in horticulture training and delivery of therapeutic horticulture.

The Horticulture Practitioner will deliver the Cultivate (Therapeutic Horticulture Pathway) and SAMH’s GROW (Greenspace Recovery onto Work) Programmes across Aberdeenshire.

The Horticulture Practitioner will facilitate group sessions and deliver horticulture training to the required standards set by the relevant lead body and/or SAMH standards

Provide practical assistance for the needs of people we support, whilst encouraging individual responsibility and maximisation of personal choice

Support individuals in their search for work and supporting them to secure suitable employment/self employment or training, which match their skills, experience and aspirations.

Plan, monitor, evaluate and review outcomes for individuals through the use of person centred planning approaches.

Contribute fully to the activities of the project and play an effective role in achieving the aims and objectives of the service

Establish and maintain effective links with local community services and ensure that the people we support are aware of these services.

Negotiating access to community based resources, on behalf of service users with particular barriers.

Comply with the SSSC Code of Conduct, SAMH’s policies and procedures and any other relevant legislation.

Co-ordinate and deliver time limited focused group work and training events

Co-ordinate and deliver information events and stalls to promote the service.

Protect vulnerable groups and individuals from abuse in accordance with SAMH’s safeguarding framework.

Evidence outcomes for individuals through the use of person centred planning approaches.

Exercise judgement and initiative, taking personal responsibility and accountability for your own practice.

Demonstrate a commitment to continuous learning and reflective practice.

Treat every individual receiving support with respect and dignity

Promote the work of the organisation in a positive manner

Challenge the stigma associated with mental illness.

 


How to Apply: Further information about our new services, full job descriptions and application forms are available on 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.
Closing Date: April 22, 2021
Organisation Blooming Gardeners CIC
Address:
Invergordon, Barbaraville, Alness, Dingwall and other sites in the area as required
Hours: 18 hours per week
Salary: £13.75 per hour
Type of Contract: Temporary - - 6 months post

Blooming Gardenersis a Community Interest Company, registered with Companies House and run by a board of volunteer directors. The primary aim of Blooming Gardeners is to maintain and improve the health and well-being of its clients (gardeners) through involvement in horticulture. At present a service is provided for people with a range of learning disabilities and social communication disorders.

Blooming Gardeners employs 2 part time Horticultural Trainers who guide the gardeners in plant production, garden maintenance, soft landscaping and fruit and vegetable growing. We would now like to recruit another part time Horticultural Trainer for a period of 6 months working 9 hours over Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons plus up to 9 hours which can be worked flexibly according to preference and need. We are looking for someone with a sound knowledge of horticulture and the ability to support and communicate with people with additional needs.

The successful candidate will work in close collaboration with the other Horticultural Trainers in the practical gardening activities helping to ensuring that Blooming Gardeners meets high standards of service and support to its gardeners, staff and volunteers. 

You can download the full job description, person specification, and job application form from the Blooming Gardeners website – https://bloominggardeners.org.uk

 

 


Contact Name: Fiona on 07751 345639.
How to Apply: Please send the completed job application form together with your CV and a covering letter, outlining how your experience reflects the job description and person specification, to the Secretary of Blooming Gardeners at admin@bloominggardeners.org.uk
Closing Date: April 30, 2021
Interview Date: Monday, 10 May, 2021
HOPE Garden SCIO
Address:
Hope Organic Garden, Arbroath
Hours: 28 hours per week (initial 12 month contract)
Salary: £14,560 (£10 per hour)
Type of Contract: initial 12 month contract

Place of work: Main place of work Hope Organic Garden, Arbroath with some community based project work.

Responsible to: Garden Manager

We are looking for an experienced gardener who can support our trainees to help develop and learn a wide range of gardening skills. Previous work with adults with learning disabilities would be desirable but not essential.  Ideally the candidate should have a Horticulture qualification or equivalent work based experience.  Basic IT skills would be advantageous.

A current driving licence and access to a car is essential. A PVG Disclosure check is required for this post and will be paid for by the employer.

  

 


How to Apply: An application form and job specification are available for download from our website at www.hopeorganicgarden.org.uk. Alternatively, please email enquiries@hopeorganicgarden.org.uk for an application form and job specification. For more information or to receive a paper copy of the application form and job specification please telephone 07725 982711 Interviews to be held week commencing 26th April 2021. In line with government guidelines, it is expected that the interviews will take place via a Zoom link.
Closing Date: April 16, 2021
Blooming Gardeners CIC
Address:
Location Invergordon, Barbaraville, Dingwall and other sites in the area as required
Hours: 18 hours per week
Salary: £14.90 per hour
Type of Contract: Permanent

 

Job Description

 

Blooming Gardeners is a Community Interest Company, registered with Companies House and run by a board of volunteer directors. The primary aim of Blooming Gardeners is to maintain and improve the health and well-being of its clients (gardeners) through involvement in horticulture. At present a service is provided for people with a range of learning disabilities and social communication disorders. In the longer term it is hoped to expand the therapeutic gardening programme to include other disadvantaged groups.

 

Blooming Gardeners employs a part time Horticultural Trainer who guides the gardeners in plant production, garden maintenance, soft landscaping and fruit and vegetable growing. We would now like to recruit another part time Horticultural Trainer.

 

The role of the Horticultural Trainer is to lead the day-to-day running and development of the Blooming Gardeners initiative. The successful candidate will work in close

collaboration with the other Horticultural Trainer in the practical gardening activities. S/he will also have a strategic role, working with the directors on the longer-term development of Blooming Gardeners and ensuring that Blooming Gardeners meets high standards of service and support to its gardeners, staff and volunteers.

 

Job Purpose

 

The role of the Horticultural Trainer is to lead the day-to-day running and development of the Blooming Gardeners initiative.  The successful candidate will work in close collaboration with the other Horticultural Trainer in the practical gardening activities. S/he will also have a strategic role, working with the directors on the longer-term development of Blooming Gardeners and ensuring that Blooming Gardeners meets high standards of service and support to its gardeners, staff and volunteers.

 

 


Contact Name: For more information phone Fiona on 07751 345639.
How to Apply:

Send the completed job application form together with your CV and a covering letter, outlining how your experience reflects the job description and person specification, to the Secretary of Blooming Gardeners at admin@bloominggardeners.org.uk

Interviews will be held week beginning 29 March 2021 

 

Additional Information 

You can download the full job description, person specification, and job application form from the Blooming Gardeners website – www.bloominggardeners.org.uk

Blooming Gardeners is a Community Interest Company, registered with Companies House and run by a board of volunteer directors. The primary aim of Blooming Gardeners is to maintain and improve the health and well-being of its clients (gardeners) through involvement in horticulture. At present a service is provided for people with a range of learning disabilities and social communication disorders. In the longer term it is hoped to expand the therapeutic gardening programme to include other disadvantaged groups.
Blooming Gardeners employs a part time Horticultural Trainer who guides the gardeners in plant production, garden maintenance, soft landscaping and fruit and vegetable growing. We would now like to recruit another part time Horticultural Trainer.

 


Closing Date: March 5, 2021
Badenoch and Strathspey Therapy Gardens SC044544
Address:
Kingussie and Aviemore
Hours: As agreed with Trustees but approx 15- 25 per week (at present) Post open to job share applications
Salary: £12-£15 per hr. depending on experience

 

The post holder will be responsible for leading Badenoch and Strathspey Therapy Gardens’ project work, undertaking sessions in the Growing Spaces within the Am Fasgadh allotments, in the Glen and Wade Centres and at the Badenoch and Strathspey Community Hospital and Health Care Centre Therapy Garden.

The project aims to provide social and therapeutic horticulture to the different groups of service users who will have sessions in the Garden/s Growing Spaces or Day Centres. The project leader requires knowledge of gardening, not necessarily a qualification, but importantly, experience of working or volunteering with people who have a range of disabilities. They will also be responsible for supervising and supporting a small team of volunteers and delivering training to them. The post holder will contribute to monitoring the policies and ensure effective recording, reporting and evaluation of the project.

Place of work: Growing Spaces, Am Fasgadh Allotments, Kingussie: Glen Centre, Aviemore; Wade Centre, Kingussie; Badenoch and Strathspey Community Hospital and Health Care Centre.

Full Job Description click here

 

 


Contact Name: Jinty Moffett
How to Apply: For further information and details contact Chair -Jinty Moffett Applications – one side of A4 stating why you would be suitable for this post to - jinty_moffett@hotmail.com
Closing Date: March 5, 2021
Barrmill Community Garden
Address:

Barrmill, Beith, Ayrshire, KA15

Hours: 9 hrs / week t.b.c.
Salary: £14 per hour
Type of Contract: Fixed Term until Spring 2022

For a full job descrition click here


How to Apply:

Please send a short CV (one side A4)
and a covering letter, detailing why you are suitable for the post (max 200 words)
to Fiona Fisher fionafisher.bcg@yahoo.com
Outdoor Community Development Worker,
Barrmill Conservation Group

 


Closing Date: February 15, 2021
Lanark Community Development Trust
Address:
Castlebank Horticultural Centre Lanark ML11 9EG
Hours: 14 hours per week spring/summer season April - September (6 months) and 7 hours per week autumn/winter season October – March. COVID restrictions permitting, the role will commence on 01.03.21.
Salary: £12.50 per hour
Type of Contract: 12 month fixed term, part time contract.

You must have a strong understanding of horticultural principles and a passion to share your knowledge with others.

Whilst formal horticultural training is NOT essential for the position, you must be able to demonstrate understanding of

plant propagation, composting, soil management and organic weed control, fruit and vegetable growing, and basic

pruning technique.

Most importantly, you will have excellent communication skills, and experience working with a range of people, either

in a professional or previous volunteering capacity. You will have strong organisational skills and be able to plan,

coordinate and deliver a range of activities tailored to a wide range of diverse audiences. You will have experience of

working with volunteers and will be able to develop and grow our volunteering capacity and opportunities.

You will be passionate about the natural world, horticulture, and its role in enhancing positive impacts on the

environment.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

• Assist the Educational Gardener in overseeing the development and delivery of our volunteer engagement and

opportunity programme through activities, events and initiatives.

• Assist the Educational Gardener in the management of the community growing space and liaise with the

Development Manager on the management of the learning facilities within the Community Learning Hub.

• Assist the Educational Gardener in the monitoring and maintenance of the public gardens within Castlebank Park.

• Lead or assist as appropriate in the delivery of volunteer or partner activity in association with partner

organisations including Clydesdale Community Initiatives and Skills Exchange Scotland.

• Assist in the development of community projects including the food growing scheme.

• Liaise with, and where appropriate work with, other organisations/partners to provide and educate on horticultural

activities.

• Maintain safe outdoor working practices and strict adherence to relevant Health & Safety legislation.

• Participate in community events held at the Horticultural Centre including plant sales, guided tours, open days etc.

• Identify opportunities for volunteer development and upskilling.

• Provide support to volunteers as appropriate.

• Undertake any other duties as required by the Horticultural Centre.

Person Specification

Essential Criteria

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

• Experience of working with and supporting a wide range of community groups and individuals with additional

support needs.

• Experience of working with volunteers and supporting volunteer rotas / work programmes.

• Horticultural qualification or demonstrable equivalent experience, either through extensive personal experience, in

a nursery, garden centre or public garden.

• The ability to prioritise workload and to work on your own initiative.

Desirable Criteria

• Knowledge of mental health conditions and learning difficulties.

• Experience of ecological and biodiversity activities.

• Interest or knowledge in Lanark’s history and Castlebank Park’s significance.

Please note that any offer of employment will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure Scotland [Protection of

Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007] Scheme approval or Scheme update.


How to Apply: Please email CV and covering letter (no more than one A4 page) to: info@lanarktrust.co.uk If you would like to discuss the role in more detail or have any queries, please contact info@lanarktrust.co.uk / 07538 387 378.
Closing Date: January 26, 2021
Interview Date: Monday, 18 January, 2021
The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Address:
Edinburgh
Hours: 22.2 hours per week
Salary: Starting salary £31,572 (Band D – pro rata)
Type of Contract: Part-Time fixed term (9 months) based in Edinburgh

Community Engagement Manager

Part-Time fixed term (9 months) based in Edinburgh

Starting salary £31,572 (Band D – pro rata)

 

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is looking for a Community Engagement Manager to join our Public Engagement team. The role is a job share 9 month fixed term contract, covering maternity leave (22.2 hours per week).

Reporting to the Head of Public Engagement, your role will cover working across the Botanic Cottage and Demonstration Garden. You will be responsible for managing some staff and volunteers. You will be involved in planning and delivering RBGE’s community programme including the Edible Gardening Project. You will also be involved in developing and supporting the strategy and programme for community use of the Botanic Cottage.

Applicants should be educated to degree level or have equivalent experience, be highly organised, have strong project planning and management experience, confident communicators and have prior budget management experience. You should also have previous experience of managing staff and volunteers. You should have an interest in horticulture and some practical knowledge. It is not essential to have any formal horticultural training.  

A full job description and person specification which outlines the key and specific responsibilities as well as the essential and desirable criteria for this post can be downloaded from our website https://www.rbge.org.uk/about-us/working-with-us/vacancies/

Applicants should send a CV and covering letter which outlines their suitability for the post along with a completed equal opportunities questionnaire to recruitment@rbge.org.uk by 12pm 11th December 2020. Interviews are likely to be held on the 18th and 21st December.

If you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has not been shortlisted

No recruitment agencies please.

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is committed to providing a fair and equitable working environment and supporting a diverse and inclusive workforce.  We encourage applicants from all backgrounds to these posts.  We have a range of initiatives to promote diversity and inclusivity, including flexible working for staff with, for example, parenting and carer responsibilities, and proactive celebration of diversity among our staff, students and volunteers. RBGE holds an Athena SWAN Research Institute Bronze Award in acknowledgement of our commitment to the advancement of gender equality.

 


How to Apply: Applicants should send a CV and covering letter which outlines their suitability for the post along with a completed equal opportunities questionnaire to recruitment@rbge.org.uk by 12pm 11th December 2020. Interviews are likely to be held on the 18th and 21st December.
Closing Date: December 11, 2020
The Orchard Project
Address:
The Orchard Project (Cause) Ltd 61 Mare Street London E8 4RG
Hours: Jan - Mar 2021
Salary: c. 2.5k
Type of Contract: Consultancy

 

 

The opportunity   

The Orchard Project is seeking to develop our work in Scotland to raise the profile of urban community orchards, secure new funding and cement new partnerships to address issues such as well-being, community cohesion, social isolation, food security, climate crisis and biodiversity loss. Our current Scottish team is comprised of 2 x 0.6 FTE Project Managers based in Edinburgh and Glasgow. The Project Managers are embedded in their local communities but the majority of their capacity is taken up with delivery. 

We are seeking a well networked, business development minded individual with experience both in the food growing sector and working strategically at policy level. Someone with their finger on the pulse!

www.theorchardproject.org.uk

The specific outputs that we require from consultancy are:

  • Draw up a map of funding prospects for our central belt Scottish orchards both from statutory and grant funders
  • Identify new leads and develop existing leads we have for projects and funding
  • Advocate for The Orchard Project with both local and national government to get introductions to key decision makers.
  • Draw up recommendations for areas where we can make the most impact in different policy areas , in order to access relevant funding for new projects – e.g. green infrastructure, urban planning, health and well-being, community cohesion, urban agriculture, biodiversity
  • Based on these recommendations and leads – to work alongside our Head of Fundraising and local Project Managers to develop and write funding bids for Scottish projects. Our target for fundraising begins at £50K. We anticipate this will take up the most time.
  • If the consultant is able to secure funding which leads to a pan-Scotland programme, we would be interested in this as a potential outcome.

Skills and experience that you would need:  

  • 5 years’ experience of working in a business development role or similar
  • Excellent knowledge of stakeholder management and developing relationships
  • Recent experience of working effectively with a range of commissioners, funders and other stakeholders in related fields
  • Demonstrable experience of successful fundraising
  • Well-networked in the central belt of Scotland  Great interpersonal skills and a can do attitude
  • Passion and knowledge about sustainable agriculture/permaculture/organic growing

Budget and timescales

We envisage that the work will take place from January – March 2021 and have an indicative budget of £2.5K for this work. We are open to suggestions from the consultant on the best way to allocate this to achieve our outputs and outcomes.

Instructions for Tendering

Please send a CV, Equal & Diversity form and cover letter highlighting how your experience would support this project and outlining your approach to ella@theorchardproject.org.uk by 13th December 2020. 

Interviews will be held virtually on Monday 21st December 2020.

Contact

For any questions about the role, please contact Kath Rosen, CEO: Kath@theorchardproject.org.uk

For any questions about recruitment, please contact Ella Hashemi, Head of Operations & Programmes:

Ella@theorchardproject.org.uk


How to Apply:

For any questions about the role, please contact Kath Rosen, CEO: Kath@theorchardproject.org.uk

For any questions about recruitment, please contact Ella Hashemi, Head of Operations & Programmes: Ella@theorchardproject.org.uk


Closing Date: December 13, 2020
Interview Date: Monday, 21 December, 2020