41 Old Dalkeith Rd, Edinburgh EH16 4TE
Opportunity to become Chair of an exciting community hub and charity in South-East Edinburgh
Bridgend Farmhouse (BF) is a Community Benefit Society with charitable status, originally called Bridgend Inspiring Growth, which formed in 2011. Owned and run by the community, we are a thriving community hub in South-East Edinburgh (EH16 4TE) where everyone can learn, work and grow together to create a flourishing community and place. Our website can show you a lot more about what we do and our history: www.bridgendfarmhouse.org.uk
An opportunity has now emerged to join the Board of Trustees as Chairperson. This is a voluntary position.
The Board of Trustees meet monthly and the Chair's role would involve; providing strategic leadership; chairing meetings; working with other Trustees, the Development Manager and volunteers, and liaising with a number of important external stakeholders, including funders. It is an exciting stage of our development as we move from being a small community group to a social enterprise with land, a farmhouse, kitchen garden, a bike hub, wood and arts workshop, staff, lots of volunteers, support, funding and infrastructure.
We seek someone with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, ideally with prior experience in a governance role and a passion for the environment and sustainability. A good grasp of at least one of the following would be an advantage: business development and growth, social enterprise, budgeting and financial strategy, employment law and/or HR, fundraising, community development, environmental sustainability, people management.
We welcome an informal initial discussion with anyone potentially interested in applying.
If so, please contact Will Golding, Trustee, on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07949 230245
Arboretum Pl, Edinburgh EH3 5NZ
The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is looking for a Community Engagement Manager to join our Public Engagement team. The role is a job share 12 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 manage of 2 staff and approximately 30 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.
Web Link: http://www.rbge.org.uk/about-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 email@example.com by noon on 29 November 2019.Closing Date: November 29, 2019
Please apply via the Good Moves website by following the link.Closing Date: August 12, 2019 Interview Date: Thursday, 15 August, 2019
At Tiphereth we currently have an exciting opportunity for a Day Service Co-Worker in our, outdoor land, estates and community gardening group, the Peregrine Group.
You will provide support and motivation to people with learning disabilities to participate in meaningful work on the land, in community gardening and estates maintenance. You will be enthusiastic and positive about the potential of people to participate, learn and grow. You will bring experience of support work and knowledge of land based work such as gardening or conservation. You need to work well as part of a team, have good communication skills and be motivated by Camphill’s values and ethos. A full driving licence including willingness to drive a minibus is an essential requirement.
The Peregrine Group works in partnership with other social organisations, helping to make a difference by contributing their skills and time for social good and the benefit of others. Tiphereth is a Camphill community in Edinburgh based around supported accommodation, social enterprises and day services for adults with learning disabilities and other support needs.
Download application here
The Green Health Strategy, action plan and other supporting documents can be accessed hereClosing Date: July 29, 2019
Based in Colinton, Edinburgh
Link to application pack: https://www.tiphereth.org.uk/career/#vacanciesClosing Date: May 17, 2019
Download the application pack from our website https://thehiddengardens.org.uk/vacancies.php, by following the link provided, and submit a completed application form, by email, to firstname.lastname@example.orgClosing Date: July 24, 2019 Interview Date: Thursday, 1 August, 2019
Royal Edinburgh Community Garden, Morningside Terrace, Edinburgh EH10 5HF
/ Midlothian Community Hospital Garden, 70 Eskbank Rd, Bonnyrigg EH22 3ND
/ Astley Ainslie Hospital, 133 Grange Loan, Edinburgh EH9 2HL
How to Apply:
Cyrenians has worked with NHS Lothian to establish two hospital community gardens: one in Morningside, Edinburgh and one in Bonnyrigg, Midlothian.
Each garden was developed to offer hospital patients, staff and visitors, as well as people and groups from the local community, the chance to take part in a range of gardening and nature-based activities.
The purpose of the Patient Engagement role is to deliver opportunities that allow the hospital patients to benefit from the therapeutic aspects of gardening, wildlife and the outdoors. This encompasses a broad spectrum of nature-based and gardening activities focusing on wellbeing. Activities are also designed to support the treatment and recovery of those attending. Working primarily on wards and in our community gardens we support patients who have a variety of physical and mental health support needs, dementia and learning disabilities.
You should have experience of working with vulnerable people, a creative approach, and the ability to demonstrate our values of compassion, respect, integrity and innovation in the work that you do.
Cyrenians is a charity working towards a society that truly values and includes all. Our Vision is of an inclusive society in which we all have the opportunities to live valued and fulfilled lives. We work to make that vision a reality through our mission to support people excluded from family, home, work or community on their life journey.
For full details and an application pack, please visit www.cyrenians.scot/jobs, call 24 hour recruitment line, 0131 475 2354 (during office hours) or email email@example.com. CVs will not be accepted.
Closing Date: Monday 13th May 2019 at 12.00 noon.Closing Date: May 13, 2019