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SAMH Redhall Walled Garden, Edinburgh
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Salary: £16,478 - £18,624

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 health difficulties through the medium of organic gardening, conservation, team working and IT/admin work.  There is a strong group work emphasis with staff working collaboratively with the people attending our service to build a centre of excellence. This job requires high levels of physical stamina and personal resilience.
We are seeking a creative, enthusiastic and practical individual to join our team of eight. Applicants should have:

  • Proven experience of supporting people/group work in an outdoor setting.
  • Experience and good understanding of working with mental health issues
  • Qualification in horticulture
  • Proven horticultural experience both garden and estate work.
  • Proven experience of team working
  • Good understanding of Health and Safety Assessment procedures.
  • Good communication skills
  • Experience in preparing and delivering horticultural training


  • Good working knowledge of horticultural machinery

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
Link to job on Website: 
Closing Date:  Closing date for all applications is 12.00 noon, Friday 4 May 2018.
Interviews will take place on 15th & 16th May 2018.
How to apply:  Should you wish any further information or would like to arrange to visit the garden, please contact Nikki Cole 0131 443 0946


Contact Name: Nikki Cole
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 25, 2018
Interview Date: Wednesday, 25 April, 2018
Dundee City Council, Neighbourhood Services, 3 City Square
Hours: 37 hrs per week
Salary: £23,981 - £28,167

Reference No: DEE02160
For links to further information, job/person specifications and online application process see

Closing Date: April 20, 2018
Greener Kirkcaldy, Fife
Hours: 7 hours per week.
Salary: £15 per hour, on a self-employed basis

Are you skilled and experienced in working with volunteers? Do you know your friendly garden bugs from your slugs, and your Alliums from your Brassicas?

Greener Kirkcaldy is a community charity, working on a local scale to benefit people and our environment. We are concerned about climate change and by the impact of rising food and fuel costs. We would like to see a future where everyone is able to heat their home affordably, eat well, and tread more lightly on our planet. Our community garden sites provide
• great volunteering and educational opportunities
• the facilities, training and inspiration to encourage local people to grow and eat fruit and vegetables
• a free resource of healthy food for the community
We are now seeking a sessional Community Gardener to work as part of the Greener Kirkcaldy team to support the volunteers who develop and maintain our community garden and orchard at Ravenscraig Walled Gardens in Kirkcaldy.
Hours of work: up to 7 hours per week. Rate of pay: £15 per hour, on a self-employed basis. Click here for the Community Gardener (sessional) – job description. Our volunteer sessions run on Friday mornings and Saturday afternoons, so you will need to be available at one or both of these times.

You will have excellent communication skills, a strong track record of working with volunteers, and will take a supportive and empowering ‘community development’ approach. We are looking for someone who is able to work with a wide range of people from all backgrounds, including young people, older volunteers, and volunteers with additional support needs. You will also be an enthusiastic and knowledgeable gardener, with wide experience of growing fruit and vegetables organically, and (ideally) experience of working in community or therapeutic gardening.

How to Apply:

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter setting out why you are suitable for the role, to

Closing Date: May 29, 2017
Interview Date: Friday, 9 June, 2017
The Hidden Gardens, Glasgow
Salary: £1800 in total for 20 days (equates to £23,000 pro rata)
Type of Contract: 3 months contract (late April to 31 July 2017)

The Hidden Gardens is seeking a knowledgeable and experienced Interim Training Manager to provide support to two experienced trainers and stability to an existing partnership programme of vocational training in gardening for young people with a learning disability, during a critical phase of learning.
The successful candidate / organisation will liaise with strategic partners and oversee the delivery of the agreed outputs of the partnership arrangement with them.
Applicants will need to demonstrate experience in the following:
• Managing partnerships and collaborative working
• A track record in coordinating gardening learning opportunities
• Previous experience of supporting and supervising trainers
Hours are variable and a flexible approach to working is essential. PVG Scheme membership will be required. Applications are invited from individuals or organisations that meet the criteria and feel they can deliver the outputs.

How to Apply:

To apply please submit your CV by email to together with a brief covering letter, stating the reasons why you are applying and how you meet the essential and desirable requirements

Closing Date: April 13, 2017
The Hidden Gardens, Glasgow
Salary: £7.60 per hour

Our team of sessional Garden Assistants is the public face of the Gardens during evenings and weekends. The main purpose of the Garden Assistant role is to provide a visual and engaging staff presence in the Hidden Gardens to ensure that all visitors have a safe and pleasant experience whilst preserving the property, plant collection and art installations. On occasion tasks will also include assisting the team with public events and helping others with hired activity in the Gardens indoor and outdoor spaces.
Hours are variable, and a flexible approach to working is essential. Hours will be concentrated around weekends and evenings and the successful candidate must be available to regularly work during these times.

How to Apply:

CV’s will not be accepted. Applications to be received by email only.
Please visit for further information and to download an application pack. Send completed application and equal opportunities monitoring forms to

Closing Date: April 20, 2017
Interview Date: Friday, 28 April, 2017
The Hidden Gardens, Glasgow
Salary: £20,000 – £23,000
Type of Contract: 2 yrs. fixed term contract

The Hidden Gardens, Glasgow’s award winning landmark greenspace and sanctuary garden is seeking an enthusiastic experienced and qualified hands–on Head Gardener.
The Head Gardener will lead the gardening team to manage the upkeep, improvement and development of the grounds and gardens as well as developing and coordinating outdoor learning opportunities.
Candidates should have experience of gardening, outdoors learning and managing others, ideally in a similar size organisation. PVG Scheme membership will be required.
We offer a range of benefits including a generous annual leave allowance, pension contributions, access to training and support.
Hours are variable, and a flexible approach to working is essential. Hours will include some weekends and evenings

How to Apply:

CV’s will not be accepted. Applications to be received by email only.
Please visit for further information and to download an application pack. Send completed application and equal opportunities monitoring forms to

Closing Date: April 28, 2017
Interview Date: Friday, 12 May, 2017
The Friends of Seaview Charitable Trust
Hours: Part-time (approximately 2 days per week) on a seasonal basis
Salary: £15 per hour
Type of Contract: Part-time on a self-employed basis.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and capable person to oversee the garden at Seaview Respite Unit and involve the children in relevant projects. The purpose of the garden is to enable children/staff and volunteers to work together and benefit from a green space, promote healthy lifestyles and have a positive impact on our environment. The community gardener will supervise the development of the garden and co-ordinate activities within the garden.

Closing Date: April 28, 2017
Methilhill Community Children’s Initiative (MCCI)
Hours: 30 per week on a self-employed basis for one year initially
Salary: £9 per hour
Type of Contract: Self-employed basis

The task of the project lead is to support the young people’s committee to manage the Charlie’s Green Angels climate change project. Activities will include working with staff, volunteers, children, young people and their families. The role will include working in an outdoors environment. The role will involve aspects of gardening and relevant climate change issues with a strong focus on the education and learning of children, young people, and the wider community. Team working and an experience of delivering educational workshops to children and young people is vital.

If you have applied previously you are not required to apply again

Closing Date: April 21, 2017
NHS Tayside Occupational Therapy for Adults with a Learning Disability
Hours: Full Time Monday to Friday 37.5 hrs
Salary: £19,902 - £22,683
Type of Contract: Permanent

Using horticulture as a medium, providing Occupational Therapy therapeutic activities to people with a Learning Disability within the Centre and within the community

Closing Date: March 29, 2017
Interview Date: Tuesday, 21 March, 2017
Students’ Association of the University of the West of Scotland (SAUWS)
Hours: 35 hours per week
Type of Contract: Fixed term contract of 12 months

The Students’ Association of the University of the West of Scotland (SAUWS) is a dynamic and vibrant organisation which exists to ensure the continuous improvement of our students’ experience.
We are looking for motivated, goal achieving staff who enjoy the challenge of making a difference to our students’ lives. We expect you to be WISE:
• Welcoming – a friendly approach in person and online
• Inclusive – enabling opportunities for all
• Supportive – supporting each other appropriately
• Engaging – communicating, listening and responding.
You should enjoy working in a fast changing environment and be able to work under your own direction as part of a diverse team. Knowledge or experience of working within a 3rd sector organisation is advantageous.
The Carbon Reduction Coordinator will be responsible for the Engage, Embed and Empower (E3) project which is funded by the Climate Challenge Fund. The project is centred on Sustainability Hubs in the Ayr and Paisley Campuses of the UWS. These hubs will be focal points for increased carbon literacy, action on climate change and supporting our circular economy through the free tool hire service and free shops. They will also offer repair and upcycling workshops which are aimed at upskilling our community, empowering them to keep goods in use for as long as possible. The ultimate goal of all of our projects is to ensure the continued reduction of CO2 emissions within our community.
For further information and how to apply see online

Contact Name: David Devlin
Closing Date: March 27, 2017
Interview Date: Thursday, 30 March, 2017