Redhall Walled Garden, Edinburgh
HORTICULTURE INSTRUCTOR - (Ref: N643)
£16,478 - £18,624, 37.5 hours per week
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 and plant nursery 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 for all applications is 12.00 noon, Monday 15th October 2018.
Interviews will take place on Wednesday 24th October 2018.