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Cyrenians
Hours: Between 15 hours - 30 hours per week
Salary: £25,101 to £27,907 pro rata, plus pension

Do you want to work outdoors, explore your creative flair, and make a real difference to your local community?

 

If youhave a passion for growing plants and supporting people to grow this could be the perfect role for you! Would you enjoy contributing and implementing new innovative ideas in our walled garden, helping to develop a ‘growing and maintenance’ plan?

 

A new opportunity for a Community Gardener within our Falkirk services has arisen that could be perfect for you!

 

About the Walled Garden

The Walled Garden is one of Cyrenians public facing services, where we support people on Community Payback Orders to put back into the community and develop their own horticultural skills.

 

Set in a public space of half an acre within Dollar Park, Falkirk the garden is highly valued by the community, and is a home for events, volunteering and enjoying the tranquillity it has to offer.

 

About the role

As Community Gardener you’ll contribute to developing a creative and interactive garden and programme for those engaging with our services. You’ll be surprised at how many opportunities you’ll have to perfect planting, bring new ideas and share your enthusiasm and garden knowledge with others.  As you’d imagine, there are plenty of chances to get your hands dirty – and it’s safe to say you’ll never be bored!

 

You’ll be part of a small garden team who engage with a real variety of people to help us meet our aims, including those on community payback orders and community volunteers.

 

About you

You’ll be an experienced gardener with a dynamic ‘can-do’ attitude and a genuine interest in people, gardening and working outdoors. Your enthusiasm and positive outlook will help you nurture an environment where people feel safe, valued and an opportunity to gain new skills

 

 

What we can offer you

  • Our garden services are delivered 7 days a week and offer working flexibility for the postholder and meeting service delivery needs.

 

  • You’ll be part of an enthusiastic, knowledgeable staff team who will help you develop and grow in your role and a supportive line manager

 

  • You’ll also have access to wider Cyrenians support, including our learning and development programme, and staff wellbeing services.

 

  • Opportunities to participate in any relevant training for continued personal development.

 

 

About us

At Cyrenians we tackle the causes and consequences of homelessness by taking a Public Health Approach to Homelessness Prevention. We take a values-led and relationships-based approach to delivering all our services.

 

You can find out more about our impact and our values online.

 

Website

www.cyrenians.scot

Walled garden page

 

Click here to download the job description.

 


How to Apply:

Visit www.cyrenians.scot/jobs, or e-mail recruitment@cyrenians.scot.

CVs will not be accepted.

Click here to download the application form.


Closing Date: April 29, 2024
Camphill School Aberdeen
Hours: Full-time 40 hours per week

At Camphill School Aberdeen, we currently have an opportunity for an enthusiastic Senior Day Services Assistant to join our garden-based Learning for Life Day services team.

In this position, your primary task will be to assist the Garden Team in planning and implementing individualised garden workshop jobs and activities, enabling young people to connect with nature, develop practical skills, work towards internal learning qualifications and build confidence.

Required for this post:

• Experience and passion for working with children and young people with additional and complex needs.

• Enthusiasm for promoting learning through engagement and the CSA internal STARS AWARDS as well as personal development through nature and gardening.

• Passion and/or interest for regenerative gardening including organic and biodynamic gardening principles.

Desirable for this post:

• 3 + years’ experience working with children and young people with additional and complex needs.

• Further professional development or training in (therapeutic) education-based training and/or workshop specific training e.g. organic and/or biodynamic gardening

• Previous experience of working in a land setting

• Previous experience working or volunteering in a similar (Camphill) setting.


How to Apply: For further information or to apply, please go to; www.camphillschools.org.uk/join-us/vacancies/
Closing Date: May 1, 2024
Working For Gardeners Assocation (WFGA)
Address:

Lothian and Borders 

Anyone looking to change career into Horticulture.  The WRAGS (Work and Retrain as a Gardener Scheme) is a well recognised route into the gardening world.  Trainees spend two days a week in a garden either private or public over the course of a year.  You would work with the Head Gardener and the gardening team, learning everything from pruning to propagation, composting to cuttings, plant disease, vegetable and flower growing, plant ID, roses, shrubs and much more.  This is a paid traineeship.  Please look at our website wfga.org.uk or contact Caroline Straker on 07719 627481, or by email scotland-south@wfga.org.uk.


Closing Date: October 31, 2024