Job Vacancies

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 Please note that your application should be completed electronically and emailed back to no other form of application will be accepted.
Closing Date: April 22, 2021
Organisation Blooming Gardeners CIC
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 –



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
Closing Date: April 30, 2021
Interview Date: Monday, 10 May, 2021