Lothlorien Therapeutic Community (Rokpa Trust)
Hours: (37.5 hours per week
Salary: £16,261 - £18,321
Full time live-in post - Relief positions also available
Lothlorien is a Therapeutic Community for people with mental health difficulties situated in a quiet rural setting in South West Scotland. We are looking to recruit a full-time male Therapeutic Gardening Co-ordinator for a one year fixed-term contract, and we also have Relief Gardener positions available. This is a dynamic and exciting opportunity to work within a Therapeutic Community environment. We are looking for a creative individual who can inspire our residents to connect with gardening as a route to recovery and wellbeing. The garden plays a central part in helping people connect with a sense of meaning and purpose in their recovery at Lothlorien Community. The person appointed will be coming into an organic vegetable garden with scope for innovation. We provide a structured gardening programme pitched at an appropriate level for people in recovery from mental health problems. This can have a very positive effect on mental wellbeing by having a grounding and healing effect, as well as providing people with the opportunity to develop their self-esteem, confidence and skills when working towards recovery. The therapeutic and relational aspects of the work are more important than being goal-orientated. Working with residents to foster a sense of participation, belonging, inclusion, mutual respect, at a pace and level with which they are comfortable is key. Closing Date 15 June 2018
How to Apply:
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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 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 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 estate work, and of supporting people 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.
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.
Interview Date:
Friday, 8 June, 2018
North Glasgow Community Food Initiative (NGCFI)
Flemington House – Room F3, 110 Flemington Street, Springburn, Glasgow, G21 4BF
Hours: 28 hours per week. 10.5 hours to 31st March 2020, 17.5 hours to 31st March 2019. £18,225.6 (£22,782 pro-rata) + 25 days annual leave and 12 public holidays both pro rata + 6% pension contribution.
Salary: £18,225.6 (£22,782 pro-rata)
Part time
Job Purpose To co-ordinate and manage the day-to-day running and development of our healthier eating services: cookery courses, grow your own food, sales of fruit and veg and new areas of work - community meals and the community fridge project. Strengthen the local Food Hub group and partnership working with local organisations. Using community development and food related skills you will inspire and engage the community in activities that improve health and wellbeing. You will empower local people to lead and influence the planning and delivery of our activities. Meet funder targets.
Contact Name:
Greig Sandilands
How to Apply: Greig Sandilands Project Manager North Glasgow Community Food Initiative (NGCFI) Phone: 0141 558 2500 Ph/Fax: 0141 558 2600 Mobile:07422 374884 Email: Website: