Cyrenians NHS Community Gardens
Edinburgh Based
Hours: Part time - 21 hours per week (worked over 3 or 4 days)
Salary: £22,538 per annum (pro rata), plus pension
This is a new post funded initially until 30 September 2019 Cyrenians NHS Community Gardens exist to improve the health of local communities, helping to reduce health inequalities through the delivery of therapeutic gardening and nature-based activities in hospital grounds. We are seeking a highly committed and organised person to coordinate the delivery of our therapeutic gardening and nature-based programmes from our two gardens located in hospital grounds in Edinburgh and Midlothian. The role will involve supporting a team of sessional staff and patient engagement volunteers to deliver workshops on hospital wards and in the garden. The post will also involve some service delivery and events management.
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Closing Date: September 3, 2018
Interview Date: Monday, 10 September, 2018
Lothlorien Therapeutic Community
Lothlorien Therapeutic Community (Rokpa Trust) Corsock, Dumfries and Galloway DG7 3DR 01644 440602
Hours: Full time live-in post (37.5 hours per week) Relief positions also available
Salary: £16,261 - £18,321 dependent on qualifications

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. Links to Job Description and Application Form at

Contact Name: Dorota Bretes
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Closing Date: September 30, 2018