Job Vacancies


.Location All Scotland. Dandelion has an office in Glasgow, but we are open to flexible working options

Hours: Hours of Work 0.6FTE (3 days per week)
Salary: The salary is equivalent to £35,000 pro rata per annum. £22,750 for the 12-month period at 0.6FTE
Type of Contract: This is a fixed term contract for 12 months
Dandelion will be a major supporter of the Good Food Nation Bill and, as part of its
legacy, Dandelion aims to create a vast food growing network across Scotland.
The Dandelion Growing Partnerships Manager will work to the Creative Director
supporting the strategic development of this new growing alliance. The post holder
will be responsible for researching, developing and maintaining Dandelion growing
partnerships, which will range in scale across the country.
The Project Manager will also support food growing and the promotion of the Dandelion
Harvest Festival.


Key Roles and Responsibilities
• Initiate and manage an informal Growing Alliance throughout Scotland, ranging
from neighbourhood initiatives to commercial and business partners
• Manage, empower, motivate partner organisations, increasing the profile and
reach of Dandelion and ensuring an enduring and transformational impact on
people and place
• Develop and managing project action plans and set delivery milestones for partner
• Gather evidence and insight to help effectively communicate about the work
contributing towards content for print, web and social media
• Work with staff, volunteers and stakeholders to evaluate performance and identify
areas for improvement
• To manage projects within set budgets
• Develop legacy outcomes from Dandelion, exploring funding opportunities beyond
the lifespan of the project

Contact Name: Jen H Coombes -
How to Apply:
.If you would like to arrange an informal and confidential conversation about this opportunity, please contact Jen H Coombes -
Please send your CV and maximum 1 x A4 sides outlining why you would like to take up this role, and what relevant experience you can bring to Dandelion, to no later than midnight on Thursday 7th October 2021. Please also complete this online equalities monitoring form:
We will only request references from the successful candidate.
The information you supply in your application, and by completing the equalities monitoring form, is kept securely and will remain confidential. We will not retain this or any other personal information beyond the duration of the application process except in using anonymised data for the purposes of monitoring and reporting.

Closing Date: October 7, 2021
Bridgend Farmhouse
South East Edinburgh
Hours: Hours of Work 35 hours
Salary: Salary £31,000 per annum
Type of Contract: Full-time


Bridgend Farmhouse is an award winning, community-owned and led Development Trust in South East Edinburgh whose aim is to enable people to learn, work and grow together to create a flourishing community and place.


This is a pivotal role, with overall responsibility for the development, operations and sustainability of Bridgend Farmhouse’s community facing activities, volunteering and external partnerships. We were one of first urban asset transfers in Scotland in 2015, and opened as a community hub in 2018, when our first staff joined us. So, Bridgend Farmhouse is relatively young as a staffed organisation, but has its origins in community development activities dating back over eleven years. The challenge for this role is to increase the profile and reposition Bridgend Farmhouse, a Community Benefit Society with Charitable status which has survived the negative impacts of COVID-19, whilst providing a range of vital services during the pandemic, and is beginning to emerge from lockdown. We have also just completed a large piece of community action research with other 400 households and detailed governance review with over 45 members, staff, trustees and volunteers.


The successful candidate would support the Board of Directors/Trustees to implement recently agreed structural changes, strengthen its governance and be responsible for the day-to-day organisation of a vibrant community hub which serves South East Edinburgh.  We need a highly organised, resilient self-starter for this challenging but very rewarding role.


This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced manager who has an understanding of working with a community-led organisation. You will have a strong track record of operational and project management in a comparable setting, and be competent and confident in managing budgets and financial performance. You will have excellent people management skills and a record of creating strong working partnerships with organisations, community groups and volunteers.  Experience of working to a Board of voluntary directors and of monitoring, evaluating and reporting on outcomes is also essential.



Application is by CV and a separate supporting statement sent to us by email. Your supporting statement should set out why you are a suitable candidate for this post, why you would like to work for Bridgend Farmhouse, and explain exactly how you meet the person specification and criteria outlined in the job description. You should ensure that each of your documents is a maximum of two sides of A4 sheets long, using a font size that is no smaller than Arial 11 point.

Please, ensure you include the names and contact details of two referees in your CV. These should not be people who are related to you.

Please contact and should you wish to arrange a visit to the Farmhouse prior to applying.



In the subject box of your email, please put YOUR FULL NAME followed by ‘GENERAL MANAGER’, i.e. your full name followed by the job title. This will assist us in shortlisting emailed applications.

Please, send your CV and your supporting statement by email to:

Closing date: 12 pm, Monday 4th October 2021



Closing Date: October 4, 2021
Interview Date: Thursday, 14 October, 2021
West Calder & Harburn Community Development Trust and Polbeth & West Calder Community Garden
West Calder & Harburn Community Development Trust and Polbeth & West Calder Community Garden
Hours: Part-time (2 to 3 days a week depending on the candidate)
Salary: £24,000 pa pro-rata
Type of Contract: Fixed term of 12 months


West Calder & Harburn Community Development Trust and Polbeth & West Calder Community Garden wish to appoint a Development Officer to join their partnership staff team running volunteer, enterprise and wellbeing activities at our community garden and woodland. This a great opportunity to bring enthusiasm, energy and creativity to a volunteer facing role.


It will suit someone with a passion for helping people develop their skills and wellbeing, the environment and outdoor activities. You would be joining a friendly team of two within a supportive team of nine based in the community to deliver volunteer sessions across a range of abilities, ages and activities, develop educational opportunities and boost our enterprising activity in our growing, workshop and zero-waste projects. 


A candidate with the correct skills and experience may also be able to support our coordinator in project development support.



Contact Name: Amy Davidson, Volunteer and Project Coordinator
How to Apply: Please email for an application pack of if you have any questions.
Closing Date: October 10, 2021