Jobs

Dundee Therapy Garden
Hours: one day a week, currently Thursdays, 9 to 5,
Salary: £5,000 per annum.
Type of Contract: part-time
Dundee Therapy Garden is a small charity that uses horticultural therapy to help Dundee’s military and emergency service veterans overcome mental health problems that have damaged their lives. Two therapists, supported by a team of trained volunteers, offer sessions 4 days a week in a purpose built site in central Dundee. We are looking for a therapist to work one day a week, currently Thursdays, 9 to 5, with 5 weeks holiday a year, pro-rata. Salary is £5,000 per annum.
Contact Name: Michael or Zisky on 01382 202 660 or 07483 102448
How to Apply: For more information please contact Michael or Zisky on 01382 202 660 or 07483 102448 or dundeetherapygarden@hotmail.com. Also see www.dundeetherapygarden.org.
Closing Date: June 30, 2018
Lothlorien Therapeutic Community (Rokpa Trust)
Hours: (37.5 hours per week
Salary: £16,261 - £18,321
Type of Contract: 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: Links to Job Description and Application Form at www.lothlorien.tc
Closing Date: June 15, 2018
SAMH
Address:

Edinburgh

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 www.samh.org.uk. Please note that your application should be completed electronically and emailed back to jobs@samh.org.uk, no other form of application will be accepted.
Closing Date: June 1, 2018
Interview Date: Friday, 8 June, 2018
North Glasgow Community Food Initiative (NGCFI)
Address:

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)
Type of Contract: 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. https://goodmoves.org.uk/vacancy/a4s0n000000y5rwqak-royston-food-hub-co-...
Contact Name: Greig Sandilands
How to Apply: https://goodmoves.org.uk/vacancy/a4s0n000000y5rwqak-royston-food-hub-co-... Greig Sandilands Project Manager North Glasgow Community Food Initiative (NGCFI) Phone: 0141 558 2500 Ph/Fax: 0141 558 2600 Mobile:07422 374884 Email: manager@ngcfi.org.uk Website: www.ngcfi.org.uk
Closing Date: June 4, 2018
North Glasgow Community Food Initiative
Address:

Flemington House – Room F3, 110 Flemington Street, Springburn, Glasgow, G21 4BF

Hours: 17.5 hours
Salary: £24,992 pro rata to 31st March 2019
To share managing, co-ordinating and supervising staff and resources. Ensure funder outcomes are met, including community fridge project. Ability to enthuse local residents and volunteers in community led working. Successful applicant may be offered additional 17.5 hours to cover Maternity Leave. 25 days annual leave, 12 public holidays pro rata, 6% pension contribution.
Contact Name: Greig Sandilands
How to Apply:

For full details and application pack: https://goodmoves.com/vacancy/a4s0n000000y56pqas


Closing Date: May 14, 2018
Interview Date: Wednesday, 16 May, 2018
SAMH Redhall Walled Garden, Edinburgh
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 health difficulties through the medium of organic gardening, conservation, team working and IT/admin work.  There is a strong group work emphasis with staff working collaboratively with the people attending our service to build a centre of excellence. This job requires high levels of physical stamina and personal resilience.
 
We are seeking a creative, enthusiastic and practical individual to join our team of eight. Applicants should have:
 
Essential

  • Proven experience of supporting people/group work in an outdoor setting.
  • Experience and good understanding of working with mental health issues
  • Qualification in horticulture
  • Proven horticultural experience both garden and estate work.
  • Proven experience of team working
  • Good understanding of Health and Safety Assessment procedures.
  • Good communication skills
  • Experience in preparing and delivering horticultural training

 
Desirable

  • Good working knowledge of horticultural machinery

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
 
Link to job on Website: 
Closing Date:  Closing date for all applications is 12.00 noon, Friday 4 May 2018.
Interviews will take place on 15th & 16th May 2018.
How to apply:  Should you wish any further information or would like to arrange to visit the garden, please contact Nikki Cole 0131 443 0946

 


Contact Name: Nikki Cole
How to Apply:

Application forms, job descriptions and guidelines are available to download from our website www.samh.org.uk. Please note that your application should be completed electronically and emailed back to jobs@samh.org.uk, no other form of application will be accepted.


Closing Date: April 25, 2018
Interview Date: Wednesday, 25 April, 2018
Dundee City Council, Neighbourhood Services, 3 City Square
Hours: 37 hrs per week
Salary: £23,981 - £28,167

Reference No: DEE02160
For links to further information, job/person specifications and online application process see
https://www.dundeecity.gov.uk/vacancies/list
or
https://www.myjobscotland.gov.uk/councils/dundee-city-council/jobs/green...


Closing Date: April 20, 2018
Greener Kirkcaldy, Fife
Hours: 7 hours per week.
Salary: £15 per hour, on a self-employed basis

Are you skilled and experienced in working with volunteers? Do you know your friendly garden bugs from your slugs, and your Alliums from your Brassicas?

Greener Kirkcaldy is a community charity, working on a local scale to benefit people and our environment. We are concerned about climate change and by the impact of rising food and fuel costs. We would like to see a future where everyone is able to heat their home affordably, eat well, and tread more lightly on our planet. Our community garden sites provide
• great volunteering and educational opportunities
• the facilities, training and inspiration to encourage local people to grow and eat fruit and vegetables
• a free resource of healthy food for the community
We are now seeking a sessional Community Gardener to work as part of the Greener Kirkcaldy team to support the volunteers who develop and maintain our community garden and orchard at Ravenscraig Walled Gardens in Kirkcaldy.
Hours of work: up to 7 hours per week. Rate of pay: £15 per hour, on a self-employed basis. Click here for the Community Gardener (sessional) – job description. Our volunteer sessions run on Friday mornings and Saturday afternoons, so you will need to be available at one or both of these times.

You will have excellent communication skills, a strong track record of working with volunteers, and will take a supportive and empowering ‘community development’ approach. We are looking for someone who is able to work with a wide range of people from all backgrounds, including young people, older volunteers, and volunteers with additional support needs. You will also be an enthusiastic and knowledgeable gardener, with wide experience of growing fruit and vegetables organically, and (ideally) experience of working in community or therapeutic gardening.


How to Apply:

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter setting out why you are suitable for the role, to jobs@greenerkirkcaldy.org.uk.


Closing Date: May 29, 2017
Interview Date: Friday, 9 June, 2017
The Hidden Gardens, Glasgow
Salary: £1800 in total for 20 days (equates to £23,000 pro rata)
Type of Contract: 3 months contract (late April to 31 July 2017)

The Hidden Gardens is seeking a knowledgeable and experienced Interim Training Manager to provide support to two experienced trainers and stability to an existing partnership programme of vocational training in gardening for young people with a learning disability, during a critical phase of learning.
The successful candidate / organisation will liaise with strategic partners and oversee the delivery of the agreed outputs of the partnership arrangement with them.
Applicants will need to demonstrate experience in the following:
• Managing partnerships and collaborative working
• A track record in coordinating gardening learning opportunities
• Previous experience of supporting and supervising trainers
Hours are variable and a flexible approach to working is essential. PVG Scheme membership will be required. Applications are invited from individuals or organisations that meet the criteria and feel they can deliver the outputs.


How to Apply:

To apply please submit your CV by email to administrator@thehiddengardens.org.uk together with a brief covering letter, stating the reasons why you are applying and how you meet the essential and desirable requirements


Closing Date: April 13, 2017
The Hidden Gardens, Glasgow
Salary: £7.60 per hour

Our team of sessional Garden Assistants is the public face of the Gardens during evenings and weekends. The main purpose of the Garden Assistant role is to provide a visual and engaging staff presence in the Hidden Gardens to ensure that all visitors have a safe and pleasant experience whilst preserving the property, plant collection and art installations. On occasion tasks will also include assisting the team with public events and helping others with hired activity in the Gardens indoor and outdoor spaces.
Hours are variable, and a flexible approach to working is essential. Hours will be concentrated around weekends and evenings and the successful candidate must be available to regularly work during these times.


How to Apply:

CV’s will not be accepted. Applications to be received by email only.
Please visit www.thehiddengardens.org.uk/vacancies.php for further information and to download an application pack. Send completed application and equal opportunities monitoring forms to administrator@thehiddengardens.org.uk


Closing Date: April 20, 2017
Interview Date: Friday, 28 April, 2017