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Hours: 28 hours per week
Salary: Circa GBP 26,000 per annum pro rata
Type of Contract: Part-time

Our Community Outreach Team is recruiting a new Community Outreach Advisor based in Edinburgh. As well as supporting community growing projects across the East of Scotland, you will deliver a range of horticultural training programmes across the region and help to shape and deliver new programmes designed to engage new audiences in the work of the RHS, building strong relationships with external partners and internal teams across the RHS.

If you are a passionate about community engagement through gardening, a professional horticulturalist experienced in inspiring communities new to gardening and in engaging the next generation of gardeners, then this is the role for you. Experience of working with community organisations, volunteers, young people, children, families and schools is essential. With excellent communication and reflective skills and the ability to work collaboratively and in partnership with stakeholder organisations, you should have experience of training and a qualification in practical horticulture (minimum of Level 2). More information on our website here -

Contact Name: Liz Stewart
How to Apply:

Closing Date: December 13, 2018
Interview Date: Wednesday, 9 January, 2019
CLEAR Buckhaven & Methil

36 College Street,

CLEAR Buckhaven & Methil, a small active charity in Fife, is seeking a qualified and experienced consultant to provide professional, practical advice on various aspects relating to the development, operations and sustainability of its community food involvement including harvesting, processing and marketing of locally grown produce and also provision of volunteer meals and community fridge.  Further details area available here.



Closing Date: November 21, 2018
The Seed Box
Hours: 36.25hrs
Salary: TBC, dependent upon experience
Type of Contract: Full-Time
The Seed Box is a social enterprise providing horticultural training and outdoor therapy to adults (co-workers) with additional support needs. Set up in 2013, The Seed Box operates out of two walled gardens, providing 35 sessions (7hr days) per week. Co-workers are taught basic horticultural and woodworking skills as well as work ethics. The opportunities offered provide motivation, improved mental and physical health, increased confidence and social wellbeing. As a social enterprise The Seed Box produces 9,000 bedding and herbaceous plants each year. We also provide a veg bag scheme, cut flowers, eggs, Christmas wreaths plus woodwork items such as bird boxes, bug hotels and planters. For further information and a job description please visit our website or email
How to Apply:

For further information and a job description please visit our website or email

Closing Date: November 5, 2018
Redhall Walled Garden, 97 Lanark Road, Edinburgh EH14 2LZ
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Salary: £16,478 - £18,624
Type of Contract: Fulltime permanent

Redhall Walled Garden, Edinburgh
£16,478 - £18,624, 37.5 hours per week

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, plant nursery 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 plant nursery work, and of supporting groups 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

Closing date for all applications is 12.00 noon, Monday 15th October 2018.
Interviews will take place on Wednesday 24th October 2018.

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.

Closing Date: October 15, 2018
Interview Date: Wednesday, 24 October, 2018
Hunter Community Gardening
Hunter House Maxwellton Road G74 3LW East Kilbride
We're looking for volunteers to help us transform this green desert into a community garden and a beautiful space which can be used by the whole community! We want to create a bird, bee and human friendly space! But we need help. Maybe you a gardener, or you've never set foot in a garden before! Either way if you have some time to spare, want to make new friends and do something great for the community with your spare time, while learning new skills, getting fit and enjoying the great outdoors, then get in touch! . . .
How to Apply:

Please ring 07704 371299

Closing Date: October 31, 2018
Greener Kirkcaldy
252a High Street Kirkcaldy KY1 1LA
Hours: Sessional
Salary: £15.30/hour
Type of Contract: Self-Employed

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.  

Ravenscraig Community Orchard was planted in 2012, and shares Ravenscraig Walled Garden with allotments and other community growing projects. Greener Kirkcaldy manages the orchard plus a large training allotment within the Walled Garden. We run volunteer gardening sessions 2 days per week, and organise workshops and events at the Gardens. The objectives of the project are to provide

  • great volunteering and educational opportunities
  • the facilities, training and inspiration to encourage local people to grow and eat fruit and vegetables
  • a resource of healthy food for the community

Specific responsibilities

  • To assist the Project Leader in coordinating volunteer gardening sessions.
  • To support the volunteers to develop the site in line with the relevant plans and designs.
  • To ensure that the site is well-maintained.
  • To assist with the implementation of monitoring and evaluation systems.
  • To provide 1 to 1 support for volunteers with additional support needs. 

General responsibilities

  • To engage with volunteers and members of the public in a positive and constructive way and ensure their needs are met.
  • To take an inclusive and empowering ‘community development’ approach.
  • To communicate effectively with others.
  • To work with team members to achieve goals.
  • To work constructively with project partners.
  • To report on the success of allocated tasks.
  • To comply fully with the organisation ethos, policies and procedures and relevant legislation.
  • To attend project meetings as required.
  • To undertake other duties in line with the job purpose.

Contact Name: Jackie Vural
How to Apply: Send CV and covering letter to
Closing Date: September 17, 2018
Interview Date: Friday, 21 September, 2018
Tayport Community Trust (PLANT gardening group)
Hours: 23 hours flexibly over 3-4 days per week, including weekends
Salary: £25,000.00 (pro rata)
Type of Contract: Part-time temporary post until 31/3/2020
Responsible for engaging and supporting volunteers for the Community Garden, organising volunteer training and liaising with community groups. Subject to PVG check.
How to Apply:

For Job application pack email

Please note: CVs are not acceptable.

Closing Date: September 7, 2018
Interview Date: Monday, 1 October, 2018
The Hidden Garden
Hours: The Board currently meets six times per year
Salary: Trustees are voluntary, unpaid roles.

As an inspirational legacy of NVA, the Hidden Gardens is an urban greenspace of international repute which is rooted in its local community.

Located in the Pollokshields area of Glasgow, the Hidden Gardens is a community resource which exists to provide a safe place of sanctuary, learning and participation. 

We promote community integration and understanding between people of all cultures, faiths and backgrounds through horticulture, nature, creativity and collaboration.

Our programme of activities and events aims to achieve the following impacts:

  • Increase understanding, exchange and integration between people of all cultures
  • Improve health and well-being of participants
  • Improve knowledge, skills and creativity of participants

Visit our website and Social Media platforms to find out more about our wide ranging work: .

The Gardens are entering a new phase of strategic development. We will be initiating projects which will extend our reach to new communities. These will include implementing new Arts, Learning and Community Engagement plans.

The Hidden Gardens is operated by the Hidden Gardens Trust, and we are now seeking new trustees to support us to realise our ambitions.

We are particularly keen to hear from people with the following expertise:

  • Art and design
  • Equalities
  • Biodiversity
  • Finance
  • Social Enterprise



How to Apply: Applications To apply, please send a brief CV and a covering letter telling us why you want to join the Hidden Gardens board and what you will bring to the company to: Deadline: 12 noon Friday 24 August 2018
Closing Date: August 24, 2018
CCI Scotland
Langloch Farm Hyndford Road Lanark ML11 9TA
Hours: 15 hours per week
Salary: £10.40 Per Hour


The Community Gardner / Groupworker will work as part of a small team developing and maintaining 4 small scale food growing sites primarily within NHS Lanarkshire hospitals as part of the Lanarkshire Green Health Partnership action Plan.

 Closing Date is 5 September at 12 noon

How to Apply:

Please contact for a job description and application

Closing Date: September 5, 2018
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.
How to Apply:

Application Form

Job Description

Recruitment Information

Closing Date: September 3, 2018
Interview Date: Monday, 10 September, 2018