Grow West Fife
Grow West Fife

Charity registered in Scotland SC051026

A community vegetable garden based at Blair Castle near Culross. Set up by a group of volunteers during lockdown to grow produce for food projects in the West Fife area.

Current vacancies

Community Gardener

  • Full time
  • £26,000 – £28,000
  • Culross (On site)
  • Closing 15th April 2024

We’re Hiring! We’re looking for a great community gardener to join our fab, award-winning team at Grow West Fife.

GWF was set up in lockdown 2020 to grow food for anyone in need. Last year our volunteers gave 5000 hours growing fruit and veg, cooked 1000 free meals for people on low incomes or socially isolated, and worked with fabulous local groups like Andy’s Man Club, Fairway Fife and Change Mental Health to make sure everybody’s welcome. Their efforts were rewarded when we won Fife Voluntary Action’s Green Charity of the Year award.

Now we’re looking for an experienced gardener to help us grow more fruit, veg and new friendships at our volunteer-led, socially inclusive, beautiful walled garden overlooking the Forth in Culross.

Our ideal candidate will be a great gardener, passionate about growing and sharing growing skills and knowledge, with good experience of working with community groups and people with different abilities and needs. They’ll be ‘front of house’ with the necessary warmth and people skills to get the kettle on and ensure everyone feels incredibly welcome and comfortable with us. It is, first and foremost, a place of joy.

Hopefully they’ll be able to share that joy on social media to draw in new volunteers and visitors.

It’s a Tuesday to Saturday job and salary will be between £26,000 and £28,000 depending on experience.

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Trustees

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Grow West Fife
  • Closing 10th February 2022

Grow West Fife is a community garden based in a walled garden near Culross in Fife. We were set up by a group of volunteers during the first lockdown of 2020 to grow vegetables for local pantries and food banks.

As we move into an exciting time for the garden when we hope to welcome more individuals and groups to the garden and increase our activities, we are looking for trustees who can help us grow. We are particularly keen to recruit people with specialist skills in:

• Accounting & Finance

• Community engagement

• Volunteer engagement

• Marketing, PR and social media

• Community gardens

• Growing vegetables

• Management / Project management

• HR

We welcome applications from people of all genders, abilities, ethnic origins and ages, and will appoint entirely on merit.

Duties of a Grow West Fife trustee

• Ensure the charity adheres to its objectives as set out in the governing documents

• Work collectively ensure that GWF has a clear mission, aims and strategic direction which are adhered to

• Contribute to the drawing up of annual plans and help oversee their implementation

• Attend 6 board meetings per year - either at the garden or on Zoom

• Provide specialist support and insight where needed

• Be an ambassador for the garden, seek out opportunities to further the charity’s aims

• Oversee the management of the garden

• Ensure the good governance of the project

• Ensure proper accounting procedures are in place and adhered to

• Assist in funding applications where appropriate

• Assist in preparation of the annual report and accounts

• Take part in the monitoring and evaluation of Grow West Fife activities

Responsibilities of a trustee:

• Set and maintain the vision, mission and values of the organisation.

• Develop direction, strategy and planning.

• Ensure the organisation has the structure and resources for its work.

• Establish policies and procedures to govern organisational activity, including guidance for the board, volunteers and staff.

• Establish systems for reporting and monitoring.

• Manage risk and ensure compliance and accountability with the governing document, external regulators and the law.

• Make certain that the financial affairs of the organisation are conducted properly and are accurately reported.

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