Shettleston Community Growing Project
Shettleston Community Growing Project

Charity registered in Scotland SC045278

Shettleston Community Growing Project (SCGP) was set up in 2009 by local people who wished to grow food for themselves and their families. With assistance from Shettleston Housing Association and Glasgow City Council a suitable site was identified, and funding was secured from the Scottish Government's Climate Challenge Fund to turn the derelict and unloved space into an attractive and productive community allotment.

Current vacancies

Project Worker

  • Part time
  • £27,300 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 29th February 2024

This is a great opportunity to join our successful and award-winning community food growing project in the east end of Glasgow. Via the medium of food growing the SCGP aims to address a wide range of poverty-related issues in the local area and has developed services and activities to improve the health and well-being of local people, improve employability through volunteering, provide positive opportunities for children and families and to build the social capital of the community.

The Project Worker will support the Project Manager in the day-to-day running of the Project and will enable individual users and groups to learn about and practice vegetable and fruit growing, healthy eating and lifestyles, and cooking and will facilitate and organise activities and events to promote these aims.

We are seeking someone with an awareness and experience of food growing and a good understanding of food poverty issues and the benefits of healthy eating. You will have a community development or other relevant qualification.

Main purpose-

To develop and assist in the delivery of the day-to-day operations of Shettleston Community Growing Project, ensuring a high-quality service in line with the ethos, values, protocols and service standards of SCGP, funders agreed outcomes and local/ national objectives.

Main Duties-

To promote effective working relationships with other community groups, voluntary organisations and the general community.

To support the Project Manager in the delivery of specific project work and management of daily operations, including working and managing volunteers and volunteer activities.

To coordinate and attend meetings, seminars etc. on behalf of SCGP.

Plan, organise and facilitate community gardening and food growing projects and events.

Positively engage with the residents of Shettleston and surrounding areas.

Identify opportunities for the delivery of current and future developments of the project.

Assist with evaluations and monitoring of projects.

Promote the project through a range of communications

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Project Co-ordinator

  • Full time
  • £34,347
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 26th October 2023

This is a great opportunity to join our successful and award-winning community food growing project in the east end of Glasgow. Via the medium of food growing the SCGP aims to address a wide range of poverty related issues in the local area and has developed services and activities to improve the health and well-being of local people, improve employability through volunteering, provide positive opportunities for children and families and to build the social capital of the community.

The Project Coordinator is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Project and for assisting the volunteer Board in its good governance and ongoing strategic development.

They will enable individual users and groups to learn about and practice vegetable and fruit growing, healthy eating and lifestyles, cooking and will facilitate and organise activities and events to promote these aims. The Project Co-ordinator is responsible for recruiting, managing and supporting any junior staff members and engaging and administering any sessional worker contracts. He/she will direct and develop the SCGP’s volunteering programme, ensuring it continues to be a ‘Volunteer Friendly’ accredited project and will direct and develop services for children and families.

We are seeking someone with an awareness and experience of food growing and a good understanding of food poverty issues and the benefits of healthy eating. You will have had a minimum of two years’ experience and a track record of success in the development of community projects. You will have a community development or other relevant qualification.

The successful candidate will be a good organiser who is able to multi-task and prioritise competing priorities with minimal supervision. You will be creative , innovative and resourceful and committed to the aims of our project. You will be a team player with a positive attitude who is able to develop and sustain good working relationships with plot holders, volunteers, partners and funders.

Ideally you will also:

• Have an understanding of the legal and regulatory requirements upon charitable voluntary organisations; be numerate and have experience of budgeting, staff management and of reporting to a Board.

• Have fund-raising experience and be able to assess and report on the impact of our project to funders and other stakeholders.

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This vacancy has now closed

Project Worker

  • Part time
  • £27,300 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 31st August 2023

With funding from the Glasgow Communities Fund, Shettleston Community Growing Project (SCGP) are recruiting a Project Worker to join our team to work with the local community in Shettleston and surrounding areas.

SCGP is a community organisation based in the heart of Shettleston. SCGP provides community gardening plots and runs activities for the community.

The post will focus on engaging with the community, networking with local organisations, and developing services in line with community needs.

We are looking for a passionate and enthusiastic individual who believes in community empowerment, has experience of community development with strong networking and communication skills. You will have experience of marketing and social media, organising community events and workshops. Being able to speak a community language would be an asset.

If you believe you have the skills and attributes for this post, we welcome your application.

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