Community Garden Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £27,300 pro-rata
  • Whitburn
  • Closing 25th February 2024


  • Advertised from 29th January 2024
  • 20 hours per week, 18 month fixed term contract. £15 per hour plus optional workplace pension

Role

About the Community Garden

The Community Garden was established in 2021 with food grown in the 2 years following. Whilst one aim is to grow fruit and vegetables for our Community Fridge Project, the overall space is designed to allow the wider sharing of knowledge, such as: how to grow fresh food; how to support wildlife; how to improve the local environment; and much more; and, to encourage community participation and engagement.

We have been working in partnership with NHS Lothian and West Lothian Council on a Whole Systems Approach to Type 2 Diabetes. This partnership project has been instrumental in securing funding for this project to deliver enterprising activities and opportunities designed to support local people to achieve such things as better health and wellbeing (with positive mental and physical impacts, and educational opportunities.

Currently open on Monday and Thursday afternoons the aspiration is to open more to expand the activities / opportunities on offer.

Job Role

This role will coordinate and deliver varied activities and opportunities from the Community Garden, adding organisational capacity through bringing new skills, knowledge and enthusiasm to the project.

This delivery will include, but is not limited to: increased health and wellbeing activities; knowledge sharing through increased educational offerings; add varied activities and levels of support for our volunteers.

People skills and a positive attitude is a must for this volunteer and public facing role.

Application notes

An Application Pack is available for download below.

The deadline for applications is 17:00 on Sunday the 25th February 2024.

Interviews will be held on Friday 15th March 2024.


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