Wellbeing and Outreach Worker

  • Part time
  • £26,500 pro-rata
  • Amisfield
  • Closing 1st March 2024

  • Advertised from 13th February 2024
  • £13,250. 17.5 hours per week.


About Amisfield Preservation Trust

Amisfield Preservation Trust provides a regenerative community space (Amisfield Walled Garden) just outside of Haddington for a wide range of groups. The project is volunteer led and this year we are celebrating 25 years of the Trust. Since project inception, volunteers have recreated a beautiful, historic and peaceful 8 acre walled garden which had fallen into disrepair. The project helps improve the life chances of those most vulnerable in our community, through support for individuals with barriers to employment ; drives inclusion through involving volunteers with a range of additional support needs; promotes learning through educational activities for school groups with their teachers, and for the general public through a variety of training events; helps the community to flourish through increased social connection and regenerative activities that improve mental and physical wellbeing and resilience and help increase pride in the local community and place.

Job Role

We are looking for a caring, compassionate and motivated person to further develop our wellbeing work within the garden. The postholder will work alongside our existing Volunteer Coordinator to support people with vulnerabilities to regularly visit and/or engage in gardening with a therapeutic focus. They will work with people both on a 1-1 basis and with small groups. They will undertake outreach work to other organisations who have a wellbeing focus to develop new partnerships and bring additional groups and people with vulnerabilities into the garden. They will also host 6 wellbeing workshops at the garden throughout the year. These workshops might be run in partnership with other organisations.

This post is offered initially on a fixed contract of one year ( 1st April 2024 to 31st March 2025). The post is funded by East Lothian TSI Communities, Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund. Continuation will be dependent on further grant funding being secured.

Application notes

Please read the attached Information Sheet and Job Description before completing the Application form.

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 1st March. Interviews will be held on Tuesday 12th March.

Amisfield Preservation Trust values diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.


Amisfield Preservation Trust is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in Scotland

Number SC199773 and a Scottish Charity Number SC029412

Registered Office: Anne's Cottage, 12a Sidegate, Haddington, East Lothian, EH41 4BZ