Urban Growing and Community Development Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £24,000 pro-rata
  • Glasgow (Hybrid)
  • Closing 16th April 2024


  • Advertised from 2nd April 2024
  • 28 hours per week until end March 2025 (Funding secured for 2025-26 at 24hrs per week with the intention to increase to 28hrs if funds become available).
  • 28 days plus statutory holidays pro-rata equivalent.

Role

With support from the Big Lottery Community Fund and the Glasgow City Council, Community Fund the Concrete Garden is excited to have the opportunity to offer an Urban Growing and Community Development Coordinator role.

Position Summary

This role will support our current Growing Well program, based across two well-established community gardens, the Concrete Garden, and the Back Garden. We work with our community to create spaces which enable people to come together to grow food, develop skills and confidence, make friends, cook, and eat together and participate in a wide range of workshops and volunteering opportunities. In doing so, people are able to nourish themselves, their wellbeing and community.

Both gardens support individual and group plot-holders and run a seasonal program of social and therapeutic sessions, where people are supported to grow their own food, and meet and work alongside others on seasonal activities. The Growing Well program also includes wellbeing workshops supporting skills for wellbeing through simple, budget-friendly, self-care practices, as well as seasonal outdoor cookery, social activities, volunteer action days and taster sessions.

The UGCD Coordinator will both lead and co-facilitate a range of seasonal garden activities as well as support the development of community engagement and outreach activities. They will help provide support for new and existing plot-holders and contribute to the maintenance and care of the growing spaces. Where there is capacity to do so, the UGCD Coordinator will also offer support across other seasonal activities and projects as needed.

Start Date: 1st June 2024

End Date: 31st March 2025

Application notes

To apply please email paula@concretegarden.org.uk with a copy of your

CV, and a covering letter as an attachment (2 side A4 maximum)

detailing:

  • Examples of how your skills and experiences demonstrate the essential duties and position requirements for post.
  • The key qualities and skills you will bring to the Urban Grow Team and how you will apply these qualities in the post.
  • Your available start date/notice period.

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