Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society  - Development Manager (Salary: £30,000-32,000 ( pro rata); Hours of Work :  Initially three days per week (22.5 hours)

The Caley (Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society of Scotland) is Scotland’s national horticultural and gardening  charity actively supporting and promoting horticulture throughout Scotland . We are looking to recruit a progressive and forward thinking Development Manager to develop and support the delivery of our three-year strategic plan. The successful candidate should have a track record of development and implementing change have previous experience of managing people, preferably within a horticultural or environmental setting. The post is initially being offered for a year with a possibility of a further two years and is based in Edinburgh.   The salary associated with the post is dependent upon the qualifications and experience of the successful applicant. We are particularly looking for an innovative thinker, networker and effective manager who is capable of delivering outcomes  and working alongside a small team of staff, Council Trustees and volunteers. The job has wide ranging responsibilities, the main purpose being to deliver the strategic objectives of the Society in supporting horticulture and gardening in Scotland.

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CSGNT - Communications Assistant (The Environmental Placement Programme)

The Central Scotland Green Network Trust (CSGNT) works with a number of partner organisations and stakeholders who through action, advocacy or partnership, can make a difference to make the CSGN happen.

The project’s main aim is to help maintain and enhance our communications and engagement with partner organisations and stakeholders. There will be a significant focus on work that will help deliver our active travel and greening objectives, and establishing and maintaining marketing and communications activity to promote the John Muir Way.

The role will assist the Communications Manager to raise awareness of, and encourage participation in, the CSGN at the stakeholder level.

All candidates must be studying towards or have recently graduated with a relevant degree. An interest in the environment is essential and must be evident on your application. The Environmental Placement Programme offers students and graduates short term work experience in Scotland’s environment sector. You will receive a weekly allowance of £8.45 an hour to cover out of pocket living expenses whilst on placement.

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Closing date: 19 January 

 

CSGNT - Horticultural Therapist Gardening for Better Mental Health project

The Central Scotland Green Network Gardening for Better Mental Health project is being run by the Central Scotland Green Network Trust, in partnership with The Richmond Fellowship Scotland (TRFS), and will provide people experiencing mental and physical health problems the opportunity to grow food and flowers, to socialise, to develop new skills and become more active in their residential care homes.


We are looking for a highly motivated individual with proven horticultural skills, to coordinate activities and supervise TRFS residents to achieve their goals in a therapeutic horticulture setting. Your excellent communication and interpersonal skills and understanding of mental health issues will enable you to work with people from a variety of backgrounds, and a creative approach will ensure that the gardens continue to develop and thrive.

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Closing date: 13 February