Community Garden Coordinator Vacancy

WHALE Arts is looking to recruit a gardener to coordinate their Community Garden Project.

The post is fixed term until the end of March 2021 and part-time working 14 hours per week with a salary of £20,500 pro-rata.

Key Responsibilities and duties

Garden maintenance

  • Ensure the maintenance of the garden grounds at WHALE Arts, working alongside the Enterprise and Facilities Manager, staff and volunteers
  • Help develop and implement a Garden Maintenance Plan liaising as appropriate with the Enterprise and Facilities Manager, gardening groups and volunteers
  • Assist with the development and management of the organisation‚Äôs food waste and composting system
  • Manage and maintain garden resources and equipment at WHALE Arts, ensuring these are correctly stored
  • Contribute to the maintenance and planning of green spaces developed outwith our venue with other local partners.

Garden Volunteer Coordination

  • Sustain positive relationships with all staff, volunteers, participants, partners and others
  • Share skills and knowledge related to organic horticultural production with volunteers including sowing seeds, setting out plants, planting out, lawn mowing, soil preparation and pruning
  • Provide regular updates and attend regular meetings with the Enterprise and Facilities Manager relating to ongoing gardening maintenance and activities
  • Propagate, grow and harvest vegetables, fruit and herbs from WHALE Arts garden with the support of volunteers
  • Participate in feedback gathering as well as evaluative processes of the horticultural and environmental activities by facilitating regular gardening meetings

Other

  • Communicate and update the WHALE Arts team on garden development and activities
  • Ensure and implement a safe working environment within the Garden, in line with health and safety legislation and highlight any concerns to management
  • Update knowledge and skills relevant to the job by attending relevant training, workshops, conferences or similar
  • Other reasonable duties as required

You can apply in writing or by email, enclosing/attaching:

  • An up to date CV detailing relevant education and employment experience. No longer than two pages.
  • A covering letter demonstrating how your skills meet the Essential and Desirable Skills criteria of the job description. No longer than two pages.
  • Details of two referees, including your most recent employer

If you have any questions about the role please contact Laura Delahunt, Enterprise and Facilities Manager, by emailing recruitment@whalearts.co.uk or call: 0131 4583267. You can apply to:

Laura Delahunt
Enterprise and Facilities Manager
WHALE Arts Centre,
30 Westburn Grove,
Edinburgh
EH14 2SA
0131 458 3267
recruitment@whalearts.co.uk

Applications are open until Wednesday 9.00am, 10 June 2020. You can read the full person specification on WHALE Arts’ website here.

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