Watch Us Grow
Watch Us Grow

Charity registered in Scotland SC030351

Established in 1999, Watch US Grow has established a reputation for delivering high quality, innovative opportunities dedicated to realising potential within people who experience a range of support needs. We offer 30 places in our garden in Palacerigg Country Park, and employ a further 14 people with support needs within our Social Enterprise activities. We are committed to developing opportunities both within our garden, and the wider community to enable people to lead more inclusive, fulfilling lives.

Current vacancies

Garden project worker

  • Full time
  • £20,500
  • Palacerigg Country Park, Cumbernauld
  • Closing 5th August 2021

Watch Us Grow is a charity based in Palacerigg Country Park on the outskirts of Cumbernauld. We work with adults who have Additional Support Needs. We aim to help people become more independent both at home and within the communities they live. We do this by creating roles and educational experiences that develop new skills and self-confidence.

We are looking for someone to join our garden team where you will be supporting our members to grow and sell plants for public sale and vegetables. Our garden is open all year round to the public and provides a great environment to work, learn and socially interact.

Job Description

Watch us Grow is looking for someone who enjoys working outdoors in all weather and all seasons. Your primary role will be supporting people on our garden project. This will involve you guiding and helping our students to complete their daily tasks maintaining the garden, completing course work and growing vegetables and plants. It will also involve physically taxing work normal to gardening and landscaping.

You will coordinate our mobile pop up plant stall which will include some weekend work.

This job will involve you being creative, bringing new ideas that engage imaginations and keep things evolving and new in the garden. It may involve basic woodwork, hard landscaping, arts and crafts, nature and environmental projects, the list goes on and all ideas are welcome.

You will report to the General Manager and work within an existing and established staff team to develop Watch us Grow in new and exciting directions.

You will need to be enthusiastic and patient, show an understanding of people with additional support needs. You will have experience in either Horticulture/ Gardening, a Handy Trade or the Arts and have some DIY experience. You will be creative, friendly and engaging.

The job will involve you driving a 9 seater minibus and a Transit size van. So clean driving license is required.

Funder: This role is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund for a 3 year period.

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Part time project worker

  • Part time
  • £20,500 pro-rata
  • Palacerigg Country Park, Cumbernauld
  • Closing 5th August 2021

Watch Us Grow is a charity based in Palacerigg Country Park on the outskirts of Cumbernauld. We work with people who have Additional Support Needs. We aim to help people become more independent both at home and within the communities they live. We do this by creating roles and educational experiences that develop new skills and self-confidence.

Job Description

Watch us Grow is looking for someone who enjoys working outdoors in all weather and all seasons but is equally happy indoors in a hospitality role or doing arts and crafts. Your primary role will be supporting people across all our projects. This will involve you guiding and helping our students to complete their daily tasks, outdoors will involve maintaining the garden, growing vegetables and plants and physically taxing work normal to gardening and landscaping. Indoors could be baking cakes, serving teas to the public or supporting our students to learn new life skills, certainly a very varied role that may change daily dependent on the students you support.

You will report to the General Manager and work within an existing and established staff team to develop Watch Us Grow in new and exciting directions.

You will need to be enthusiastic and patient and show an understanding of people with additional support needs.

Funder: This role is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund for a 3 year period.

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Home and Hospitality project worker

  • Full time
  • £20,500
  • Palacerigg Country Park, Cumbernauld
  • Closing 12th August 2021

Watch Us Grow is a charity based in Palacerigg Country Park on the outskirts of Cumbernauld. We work with people who have Additional Support Needs. We aim to help people become more independent both at home and within the communities they live. We do this by creating roles and educational experiences that develop new skills and self-confidence.

Job Description

We are looking for someone to join our team as project worker on our new home and hospitality project. You will be supporting our students to learn all about living more independently in their own home or taking more of a role in a shared home. This will include cooking, cleaning and all other aspects of managing a home. You will also work on our newest project which involves preparing and serving hot drinks, soups and snacks to the public.

Watch us Grow is looking for a person who enjoys keeping a house clean, tidy and in order. Someone who has experience in housekeeping, catering or hospitality but most importantly someone who can guide and support our students with patience and clear communication. You will be guiding students, documenting all achievements and activities, working towards personal goals for each individual, inspiring students to learn more and providing them with a purposeful role.

This job will involve you being creative, bringing new ideas that engage imaginations and keep things evolving. We are an organization that embrace and try out creative ideas. You will also be part of our social activity evenings which may include anything from arts and crafts projects, movie clubs or sports activities, the list goes on and all ideas are welcome.

You will report to the General Manager and work within an existing and established staff team to develop Watch us Grow in new and exciting directions.

You will need to be enthusiastic and patient, showing an understanding of people with additional support needs. You will have experience in either Housekeeping (commercial or domestic), Catering or Hospitality. You will be creative, friendly and engaging.

The job will involve you driving a 9 seater minibus and a Transit size van. So clean driving license is required.

Funder: This role is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund for a 3 year period.

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