Gorgie City Farm
Gorgie City Farm

Charity registered in Scotland SC010105

For over 30 years Gorgie City Farm has operated as a successful community-owned initiative based in the west of Edinburgh. We’re a working farm and visitor attraction aiming to bring the sights, sounds, and smells of farming into the city through our wide range of animals and plants. As part of this we aim to educate children and adults about farming and food production, and promote social inclusion by providing a host of volunteering opportunities, often for those with disabilities or problematic backgrounds.


Current vacancies

Top job! Chair of Board of Trustees Vacancy

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 23rd September 2019

For over 30 years Gorgie City Farm has operated as a successful community-owned initiative based in the west of Edinburgh. We’re a working farm and visitor attraction aiming to bring the sights, sounds, and smells of farming into the city through our wide range of animals and plants. As part of this we aim to educate children and adults about farming and food production, and promote social inclusion by providing a host of volunteering opportunities, often for those with disabilities or problematic backgrounds.

As part of the next stage of our development we’re looking for a new Chair to join our Board. Our current Chair has been in the role for 5 years and now feels the time is right to step down and let someone else take the Farm forward in our next exciting stage of development. We’re open to applicants from any sector and farming knowledge isn’t a prerequisite. We need someone with sound business skills, a good communicator with the ability to run Board meetings and lead our strategic thinking into the future.

The time commitment for the role is reasonably small – we have 6 Board meetings each year and an AGM usually around November. We also have sub-committees tasked with overseeing and helping with strategy for a specific area of the Farm which usually between each Board meeting; although the Chair isn’t part of any specific committee, attendance happens from time to time. It would be expected that a level of informal visits would also take place at the Farm to familiarise themselves with the team and operation.

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Closed vacancies
This vacancy has now closed

Volunteering Administrator

  • Part time
  • £16,400 – £18,300 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 4th September 2019

For over 30 years Gorgie City Farm has operated as a successful community-owned initiative based in the west of Edinburgh. We’re a working farm and visitor attraction aiming to bring the sights, sounds, and smells of farming into the city through our wide range of animals and plants. As part of this we aim to educate children and adults about farming and food production, and promote social inclusion by providing a host of volunteering opportunities, often for those with disabilities or problematic backgrounds.

We’re now looking for a new Volunteering Administrator to join our team and assist the Volunteer Manager in the recruitment, induction, co-ordination and support of our volunteers at the Farm. A farming background isn’t needed - we’re looking for a self-starter with good IT skills, strong administration and organisational skills to help us secure Gorgie City Farm’s excellent reputation within the City.

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Volunteering

Gardens Assistant Volunteer

Conservation / Gardening

21st August 2019

We are looking for new volunteers to join our friendly Wednesday morning Garden Group, from 10:00-12:30. The group is mixed ability and people over the age of 14 are welcome to apply. We have several different garden areas, as well as pots and verges around the farm. Volunteer … Read more