Royal Horticultural Society
Royal Horticultural Society

Charity registered in Scotland SC038262

Inspiring everyone to grow.

Current vacancies

Community Outreach Advisor

  • Part time
  • £26,000 pro-rata
  • Based in Edinburgh
  • Closing 13th December 2018

Join our Communities team …

Your horticulture and community outreach skills will enable us to increase our impact and profile in communities around the East of Scotland. You will be passionate about the role that plants and gardening can have in improving people’s lives, and have the creativity and determination to work as part of small team to build relationships with key local partners to deliver these benefits. With a track record delivering horticultural training, workshops and skills, you will also have an understanding of community development and consultation.

The RHS has been the force behind gardening for more than 200 years. Our charitable work is diverse and includes connecting millions of children, young people, adults and families with nature through our campaigns Greening Grey Britain and Campaign for School Gardening; supporting RHS Britain in Bloom, Europe’s largest community gardening campaign, and conducting pioneering horticultural scientific research. We believe everyone in every city, town and village, should benefit from growing plants to enhance lives, build stronger, healthier, happier communities and create better places to live.

We want to enrich everyone’s life through plants and help make Britain a greener and more beautiful place.

Our Community Outreach Team is recruiting a new Community Outreach Advisor based in Edinburgh. As well as supporting community growing projects across the East of Scotland, you will deliver a range of horticultural training programmes across the region and help to shape and deliver new programmes designed to engage new audiences in the work of the RHS, building strong relationships with external partners and internal teams across the RHS.

If you are a passionate about community engagement through gardening, a professional horticulturalist experienced in inspiring communities new to gardening and in engaging the next generation of gardeners, then this is the role for you.

Experience of working with community organisations, volunteers, young people, children, families and schools is essential. With excellent communication and reflective skills and the ability to work collaboratively and in partnership with stakeholder organisations, you should have experience of training and a qualification in practical horticulture (minimum of Level 2).