Therapeutic Horticulture Practitioner

  • Part time
  • £17,063 pro-rata
  • Aberdeenshire
  • Closing 29th April 2019


  • Advertised from 12th April 2019
  • 22.5 hours per week.
  • N725

Role

In January 2017, SAMH introduced a new suite of services throughout the whole of Aberdeenshire to support people with mental health problems and those with Autism on their recovery journey. These new and exciting services will look and feel very different to the traditional models of support and will be based on fundamental principles of empowerment, resilience and hope.

Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity. Today, SAMH operates 60 services in communities across Scotland providing mental health social care support, homelessness, addictions and employment services among others. These services, together with our national programme work in See Me, respectme, suicide prevention and active living; inform our policy and campaign work to influence positive social change.

As SAMH embark on this exciting new pathway, we are seeking outstanding people to begin developing and delivering these services across Aberdeenshire. To successfully embed the 6 elements of our new peripatetic service, SAMH are seeking flexible, enthusiastic people to work with individuals, groups and volunteers within local communities across Aberdeenshire.

Using your practical knowledge and experience of horticulture or gardening and your understanding of mental health issues you will support people to achieve their goals and outcomes in a therapeutic horticulture setting. A car driver and owner is essential for this post.

Applications are welcome from people who have experienced mental health difficulties. A PVG check is required for this post, along with a Right to Work in the UK check. Candidates will also be required to provide proof of qualifications.

Application notes

Closing date for all applications is 9.00 am, Monday 29th April 2019.

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 7th May 2019.

Application forms, job descriptions and guidelines are available to download from our website samh.org.uk Please note that your application should be completed electronically and emailed back to jobs@samh.org.uk, no other form of application will be accepted.