Gardener Coordinator, Walled Garden, Falkirk

  • Part time
  • £26,005 – £28,533 pro-rata
  • Falkirk
  • Closing 29th May 2023

  • Advertised from 10th May 2023
  • 30 hours per week.


Do you want to work outdoors, explore your creative flair, and make a real difference to your local community?

If you have a passion for growing plants and supporting people to grow this could be the perfect role for you! An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Cyrenians Walled Garden Coordinator. Do you enjoy sharing your wealth of knowledge and experience in gardening with others? Then you could be the key to our success!

About the Walled Garden

The Walled Garden is one of Cyrenians public facing services, where we support people on Community Payback Orders to put back into the community and develop their own horticultural skills.

Set in a public space of half an acre within Dollar Park, Falkirk the garden is highly valued by the community, and is a home for events, volunteering and enjoying the tranquillity it has to offer.

About the role

As Garden Coordinator you’ll contribute to designing and managing a creative and interactive garden and programme for those engaging with our services. You’ll be surprised at how many opportunities you’ll have to perfect planting, bring new ideas and share your enthusiasm and garden knowledge with others. As you’d imagine, there are plenty of chances to get your hands dirty – and it’s safe to say you’ll never be bored!

You’ll also support, engage and manage a real variety of people to help us we meet our aims, including a small staff team, people on community payback orders and community volunteers.

About you

You’ll be an experienced garden coordinator with a dynamic ‘can-do’ attitude and a genuine interest in gardens and working outdoors. Your optimistic, forward-thinking outlook will help you to nurture an environment where people feel safe, valued and have a purpose as well as ownership of their own journey plan.

As you’ll inspire participants to achieve their future goals, it will help to have knowledge of the Justice system, and like us, you’ll be values-led and relationships-based in all that you do. You’ll also use your excellent interpersonal skills to motivate and inspire participants to get the most out of the opportunities that the garden presents.

What we can offer you

  • We’ll encourage you to be creative and innovative, and to take a pragmatic approach to planning and implementing new initiatives.
  • You’ll have an enthusiastic, knowledgeable team of staff and volunteers, and a supportive manager.
  • You’ll also have access to wider Cyrenians support, including our learning and development programme, and staff wellbeing services.

About us

At Cyrenians we tackle the causes and consequences of homelessness. We understand that there are many routes into homelessness, and that there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to supporting people towards more positive and stable futures. That’s why all our work is values-led and relationships-based.

Our values

  • Compassion: We believe that everyone should have the chance to change, no matter how long that might take.
  • Respect: We believe in tolerance, acceptance, valuing diversity and treating each other as equals.
  • Integrity: We are committed to the highest quality of work, grounded in honesty, generosity, sincerity and professionalism.
  • Innovation: We are willing to take risks, challenge convention and be creative in our search for new ways of working, in particular by taking account of the environmental impact of our decisions.

Application notes

Walled garden page

How to apply: Visit, or e-mail

CVs will not be accepted.

Closing date: 12 noon on Monday 29th May 2023