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Therapeutic Horticulture Practitioner

  • Part time
  • £18,525 pro-rata
  • Aberdeenshire
  • Closing 25th June 2021

  • Advertised from 8th June 2021
  • 22.5 hrs per week
  • N898



In January 2017, SAMH introduced a 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 look and feel very different to the traditional models of support and will be based on fundamental principles of empowerment, resilience and hope.

SAMH (the Scottish Association for Mental Health) is Scotland’s largest mental health charity. Every year, we provide over a million hours of support to people who need our help. Every week, we work with around 3,000 individuals in over 60 services. Every day, we campaign for better mental health for the people of Scotland.

We are seeking outstanding people to deliver and continue to develop 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, conservation and gardening and your understanding of mental health issues you will support people to achieve their goals and outcomes in a therapeutic horticulture setting.

You will be based primarily in south Aberdeenshire but working throughout Aberdeenshire delivering the Cultivate programme working with groups of people and individuals. Cultivate delivers a blended service and you will be required to facilitate and support online group sessions.

Application notes

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 declared on the application form. A car driver and owner is essential for this post.

Closing date for all applications is 12 noon on Friday 25th June 2021.

Interviews will be held week beginning 5th July 2021

Further information about our new services, full job descriptions and application forms are available on our website

Please note that your application should be completed electronically and emailed back to no other form of application will be accepted.