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Garden project worker

  • Full time
  • £20,500
  • Palacerigg Country Park, Cumbernauld
  • Closing 5th August 2021

  • Advertised from 7th July 2021
  • 32.5 hours per week and will include some evenings and weekends. Duration: 3 years from start date 2021


Watch Us Grow is a charity based in Palacerigg Country Park on the outskirts of Cumbernauld. We work with adults who have Additional Support Needs. We aim to help people become more independent both at home and within the communities they live. We do this by creating roles and educational experiences that develop new skills and self-confidence.

We are looking for someone to join our garden team where you will be supporting our members to grow and sell plants for public sale and vegetables. Our garden is open all year round to the public and provides a great environment to work, learn and socially interact.

Job Description

Watch us Grow is looking for someone who enjoys working outdoors in all weather and all seasons. Your primary role will be supporting people on our garden project. This will involve you guiding and helping our students to complete their daily tasks maintaining the garden, completing course work and growing vegetables and plants. It will also involve physically taxing work normal to gardening and landscaping.

You will coordinate our mobile pop up plant stall which will include some weekend work.

This job will involve you being creative, bringing new ideas that engage imaginations and keep things evolving and new in the garden. It may involve basic woodwork, hard landscaping, arts and crafts, nature and environmental projects, the list goes on and all ideas are welcome.

You will report to the General Manager and work within an existing and established staff team to develop Watch us Grow in new and exciting directions.

You will need to be enthusiastic and patient, show an understanding of people with additional support needs. You will have experience in either Horticulture/ Gardening, a Handy Trade or the Arts and have some DIY experience. You will be creative, friendly and engaging.

The job will involve you driving a 9 seater minibus and a Transit size van. So clean driving license is required.

Funder: This role is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund for a 3 year period.

Application notes

An application pack is available for download below.

Closing date: 5th August 2021

Interviews will be between 23rd and 25th August 2021