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  • Advertised from 22nd July 2021
  • 22.5 hours per week
  • N917


Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity.

SAMH has represented the voice of people most affected by mental health problems in Scotland for more than 90 years.

Today, in over 60 communities we work with adults and young people providing mental health social care support, services in primary care, schools and further education, 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.

SAMH is dedicated to mental health and wellbeing for all: with a vision of a society where people are able to live their lives fully, regardless of present or past circumstances.

Chrysalis is a mental health service based in an award winning community garden in Dundee. In a beautiful outdoor setting we promote recovery from mental ill health through therapeutic horticulture including organic gardening, conservation and team working. There is a strong group work emphasis, staff work with the people attending our service to develop and maintain the garden, which is open to the public. Duties also include supporting our service users with their personal development plans.

We are seeking a creative, enthusiastic and practical individual to join our small team. Applicants should :

  • Have experience in horticulture and of supporting people in an outdoor setting.
  • be able to demonstrate good communication skills and a mature attitude together with adaptability, creativity and enthusiasm.
  • have experience and a good understanding of working with mental health issues.

You will be required to work flexibly to suit the needs of the service including some occasional evening and weekend working.

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

Closing date for all applications is 12.00 noon, Monday the 9th of August 21.

Interviews will take place on Wednesday the 18th August 2021.

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