Garden Centre Facilitator

  • Full time or Part time
  • £20,475
  • Broxburn
  • Closing 18th November 2019

  • Advertised from 25th October 2019
  • 37.5 hours per week (Part Time jobshare may also be considered) £20,475 pro-rata


The Brock is a charity and social enterprise that provides constructive therapeutic work activities and facilitated social integration for people with chronic mental health conditions. We focus on what people can do rather than what they can’t. We offer stimulating opportunities to socialise and learn new skills in horticulture, woodwork and a variety of crafts.

Our Vision:

A society where every individual with a mental health condition feels

included, supported and valued.

We are seeking to appoint an energetic and enthusiastic person who shares our vision and who has the necessary skills to help take the Garden Centre and Mind Garden forward, building upon the existing production of bedding plants, planters and baskets. You will be joining the Brock at an exciting time as we develop as a social enterprise and expand our areas of activity.

Our service users need you to be kind-hearted, caring, helpful and have a sense of humour.

You will be a people person, with good horticultural knowledge and experience, will be confident in leading therapeutic activities, and will have a customer focussed approach and the commercial acumen to develop new products and initiatives.

Under the direction of the operations manager, the successful applicant will take responsibility for the day to day running of the Garden Centre and Mind Garden. There is also significant opportunity for the post holder to work alongside the woodworking and craft facilitators to support other enterprise initiatives that the project is delivering.

In return you will have an opportunity to make a significant contribution to the development of a young organisation; and to use your imagination and creativity to influence the direction of the organisation and its impact on service users. Having the right mind-set, attitude and approach is as important to us as having the right experience and skills. If you feel that this could be you, we look forward to hearing from you! Whilst the post is advertised as full time, we may also consider suitable part time job share options.

The successful applicant for this post will be required to apply for membership of the PVG (Protection of Vulnerable Groups) Scheme.

Application notes

An application pack is available for download below.

For further information or an application pack please visit or contact Koen Van der Straeten on 01506 858080 or email

The closing date for applications is noon on Monday 18th November, and it is anticipated that interviews will be held in Broxburn week commencing 25th November 2019.