Organisation: WHALE Arts
Job Opportunity: Community Garden Co-ordinator
Hours of Work: 21 hours per week (3 days a week)
Salary: £22,000 (pro rata year 1), £22, 660 pro rata year 2), £23, 339 (pro rata year 3)*
Location: WHALE Arts Centre, 30 Westburn Grove, Edinburgh, EH14 2SA
Closing Date: 12noon, Wed 5 May
Submit your application to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- An up-to-date CV detailing relevant education and employment experience. (2 pages max.)
- A covering letter demonstrating how your skills meet the Essential and Desirable Skills criteria of the job description. (2 pages max.)
- Details of two referees, including your most recent employer.
The Community Garden Coordinator will be responsible for the running and maintenance of the garden working independently, and along with the Garden Volunteers and the Enterprise and Facilities Manager.
Grow, Cook, Eat, Repeat is for local residents of all-ages in Wester Hailes. It combines three interconnected strands of WHALE Art’s existing work – their community garden, community meal and volunteering – into one cohesive programme which will put a 3-year structure in place to enable local residents to take the lead in developing their skills through volunteering in the garden, at the meal or other areas across the organisation. It will put local people at the centre of decision-making and follow their lead on how best to address food insecurity and improve the mental health and wellbeing of their community.
The WHALE Arts garden provides an enjoyable and sustainable greenspace for our local Wester Hailes community. The successful candidate will be maintaining the garden grounds that hold a variety of plants, vegetables, fruit, herbs, benches, fire pit, garden seating areas and play platform. This may also include local crop plots we undertake for community food and medicinal plant growing.
*The post is funded by The National Lottery Community Fund for 3-years through WHALE Arts new community-led project ‘Grow, Cook, Eat, Repeat’ (May 2021 to March 31 2024).