We aim to bring real change to the environment, economy and people of Central Scotland. We do things differently: we believe in balancing life and work; we work flexibly; we invest in our people, and above all, we value our staff.
3 Year Fixed Term Post
The Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) seeks to change the face of Central Scotland, by restoring and transforming the landscape of an area stretching from Ayrshire and Inverclyde in the west, to Fife and the Lothians in the east.
The Richmond Fellowship Scotland is a leading National Organisation in the provision of personalised, high quality, community-based support services. It manages in the region of 200 services across Scotland, in 27 local authorities and supports nearly 3000 individuals.
The Central Scotland Green Network Gardening for Better Mental Health project is being run by the Central Scotland Green Network Trust, in partnership with The Richmond Fellowship Scotland (TRFS), and will provide people experiencing mental and physical health problems the opportunity to grow food and flowers, to socialise, to develop new skills and become more active in their residential care homes.
We are looking for a highly motivated individual with proven horticultural skills, to coordinate activities and supervise TRFS residents to achieve their goals in a therapeutic horticulture setting. Your excellent communication and interpersonal skills and understanding of mental health issues will enable you to work with people from a variety of backgrounds, and a creative approach will ensure that the gardens continue to develop and thrive.
This is a fixed term 3 year post (35 hours per week) based at our offices in Shotts, North Lanarkshire. It is expected that the successful applicant will spend the majority of their time at the 8 participating sites across west central Scotland, with 1 day a week in the office. As travel within Central Scotland is required, a clean driving licence and access to a car are essential.
Please download an application form and more details about the post below:
The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Monday 13 February 2017.
Interviews will be held on Tuesday 21 February 2017.
Communications Assistant (Bright Green Placements)
A 12 week Communications Assistant placement is available through the Bright Green Placements program. The placement's main aim is to help maintain and enhance our communications and engagement with partner organisations and stakeholders. There will be a significant focus on work that will help deliver our active travel and greening objectives, and establishing and maintaining marketing and communications activity to promote the John Muir Way.
Visit the Bright Green Placements website for further information and to apply.
This is an unpaid position, expenses remunerated.
Board membership offers a fantastic opportunity for an individual to support the delivery of the CSGN Vision, which is to ‘transform Central Scotland into a place where the environment adds value to the economy and where people’s lives are enriched by its quality’.
We are looking for individuals with a range of appropriate skills and experience to add to the capacity of the board, particularly an individual who can demonstrate recent and relevant financial experience, or someone who has a background in private sector development. We particularly welcome applications from groups currently under-represented on our board such as women, disabled people and people aged under 40.
Board members typically contribute around 8 to 12 days a year made up of board and sub-committee meetings, working groups, partner engagement, events and tours.
You may also be interested in positions listed on the CSGN Network Vacancies page.