Maxwell Community Centre and Garden Vacancy – Community Garden Worker

 

Post Title: Community Garden Worker
Part Time – 21 Hours/Week

Responsible to: Garden Co-ordinator
Project Manager
Board of Directors

The MAXwell Centre’s Community Garden is located at the heart of Coldside area in Dundee. The garden project and outreach programme has attracted schools, community groups and individual residents to take up the challenge of growing their own food using the allotment plots, raised beds and polytunnel facilities.

The successful candidate will have knowledge of fruit and vegetable cultivation in a therapeutic/community setting. Formal qualifications are not essential as the ideal candidate will have the personal qualities needed to engage people and grow edible crops successfully.

You will have a flexible approach to gardening and be adaptable enough to work with people of all ages and abilities. Your excellent interpersonal skills will be exercised every day as we welcome everyone into the garden.

Main Duties

You will be required assist the garden mentor. This involves supporting them to run the community garden and outreach activities, deliver training sessions, facilitating groups’ and individuals’ food production. Some of the sessions take place out with normal working hours so you will be flexible enough to work evenings/weekends as needed.

Support and develop active community involvement in the Project’s activities through the appropriate use of the media, posters, leaflets and outreach work.

Assist with the evaluation and monitoring of the Project including the maintenance of records, statistics etc.

Together with the Board of Directors ensure that all policy and procedures are in line with the organisations current policy and procedures.

• Garden maintenance and improvement
• Run volunteer and small group gardening sessions and support their learning and development
• Assist with the Tool and Seed Library and Harvest Boxes
• Assist, organise and deliver workshops and events
• Run garden tours and help improve visitors experience
• Communications and administrative support
• Support fortnightly Youth Council meetings.

Other Duties

This job description is a broad general picture of the post at the date of preparation. It is not an exhaustive list of all possible duties and it is recognised that jobs change and evolve over time.

Funding to 31st March 2025.
Salary £15,000/annum (F/T £25,000)

To apply please send a CV and covering letter to info@maxdundee.org.uk

Closing date for applications is 10th June 2023

A full Job Description / Person Specification is available here: Maxwell Community Garden Worker Job Description and Person Spec

 

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