Job Opportunity: Community Gardener (Sessional)

Posted on 15th May 2017 by Lauren Parry

Are you skilled and experienced in working with volunteers? Do you know your friendly garden bugs from your slugs, and your Alliums from your Brassicas?

Greener Kirkcaldy is a community charity, working on a local scale to benefit people and our environment. We are concerned about climate change and by the impact of rising food and fuel costs. We would like to see a future where everyone is able to heat their home affordably, eat well, and tread more lightly on our planet. Our 2 community garden sites provide:

  • great volunteering and educational opportunitiesGreener Kirkcaldy 3
  • the facilities, training and inspiration to encourage local people to grow and eat fruit and vegetables
  • a free resource of healthy food for the community

We are now seeking a sessional Community Gardener to work as part of the Greener Kirkcaldy team to support the volunteers who develop and maintain our community garden and orchard at Ravenscraig Walled Gardens in Kirkcaldy.

Hours of work: up to 7 hours per week (sessions run on Friday mornings and Saturday afternoons). Rate of pay: £15 per hour, on a self-employed basis. Click here for the Community Gardener (sessional) – job description.

You will have excellent communication skills, a strong track record of working with volunteers, and will take a supportive and empowering ‘community development’ approach. We are looking for someone who is able to work with a wide range of people from all backgrounds, including young people, older volunteers, and volunteers with additional support needs. You will also be an enthusiastic and knowledgeable gardener, with wide experience of growing fruit and vegetables organically, and (ideally) experience of working in community or therapeutic gardening.

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter setting out why you are suitable for the role, to Closing date for applications: 5pm on Monday 29th May 2017. Interviews will be held on Friday 9th June 2017.

If you would like to discuss this post informally, please email

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