Scotland's Gardens Scheme
Scotland's Gardens Scheme

Charity registered in Scotland SC011337

Scotland’s Gardens (SG) is a national charity, formed in 1931, whose purpose and vision is to raise money for charity through enabling, encouraging and supporting garden openings, whilst making the whole experience inspiring, rewarding and enjoyable for all involved. The Charity is overseen by a Board of Trustees and managed by the National Organiser.  Most of our opening gardens are private with about 500 opening each year.  Our garden openers are also supported by our volunteers, of which we have about 150 spread across 25 regional districts.  For more information please see our website.


Current vacancies

Volunteer Manager

  • Full time
  • £25,000 – £27,000
  • 23 Castle Street, Edinburgh EH2 3DN
  • Closing 24th February 2019

We are seeking a Volunteer Manager to join our team as a new position. Our team and Volunteers help people across Scotland open their gardens to the public to raise money for charity.

Our Volunteer Manager will coordinate and oversee the work of our core Volunteers ensuring they are empowered and have the necessary support, skills and materials to carry out their roles effectively and in line with our organisation’s aims and goals, and ultimately to have a positive experience throughout their work with the Charity. Our Volunteer Manager must stay informed of best practice and provide support and guidance to colleagues on the effective management and support of volunteers and to be champion and ambassador for volunteering both internally and externally.

This is a new position and we have a commitment of funding for an initial contract of three years. We hope that the person assuming this new role will develop it into a valuable and long long-term position.

Please download the job description below for more details about the position.

Our Charity

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme, established in 1931, raises money for charity through opening gardens to the public. Most of our gardens are privately owned and are supported by committees of Volunteers across the country. We have a small office staff of four but a wide reach with over 150 Volunteers and a network of about 700 gardens. We annually open over 500 gardens each year which donate to over 250 charities and have raised over £1 million for charity in the last four years. We are extremely proud of our contribution to health and wellbeing through promoting gardening, garden visiting, and volunteering and we strive to ensure that our charity experience is rewarding, inspiring and enjoyable.

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Marketing Manager

  • Full time
  • £25,000 – £27,000
  • 23 Castle Street, Edinburgh EH2 3DN
  • Closing 24th February 2019

We are seeking a Marketing Manager to join our team helping people across Scotland open their gardens to the public to raise money for charity.

Our Marketing Manager will coordinate and oversee implementation of our Marketing strategy within specific budgets and in line with our organisation’s aims and goals. Our primary focus is to raise awareness of Scotland’s Gardens Scheme and the beneficial impact of its raised funds. Our Marketing Manager will lead our media presence across various platforms as well as help lead our Volunteers’ localised promotional work. Our Marketing Manager must also stay informed of upcoming trends and developments within digital and traditional media and lead change as appropriate.

Please download the job description below for more details about the position.

Our Charity

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme, established in 1931, raises money for charity through opening gardens to the public. Most of our gardens are privately owned and are supported by committees of Volunteers across the country. We have a small office staff of four but a wide reach with over 150 Volunteers and a network of about 700 gardens. We annually open over 500 gardens each year which donate to over 250 charities and have raised over £1 million for charity in the last four years. We are extremely proud of our contribution to health and wellbeing through promoting gardening, garden visiting, and volunteering and we strive to ensure that our charity experience is rewarding, inspiring and enjoyable.

Shortlist