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Community Garden Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £20,500 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 10th June 2020

  • Advertised from 27th May 2020
  • 2 days per week/14 hours per week (to be discussed beforehand with the post holder for working hours to be placed across integral gardening periods of Spring, Summer and Autumn). Level of Pay: £20,500 pro-rata basis (9-month post July 2020 - end March 2021. We intend to extend this depending on availability of funding, our financial position and performance of the post-holder)


The WHALE Arts 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. The WHALE Arts garden provides an enjoyable and sustainable greenspace for our local Wester Hailes community. You will be maintaining the grounds that hold a variety of plants, vegetables, fruit, herbs, benches and a fire pit.

Working closely with your manager you will help develop and follow a maintenance plan for the WHALE Arts garden that supports our organisation values, be responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the garden and help ensure health and safety is followed on the gardening grounds.

Additionally you will coordinate our Garden volunteers and share skills and knowledge regularly on horticultural practices such as planting, growing, preparation, and pruning. Using your excellent communication skills and ability to build positive relationships. You will discuss, explore, and where suitable, implement feedback and ideas from our volunteers and staff to keep the garden developing and growing.

Application notes

Apply in writing or by email, enclosing/attaching:

  • An up to date CV detailing relevant education and employment experience. No longer than two pages.
  • A covering letter demonstrating how your skills meet the Essential and Desirable Skills criteria of the job description. No longer than two pages.
  • Details of two referees, including your most recent employer

We are accepting applications until Wednesday 9am, 10th June.

Candidates selected by the panel for interview will be invited shortly after the closing date to interview which will be held. We anticipate that this will be via Zoom and will be confirmed closer to the interview week on week commencing 29th June.

The successful candidate will be appointed to the role subject to confirmation of PVG Scheme Membership.

If you have any questions about the role please contact Laura Delahunt, Enterprise and Facilities Manager, by emailing or call: 0131 4583267.

Contact Details:

Laura Delahunt, Enterprise and Facilities Manager, WHALE Arts, WHALE Arts Centre, 30 Westburn Grove, Edinburgh EH14 2SA

0131 458 3267