Farm trainee (Community Jobs Scotland)

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Location: Near Kirknewton
Category: Other
Type: Part-time
Salary: £9 per hour

This job in on the Community Jobs Scotland scheme for young people. Please check your eligibility before applying:

The Cyrenians Farm is a social enterprise. Cyrenians Charity supports people excluded from community, work, family and housing. Candidates for this post must show compassion, tolerance, respect and understanding to people from all walks of life

Job description

To assist with farm duties for the enterprise activity, including propagating, growing and maintaining crops, harvesting and packing fresh produce and general farm maintenance including grass cutting.

To assist with hosting volunteers and visitor groups including preparing lunches.

To adhere to all Cyrenians policies and procedures; in particular to adhere to and promote good practice regarding volunteers, confidentiality, Health and Safety of self, colleagues, volunteers and service users; and equality of opportunity.

To undertake any other duties that may reasonably be expected to fulfill the role.

Participate in 6 weekly support and supervision.

Attend external operational meetings and events as deemed relevant by service manager.

Attend Cyrenians staff forums.

Person specification

Interest and experience in horticulture/agriculture

Able and willing to carry out physical work in all weather conditions

Able to work independently with a minimum of supervision

Good team player

Previous experience of working within voluntary sector

Respects confidentiality of personal matters pertaining to service users, volunteers and colleagues

Can do attitude


Edinburgh Cyrenians Trust was formed in 1968 by local people out of concern for the evident problem of homelessness in Scotland’s capital city. Key areas of work include: - Family & people - Home & housing - Work & skills - Community & food Projects include the Cyrenian Farm and Fareshare Edinburgh & Lothians.