People and Plants Assistant

  • Jan 26, 2021
Location: Lanark
Category: Volunteering
Type: Part-time
Salary: £12.50 per hour

Castlebank Horticultural Centre is hiring!

Following the COVID-19 pandemic, 2021-2022 is going to be a important year for Castlebank Horticultural Centre as we look to grow, diversify and thrive in the future. We have been successful in obtaining ‘Adapt and Thrive Programme’ funding to implement a number of business diversifications at the centre including improving our growing compound sales area and centre facilities. As part of this funding, we are looking for a passionate ‘People and Plants Assistant’ to join our team on a 12-month fixed term, part-time contract.

Since early 2019, our Educational Gardener, Stuart and Development Manager, Melissa, have worked together to develop Castlebank Horticultural Centre into a thriving hub for education, environmental volunteering, and outreach. We are proud to have a dedicated group of volunteers, who take responsibility for the maintenance of Castlebank Park’s beautiful gardens, alongside the Educational Gardener. Our volunteers range from enthusiastic school leavers to retirees’ keen to give back to the local community, whilst socialising and learning from one another. We also offer a substantial education programme throughout the year, engaging with the public, partner organisations and schools on topics including horticulture, science and nature. At Castlebank Horticultural Centre, we strive to promote the principles of inclusivity for all, respect for the environment and all living things within it, expanding our knowledge of the nature, and promoting the physical and mental health benefits of adopting a balanced lifestyle through engagement with the natural world around us.

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Lanark Community Development Trust

Lanark Community Development Trust is a charitable, non-profit body which carries out projects for the common good. It is an independent, volunteer-led organisation which is part of a growing network of Development Trusts which exist across Scotland and the UK. Here in Lanark, we aspire to develop and deliver priority community projects which have a social, environmental and economic impact. We do not and will not deliver on the responsibilities of statutory authorities, but rather seek to add value to existing activity.