JOB – Kirknewton Community Gardener


Kirknewton Community Gardener21 hours a week, £10 an hour, Temporary Contract from Jan 2021 to end of March 2021

KCDT are currently looking for a part time community gardener for a three month period from January 2021 to end of March 2021. 21 hours a week. Own transport required. This is a seed funded project that could lead to additional employment beyond March 2021 or help launch a new business.

Apply by CV and covering letter why you’d like the role and relevant experience (if any) to by 9am Monday 7th December


  • Gardens for community members (paid for service)
  • Work with members of the community who wish to maintain communal areas near their homes (paid for service)
  • Maintaining community projects
  • Conducting and reviewing risk assessments as required.
  • Being responsible for the proper use, maintenance and safe storage of all plant, machinery, tools and equipment.
  • Reporting on all matters relating to the postholder’s activities
  • Undertaking such additional duties commensurate with the post as may reasonably be requested from time to time.

Person specificationExperience

  • Demonstrable experience of successful project planning from idea, through implementation to completion.
  • Gardening experience with good knowledge of plants & tools

Skills and attributesIn addition, the candidate should be

  • Genuinely excited by gardening keen to communicate this enthusiasm to as wide an audience as possible
  • Able to work with people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities.
  • Strongly committed to working as part of a team.
  • Aware of all issues affecting personal safety and the safety of others, including volunteers.
  • Sensitive to community issues, values and demographics.
  • Reliable and organised
  • Friendly and approachable.
  • A confident and effective communicator
  • Proactive and self-motivated
  • Willing to work flexible hours including and weekends.
  • Qualified First Aider or willing to acquire this qualification.


This is a part-time position 21 hours per week although additional hours can be agreed.

Salary£10 an hour

Holiday entitlement 28 days pa pro rata

Pension KCDT has an opt in pension plan.

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