Calling all gardeners: two new Fife Diet posts

  • 04/06/13
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We are looking for two new workshop facilitators, one for our Kids’ Club at Broomhill and one to travel across Scotland with the Seed Truck. Details are below. If you are interested please send a CV and covering letter explaining why you would like to take on the role to meg@fifediet.co.uk.  Please note: closing date for applications is 21st June.

Kids’ Club Facilitator

Job title:

Kids’ Club Facilitator

Hours per week:

2 hrs per week for 15 weeks at £18.00 per hour (with additional flexible hours)

Role Profile:

To facilitate Fife Diet Kids’ Gardening Club at Broomhill Gardens.

Main job tasks and responsibilities:
  • Designing and delivering 1 hour of food growing activities for the children who attend the Kids’ Gardening Club at Broomhill Gardens.
  • Attending a monthly reflection and planning meeting with the Growing Co-ordinator.
  • Assisting with watering and general maintenance on the Kids’ Club plot at Broomhill Gardens.
Skills, Experience and Personal Attributes

Essential:

  • An interest in food, growing, and environmental issues.
  • Experience of working creatively with children.
  • To be able to plan and deliver activities to a group of children.
  • Able to carry out physical activities and willing to work outdoors.
  • Good interpersonal skills and energy; happy to talk to people from a variety of backgrounds.
  • Registered as self- employed or a willingness to be so.

Desirable:

  • Relevant qualifications in childcare.
  • Knowledge of risk assessment and first aid.
  • Gardening knowledge.

 

 

 

Seed Truck Gardenening Facilitator

Job Title:

Seed Truck Gardening Facilitator

Rate:

(£150/day, £75/half day), variable, but average 1 day/fortnight in spring and summer, less in autumn and winter.

Role Profile:

The Seed Truck is looking for a new gardener to join the team. We travel across Scotland running a range of workshops on how to grow your own food, working largely in community groups and schools. The workshops range from introductory taster sessions at events and festivals, to more in-depth practical sessions in working gardens. The Gardener will usually work alongside the co-ordinator or another facilitator, and will travel in the Seed Truck from Burntisland (Fife), but may also have to work alone on occasion, travelling by public transport.

Main tasks and reponsibilities:

Deliver inspiring workshops on how to grow your own food, including teaching about:

  • How to plan out your garden for a new growing season and the key aspects of organic principles (e.g.crop rotation, companion planting, pest management)
  • How to compost
  • How to start seeds indoors and tend seedlings
  • How to plant and sow outdoors
  • How to mulch and prepare your garden for the winter
  • How to save seeds
  • Other general gardening tasks

Help to prepare for workshops, including setting up and taking down equipment at events (e.g. our medieval pavilion tent), packing and unpacking the Truck.

Work with the co-ordinator and Seed Truck team to develop memorable workshops that create a sense of ceremony around the planting or harvesting of crops while also weaving in the cultural and environmental/ecological significance of growing your own food.

Answer gardening queries from members of the Seed Truck Network

Attend occasional review meetings with the full Seed Truck Team.

Skills and experience

Essential:

  • A passion for growing food and for environmental issues.
  • Be able to plan and run imaginative and engaging workshops.
  • Able to carry out physical activities and willing to work outdoors.
  • Be able to work comfortably with a range of ages and demographics
  • Registered as self-employed or willing to be so.
  • Outgoing and confident: for example, be able to galvanise a crowd of people into action and allot them different gardening tasks and keep rowdy teenagers under check!
  • Enthusiastic and passionate with a sense of fun.

Desirable:

  • Relevant qualifications in running workshops
  • Knowledge of risk assessment and first aid.
  • Current driving license and ability to drive a luton box van.
One Comment
  • Graham Bell June 12, 2013 at 14:46

    I’m interested to help out.