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  • CLEAR Buckhaven - Community Garden Supervisor

    Created: 02/08/2023
    News/Events Category: Job Vacancies


    Post: Community Garden Supervisor
    Hours: 20 per week across three working days (Tuesday - Thursday) plus an occasional additional session
    Contract: Until December 24 2023. There is a good possibility of extension beyond that date.
    Salary: £13,520 (pro rata annual £23,660) with contributory auto-enrolment pension.

    Closing date: 14 August 2023

    CLEAR is looking for a Community Garden Supervisor based in its Methil garden and facilitating other growing projects in the neighbourhood.  

    Main responsibilities

    • develop and maintain Methil Community Garden year-round, and related growing and environmental actions; 
    • supervise and support volunteers, groups and sessional assistants
    • support growing and other initiatives in the neighbourhood (including allotment holders, greenspace planting, etc) 
    • contribute to joint team efforts across Levenmouth, as required.

    The Community Garden Supervisor will follow the CLEAR Workplan in coordination with/reporting to the Programme Manager and participate in staff meetings.

    Necessary Skills/Qualities

    • Good knowledge of, experience in, and enthusiasm for gardening and environmental action (ideally with qualifications but can be self-taught)
    • Ability to work independently and hands-on with energy, initiative and adaptability
    • Willing to work outdoors
    • Ability to interact well with a wide range of people, and especially some volunteers who face certain mental health or learning challenges. 

    Desirable Skills/Qualities

    • Full current driving licence
    • Well-organised and able to maintain simple records
    • Good communication skills
    • Positive practical can-do attitude – readiness to seek improvements and empathise with/support volunteers.
    • Previous experience of working with volunteers is appreciated.

    How to apply

    Send a CV and brief cover letter outlining your suitability to [email protected].  Fuller details are available if required.

    About the organisation
    CLEAR stands for Community-Led Environmental Action for Regeneration. CLEAR is a small independent charity that has operated in Buckhaven and Methil for over a decade. Run by local residents, CLEAR aims to improve the local environment and engage local people in the process, thereby contributing to regeneration and meaningful climate action

    CLEAR carries out extensive planting and growing (community orchards, woodland, growing spaces, bulbs, and flowers) year-round across two vibrant community gardens as well as landscape and greenspace site improvements (parks, paths, heritage, and community art) seeking small-scale transformative impact.  It produces its own food (Buckhyne Braes brand), and runs bike and wood workshops and open days and learning events.  CLEAR relies mainly on local volunteers and work with schools, colleges, and other local groups guided by a small part-time staff team.




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