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Kinross, KY13 8FX
£21,964 - £23,562 per year per annum
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

Location: Kinross

Salary: £21,964 to £23,562 per annum

Contract: Full-time, Permanent (35 hours per week)

Closing Date: Sunday, 9th April 2023


We are seeking a creative, enthusiastic and practical individual to join our small team to deliver community gardening. A person with a keen interest in therapeutic gardening who likes to collaborate and work with other teams to deliver a special wellbeing environment for children, families and visitors to the Hospice.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work collaboratively with line manager, Head of service, Robin Hospice gardeners, and key stakeholders (Volunteering and Activities Teams, children and parents, children's/clinical service staff) to deliver a shared vision and programme of works for the development of the garden space.
  • Work closely with the Activities Team to provide gardening activity opportunities.
  • Ensure garden and outdoor areas are looking their best throughout the seasons
  • Plan a programme of annual gardening and outdoor work
  • Help recruit/ supervise a volunteer group of gardeners to maintain the garden and outdoor areas
  • Identify, devise and delegate tasks suitable for volunteers, corporate volunteer groups to undertake in garden (Employee Supported Volunteers) relative to their needs and experience.

About You

Our gardener must:

  • Be caring
  • Have a passion and enthusiasm for working outdoors and education and an ability to share it with others
  • Take pride in their work and be willing to work with others to ensure jobs are completed to the highest of standards.
  • Have a person-centred approach, strong organisational and interpersonal skills to develop and maintain the garden, with volunteer help.

Essential qualifications, skills and experience

  • Qualification in horticulture or agriculture to SVQ Level 3 at SCQF Level 6 equivalent
  • PA/PA6A National Certificate in herbicide, insecticide and spraying or equivalent
  • Basic engineering and building maintenance skills
  • Experience in gardening and grounds maintenance
  • Experience in the use of technical and non-technical horticultural equipment and machinery

About CHAS

At CHAS, staff and volunteers work together as one team, focused on the common goal of reaching every family in Scotland who needs our support. We have a 3:1 ratio of volunteers to staff members in CHAS. All CHAS staff will at some point work with or alongside volunteers and will be expected to support volunteers.

Our ambition is to reach every family in Scotland who is living with the heart-breaking prognosis that their child is dying, and offer them our care and support to empower them to make the most of the short time they have together. As a Gardener, you will be instrumental in achieving this vision.

Further Information and How to Apply

To be part of the future of CHAS, please forward your CV and covering letter to explaining why you are interested in the role and our Organisation and how your own values align with CHAS’s values by the closing date.

Further information about the role and benefits of working for CHAS can be found in the attached documents.

For an informal chat about the position, please contact Bert Wilson, Maintenance Team Lead, on

For any queries regarding the recruitment process, please contact our HR Team on 0131 444 3293 or by emailing

This post is subject to a Disclosure Scotland Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) check.

Closing Date: Sunday, 9th April 2023

Interview Date: Friday, 21st April 2023