Current Vacancy

Job Title: Seasonal Part-time Caretaker/Gardener

Responsibilities and key tasks: Duties will include general cabin & gardening maintenance, co-ordinating voluntary placements and community groups access to the cabin. Construction skills including bricklaying and woodwork skills are desirable.

Part-time Seasonal  Caretaker/Gardener required for Belville Community Garden, 18hrs per week Mon-Thurs, 9-12noon, July – Sept 2016.

Person Specification


  • Will adhere to Belville Community Garden Trust policies.
  • Ability to work independently using your own initiative, as a competent and effective caretaker.
  • Committed and proactive approach to personal development, motivated to learn new skills and seek new challenges, and to motivate others to do the same.
  • Demonstrable time management.
  • Practical horticultural maintenance skills.
  • Ability to supervise and explain tasks to staff and volunteers.
  • Excellent communication skills – you’ll have experience of dealing with a wide range of people.
  • You are energetic with stamina, willing and able to do physical, outdoor work in all weathers.
  • Full driving licence.
  • Ability to carry out shared tasks and work within a team.
  • Ability to work on own initiative, prioritise tasks and work to deadlines.
  • Desirable
  • Valid First Aid Certificate.
  • Experience of working with a range of volunteers.
  • Construction skills including bricklaying and woodworking.

Key Expectations:

The expectations of every employee that we regard as essential include:

  • A positive and passionate work attitude.
  • A desire to show pride in all aspects of their work.
  • A flexible approach with a willingness to adapt to changes.
  • Take responsibility for your own safety and ensure that colleagues and visitors are not exposed to danger.
  • Abide by Belville Community Garden policies and endeavour to follow good working practice at all times.
  • An ability to work using your own initiative both independently and as a competent, effective team member.
  • An ability to work under pressure and prioritise work to meet tight deadlines
  • Always treating others with courtesy, dignity and respect.
  • A commitment and contribution to improving Belville Community Garden and partners environmental performance.
  • A committed and proactive approach to personal development; motivated to learn new skills and overcome new challenges This job description should be seen as enabling rather than restrictive, and will be subject to regular review.
  • Undertake such other duties as may be reasonably requested by your manager including completing appropriate training.

Further information:

This post is for 18hrs per week Mon-Thurs, 9-12noon, July – Sept 2016.

CV and cover letter describing suitability for the post should preferably be emailed to Alternatively post to The Garden Manager, Belville Community Garden Trust, Mentor Gardens, 1 Ratho Street, Greenock PA15 2BU. Closing date is 12 noon, 24th June. Interviews will be held 30th June. (Living wage payable).

Further information can be obtained by contacting

This post will be subject to PVG membership.

Belville Community Garden Trust is a registered Scottish Charity SC045148.