Therapeutic Garden Co-ordinator (Male*) *Exempt under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1 Lothlorian Therapeutic Community | Biodynamic Association

Therapeutic Garden Co-ordinator (Male*) *Exempt under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1 Lothlorian Therapeutic Community

Are you passionate about Organic Farming and interested in living in an intentional Community?
13th December 2018
Biodynamic Gardener
15th January 2019

Lothlorien Therapeutic Community (Rokpa Trust)

Full time post, live-in (37.5 hours per week)

Salary: £23,000

2 relief positions available for male or female candidates

Lothlorien is a Therapeutic Community for people with mental health difficulties situated in a quiet rural setting in South West Scotland. We are looking to recruit a full-time male Therapeutic Gardening Co-ordinator, and we also have Relief Gardener positions available. This is a dynamic and exciting opportunity to work within a Therapeutic Community environment. We are looking for a creative individual who can inspire our residents to connect with gardening as a route to recovery and wellbeing.

The garden plays a central part in helping people connect with a sense of meaning and purpose in their recovery at Lothlorien Community. The person appointed will be coming into an organic vegetable garden with scope for innovation. We provide a structured gardening programme pitched at an appropriate level for people in recovery from mental health problems. This can have a very positive effect on mental wellbeing by having a grounding and healing effect, as well as providing people with the opportunity to develop their self-esteem, confidence and skills when working towards recovery. The therapeutic and relational aspects of the work are more important than being goal-orientated. Working with residents to foster a sense of participation, belonging, inclusion, mutual respect, at a pace and level with which they are comfortable is key.

Links to Job Description and Application Form  at www.lothlorien.tc

 Closing date – 31 March 2019