Vacancy – Wellbeing Garden Worker

The Role

The REAP Wellbeing Garden Worker will lead the Action for Wellbeing Project, a project funded by the Moray Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund. They will be responsible for supporting the participants who completes their placement on the OAKS Therapeutic Gardens for an extended further support.

The Action for Wellbeing project is an exciting project that implements nature-based and garden related artwork interventions to improve the mental, social and physical wellbeing of its users.

The role of the REAP Wellbeing Garden Worker will be to take the lead in promoting and developing mental and physical wellbeing while supporting people with lived experience of mental health problems to be active outdoors doing gardening, food growing, and other activities in nature. This will include planning gardening tasks and running the gardening sessions with a particular emphasis on creating and developing a healing and welcoming place for all. Utilising previous experience and an awareness of the mental health sector the post holder will undertake client recruitment, liaise with referring agencies and conduct an evaluation of the project’s therapeutic impact on clients. A range of evaluation approaches will be implemented via surveys, interviews and assessments. Further, a team of volunteers will be recruited to support the work in the garden and support and training of this group will be ongoing throughout the project.

Post Terms & Conditions

Location: Based in Elgin

Hours: 14 hours per week

Salary: £23,200 pro rata

Holidays: 34 days per annum pro rata which includes public holidays

The post will be a fixed term contract until September 2023

Deadline for applications: Sunday 9th April 2023, 5pm

Interviews: 12/04/23

To request for application pack, email

Job Types: Part-time, Temporary contract

Contract length: 6 months


Monday to Friday

Application deadline: 09/04/2023

Reference ID: TGW0423

Expected start date: 24/04/2023