Vacancy – Wellbeing Gardener

The Role

You will work as part of a team with the Lead Wellbeing Garden Worker and a group of volunteers on the Action for Wellbeing Project, a project funded by the Moray Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund and the NHS Grampian Endowment Fund. Along with the team, you will be responsible for supporting the participants who completes their placement on the OAKS Therapeutic Gardens for an extended further support, you will also be able to take on new participants.

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.


Application notes

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


How to apply: request application pack from


Contract Length: The post will be a fixed term contract until January 2024 (8 months)

Deadline for applications: Sunday 27th May 2023, 5pm

Interviews: 31/05/23

Job Types: Part-time, Temporary contract


Application deadline: 27/05/2023
Reference ID: TGW0523
Expected start date: 01/06/2023