EATS Rosyth job vacancy

EATS Rosyth job vacancy – Greenspace Coordinator

We are hiring!

We’re hiring for a Greenspace Coordinator position. Full details below.

Post: Greenspace Coordinator
Contract: Fixed term-part time post (18.75hrs per week) until 30 June 2026) with a potential to
extend contract subject to funding
Salary: £25,000 for 37.5 hrs per week (Pro-rata £12,500)
Pension: 3% employer pension contribution with employee making 5%
Hours of work: 18.75 hours per week on a flexible basis that may include some Saturdays/
Sundays/Evenings, fixed term post until 30 June 2026. Initial probationary period of 6 months
Holidays: 28 days holiday, plus 5 public holidays, per annum pro rata
Location: Rosyth – but some travel around Fife may be required
Reporting to: General Manager, EATS Rosyth Board of Management.

About us:
Rosyth Community Projects Limited is a registered charity based in Rosyth which delivers the
Edible & Tasty Spaces: EATS Rosyth project. We operate a community hub in Rosyth as well
as a community garden and centenary orchard. We provide opportunities in the Rosyth
community for Growing, Cooking and Sharing to increase the sense of community in the town
through volunteering to reduce food waste, encourage growing and a healthier lifestyle through
the provision of a hub facility serving community meals twice a week. We are committed to
enabling a diverse range of local residents, volunteers and visitors to participate in our
resources to learn, share and enjoy with the aim of bringing about personal growth and a
greener community.

Main Purpose of Post:
Our Greenspace Coordinator will work together with the other Greenspace Coordinator to run
programming in our greenspaces, as well as facilitate the maintenance and care of the garden and
orchard. This will include the running of existing groups/classes/activities, running community events,
running targeted and casual volunteering sessions, and working alongside our regular volunteers to
maintain and grow food within our Greenspaces. The successful candidate will have a strong working
knowledge of vegetable gardening (including growing in greenhouses and polytunnels across all
seasons), and have a confident working knowledge of the care and maintenance of fruit trees and
various fruiting bushes and vines. They will be confident working closely with volunteers, and have a
passion for bringing out the best in each of them. They will be confident when leading large and small
groups in both educational and social activities. They will work sensitively with a diverse range of
service users. They will work closely with the Hub team to develop a food-growing plan for the new
Community Cafe. They will work closely with the other Greenspace Coordinator to help develop a 3-year
Masterplan for the greenspaces. Our Greenspace Coordinator will work closely with the people of Rosyth,
with a strong focus on involving the community in every step of the gardening process.

Main Duties
• Work to deliver activities that engage the community of Rosyth with positive opportunities to
learn, understand and take action
• Work with our Board of Directors to develop and deliver activities that engage the community
of Rosyth in positive opportunities to learn about, understand and take action on a range of
environmental topics including food and growing, waste reduction and sustainable transport
• Deliver a wide programme of events, courses, classes and activities in the Greenspaces &
community locations
• Be a welcoming and approachable face of EATS Rosyth in all interactions in our community
• Promote the project’s values, vision, and activities using press, marketing, website and social
• Planning an annual planting scheme and overseeing sowing, planting and harvesting.
• Engage and work with our community in a way that empowers local people to take ownership
of their learning and adopt sustainable behaviour changes
• Attend local events and groups to promote the work of the project and programmes of
• Improving our standards of basic horticultural practice across our growing spaces with a view
to developing wildlife friendly horticultural practices wherever possible.
• Ensuring the effective management of our community garden and orchard
• Assist with the recruitment, co-ordinating, support, and supervision of our volunteers some of
whom may have special education needs and disabilities.
• Identifying training needs of our volunteers and, in conjunction with our volunteer
development co-ordinator, devising appropriate training sessions to fulfil these needs.
• Ensure all relevant health and safety standards are met in relation to your personal safety,
the safety of volunteers, visiting school or community groups and member of the public using
the greenspaces. Conducting and reviewing risk assessments as required.
• Be responsible for the proper use, maintenance and safe storage of all plant, machinery,
tools and equipment
• Providing advice to and engaging in community outreach work with other growing projects
and community groups in the local area as appropriate.
• Ensuring appropriate records are maintained to easily demonstrate delivery of outcomes to
funders and communicate the value the project is bringing to the community
• Attending meetings of our management committee, reporting on all matters relating to the
postholder’s activities and taking an active part in the operational planning for the project as a
• Adhere to EATS Rosyth’s policies and procedures
This job description does not represent an exhaustive list of responsibilities and tasks but indicates
the main responsibilities required from employees in the role. The organisation reserves the right to
require employees to perform other duties from time to time and reserves the right to vary or amend
the duties and responsibilities of the post holder at any time according to the needs of the
organisation’s business.

Person Specification
Essential requirements:
• Extensive horticultural experience, confident in growing fruits and vegetables on a large scale
across all four seasons, preferably with experience of or an interest in food growing and/or
wildlife gardening
• Genuinely excited by plants, the work of the project and an ability to share this enthusiasm to
as wide an audience as possible
• Experience of leading and engaging a diverse range of people to work as part of a team
• Experience working with volunteers and the ability to manage conflict
• Successful track record of volunteer management
• Confident working with the general public (speaking to large groups, representing the
organisation at events)
• Confident working with people with additional support needs
• Confident working with people facing barriers to inclusion
• Ability to run classes and courses independently
• Ability to respect the efforts and choices of volunteers at all times and offer a level of support
appropriate to their own needs and aspirations
• Experience working with children and family groups
• Sensitive to the mental health and wellbeing of volunteers – with the ability to support and
signpost when necessary
• Experience leading and engaging a diverse range of people
• Ability to respect the efforts and choices of volunteers at all times and offer a level of support
appropriate to their needs and aspirations
• Sensitive to community issues, values and demographics
• Reliable and organised with a proven capacity to manage a diverse workload and prioritise
• A confident and effective communicator both verbally and in writing with proficient ICT Skills
• Qualified First Aider or willing to acquire this qualification

Desirable requirements:
• Previous experience of volunteering
• Previous experience of working within third sector

Key Attributes:
• Friendly and approachable
• Proactive and self-motivated
• Willing to work flexible hours including and weekends
• A personal commitment to organisational excellence
• Displays honesty, integrity and a strong sense of ethics in all actions and decisions

Application pack:
Click link to download the full job specification and application form.

Contact details:
For any queries please email:

Closing date is Friday 3 November 2023 at 5pm.