People and Plants Assistant

People and Plants Assistant

Location: Lanark Community Development Trust, Castlebank Horticultural Centre, ML11 9EG
Salary: £12.50 per hour
Contract: 12 month fixed term, part time contract. 
Hours: 14 hours per week spring/summer season April-September (6 months) and 7 hours per week autumn/winter season October-March.
COVID restrictions permitting, the role will commence on 01.03.21.

Lanark Community Development Trust is an independent Scottish charity which develops and delivers community projects with a social, environmental, or economic impact in the town of Lanark. One of the Development Trust’s core projects is the management and development of Castlebank Horticultural Centre (CHC). This purpose-built facility is located within the historic grounds of Castlebank Park and provides a community growing space, with associated training and learning facilities.  Find out more about the Trust at

The People and Plants Assistant will be responsible for a range of horticultural duties, guiding our volunteers to ensure various jobs within the centre and the wider park are carried out with the appropriate priority. Examples of duties include propagating herbaceous perennials and alpines for sale, growing a range of fruit and vegetables from seed, ensuring correct composting and waste management, grass cutting and overseeing plant sales, providing advice to customers where appropriate. 

For further information please see attached Job Pack.

To apply: Please email your CV and covering letter (no more than one A4 page) to:
If you would like to discuss the role in more detail or have any queries, please contact: or call 07538 387 378.

Closing date: 26th January 2021.