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At Abundant Borders we believe that everyone, regardless of their personal circumstances, has the right to healthy food and that everyone should be valued and supported within their community. We are working to create a network of community food gardens across the Scottish Borders and we support individuals and communities in a wide-range of food projects, food gardens, training courses, cooking classes, workshops and social activities.

Supported by the National Lottery Community Fund, we are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, caring individual who is committed to empowering people and building communities in the Scottish Borders.

The individual will support the Project Co-ordinator in the following areas:

  • Recruiting, managing and supporting volunteers
  • Maintaining records in line with data protection
  • Gathering information to demonstrate the impact of the work of Abundant Borders
  • Developing and managing the community gardens
  • Running supported volunteering sessions in the community gardens
  • Organising and running regular events in the community gardens
  • Promoting the work of Abundant Borders to our communities and partners

Candidates need to be able to demonstrate good communication and networking skills and be self-motivated.  We are looking for an individual who cares about gardening and in particular growing food sustainably; a knowledge of permaculture would be an advantage.  Occasionally the Project Worker may be called upon to support the Food Worker with cookery courses, social lunches and other cookery events.  No experience is required.

Closing date: 5pm Friday 16th April

Interviews: 26th/27th April

For further information about Abundant Borders, please visit our website at www.abundantborders.org.uk

For more information about the role: please contact robin@abundantborders.org.uk To apply: in writing, with CV to annie@abundantborders.org.uk


Project Worker, Berwickshire

Responsible to:                 Project Co-ordinator

Responsible for:               Volunteers

Job Purpose

The role of the Project Worker is to work with the Project Co-ordinator to support community food growing projects

Key Duties:

  • Support community food gardens to sustainably produce food for sharing with community growers and with wider food initiatives
  • Engage with local groups to encourage participation in the food gardens
  • Support the Project-Coordinator with profile-raising events to attract volunteers and visitors into the Community Food Gardens
  • Provide induction and training for new volunteers, using induction template
  • Monitor, support and motivate volunteers working in the community gardens
  • Support the Project-Coordinator in administrative tasks, such as record-keeping
  • Support the delivery of social food activities, such as social lunches in the community gardens


  • The performance of the job requires a flexible approach to the work and some evening and weekend work
  • Travel expenses will be paid, on approval from Project Co-ordinator
  • Holiday entitlement – 25 annual days pro rata (five of which must be taken during the Christmas/New Year holiday) plus ten public holidays
  • Salary: £18,200 pro rata for 14 hours per week (£606 per calendar month)
  • This role is fixed term to March 2022 and continued subject to funding

March 2021

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