Job Description

Job Title: Wellbeing in Nature Project Officer

Location: Knowetop, Castlehill, Dumbarton

Reporting to:  Horticulture & Wildlife Supervisor

Salary:   £13 per hour plus pension contribution

Hours:   16 hrs per week to the end of March 2025


Job purpose

To develop, promote, and run a pilot programme of group-based social and therapeutic nature-based activities to improve mental health and wellbeing at Knowetop.

Continue the two sessions a week, for adults on Mondays and Thursdays 11am to 3pm, with the option to increase the frequency or extend these sessions.

Key tasks

  • To devise and deliver a programme of group based therapeutic activities using nature to improve wellbeing.
  • To plan a series of suitable workshops led by external specialists.
  • To promote the programme/ wellbeing group to appropriate partners and their service users, and the wider community of West Dunbartonshire.
  • To manage enquiries about, and enrolment into wellbeing group.
  • To manage the day-to-day budgeting of expenditure, in close liaison with the Horticulture & Wildlife Supervisor & the Finance Manager, supplying information to them in the required format on request.
  • To undertake the necessary monitoring to meet the requirement of the funding agreement.
  • To maintain accurate records relating to attendance, outcomes, experiences and obtain feedback from participants.
  • To signpost participants on to any additional support as necessary.

PVG Scheme Membership is required, as is a current First Aid qualification.

Alternatives operates an Equal Opportunities Policy

Completed Applications to be returned by 5pm on 21st February 2024 to