Grow to Work currently has a small number of trainees who carry out gardening work for customers, and grow flowers, fruit and vegetables at Thornylee. A key element of our programme is the 'buddy system' where trainees with learning disabilities and those from mainstream education work together for mutual benefit. This is designed to support our aim of promoting social inclusion.

We are looking for a range of people from different backgrounds with different skills to act as trainers, from teachers with experience with learning difficulties to drystone dykers who can pass on their skills.

Could you make a positive difference to the lives of young people as a trainer with Grow to Work? The role would typically involve working with a small group of trainees, but will be based around your own talents and capabilities so activities could involve any of the following and more:

  • growing fruit and vegetables
  • cooking and baking
  • looking after animals
  • wood crafts
  • gardening and running a plant nursery
  • maintaining garden equipment
We will tailor activities to your own talents and capabilities, and we are only asking for a minimum commitment of a few hours a week. Please contact Gregor Scott by email or phone 0131 202 6379.