General Assistant Belville Community Garden Trust

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Organisation information

Belville Community Garden Trust

Charity registered in Scotland SC045148

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Aims & objectives

Belville Community Garden Trust is a registered Scottish charity formed in 2014 by local people to bring community groups and individuals together in the east end of Greenock, Inverclyde. Our organisation promotes a safer, stronger community around improving lifestyles, and health primarily through gardening, horticulture and healthy eating. We break down social barriers for young and old alike and offer the chance of new learning experiences, improved community relationships, a sense of pride in the environment and improved mental and physical wellbeing. Since the opening in 2014, Belville Community Garden have developed a status within the community as a central food growing hub, organising and coordinating community groups and schools in growing projects. We also coordinate local schools, John Muir Awards, community arts projects and health related projects such as the green gyms. The garden employs five staff working on a range of projects with a strategy to engage local community groups training people in construction skills, food growing and cookery skills.
Job number
Time of attendance
Mon-Fri: 9-3 (subject to negotiation if required)
No of references
Hours (per week)
Not supplied
Salary (£/hr)

Job description

Cleaning, stocking and supplying designated facility areas (dusting, sweeping, vacuuming, mopping, cleaning ceiling vents, toilet cleaning etc)

Performing and documenting routine inspection and maintenance activities.

Carry out heavy cleaning tasks and special projects such as cleaning carpets or defrosting freezers.


• Clean, stock and supply designated facility areas (dusting, sweeping, vacuuming, mopping, cleaning ceiling vents, restroom cleaning etc).

• Perform and document routine inspection and maintenance activities.

• Carry out heavy cleansing tasks and special projects.

• Notify management of occurring deficiencies or needs for repairs.

• Stock and maintain supplies (admin, art cupboard, garden cupboard).

• Set up and clear away for groups using the education room.

• Cooperate with the rest of the staff.

• Follow all health and safety regulations.

• Help sort food waste deliveries with volunteers.

• Working with volunteers, remove recycling and food waste and clean kitchen rubbish containers.

• Work effectively and considerately with other employees and volunteers to promote the business aims and objectives of Belville Community Garden Trust and present a positive image of the organisations to members and the public.

• Abide by organisation policies and endeavour to follow good working practice at all times.

• Undertake such other duties as may be reasonably requested by your manager including other office tasks and completing appropriate training.

• Take responsibility for your own safety and ensure that colleagues and visitors are not exposed to danger.

Person specification


• Hard working with good attention to detail

• Ability to abide by health and safety guidelines, including Material Safety Data sheets

• Able to work on own initiative and to work with others collectively.

• Good organisational skills


• Experience of cleaning duties

• Experience in the charity sector.

• Understanding of the needs of people living in an area of multiple deprivation.

• Understanding of the needs of people with mental health problems.

PVG/disclosure requirements

Not Required