Job Vacancy -Youth Worker

Position:         Youth Worker

Organisation: Scotswood Natural Community Garden Limited

Salary:             £21,982.80 p.a. pro rata

Location:         Newcastle upon Tyne

Hours:             10 Hours per week

Contract:         Permanent

Closing date: 4th September 2017

Interview date: 12th September 2017

Website:         www.sncg,

Contact name:            Karen Dobson or Nicky Sargeant

Contact telephone:   0191 200 4706

Contact email:           This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


The Trustees of Scotswood Natural Community Garden are looking to appoint an experienced, enthusiastic and self-motivated youth worker. Your role will be to support the Youth Manager in planning, delivering and evaluating our youth work programme.

Our youth work programme is attended by local children and young people and provides 3 weekly sessions for young people aged 6 –18, and a weekly inclusive art/music club for children with and without disabilities. We are also licensed to deliver Duke of Edinburgh and currently have bronze and silver groups, experience of delivering D of E is desirable.


The vast majority of the young people who access our services have complex family lives, experience of working within disadvantaged communities is essential. You will share our passion for ensuring that all children and young people have the opportunity to excel and realise their potential.


Ideally you will have a youth work qualification or similar, and a good knowledge of wildlife and conservation.

Scotswood Natural Community Garden is a charity based in Newcastle upon Tyne, which aims to promote learning about nature, the environment, and sustainable living. The Garden itself is a beautiful and wild site of more than 2 acres where a range of activities for children and adults are run. The Garden's activities include, educational workshops for schools, Forest Schools, volunteering opportunities for adults, weekly youth clubs, and regular community open days. 

To request an application pack or for an informal chat, please contact Karen Dobson or Nicky Sargeant on 0191 200 4706 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Application packs can also be downloaded from the Jobs Section of the website. Applicants should send a copy of their completed application form to Karen Dobson, Project Director, Scotswood Natural Community Garden, John Marley Centre, Whickham View, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE15 6TT or by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A tour of the garden is available on 23rd August, 11am or 31st August 5.30pm, please contact the office to confirm if you would like to attend 0191 2004706

Growing Together

Our new project provides gardening training, work experience and support for people looking to get back in to work, and therapeutic gardening sessions for people with mental health issues. 

Our garden officers, Sean and Leanne, run weekly sessions in the garden providing training and work experience in horticulture and gardening, with tailored individual support to help people develop and progress on to paid employment. Alongside these session we also provide therapeutic activities focused on helping people improve their mental health. The friendly, informal setting of the garden provides a safe and supportive environment where people can grow and flourish! Sessions run on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  This project is supported by Lloyds Bank Foundation and BUPA.

If you are interested in finding out more or want to start volunteering at the garden please contact our Garden Officer Sean: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or ring 0191 200 4706.

Growing Skills Project

Free gardening training for 18 - 24 year olds

free propogation skills, training and Entry level Horticulture courses.

  1. Popogate plants to create a local plant nursery for pollinators
  2. Work and train outside in an informal setting
  3. Make new friends
  4. gain employable skills and an NOCN qualification
  5. Reference for future job applications.

For more information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sessions run every week.

Music Garden oooooooh yeah!

We're very excited that Music Garden a family friendly inclusive project is starting in October here at the garden. It will run on alternative weeks to it's sister project Art Garden. Every other Saturday 1.30pm - 3pm, starting October 1st. 

For info on how to get to the garden, click on directions to garden

Please spread the word!

For more information please contact Jim at Sage Gateshead on 0191 4434554


music garden poster

Produce for Sale

Preserves copy copy copy 

Following our apple harvest, the volunteers have been busy making a mixture of jams and chutneys.

To get in the seasonal mood, today they are making apple mincemeat.  Yummy!!

Currently in stock:

Apple & Ginger jam

Crab Apple jelly

Spiced green tomato & apple chutney

Lightly spiced plum jam

All priced at £2.00 per jar. (or buy 3 for £5.00)

Phone the office to check availability: 0191 2004706