Community led environmental projects in the Southside of Glasgow.


This page lists any current vacancies we have.  Please note we are always happy to accept speculative CVs.  If you think you could bring something new to our projects then please get in touch:
Urban Roots,  Toryglen Community Base,  179 Prospecthill Circus,  Glasgow,  G42 0LA
Telephone: 0141 613 2766 / 2763 or email:

Current opportunities:

Outdoor Play Workers – Leaders and Assistants

Hours: P/T, variable hours (min. 3/week, max. 21/week)
£23,935 – £25,694 FTE, dependent on experience
Variable hours, 3 months
Location: Southside of Glasgow, including Malls Mire Community Woodland (Toryglen), Priesthill and Castlemilk

Urban Roots are looking for experienced Outdoor Play Workers to deliver children’s clubs and family play sessions in a number of locations across the southside of Glasgow starting from 1 July 2021.

Play sessions will include children’s clubs and family play sessions during the school holiday and afterschool clubs during term time. The children’s club sessions will combine informal outdoor learning and free play, helping children to build skills, confidence and increase their time spent outdoors. Family play sessions will consist of facilitated drop-in sessions where families can access outdoor play and activities together. Example activities include den building, natural crafts and wildlife spotting. Some sessions will involve campfire cooking.  

As hours will vary between term time and school holidays we are offering variable hours contracts, with a minimum of 3 hours per week (e.g. one afterschool session) but actual hours could be up to 21 hours per week, depending on how many sessions/locations you are able to cover. Travel time to certain locations can be included in your hours.

Full job description and person specification here

If you are interested please email your CV to


Community Gardens Coordinator

Deadline for applications:   Wednesday 16th June
Interview date:    Tuesday 22nd June

Hours: P/T 28 hours per week.  Some evening and weekend work will be required.
Salary:  £19,774 – £21,915 (£24,717 – £27,394 FTE) dependant on experience
Urban Roots provides a 5% company pension scheme and a generous holiday allowance
Contract: Fixed term 18 months post (ongoing subject to further funding)
Location: Toryglen Community Base
Reporting to: Urban Roots Manager
Responsible for: Project delivery staff, freelance workers, volunteers

Urban Roots is a thriving environmental and health improvement organisation.  Over the past ten years we have worked with local residents and organisations to establish a network of community garden spaces across the Southside of Glasgow.  We are passionate about the benefits that community gardens bring to improving local environments, promoting community cohesion and supporting the health and well-being of people of all ages.

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic person to coordinate activities in two community gardens in Toryglen. This will involve managing the weekly volunteering groups at these gardens, which are led by our two project support workers.  You will also be responsible for coordinating our outreach work with local schools, care home and other support organisations.

Your role will also involve running our newly established garden task force.  This is a weekly volunteer group which will support schools and community groups to establish community food growing spaces across the Southside.  You will be required to travel between various sites on a regular basis and for this you will have use of our electric van. A clean driver’s licence is required. 

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