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Gardener

Hours of work: 25 hours per week over 5 days (including regular weekends)

Contract: Fixed term until 31 March 2019

Salary: £16,000 - £17,000 pro rata

Closing date for applications: Monday 21 August 2017

Our gardens are vital to our visitors and surrounding communities as a peaceful and tranquil green space in a busy urban setting. Your role is essential in making sure our visitors have a pleasant, safe and enjoyable experience.

You will be responsible in ensuring that all gardens and grounds are beautifully presented and kept. This will include the planting and maintenance of trees, shrubs, herbaceous plants, ground cover and annual bedding, hedge clipping, pruning and mowing. You’ll also supervise garden volunteers and students, helping them to make the most of their time here.

You will assist in the delivery of educational workshops and garden tours, working with a diverse range of visitors.

As well as practical gardening/horticulture experience, you’ll have an NVQ3 in Horticulture (or equivalent) coupled with a good knowledge of plants. You will also have experience of working in a customer-facing environment.

A uniform and PPE will be provided.

The job description for this vacancy and the application form can be accessed below.

Job Description 

Application form

Please complete the form, and send through the dedicated recruitment link at: Gardener recruitment

Only candidates with the requisite essential criteria will be considered. CV’s will not be accepted for this role.

If you have not received a response to your application by Monday 28 August 2017, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful.

Please note that the offer of employment is subject to the receipt of satisfactory references and proof of eligibility to work in the UK. We have a firm commitment to encouraging fairness and diversity in our work force and we welcome applications from disabled people and those from BME backgrounds.