Head Gardener

NW3 7JR, London (Greater)
Circa £28,000 - £32,000 pa dependant on experience and skills
25 Nov 2016
11 Dec 2016
Full Time
Contract Type


Head Gardener

Circa £28,000 - £32,000 pa dependant on experience and skills


Location: Kenwood House, Hampstead, London NW3 7JR

Ref: 8960

The beautiful Kenwood estate consists primarily of 112 acres of grass and woodland. It has two ponds and almost 6000 trees. It is classified as a site of special scientific interest. It has a Humphry Repton historic landscape. We are seeking an exceptional Head Gardener to lead the next phase of the conservation and community engagement at Kenwood.

If you are passionate about maintaining and developing historic landscapes, engaging with local people and thrive whilst leading a team working in a busy environment, this may be the role for you.

It is open to the public 365 days a year. The estate is a Gentleman's park that attracts over a million visitors each year. At the heart of the estate is an 18th century mansion which houses a globally significant art collection.

You will lead the gardeners and contractors to ensure the highest standards of presentation and safety, and you will lead on historic restoration of the landscape. The local people are consulted via the Kenwood Landscape Forum which the Head Gardener is responsible for managing on behalf of, and with the support of the General Manager

You will need to be highly motivated to ensure that the estate is maintained in a safe and highly presentable condition, able to manage budgets and contractors, and you will have excellent inter personal and communication skills for effective partnership and community engagement.

English Heritage Trust cares for over 400 historic monuments, buildings and sites. Through these, we bring the story of England to life for over 10 million visitors each year.

No matter what they do and where they do it, our people play their part in protecting and presenting some of the greatest places in England for the benefit and enjoyment of our visitors.

Closing date: 11 December 2016, 23:59:59.

Interviews are scheduled on 15 and 22 December 2016.