Location: Kenwood House, Hampstead, London, NW3 7JR
Would you like to use your passion and creativity to nurture one of the country's most prestigious gardens and inspire visitors from across the world? Then join us as Senior Gardener at Kenwood. On the edge of Hampstead heath, the 112 acres surrounding Kenwood House, including the Dairy and Arabella Lennox Boyd designed Brewhouse Garden, lakes, meadows, Rhododendron shrubberies, along with Ancient woodlands which are designated Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and brimming with historic character and exciting gardening opportunities, and offer a remarkable setting in which to take the next step in your career.
Working closely with our Head Gardener, you'll be playing a vital role in ensuring that all work carried out in our gardens by our fantastic teams of gardeners and volunteers is to the highest of standards. And you'll find imaginative ways of bringing to life the stories that our gardens tell, helping visitors of all ages to make new discoveries.
We're looking for someone with high-quality garden experience and the specialist skills required for this particular site; excellent plant knowledge and horticultural skills; and a talent for leadership. You'll know how to ensure visitors enjoy their day out - from sharing your gardening knowledge, to ensuring their health and safety. Being able to ensure smooth running of weekly job rotas and input into the seasonal work plans are also a must for this busy and dynamic role.
English Heritage cares for over 400 historic monuments, buildings and places. Through these, we bring the story of England to life for over 10 million visitors each year. No matter what you do or where you do it, by joining us you'll be playing a vital role in looking after some of the greatest places in England so that they can be enjoyed today and for generations to come. You'll find it's a workplace like no other - taking you behind the scenes of these extraordinary sites and supporting you to share your ideas, inspire others and make a difference.
We offer a competitive salary, a generous pension scheme, 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays) and other financial and non-financial lifestyle benefits. Accommodation is not available with this post however this may become available in the future.
Closing date: 12 November 2017.
Interviews will be held on Wednesday 29 November 2017.
For more information and to apply, please visit our job vacancies page.