Head Gardener - Cambridge College

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
£29,383 – £30,265 per annum
24 Oct 2017
12 Nov 2017
Full Time
Contract Type

Due to the retirement of our Head Gardener at the end of this year, we are currently recruiting for his successor.

This exciting role will include leading an enthusiastic team of gardeners and working alongside other departments to maintain and develop the College’s gardens and deliver high standards of horticulture.

Head Gardner 
Location: Cambridge
Contract type:
 Permanent, Full Time
Hours of work: 
37.5 hours per week, which would include some weekend working 
Salary:£29,383 - £30,265 per annum

Reporting to our Operations Manager, our new Head Gardener will take an active role in the design, improvement and development of all garden areas of the College owned sites, including Old Court, Ann’s Court, Cripps Court, the Master's and Fellows' Gardens and off-site College properties, developing the existing gardens for all round year beauty. He/she will be involved in delivering some great new developments, which will include support in the design of the courts around a new Library and Auditorium, due to be built in the next couple of years. The successful applicant will also expand opportunities for in-house propagation, which could include growing our own garden produce for the College's successful catering and conferencing operation.

The many benefits of working at Selwyn include 33 days' paid annual leave (inclusive of an allowance for the public holidays) a contributory final salary pension scheme, contractual sick pay, free lunches, on-site parking, free healthcare benefit plan, free use of the College gym, and training opportunities for professional development.

Closing date: The closing date for receipt of applications is Sunday 12 November 2017. 
Interviews: It is anticipated that interviews for short-listed candidates will be held in College on Friday 24 November 2017


If you would like to find out more about this position and to apply, please click the 'Apply Now' button to be directed to our website where you can download the information pack and application form.

Selwyn College is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We are committed to treating all job applications on their merit irrespective of sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, marital status, race, colour, disability, religious belief, ethnic or national origin.

We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and other minorities who are under-represented in our College.

No agencies please.

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