Gardener

Location
Trentham, Stoke-on-Trent
Salary
£16,470 per annum (depending upon experience)
Posted
02 Nov 2017
Closes
24 Nov 2017
Function
Gardening Jobs

Trentham Gardens - Job Description

 

Title:    Gardener.

Pay:      £16,470 per annum (depending upon experience)

Hours:    40 hours per week

Holidays: 25 per annum (excluding national bank holidays)

Key Relationships:-

  • An integral member of the Garden & Estates Team.
  • Overall management from Garden Team Manager.
  • Specific supervision from Garden Team Leader / Garden Supervisor

Key Skills / Experience:-

  • Practical skills in plant and border maintenance (i.e/ pruning and training, topiary work, lifting and dividing, feeding, irrigating, P & D control, soil management).
  • Develop a sound background in machinery usage and equipment use: mowers, strimmers, tractors, knapsack sprayers.
  • A thorough understanding and application of current Health and Safety legislation relating to garden maintenance operations.
  • An ability to work alone or as a member of a team (i.e to work with other gardeners, students, volunteers and contractors as may be required). Flexible approach.
  • A current, clean driving licence.
  • An individual who has worked in a ‘similar environment’ preferable but not essential (i.e an historic garden).

Desirable Qualifications:-

  • PA1 and PA6 in chemical usage.
  • NPTC Tractor Driving.
  • Horticultural Qualification to Level 3.

Key Responsibilities:-

  • Efficient maintenance, presentation and development of horticultural features and supporting infrastructure within all areas of the Garden.
  • Supporting team activity through flexible working hours to facilitate some maintenance tasks outside of opening hours or at weekends with overtime to meet demands of seasonal activities.
  • Plant and equipment use in line with garden policies.
  • Supporting the Trentham Garden and Estate Team as required.
  • Providing support for Garden events cover as needed which may include working overtime or weekend hours on rota.