Horticultural Trainer - Children

Llanarthney, Carmarthen
up to £20,000 per annum
13 Nov 2017
08 Dec 2017
Full Time
Contract Type

Horticultural Trainer - Children

"Growing the Future at the National Botanic Garden of Wales"


The Growing the Future (GTF) project at the National Botanic Garden of Wales will provide horticulture training and knowledge to individuals and groups from diverse audiences throughout Wales. It is a five year project funded through the Welsh Government Rural Communities-Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the Welsh Government and the European Union. The National Botanic Garden of Wales is an iconic and dynamic charity, dedicated to the research and conservation of biodiversity, sustainability, lifelong learning and the enjoyment of our visitors.


A wide range of horticulture courses and public engagement will be available for adults and children in the value of gardens for growing food, keeping fit and helping the environment. We will also be showcasing the diversity and quality of Welsh horticultural produce and helping save Wales’ pollinators. Growing the Future will be based at the Botanic Garden and at a series of hubs throughout Wales.


The Role: Horticultural Trainer


We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic, energetic and inspiring to develop and deliver a range of horticultural courses and learning materials for children. The objective of the role is to engage children in horticulture, demonstrating that gardens can be good for health, wellbeing and fun. This is a fantastic opportunity for an individual with a good technical knowledge of horticulture and proven experience in working with children. Fluency in written and spoken Welsh is highly desirable and an understanding and commitment to the mission of the National Botanic Garden of Wales is essential.




This is a full-time position starting from the soonest date which can be arranged. Hours of work are 37.5 per week in a year-round pattern, working five days out of seven. There is a requirement for travel within Wales to visit partner organisations. The salary is up to £20,000 per annum according to qualifications and experience. This is a 5-year fixed term contract.



Informal enquiries are welcome and should be directed to the Head of Science (Dr Natasha de Vere – natasha.devere@gardenofwales.org.uk)


Applications, in the form of a cover letter and CV clearly showing how you meet the criteria, together with full contact details of two referees, should be emailed to natasha.devere@gardenofwales.org.uk by 8th December 2017. Interviews are currently planned for January 2018.