Senior Gardener

Conwy (City/Town)
£23,397 pa
18 Jan 2018
08 Feb 2018
Full Time
Contract Type


 If you want a career in Gardening, we can offer you some of the most beautiful outdoor spaces in the UK to work in as well as one of the largest plant collections in Europe.

What it's like to work here

This world-famous 80-acre botanical garden with spectacular views across Snowdonia is a joy to be part of in every season. Bodnant’s large gardening staff work hard to maintain the much admired and inspiring plant collections, expansive lawns and colourful terraces, and there is a real family atmosphere within the long established group. The team welcome forward thinking and creative people with a collaborative approach, and love of the outdoors. You're likely to need your own transport to get here.

What you'll be doing

You’ll love working outdoors and understand that our gardens and grounds are as significant as our mansion houses, collections and our historical places. Our visitors tell us how much they enjoy the peace and tranquillity of our well-kept outdoor spaces, which makes your role vital in making sure our visitors have an amazing experience.

We don’t just need you to manage our beautiful gardens, although this is an important part of the role; we’d like you to help manage the team too. As the Senior Gardener in our team, we’d like you to lead by example, with exceptional gardening skills, but you’ll also understand how to manage the workload for this team, and deliver exceptional training to new staff and volunteers.

Who we're looking for

To be successful in this role you should be able to demonstrate the following:

•Significant practical experience in horticulture supported by relevant qualifications

•Have supervisory experience from a similar role

•Excellent knowledge of plants

•Competent with the use and maintenance of garden machinery including chainsaws, tractors, hedge trimmers, pedestrian and ride on mowers

•Knowledge of relevant health and safety legislation and practice

•A positive attitude to Welsh language and culture


The package

Looking after you

•Health cash plan – from as little as £2.81 per month for you and your dependents

•Pension contribution match up to 10%

•EAP and proactive Health and Wellbeing

•Discounted gym membership

Looking after your career

•Grow your career through professional training courses across the Trust

•Develop your skills with an internal secondment

•Pay review linked to values and behaviours, commitment to progression

•Income protection due to illness


Unique to Us

•Work in some of the most beautiful, iconic and unique locations in the UK

•Free entry to NT properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18)

•20% off in our retail and catering outlets

•Discount up to 35% off a National Trust holiday cottage booking


Closing Date: 08 February 2018

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