Head Gardener

Salford, Lancashire
23 May 2018
11 Jun 2018
Gardening Jobs
Full Time
Contract Type

Salford Community Leisure Ltd


Salford Community Leisure is an exciting, innovative and highly regarded employer with an outstanding ‘family culture’. We are committed to enhancing the physical and cultural wellbeing of the community through the sport, library and cultural opportunities offered across 40 venues which attracts millions of customer visits each year.


Salford Community Leisure manages:


  • Seven Leisure Centres
  • Salford Watersports Centre
  • Salford Sports Village
  • Cleavley Athletic Track
  • Eight Community Centres
  • Four Community Use High Schools
  • Music and Performing Arts Service based at Moorside High School
  • A  diverse team of development officers delivering sport and leisure to local communities
  • Library and Information Service, which includes 16 Libraries, a Mobile Service and Schools’ Library Service
  • Museums and Heritage Service (including Ordsall Hall and Salford Museum and Art Gallery)
  • Arts Development



Salary:                    Grade 6  £25,463

Location:                 Ordsall Hall

Closing date:           Monday 11 June 2018 9.00am

Interview date:         Wednesday 20 June 2018


Ordsall Hall, Salford’s ‘jewel in the crown,’ is a Grade 1 listed Tudor mansion house that is surrounded by 2 acres of gardens.  It operates as an engaging heritage site that is open to the public all year round.


We are seeking to appoint a suitably qualified Head Gardener to maintain the gardens at Ordsall Hall, manage the gardens team and its volunteers, and work as part of a wider senior team to deliver the next stage of the gardens development so that they become more engaging for all ages and abilities.


The successful candidate will have 3 years experience of working in a landscape/horticultural environment, plus 2 years experience of staff and/or volunteer supervision. Practical horticultural skills, across a range of horticultural practice, including pruning, planting, propagation and basic design of planting schemes are essential, as is experience of collaborating with a range of statutory, voluntary and external organisations to deliver engaging horticulture-related projects.


You will be an excellent communicator and a fantastic team player with a genuine appreciation of museums and historic houses.


Successful applicants will be invited for an interview at Ordsall Hall on 20 June 2018


If you wish to be considered for the above please upload your CV and completed attached application form below.


Closing date for applications :  9.00am Monday 11 June 2018


NB:  Please ensure you have seen the attached Job Description and Person Specification and that you include information in your application that demonstrates how your skills and experience match the essential and desirable criteria we require, we can ONLY accept applications from candidates that have supplied this information.  Only successful candidates will be notified.