Craftsperson Gardener

City of London
£23,180- £25,930 per annum inclusive of London Weighting and dependent on skills and experience
05 Sep 2018
24 Sep 2018
Full Time
Contract Type

As a world-class arts and learning centre, the Barbican pushes the boundaries of all major art forms including dance, film, music, theatre and visual arts. The Barbican Conservatory and the surrounding Guildhall School grounds is a space that varies between opening to the public and operating as an event space; an important revenue stream to the Barbican Centre

This role is responsible for supporting the day to day gardening services for the Barbican Conservatory and it surrounding areas (including Barbican Centre and Guildhall School).

The Craftsperson Gardener works closely with the Gardening Team Leader, so you should have experience in a similar horticultural role, working with a range of plants and preferably temperate or tropical, ornamental fish, birds and reptiles.

An excellent knowledge and good practical knowledge in gardening (including irrigation systems and ponds) is essential. An RHS level 2 qualification or equivalent, alongside a PA1 & PA6 certificate will be advantageous.

You will be a team player with a positive attitude, and experience in providing gardening services in a customer-facing environment (e.g Conservatory, botanical gardens) would be desirable.

The ideal candidate must be highly motivated, and you must have the ability to work on your own initiative, in a busy environment.

Work is based on rota based shift, and will involve working weekends, and Bank Holidays.

Late applications will not be accepted.

For more information, including the job description and person specification, please see the Job Information Pack.

To apply online please visit:

Alternatively, please contact 020 7332 3978 (24hr answerphone) quoting reference number BC752. A minicom service for the hearing impaired is available on 020 7332 3732.

Closing date: Monday 24 September 2018, 12 noon.

Interviews will be held week commencing 01 October 2018.

The City of London Corporation is committed to Equal Opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.