Garden Manager

YO1 7FR, York
Scale SO1 (SCP 29 - 31) £27,924 - £29,769 per annum
11 Sep 2018
24 Sep 2018
Full Time
Contract Type

York Museums Trust is an independent charitable organisation created to manage York Art Gallery, York Castle Museum, Yorkshire Museum & Gardens, and York St Mary’s.


Garden Manager

Contract 37 hours per week

Salary: Scale SO1 (SCP 29 - 31) £27,924 - £29,769 per annum

York Museum Gardens are set in the stunning surroundings of the medieval ruins of St Mary’s Abbey and are famous for their vast collection of trees, shrubs, perennials and bulbs.  We are seeking to recruit a Garden Manager to manage the Gardens, their horticultural and botanical status and the historic landscape and to ensure that the gardens provide a vibrant visitor experience.

You will contribute to the development and expansion of the Gardens and maintain the integrity of the Scheduled Ancient Monument and Registered Historic Landscape, along with managing the Gardening Team and Garden Guides.  You will also be responsible for ancillary gardens and green spaces across all Trust sites.

You will have substantial experience in managing a historic or botanic garden and running a successful garden open to the public, along with experience of managing a team of people.  You will hold a recognised qualification in horticulture or have equivalent experience.  Ideally you will have experience in managing site security and an interest in working with the community and volunteers.

As an organisation York Museums Trust is committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging diversity amongst our workforce. We welcome applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.


How to apply:  

Access the job description and application form at on the About Us, Jobs Vacancies page.

Forms should be returned to the email address on our website or by post to: Recruitment, Yorkshire Museum, Museum Gardens, York, YO1 7FR.

CVs will not be accepted and applications can only be accepted from candidates who have permission to work in the UK.  If, after applying, you have not heard from us by two weeks after the closing date, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion, as we are unable to respond to every applicant.

Dates to bear in mind…

Closing date for applications is 9 am on Monday 24 September 2018

Interviews will take place in York on Monday 8 October 2018

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