Garden & Outdoors Manager for Wentworth Castle Gardens

Barnsley, South Yorkshire
£31,671 per annum plus benefits package
21 Sep 2018
21 Oct 2018
Full Time
Contract Type

This is a truly one-off opportunity to shape a special place with the needs of the local community at its heart.

The National Trust is in lease negotiations to take over the running of this site- a magnificent Grade 1 Registered Park and Garden in South Yorkshire. We’re looking to build a new, creative and collaborative leadership team to enable more people to experience Wentworth Castle Gardens, through events, activities, volunteering and employment opportunities.

Bringing your horticultural experience, with experience of managing an indoor plant collection, plant propagation facilities and the management of complex landscapes of varying scales, you will lead a team of gardeners and volunteers to bring this great landscape back to life. 

Together you'll develop the gardens and wider parkland so they provide an inspirational setting for everyone and outdoor spaces that allow people to explore, learn, and deliver significant public benefit that enriches people’s lives. 

As well as making sure your team is able to manage the disparate outdoor and indoor spaces to the highest standards of conservation and opportunities are being taken to enhance the value of the landscape for nature, as Garden & Outdoors Manager, you'll be responsible for the strategic planning for the landscape and will gradually strengthen the heritage significance and historic assets by re-focusing maintenance and management across the site, including reviving and reinterpreting the Union Jack Garden and Fernery as a priority.

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