Gardens Keeper

Forest Hill, SE23 3PQ, London (Greater)
£19,275 per annum (£19,632 pa after probation)
18 Jan 2019
30 Jan 2019
Gardening Jobs
Full Time
Contract Type

Job title and reference:        Gardens Keeper (Ref CCE 2.19)

Salary:                                    £19,275 per annum (rising to £19,632 per annum after probation)

Hours of work:                      Full time - 35 hours (5 days) per week, on a rota.  Start and finish time vary according to season.


The Horniman Museum and Gardens in south east London has been open since Victorian times, when the tea trader and philanthropist, Frederick John Horniman first opened his house and extraordinary collection of objects to the local community. Since then, our collection has grown significantly and includes internationally important collections of anthropology and musical instruments, as well as an acclaimed aquarium and natural history gallery – all surrounded by 16 acres of beautiful Gardens offering breathtaking views across London.

We are looking for a Gardens Keeper who will help give a warm welcome to our visitors, provide information about activities and events taking place in the Gardens and the Museum and contribute to security and safety by carrying out patrols and attendance duties.

You will be able to carry out routine garden maintenance and horticultural duties, including driving gardens utility vehicles. You will have practical experience of moving and setting up equipment and be able to supervise delivery traffic.

Previous experience of working with the public would be ideal, together with the ability to encourage public compliance with our by-laws. You should be able to follow and promote safe systems of work under Health and Safety guidelines.

Start and finish times will be seasonally adjusted to follow the opening times of the Gardens.

To apply, visit our website:

The closing date for completed applications is 10am on Wednesday 30 January 2019.  Interviews will be held on Tuesday 12 February 2019.

The Horniman is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. 

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