Seasonal Gardener/Propagation Assistant

London (Central), London (Greater)
£21.5k FTE (contract length 7 months)
12 Feb 2019
01 Mar 2019

Seasonal Gardener/Propagation Assistant

Our Seasonal Gardener helps the horticultural team to ensure the exceptionally high standards of maintenance are consistent across the Garden.  We are looking for a Gardener to join our team from March to September 2019, inclusive, taking responsibility for the day-to-day up-keep of the turf and hard landscaping of the Garden, as well as any other maintenance as directed.  Additionally, this role will involve routine propagation tasks as required by the Propagation Manager, such as seed sowing and pricking out.

The role will be split approximately 80% maintenance, 20% propagation but this will change according to need and season.

The successful candidate will be self-motivated, have excellent attention to detail, able to work independently as well as being organised and efficient.  They will have some horticultural experience and be happy to use machinery such as mowers, blowers and shredders.  A Level 2 horticultural qualification is desirable or you should be currently studying for this level of qualification.  

You would be joining a friendly, knowledgeable and hard-working team and whilst this role isn’t directly responsible for a plant collection, you will gain exposure to a wide range of ethnobotanic, unusual, tropical and rare plants.

This post is a fixed term contract, full-time from March to September 2019 including taking part in a rota of weekend working (normally one weekend in six).  The team is made up of 5 gardeners, 2 trainees and up to 30 volunteers.

Salary : £21.5k FTE (contract length 7 months)

Annual Leave: Part-time entitlement: 19 days’ holiday including 5 statutory holidays

Closing date: 5pm, 1 March 2019

Provisional Interview date: 12 March 2019

For further details please go to our website ​to view the full Job Description.

If you would like to be considered for the role, please fully complete the application form on the website and return it to the specified address.

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