English Heritage

Head Gardener – 3 posts available

Eltham Palace (ref. 11908), Kenwood (ref. 11854) or Marble Hill House (ref. 11742)
Competitive salary, dependent on experience / 36 hours per week
26 Apr 2019
27 May 2019
Contract Type

Would you like to use your passion and creativity to nurture some of the country's most prestigious gardens and inspire visitors from across the world? Then join us as Head Gardener at one of our three exciting locations: Eltham Palace, Kenwood or Marble Hill House.

Each site has its own unique character, attracting large numbers of visitors (over 100,000 per year) and also playing host to public events, weddings and concerts throughout the year.

We're looking for someone with a creative eye; high-quality garden management experience; excellent plant knowledge and horticultural skills; and a talent for leadership. You'll know how to ensure visitors enjoy their day out - from sharing your gardening knowledge, to ensuring their health and safety. Project management, ICT and budgeting skills are also a must for this busy and dynamic role.

You'll find it's a workplace like no other - taking you behind the scenes of these extraordinary sites and supporting you to share your ideas, inspire others and make a difference.

By joining us, you'll enjoy the rewards of a great team environment in inspiring locations, helping to make our site a wonderful place to visit. You'll also be joining our charity, which through our 400+ historic monuments, buildings and sites, brings the story of England to life for over 10 million visitors each year. We offer a competitive benefits package including a generous pension, 25 days leave a year and free entry to all English Heritage properties for you, another adult and up to 6 children (under the age of 19).

Please note; you will be limited to applying for this role at just one site at a time. If we have several of these roles currently available that you are interested in, only apply for the role at the location that is most suitable for you. If your application is successful at the short listing stage, you will get the opportunity to let us know of any other sites you might be interested in working at.

Closing Date: 27th May 2019; 23:59

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