Greenway garden, well known for its mild climate, unique setting and impressive plant collection, is entering the next stage of its restoration. Over the next 10 years, we will implement a series of conservation restoration projects as identified by the Garden Management Plan. Line managing a team of 3 gardeners and 40 garden volunteers, the Senior Gardener will be integral in the delivery and success of an exciting and ambitious programme of works. Far more than heritage gardening, the Senior Gardener will help ensure that the garden is at the heart of the visitor experience, welcoming all to this very special garden by the river.
What you'll be doing
You’ll love working outdoors and understand that our gardens and grounds are as significant as our mansion houses, collections and our historical places. Our visitors tell us how much they enjoy the peace and tranquillity of our well-kept outdoor spaces, which makes your role vital in making sure our visitors have an amazing experience.
We don’t just need you to manage our beautiful gardens, although this is an important part of the role; we’d like you to help manage the team too. As the Senior Gardener in our team, we’d like you to lead by example, with exceptional gardening skills, but you’ll also understand how to manage the workload for this team,and deliver exceptional training to new staff and volunteers.
Who we're looking for
To be successful in this role you should be able to demonstrate the following:
- Significant practical experience in horticulture supported by relevant qualifications
- Have supervisory experience from a similar role
- Excellent knowledge of plants
- Competent with the use and maintenance of garden machinery including chainsaws, tractors, hedge trimmers, pedestrian and ride on mowers
- Knowledge of relevant health and safety legislation and practice