Senior Gardener

Location
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Salary
£20,338.50 per annum (£11.18 per hour), dependent on skills, experience and qualification level
Posted
30 May 2019
Closes
30 Jun 2019
Function
Gardening Jobs
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

The Trust is recruiting a full-time Senior Gardener to work principally at Hall’s Croft but also across our five garden sites.  

You will be principally responsible for the day-to-day maintenance and presentation of the garden to a high standard. This is an exciting opportunity to play a key role in the development of this garden and reflect its Jacobean and medicinal history. Hall’s Croft is a charming one acre garden with lots of potential, including a Kitchen Garden, mixed borders, medicinal garden, and the new project of redesigning the Jacobean borders.

Through horticultural excellence you will work across these nationally and internationally recognised gardens and share our stories with our many visitors and stakeholders.

To be successful in this role you will have horticulture qualifications and experience of working in gardens that are open to the public. You will have a good knowledge of plants and their husbandry, horticultural methods and practices, and Health and Safety best practice.

You will need to be able to operate on your own initiative but also to work as a member of a team, and to supervise students and volunteers. Also you will be able to develop strong working relationships within the Hall’s Croft site team, the Town Gardens Team Leader, and the wider Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.

The post holder may be required to work at weekends and bank holidays. There may also be a need to work evenings when there are special events.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 30th June 2019, and interviews will take place on Wednesday 10th July 2019.