English Heritage

Head Gardener

Location
Kenwood House, Hampstead
Salary
From £35,853 per annum, depending on skills and experience
Posted
21 Aug 2019
Closes
22 Sep 2019
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

Would you like to use your passion and creativity to nurture some of the country's most prestigious landscapes and inspire visitors from across the world? Then join us as Head Gardener at Kenwood House.

Kenwood is home to a world class art collection and its free to enter grounds are a fine example of Humphrey Repton's work covering 112 acres and including ornamental gardens, SSSI sphagnum bog and woodlands, meadows, lakes, and a striking range of rhododendrons and trees. The House attracts 140,000 visitors, while the ground attracts more than one million visitors throughout the year including large scale events.

We are looking for someone with a creative eye; high-quality park and landscape management experience; excellent horticultural knowledge and skills; and a talent for leadership who can build relationships across teams, visitors, and community groups. You’ll know how to ensure visitors enjoy their day out - from sharing your gardening knowledge, supporting large scale events, 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).

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