English Heritage

Senior Kitchen Gardener

Location
Saffron Walden, Essex
Salary
From £22,906 depending on skills and experience
Posted
21 Aug 2019
Closes
06 Sep 2019
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

Would you like to use your passion and creativity to nurture one of the country's most prestigious gardens and inspire visitors from across the world? Then join us as Senior Kitchen Gardener at Audley End House and Gardens, brimming with historic character and exciting gardening opportunities, offers a remarkable setting in which to take the next step in your career.

Working closely with our Kitchen Gardener Supervisor, you'll be playing a vital role in ensuring that all work carried out in our gardens by our fantastic teams of gardeners and volunteers is to the highest of standards. And  you'll find imaginative ways of bringing to life the stories that our gardens tell, helping visitors of all ages to make new discoveries.

We're looking for someone with high-quality Kitchen Garden experience and the specialist skills in fruit and vegetable growing required for this particular site; 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. Being able to ensure smooth running of weekly job rotas and input into the seasonal work plans 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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