Senior Garden

One Garden
Brighton, East Sussex
26 Sep 2019
14 Oct 2019
Full Time
Contract Type

Senior Gardener – One Garden Brighton (a subsidiary of Plumpton College)

Full time, permanent role

Salary - £29,613


One Garden Brighton is a newly redeveloped tourist destination, a walled garden, rediscovered, reinvented and opening to the public for the first time summer 2020. One Garden Brighton will feature expertly designed gardens, One Garden Kitchen, a place to eat and drink, One Garden Market, a retail space complete with nursery, and One Garden Events offering small and large-scale community events. One Garden Brighton is a subsidiary of Plumpton College.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a new organisation and team leading the initial opening of One Garden. You will be integral to building this new business, shaping and influencing how the tourist destination will run. As Senior Gardener, you will work alongside the Grounds and Gardens Team and will be part of the wider Plumpton College Team. 


This is a unique position for a dedicated, hardworking, hands on individual to be part of a team that will be working on the Stanmer Walled Garden restoration project. To begin with, you will be helping to restore a Victorian Walled Garden into a new exciting visitor attraction on the edge of Brighton, showcasing different methods of Horticulture, from herbaceous planting to growing fruit and vegetables, implementing a design from one of the creators of the Eden Project. Once the garden is open to the public you will be required to work with the Grounds and Gardens Manager and team, volunteers and students in the day to day running of all Horticultural operations within the Walled Garden and surrounding space. There will be occasions where you will be required to assist the team in working at the Plumpton campus.


You will be responsible for the line management of the Plant Area Manager, apprentices, volunteers and students by sharing your own passion for Horticulture, leading by example. 


We’re looking for people who are: 

  • Enthusiastic
  • Creative 
  • Passionate about horticulture 
  • Enjoy working in all weathers 
  • Excellence people skills, enjoy liaising with the general public 

If you share these values and would like to be part of our growing team then we’d like to hear from you - to apply please complete an application form and an equality and diversity monitoring form and return them to or send it to: HR Department, Plumpton College, Ditchling Road, Plumpton, East Sussex, BN7 3AE. Tel: 01273 890454. 

For further information about the role including job description and application form please visit the vacancies section of our website

Closing date for applications: 14th October at 9am

Interviews will be held: week commencing 21st October 

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