Location: Eltham Palace, Court Yard, Eltham, London, SE9 5QE
Salary: From £22,786 per annum, depending on skills and experience / 36 hours per week
Job type: Permanent
Closing date: 24/11/2019 23:59:59
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 in this new post as Senior Gardener at Eltham Palace & Gardens, a site brimming with historic character and exciting gardening opportunities, which offers a remarkable setting in which to take the next step in your career.
Working closely with our Head Gardener, 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 garden experience and the specialist skills required for this particular site; good plant knowledge and excellent horticultural skills, as well as experience using a range of machinery. A talent for leadership and proven interpersonal skills are vital. 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.