Household / Department: Privy Purse and Treasurer’s Office
Section / Branch: Property
Location: Windsor Castle
Contract/recruitment type: Permanent
Salary band: Dependent on experience. This is a live-in position (for which there is a salary adjustment) with meals provided.
Hours of work: Full time, 5 days a week
Joining this small team of professional gardeners, you'll help ensure the Royal Gardens and surrounding areas are maintained to the highest standards.
From regular mowing and edging, to raking and re-seeding, you’ll also maintain the shrub, herbaceous and rose borders whilst monitoring and nurturing the health of plants, and young trees.
Helping to shape the future of the gardens, you'll plant new shrubbery, bulbs and seasonal flower displays, ensuring that they continue to provide a spectacular setting for a historic building.
And in conserving the garden’s rich biodiversity, you’ll contribute to its unique history whilst learning from expert colleagues.
With a passion for horticulture, along with relevant experience and a good working knowledge of plants and turf care, you're exactly who we're looking for.
A minimum qualification of Horticulture NVQ 2 (or similar) will be essential, as will experience operating a wide range of garden machinery.
You’ll also have a C1 UK driving license, and will be confident driving a lorry as part of your work.
We’re a busy team, so self-discipline and time management skills are vital. Working closely with colleagues will be important to you, and you'll have the skills to communicate with a range of people.
With initiative and a confident approach, you'll also be keen to research and explore new ideas for developing the gardens and grounds.
And overall, in all that you do, you'll take great pride in your work and will be motivated to present gardens to exceptional standards.