Gardens & Parks Consultant

National Trust
BT24 7JA, Saintfield
Closing date
27 Jun 2021

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This is fantastic opportunity to join our enthusiastic team as a Garden and Parks Consultant, providing specialist support and advice for our operational and consultancy teams on gardens, parks and their plant collections. We want you to help us to maximise the potential of our gardens helping to ensure they continue to be highly cared for and enjoyed by many people long into the future.  

Initially this is a fixed term two year opportunity but there is potential for it to become permanent depending on funding availability.

What you'll be doing You will provide a high quality advice and guidance to garden, property and other consultancy teams across the Northern Ireland in order to deliver great conservation and fantastic experiences in our gardens. Who we're looking for You will join us with an already established, broad and deep knowledge of horticulture, gardens, garden history and plants gained by proven and extensive experience as a Head Gardener, Garden Manager or other relevant Horticultural specialist. You will have a recognised higher level horticultural qualification or equivalent experience. 


You will have a real passion for horticulture, a can do attitude and enjoy sharing your knowledge, thereby enthusing all you meet. Strong coaching and mentoring skills are essential in supporting the development of our garden community across the region. 


You will be up to date with the latest trends and developments in horticulture ensuring we provide the right professional development and guidance for our passionate and committed teams.


The National Trust is described by its employee gardeners as “dynamic, supportive, inquisitive and fun”, where its beautiful places “lift your spirits naturally” and “somewhere you can expand new skills”. The organisation is currently recruiting for a number of gardening roles. 

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