Gardens & Parks Consultant

Employer
National Trust
Location
Lanhydrock, Bodmin
Salary
£40564 pa
Closing date
17 Oct 2021

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Job Details

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.  

What it's like to work here

Joining the consultancy team based in Cornwall and working from home, hub office or at properties, you will provide high quality advice and guidance for our garden, property and consultancy teams across the South West helping to play your part in delivering great conservation and fantastic experiences in our gardens and parks.

What you'll be doing

Joining the consultancy team based in Cornwall and working from home, hub office or at properties, you will provide high quality advice and guidance for our garden, property and consultancy teams across the South West helping to play your part in delivering great conservation and fantastic experiences in our gardens and parks.

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 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 South West. 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 package

The National Trust has the motto ‘For everyone, for ever’ at its heart. We’re working hard to create an inclusive culture, where everyone feels they belong. It’s important that our people reflect and represent the diversity of the communities and audiences we serve. We welcome and value difference, so when we say we’re for everyone, we want everyone to be welcome in our teams too.

Wherever you’re from, and whatever your background, we want to hear from you – and it doesn’t matter if you’re jam first, cream first, or even if you don’t like scones at all. Everyone is welcome.

Benefits for working at the National Trust include:

  • Flexible working whenever possible
  • Free parking at most locations
  • Free entry to our properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18)
  • Substantial pension scheme of up to 10% basic salary

Company

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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