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Senior Horticulturist (Western Displays)

Cambridge University Botanic Garden
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Grade 5, £27,116 - £31,406 pa
Closing date
19 Nov 2021

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Responsible to the Team Leader (Horticultural Displays) the role holders will be responsible for caring for predominantly herbaceous plantings, displays and collections within the Garden’s Western areas (eighteenth century Garden).  See Further Particulars for details and requirements.

The role holders will lead on the maintenance, care and curation of the Garden’s displays and be forward thinking regarding development and future maintenance of the Garden, assisting the Team Leader (Horticultural Displays) to plan and program a year round horticultural display, in line with the Garden’s Living Collection Strategy, and also as an important visitor attraction within Cambridge and in support of the Garden’s core activities, eg University teaching and research, education and amenity.

Practical horticultural skills with several year’s relevant professional experience are essential, as well as excellent plant knowledge and understanding of the management of herbaceous plantings.  This role will supervise one assistant horticulturist plus trainees and volunteers.

Please state in the ‘Suitability for the Role’ section of the application form if you wish to be considered for the Senior Horticulturist Eastern Display position (also advertised, see separate Further Particulars) – you do not need to apply for both.

Closing date Sunday 21 November

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