If you want a career in Gardening, we can offer you some of the most beautiful outdoor spaces in the UK to work in as well as one of the largest plant collections in Europe.
Hours: This is a fulltime role with 37.50 hours per week
Salary: £20721 per annum
Contract: Permanent role
What it's like to work here
Cliveden’s Italianate mansion, riverside setting and family-friendly events draw visitors all year round, making this property a busy location with a wide range of opportunities. There is always plenty to do at the 375-acre estate, with conservation of the South Terrace among recent projects. Cliveden team are close-knit with a wonderful sense of community. The location is quiet, so you'll need your own transport to get here.
What you'll be doing
This role is varied and includes a range of practical horticultural tasks such as mulching, pruning, leaf clearing, weeding, propagation, hedge cutting and mowing our fine lawns. As a hands-on Gardener, you will assist in making sure that the gardens are maintained to a high standard. You will be involved with the planting and maintenance of our stunning bedding displays as well as the various trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants throughout the garden. In addition, you will take ownership of specific areas of the garden ensuring the highest standards are maintained.
You will also be supporting our garden volunteers as well as interacting with the public on a daily basis, answering questions, helping out with gardening workshops, leading garden tours and helping set up events. Please also read the full role profile attached to the National Trust website.
To be successful in this role you should be able to demonstrate the below:
Trained as a professional gardener/horticulturalist with a good level of practical experience.
RHS Level 2 or equivalent.
Have proven practical gardening/horticulture experience, as well as a strong knowledge of plants
Confidence to participate in garden activities and events
Competence with machinery/equipment use and maintenance; including tractors, chainsaws, and pedestrian mowers with accreditation as required for Health and Safety compliance.