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Head Gardener

Dartington Trust
Totnes, Devon
£35,000 - £40,000 per annum, dependant on experience
Closing date
31 Jan 2022
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£35,000 - £40,000 per annum, dependant on experience
37.5 hours per week

Are you a skilled gardener who is passionate about conservation and preservation with experience in grade ll listed gardens? Do you have management experience....Then we want to meet you!

The Head Gardener will take a lead role in the running of the Grade II listed Gardens, creating a progressive and innovative strategy that remains respectful of the gardens history and legacy. 

They will focus on the implementation of the Conservation Management Plan and successful delivery of partnerships with external organisation’s such as the Royal Horticultural Society.

They will work with the Finance and Estate Services Director to manage the annual budget and take ownership of safe working practices and health and safety within the garden team ensuring potential hazards are identified and managed accordingly.

Would you enjoy working collaboratively with our estates team to maintain and improve our beautiful surroundings? If so we would love to hear from you.

Closing date: 31st January 2022.

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Dartington Trust is a centre for Learning, Arts, Ecology and Social Justice based on a 1,200 acre site and comprises of; Schumacher College, Dartington Arts and Research in Practice.  Join our creative community and enjoy an inspiring and supportive working environment, nestled within an area of outstanding beauty, in the South Devon countryside.  You will have access to free parking on the Estate, a cycle to work scheme, and free tea and coffee. 

At Dartington Trust, we want you and your career to flourish, so you will receive a generous holiday allowance of 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (pro-rata for part time), a pension scheme and company sick pay. You have the opportunity to buy and sell annual leave and will have access to well-being services.  You will have fantastic opportunities for personal growth with access to professional and career development and discounts on Schumacher College short courses. 

We are family-friendly and provide enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption packages and flexible working options.  You will be supported and encouraged to live a full life outside of work and your whole family can come and enjoy our award-winning destination with woodland walks, riverside trails, cafés, and restaurants and family-friendly activities.  Enjoy discounts at our Shops at Dartington, Barn Cinema, The White Hart and Green Table.  Perks also include special rates for private events, weddings, bed and breakfast, room hire and conference packages.

We believe that big ideas can make the world a better place. So our beautiful estate is home to a community of people who nurture new thinking, encourage learning and debate, and work every day to inspire one another. There are many sides to Dartington and that's what makes our future so exciting. Come and be part of it.

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