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Skilled Gardener

Dartington Trust
Totnes, Devon
£20,475 per annum
Closing date
13 Feb 2022
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Are you a Gardener who is passionate about conservation and preservation? Do you have experience working with historic gardens....Then we want to meet you!

Our Grade ll historic gardens within the beautiful Dartington grounds boast a range of stunning features with beautiful vistas and creative sculptures, including ancient trees and impressive plant species. We are looking for a skilled gardener to join the team and help maintain and develop these special grounds.

You will enjoy engaging with our team of volunteers and students, and contributing to projects across our estate. You will bring knowledge of plants and horticultural machinery, the ability to communicate with internal and external customers, and a good understanding of Dartington’s purpose, values and strategy. 

Supporting the Head Gardener and wider team, you'll help create a progressive and innovative strategy that remains respectful of Dartington Gardens history and legacy.  You will also support the implementation of the Conservation Management Plan and successful delivery of partnerships with external organisations such as the Royal Horticultural Society.  

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: Sunday 13th February 2022.

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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