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Craftsperson Gardner

City of London Rec
Barbican Centre (EC2Y 8DS)
£30,180 - £33,120 per annum inclusive of London Weighting
Closing date
14 Jul 2024

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Contract Type
Full Time
Gardening Jobs
Greenkeeping & Turf Care, Local Authorities

The Business

The Barbican Centre is London’s Creative Catalyst for arts, curiosity and enterprise. Our values reflect that we are inclusive, sustainable, daring, connected and joyful. We spark creative possibilities and transformation for artists, audiences, and communities – to inspire, connect and provoke debate. We are one of Europe’s leading visual and performing arts and learning venues. We work with exceptional artists to build a creative international programme that crosses art forms, collaborating with organisations from around the globe to give audiences opportunities to experience outstanding work by acclaimed international companies and artists.

The Barbican Centre’s Audience Experience team delivers exceptional audience experience to further enhance the Barbican’s world-class arts and learning programme. Responsible for Centre Management, Box Office, Access and Licensing, our team promotes the Barbican, maximises revenue generation and ensures a welcoming, friendly, and safe environment is provided to all visitors.

This role is responsible for supporting the day-to-day gardening tasks for the Barbican Conservatory as well as Barbican Centre and Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

The Person

The Craftsperson Gardener will work closely with the Gardening Team Leader, and the successful candidate should have at least 2 years proven experience in a similar horticultural role or/ and RHS level 2 Certificate in Practical Horticulture (or equivalent). 

A sound knowledge of plants as well as good gardening practice is essential. You will be a team player with a positive attitude. Experience in providing gardening services in a customer-facing environment (e.g., public open spaces, conservatories or botanical gardens) would be desirable.

Please note that the position is subject to an early start of 6:30 am.

Barbican Benefits

We offer a wide range of employee benefits, including flexible working, annual pay progression and an annual pay review, a great pension scheme, season ticket loan and cycle to work schemes, free access to museums and galleries, discounts on retail, healthcare and on-site cafes and restaurants. You will have access to Employee Assistance Programme, trained Mental Health First aiders and City of London employee networks.

How to Apply

To apply, please click the following link:

Deadline for applications is 23:55 on Sunday 14 June 2024. Please note that we are unable to accept late applications. 

If there are any issues with the application process, please contact the Barbican Careers team at

As part of our commitment to increasing the diversity of staff within the Barbican we are particularly keen to encourage applications from people from groups that are currently underrepresented, including people from the Global Majority* and D/deaf and disabled people. We want to better reflect and understand the communities we exist to serve. We are members of the Disability Confident Scheme and guarantee to interview all disabled candidates who would like to be considered under this scheme and who meet the minimum essential criteria for the role. Please contact us if you require reasonable adjustments as part of the application process.

*Global Majority is a collective term that refers to people who are Black, Asian, Brown, dual-heritage, indigenous to the global south, and or, have been racialised as 'ethnic minorities'.

The City of London Corporation want to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to thrive in the work that we do. The City of London Corporation is currently undergoing a programme ensure that our pay and reward practices are competitive and equitable across the whole organisation – and is committed to regularly benchmarking and reviewing pay against external sectors.

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