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We now have a fantastic opportunities to recruit a Gardener to join our team in the Swindon Area.

Shift available : 7:30am- 4pm - Mon to Thur Fri 730-1230

Pay Rate: £13.02

To maintain and develop the historic ornamental grounds and gardens to the highest horticultural standards and contribute to the overall improvement in the quality of Lydiard Park

Daily duties include:

To maintain the walled flower garden, courtyard garden and ornamental home circuit to the highest horticultural standards, working closely with the Lydiard Management Team.

To secure the continuing restoration of Lydiard Park gardens in accordance with the Council’s objectives, policies and agreed management plan. Contribute towards the periodic review of these policies and plans

To work with the Lydiard Education and Outreach Officer to devise, implement, monitor and manage programs of horticultural training, specific to Lydiard Park, for garden staff, apprenticeships, students... trainees and larger groups of volunteers of all abilities.

To prepare, operate and monitor weekly, monthly and annual programs of work and costs for the garden team to include the maintenance and development of historic plant collections.


must be a driver

Demonstrable skills, capabilities and interest in the restoration and management of an historic site with direct experience of the same, including historic gardens, plant collections and hardy plant propagation.

NPTC certificates of technical competence with equipment and pesticides

Extensive experience in historic gardens open to the public

Experience in planning garden development, preferably at historically and publicly sensitive sites

Educated to HND standard or equivalent in Horticulture Management or a directly related field.

Experience of overseeing NVQ1-3 horticulture or equivalent

Budget management experience and experience of developing commercial opportunities in gardens open to the public

Experience of developing interpretation, education and events programme

Job Types: Full-time, Temporary contract
Contract length: 5 months

Pay: £13.02 per hour

Expected hours: 37 per week

• 8 hour shift
• Day shift
• Monday to Friday

Work Location: In person
Wroughton Swindon UK


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