Assistant Gardener in Worksop

Assistant Gardener in Worksop

Location: Worksop

Salary: £17,375.00 per year

Recruiter: National Trust

Date Advertised: 2021-07-22

Summary If you want a career in Gardening, we can offer you some of the most beautiful outdoor spaces in the UK to work in.You'll love working outdoors and understand that our gardens and grounds are as significant as our mansion houses and our historical places. Our visitors tell us how much they enjoy the peace and tranquillity of our well-kept outdoor spaces, which makes your role vital in making sure they have an amazing experience.What it's like to work here Clumber Park is a beautiful expanse of parkland, heath and woods covering more than 3,800 acres. Clumber was once the country estate of the Dukes of Newcastle. Although the house was demolished in 1938, there are many glimpses of its grand past to explore. From the Gothic-style chapel, often referred to as a 'Cathedral in miniature', you can follow in the footsteps of Dukes through the peaceful pleasure ground to the Walled Kitchen Garden where you can experience sights, scents and a taste of the pastClick here for more information about this locationWhat you'll be doing Working within a team of enthusiastic and friendly staff and volunteers, you will be helping us to look after this special place. Your duties will include the usual weeding, watering, deadheading and mowing, but will also include some pruning, propagation, harvesting and basic garden craft. You will work in a number of sites across the park including our 4 Acre walled garden, pleasure grounds and Mr Straw's house. Some weekend working will be required on a rota basis. We are open minded about job share and how you would split your work hours allocation.Please read the Role Profile attached to this advert. Who we're looking for To be successful in this role you should be able to demonstrate the following: Previous practical gardening/horticulture experience, as well as some knowledge of plants and horticultural techniques Familiarity with machinery/equipment and accompanying practical certificates Knowledge of Health and Safety compliance requirements Excellent customer service Willingness and enthusiasm to share the history of the garden with visitors, bringing it to life Commitment for what you are doing, always remaining proud of your work You'll have an NVQ 1-2 in Amenity Horticulture (or equivalent). The package Benefits for working at the National Trust: Flexible working whenever possible Free parking at most locations Discounts in high street stores, cinemas, National Trust properties and cafes. Free entry to our properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18) Generous annual leave Subsidised health cash plan Free 24-hour support service Substantial pension scheme of up to 10% basic salary Training & Development tailored to you Up to 5 days of paid volunteering for you. Click here to find out more about the benefits we offer to support you.
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