Head Gardener

Hertfordshire

Job id:
329594427
Published:
24-02-2016
Expires:
13-03-2016
Job type:
Full-time
Permanent
Salary level:£26,573 - £26,573  per year
Job sector:
Agriculture/Horticulture
Job id:
329594427
Published:
24-02-2016
Job type:
Full-time
Permanent
Expires:
13-03-2016
Salary level:£26,573 - £26,573  per year
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Established in 1843, Rothamsted Research is one of the UK’s leading Research

Institutes delivering world-class agricultural science.

 

Head Gardener

Location: Harpenden, Herts

 

A Head Gardener is required to manage a team of four gardeners and

contractors, responsible for ten acres of gardens, woodland and borders

associated with the estate at Rothamsted Research which also includes a

16th Century Manor House and associated on site and peripheral tenanted

properties.

Main duties will include managing and organising the gardening team on

grounds and lawns maintenance; tree, shrub, hedge and herbaceous borders

plantings and maintenance as well as assisting research in the plant growth

facilities.

The post holder will be expected to have extensive knowledge of garden

machinery with a good horticultural background. Tree assessment skills are

required and the ability to supervise arboriculture work when required.

An ability to manage contractors, negotiate with tenants, develop new

planting schemes, encourage volunteer staff, produce and maintain

wonderful gardens whilst retaining a sense of humour is a must! This is a

very hands-on gardening job.

Applicants must be physically fit and possess extensive horticultural and

supervisory experience, although further training will be given where

required. A full driving licence is essential.

An initial three year contract with a possibility to renew is offered with a

starting salary of up to £26,573 per annum.

Rothamsted Research, Harpenden Site is located within commuting distance

of Central London. We have access to excellent local and leisure facilities,

on-site nursery and play scheme 25 days holiday and an attractive benefits

package. Our commitment to learning and development, as well as equality

and diversity, create a welcoming environment for all prospective employees.

Closing date: 13/03/2016

Interviews will be held: 24/03/2016

Please quote reference: 1488

As users of the disability symbol, Rothamsted Research

guarantees to interview all disabled applicants who meet

the minimum criteria for our vacancies.

 

 

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