Stockton-on-tees Borough Council



Stockton-on-tees Borough Council, Newtown, Stockton-on-Tees

  • Full time
  • Permanent
  • Onsite working

Posted 1 week ago, 15 May | Get your application in now before you miss out!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

job Ref: 5d225497d7d04717961ad480d154be9d

Full Job Description

Day to day duties will include growing flowers, vegetables and fruit, use of powered tools and working alongside volunteers. In this role you will be responsible for upkeep and maintenance of the Walled Garden at Preston Park Museum, which includes an extensive fruit cage, 8 large vegetable plots and 4 large flower beds as well as glass houses and a Victorian Winter Garden housing tropical plants.

We are looking for someone who has a passion for gardening and wants to share their knowledge with volunteers and visitors alike. You will need to be enthusiastic, reliable and flexible as no two days are the same.

  • Are you passionate about growing fruit, vegetables, and flowers?

  • Do you have knowledge and experience in horticulture?

  • Do you have experience working with volunteers?

    We are looking to recruit a skilled Gardener to join our Parks & Gardens Team within Preston Park Museum & Grounds. It's an exciting time to join us as we are in the middle of major capital works that will transform both the museum and wider park.

    Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council prides itself on being a great place to work where staff are trusted, valued and supported to make a positive contribution at work.

  • We offer an excellent total reward package, including:
  • A competitive salary of up to £24,702

  • 27 days annual leave per year rising to 32 with 5 years service (plus bank holidays). Ability to purchase additional leave is also available.

  • Generous Pension Scheme through the LGPS with ability to pay extra and plan for retirement.

  • Access to a number of other employee benefits including learning & development opportunities, a car lease scheme, discounts at high street and online retailers, an employee assistance programme and physiotherapy services.