|Title:||***LONGLEAT - Gardener (skilled)|
|Department:||Grounds and Gardens|
Longleat can offer you some of the most beautiful outdoor spaces in the UK to work in, a mixture of public and private gardens. Though Longleat may be best known for its Capability Brown landscape, it also has a rich tradition of more formal gardens from the romantic Love Labyrinth, the Secret Garden designed by Russell Page and some of the newer additions like the Sun Maze and Lunar Labyrinth, to the charming Peacock Garden which boasts some truly impressive topiary.
ABOUT THE ROLE
As a skilled horticulturalist you will assist the day to day management and development of the gardens which is vital as our guests tell us how much the well-kept gardens add to the enjoyment of their visit to Longleat.
This role will include a range of practical horticultural tasks to maintain, develop, and enhance the gardens. You'll be helping with hard and soft landscaping and general maintenance of the gardens, such as mulching, pruning, leaf clearing and weeding. You’ll the planting and maintaining of trees, shrubs, herbaceous plants cut the many hedges and mow our fine lawns and all the time ensuring the highest standards of horticulture and guest engagement
You will have a passion for plants, an interest in historic gardens and most definitely a desire to deliver an outstanding experience in the gardens for our guests. You will have significant practical experience in horticulture along with a relevant qualification. Well motivated with an eye for detail and a desire to achieve high standards you will have a willingness to work alongside and support others but also having the ability to work on your own iniative.
HOURS OF WORK
This role is available on a permanent basis, working 39 hours per week over 5 days including weekends and bank holidays. Start and finish times will vary in accordance with opening times. We are offering a salary of #17,000 to #20,000 dependent on experience.
OUR VALUES AND BEHAVIOURS
We expect all of our team to embrace our company values, and display ‘Longleat behaviours’.
At Longleat, we focus on our People and our Guests, to listen actively, to work as a team, to empower others and to show empathy. Our values are:
We Engage and Inspire – We focus on engaging and inspiring our guests, delivering unique and lifelong memories
We Put People First – We seek to serve others and put their interests first. We treat them with respect, we value their opinions and collaborate to be better together
We Continuously Improve – We embrace change and pursue excellence in everything we do
We Act with Integrity – We work in a principled, open and conscientious manner
We Take Safety Seriously – Never compromising on a safe and secure environment
When we recruit we place equal emphasis on technical ability and personal attributes to match our brand values.
As part of the Longleat team, we offer unique benefits such as complimentary Longleat and Cheddar Gorge & Caves Day Tickets, attractive discounts on annual passes, special nightly rates on group hotels, discounted hotel Spa treatments, life assurance cover, and 29 days paid holiday (pro rata).