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*** LONGLEAT - Permanent - Gardener / Horticulturalist
Title:*** LONGLEAT - Permanent - Gardener / Horticulturalist
ID:LEL1654 / PL3927
Department:Grounds and Gardens

Gardener / Horticulturalist – Permanent, working 16 hours per week, Monday to Friday

We are the astonishing kingdom of Longleat, an eccentrically British place of imagination and astonishing experiences. For over 50 years we have been one of the UK’s most loved attractions. With over one million annual guests, we are passionate about providing immersive experiences that bring family and friends together to create memories that will last a lifetime.

We’re an organisation driven by our core cultural values, which are to engage and inspire, put people first, take accountability, continuously improve and to act with integrity. We believe everyone who works at Longleat can subscribe to these values, and that they truly set us apart as an organisation to work for. Last year was the 70th anniversary of the House and grounds opening to the public.

What will this role of Gardener / Horticulturalist entail?

Working as a member of the Grounds and Gardens team, as a Gardener / Horticulturalist you’ll make sure the Park is presented to our visitors in a pristine condition throughout the year. You will carry out all aspects of gardening, grounds maintenance and other horticultural work including grass mowing, hedge trimming, bedding maintenance and leaf and litter clearance duties.

You’ll be involved in renovation work and replacing damaged areas of turf as well as operating and maintaining machinery and equipment. You will also have the opportunity to plan and implement, with agreement of the Head Gardener, seasonal displays.

What will I need to be considered for this Gardener / Horticulturalist vacancy?

  • Proven experience as a professional gardener / horticulturalist, with good knowledge of plants, gardening practices and garden machinery
  • Qualified to RHS Level 2 or equivalent
  • PA1 PA 6A Pesticides certificate
  • Full UK driving licence
  • Strong attention to detail and excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Confident in participating in garden activities and events

Please note, whilst Longleat is an equal opportunities employer, the successful applicant will need to be physically fit due to the nature and demands of the role.

What will I receive in return?

As a Gardener / Horticulturalist you will receive an hourly rate of 9 (GBP) per hour, in addition to a range of attractive benefits that include;

  • 29 days holiday inclusive of bank holidays (pro rata)
  • Complimentary tickets to Longleat and Cheddar Gorge and Caves
  • Discounts on food and beverages and retail merchandise
  • Life assurance cover and more perks

You’ll be employed on a permanent contract, working 16 hours per week within the core hours of 8am and 4:30pm, Monday to Friday.

Location: Longleat (Warminster, Wiltshire)

All applications for this Gardener / Horticulturalist vacancy are to be submitted online, and strictly no agency calls or agency CV submissions please.