Garden Supervisor required
Location: Osborne House, York Avenue, East Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO32 6JY
Salary: From £26,350 per annum, depending on skills and experience / 36 hours per week
Job type: Permanent
Would you like to use your passion and creativity to nurture one of the country’s most prestigious gardens, inspire visitors from across the world, and lead a garden team? Then join us as Garden Supervisor at Osborne. Brimming with historic character and exciting gardening opportunities, Osborne offers a remarkable setting in which to take the next step in your career within a busy, skilled and dynamic garden team with 11 staff, including 2 trainees, and 65 volunteers.
As one of 2 Garden Supervisors you’ll work closely with our Head Gardener to lead and organise the garden team to ensure the gardens and landscape are shown off to the highest standards of presentation.
You’ll be playing a vital role in developing the grounds to ensure they reflect the grandeur that would have been familiar to Queen Victoria. You will be involved in all areas of the garden from the Contemporary Heritage Walled Garden with its glasshouses, borders and trained fruit, to the magnificent bedding displays on the Terraces, and beyond into the pleasure grounds and parkland. And you’ll find imaginative ways of bringing to life the stories that they tell, helping visitors of all ages to make new discoveries.
We’re looking for someone with a creative eye; high-quality garden experience; great plant knowledge and horticultural skills; and a talent for team supervision. You’ll know how to ensure visitors enjoy their day out, from sharing your gardening knowledge, to ensuring their health and safety, along with being able to supervise and motivate an enthusiastic, dedicated team of gardeners and volunteers.
The ability to use and demonstrate all necessary horticultural craft skills, machinery use and maintenance to the highest standards are a must for this busy and dynamic role.
We strive to be an inclusive employer and are always looking for people who reflect the diversity of the country today, to help us make it more relevant to the diversity of the people, communities and places we serve. We continually look for new ways to promote the past in a way that is inclusive to all and that celebrates the cultural diversity of England’s heritage.
From remote sites to inner city monuments, from regional teams to our Head Office, the diversity of our teams is critical to making sure our shared heritage is inclusive, exciting and accessible.
You’ll find it’s a workplace like no other – taking you behind the scenes of these extraordinary sites and supporting you to share your ideas, inspire others and make a difference.
By joining us, you’ll enjoy the rewards of a great team environment in inspiring locations, helping to make our site a wonderful place to visit. You’ll also be joining our charity, which through our 400+ historic monuments, buildings and sites, brings the story of England to life for over 10 million visitors each year. We offer a competitive benefits package including a generous pension, 25 days leave a year and free entry to all English Heritage properties for you, another adult and up to 6 children (under the age of 19).
TO APPLY FOLLOW THIS LINK – https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/about-us/jobs/job-search/default-job-page/?jobRef=14395
Closing date: 28/08/2022 23:59:59
This private advert is being managed directly by the employer. English Country Gardeners are not involved in the hiring process and are therefore unable to share any additional information on this role. If you have any questions regarding this position, the best course of action is to apply for the job which will open a line of communication with the employer.