Historic Royal Palaces - Hillsborough Castle

Gardener

Location UK / Down

Job Type Permanent full-time, TemporaryContract

Salary £10000 - 20000

Updated 5 days ago

Reference 1389937

 Job Description

This role will require a passion for working in the horticulture industry. Applicants must be able to provide the highest level of garden and estate maintenance also while maintaining a safe, clean and secure working environment.

3 x Semi Skilled Gardeners
Hillsborough Castle
Established
Full time – 5 days per week

Join our enthusiastic team and help to maintain and develop the wonderful gardens of Hillsborough Castle. The grounds of Hillsborough are undergoing major work to enhance the beauty of this site even further with 20 different character areas identified.

This role will require a passion for working in the horticulture industry. Applicants must be able to provide the highest level of garden and estate maintenance also while maintaining a safe, clean and secure working environment.

If you have a positive, proactive and enthusiastic attitude then this is the role for you. Applicants for this role will be supporting the rest of the Gardens and Estates team, taking on a variety of different tasks. Working in a small team and with a keen eye for detail you will have a passion for gardening in prestigious gardens; a professional all round knowledge of garden maintenance tasks; and an understanding of what it means to provide a 5 Star service to our visitors.

The gardens are varied including topiary, lawn care, seasonal bedding and herbaceous borders.   The successful candidate will be positive, team focused and competent in using a range of horticultural machinery, for example hedge trimmers, lawn mowers and strimmers.

You must already hold or be working towards a horticulture qualification. Salary will depend on qualification/experience.

The availability to work weekends and Bank holidays is essential.

Pay Range:            PR 12 (£16,380) per annum pro-rata – depending on experience

Closing date:         15th February 2019

Interviews will be held on 20th and 21st February at Hillsborough Castle.

Historic Royal Palaces is a registered charity (No 1068852) and an equal opportunities employer. Applications are welcome from all candidates regardless of sex, racial, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, sexuality or responsibilities for dependents. We value a diverse workforce and celebrate our differences.

Find out more and apply by visiting www.hrp.org.uk