Gardener at Kedleston Hall - National Trust
As a hands-on Gardener, you’ll assist in making sure that the gardens are maintained to a high standard. You’ll be passionate and enthused and knowledgeable about the varied plants within the garden. This role will include a range of practical horticultural tasks to develop, enhance and conserve the garden and contribute to the delivery of projects. You'll be helping with hard and soft landscaping and general maintenance of the garden, such as mulching, pruning, leaf clearing and weeding. You’ll support with the planting and maintenance of trees, shrubs, herbaceous plants. You’ll be helping to cut the hedges and mow our fine lawns. You’ll also take ownership of specific areas of the garden ensuring the highest standards are maintained and healthy plants are available for our visitors to enjoy.
You’ll also support garden volunteers and help them to make the most of their time here. You’ll be expected to interact with the public on a daily basis, answering the many questions, or help out with gardening workshops, tours and helping set up events when needed.
Who we're looking for
Applications from employees who are under notice of redundancy as a result of the reset program are assessed against the minimum criteria required for the role. Any employees who meet the minimum criteria will progress to the next stage. In your application please provide details of how you meet the following minimum criteria:’
Trained as a professional gardener/horticulturalist with a good level of practical experience.
RHS Level 2 or equivalent.
Have proven practical gardening/horticulture experience, as well as a strong knowledge of plants
Confidence to participate in garden activities and events
Competence with machinery/equipment use and maintenance; including tractors, chainsaws, and pedestrian mowers with accreditation as required for Health and Safety compliance.
Benefits for working at the National Trust:
Flexible working whenever possible
Free parking at most locations
Discounts in high street stores, cinemas, National Trust properties and cafes.
Free entry to our properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18)
Generous annual leave
Subsidised health cash plan
Free 24-hour support service
Substantial pension scheme of up to 10% basic salary
Training & Development tailored to you
Up to 5 days of paid volunteering for you.