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Assistant Gardener

Employer
National Trust
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
30 Jun 2022

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Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Summary
We're looking for an Assistant Gardener to join the Cheshire & Wirral portfolio on a fixed term basis for three months. You will be based at Hare Hill garden but will also work at Little Moreton Hall alongside the garden team.

You'll have a love of gardens and will bring your experience and enthusiasm to help the team through the summer season. You'll have high standards, enjoy delivering and getting things done.

What it's like to work here
The Cheshire & Wirral portfolio is made up of the iconic Little Moreton Hall, the tranquil garden of Hare Hill, the magical woodland of Alderley Edge, the heathland of Thurstaston Common, and plenty of beautiful 'pockets' of Cheshire countryside- including a number of hills!

The garden team need to balance their time well, prioritising the peak seasons for visitors to all our places.
What you'll be doing
The role will help support the garden team through the summer season, working alongside staff and volunteers to deliver a wide range of practical horticultural work within the gardens at Hare Hill and Little Moreton Hall.

Who we're looking for
The successful applicant will hold NVQ 1-2 or have basic knowledge and skills through experience.

You will exemplify the "warm and friendly" visitor-focussed approach on which we pride ourselves, and you'll share our enthusiasm and passion for the work we do.

The package
The National Trust has the motto 'For everyone, for ever' at its heart. We're working hard to create an inclusive culture, where everyone feels they belong. It's important that our people reflect and represent the diversity of the communities and audiences we serve. We welcome and value difference, so when we say we're for everyone, we want everyone to be welcome in our teams too.

Wherever you're from, and whatever your background, we want to hear from you - and it doesn't matter if you're jam first, cream first, or even if you don't like scones at all. Everyone is welcome.

Benefits for working at the National Trust include:
  • Flexible working whenever possible
  • Free parking at most locations
  • Free entry to our properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18)
  • Substantial pension scheme of up to 10% basic salary

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