Gardener

  • Job Reference: 00029512-1
  • Date Posted: 28 May 2024
  • Recruiter: The National Trust for Scotland
  • Location: Inverewe Garden
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: £25,483 - £26,907 pro rata, per annum
  • Sector: Temp, Interim & Seasonal, Venue, Attraction, Travel and Entertainment, Customer Service
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES
1.
Undertake practical maintenance (e.g. managing trees and shrubs, herbaceous plants, and bulbs; clearing invasive species; weed control; composting and soil improvement; hard-landscaping; path care), with particular responsibility for a designated area within the woodland garden.
2.
Contribute as required to the wider garden, to the standards expected by the Trust and for the maximum safety of, and enjoyment by, visitors.
3.
Contribute to the management, conservation and development of the garden by assisting with plant propagation and other nursery work, and the maintenance of plant records and labelling.
4.
Assist with education/interpretation activities such as introductory talks and guided walks.
5.
Foster positive relationships with local communities, promoting the work of the Trust, and actively seeking opportunities to increase Trust membership.
6.
On occasion, contribute to the review and development of property action plans and operational workplans for the garden.
7.
On occasion, supervise and work with volunteers, student placements and/or apprentices to ensure they deliver required outputs at the appropriate standard, and gain benefit/satisfaction from their activities.
8.
Ensure compliance with the Trust’s health, safety, and environment policies and procedures.
9.
Demonstrate self-motivation, strong organisational skills, including time management and the ability to plan and prioritise.
10.
Undertake such other reasonable duties as may, from time to time, be required to ensure the smooth running of the property as required by the Head Gardener.