Botanical Horticulturist (Botanic Garden)
The Botanic Garden is looking for a qualified horticulturist to join its garden team. This full-time post offers a unique opportunity to join the staff in a busy and vibrant department. The collections at the Botanic Garden are used for education activities, reference, conservation and research. The successful candidate will contribute specifically to the cultivation, maintenance and development of the plant collections.
We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with a level 3 horticultural qualification and experience of working with a diverse range of plants preferably within a collections-based setting. They will be expected to have a good understanding of a wide variety of plants and their requirements. The work of the department requires that the successful candidate work well in a team and on their own initiative.
Excellent communication skills and the ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing are essential. As part of the team you will feel comfortable working in a public environment, answering enquiries and delivering guided tours.
We are committed to supporting the continuing professional development of all our staff.
For an informal discussion about the role, telephone 01865 286690 and ask to speak to Tom.
Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below:
Our Horticultural trainee programme runs from September to September. Applications for 2014/2015 trainees have now closed. Please check back in late 2014 for details of how to apply for 2015/2016.
Help with the Friends' sponsorship and corporate member programme
We are looking for someone to help raise sponsorship for the Friends and to develop a corporate membership programme as an important new income stream. This person will have professional experience of running such programmes and would be paid for their time. For an informal discussion please contact: Anna Nasmyth, firstname.lastname@example.org
There are many other ways to get involved and support the Botanic Garden from volunteering to sponsoring events.