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Departmental Administrator

The Departmental Administrator will be responsible for the safe and efficient running of this small but highly visible University Department.  This will include responsibility for, and management of, Personnel, Finance and Operations. This position forms part of the Senior Management Team and is a high profile position within the department and division. The work is largely independent of the Director only consulting with him/her on major issues.

Salary - £29,837 - £36,661

Closing date – 12 noon on Monday 28th April 2014

To apply please go to the University of Oxford job pages and search for vacancy 112393.

The full job description can be downloaded here.



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.





There are many other ways to get involved and support the Botanic Garden from volunteering to sponsoring events.

Work Experience

Due to the large number of requests we get we can currently only offer placements to students at horticultural college where a work placement is a requirement of the course. Safety boots and waterproofs must be provided by the student. Please contact the Department Administrator at for more information.


Supporters and Sponsors

The University of Oxford Botanic Garden and Harcourt Arboretum wishes to thank the following individuals and trust funds for their recent support:

  • The Friends of the Botanic Garden and Harcourt Arboretum
  • The Woodland Grants Scheme
  • Oxford Preservation Trust
  • The John Spedan Lewis Foundation
  • The Ernest Cook Trust
  • The Worshipful Company of Gardeners
  • The Pye Charitable Settlement
  • The Trust for Oxfordshire’s Environment
  • CHK Charities Limited
  • The Tolkien Trust
  • The Mercers’ Company
  • The Alan Evans Memorial Trust
  • The Helen Roll Charity
  • The Hartnett Charitable Trust
  • Michael Heseltine Charitable Trust
  • The Ammco Trust
  • The J Paul Getty Jr Charitable Trust
  • The David Webster Charitable Trust
  • Lord Barnby’s Foundation
  • PF Charitable Trust
  • The Scotshill Trust
  • The Finnis Scott Foundation
  • The Monument Trust
  • The Helen Roll Charity
  • Mr Thomas Gibson
  • The Horne Foundation
  • The Van Houten Fund
  • The Bruce Wake Charitable Trust
  • The HDH Wills 1965 Charitable Trust
  • The Wellcome Trust
  • The Barbara Everard Trust for Orchid Conservation