Office Assistant

Are you an adaptable conscientious team member?

We need an office assistant for our busy office at Waterperry Gardens to work 2 days per week (Thurs to Fri). Additional days may be required at busy times or to provide cover for holidays etc

The work involves all areas of general office tasks including:
Cash and Bank Reconciliations (including web sales), cover for Purchase/Sales Ledger, cover for Course and Coach bookings, office supplies and services maintenance and control

Skills required: Computer literacy, general office experience, a working knowledge of Sage is preferred (or similar), experience of cash handling and reconciliation. Your own transport is essential due to the location of the site.

Call us on 01844 339 254 and ask for an aplication form or email
Interviewing 1st week in April.

Horticultural Tutor

We are looking to recruit a Horticultural Tutor to join our team here at Waterperry Gardening School, just outside Oxford. Waterperry's educational links date back to the 1930's, when Beatrix Havergal set up her Ladies Gardening School.  Today we teach a range of highly regarded horticultural courses to adult learners, including the RHS level 2 and 3 Certificates in the Principles of Horticulture, and the RBGE Certificate in Practical Horticulture.

You will need to have attained the RHS qualifications or equivalent, and ideally have teaching experience, or be willing to gain qualification as an adult learning tutor.  Practical experience of the subject matter is very important, plus an enthusiasm to teach to the highest standards, in the beautiful surroundings of Waterperry Gardens.

Prospective candidates will be asked to teach a micro-teach session, and pay will reflect experience. The is a self employed position.

If you are interested, please send your cv to Horticultural Head Tutor Annette Pursey at

Plant area staff

We are looking for plant area staff. If you have plant area retail knowledge at assistant or manager level please get in touch as we may have just the position for you.
Call us on 01844 339 254 and ask for the shop manager or email

Weekend shop and gift shop staff

We are looking for enthusiastic staff particularly on the weekends and especially if you are a plant lover to help in the shop.

Please call us on 01844 339 254 and ask for the shop manager or email but phone is best.

Teashop staff

Part-time/ full-time Front of House Staff

We are currently looking for front of house staff to join our team at Waterperry Gardens Teashop. Experience of working in a cafe enviroment would be an advantage, but training can be given.

We need somebody who can commit to working some week ends and a couple of shifts in the week. The position is currently part-time, but could become full-time in the future. Our hours of opening are seven days a week 10am – 5pm, so generally no evening working is required.

If you are interested please contact Nicky either by email :-, or drop your C.V off in the teashop, or ring 01844 338087 and ask to speak to Nicky.

Any possible candidates will be asked to work a trial shift. 

Art in Action Gallery: Sunday Gallery Assistant

The Gallery wishes to recruit someone to work Sundays and some other days to cover staff holidays by arrangement.
The person we are looking for is someone flexible, numerate, friendly and approachable with a strong interest in Arts and Crafts preferably with some previous retail experience. 
Please contact Liz Tagert by email on or send CV to the Art in Action Gallery, Waterperry Gardens.

Seasonal Gardeners

We are looking for part time seasonal gardeners from March to October. If you have an eye for perfection and a love of beauty and would like to joint the team then call the office or email


Waterperry Gardens is a unique environment which welcomes volunteers in its gardens, nursery, and plant area. However these opportunities are limited, so if you think this is for you and you would like to work with our dedicated team and benefit from their expertise, why not get in touch?

Interested candidates should contact the office on 01844 339254 or e-mail

Event Market Stalls

If you are a local fine food producer or craft maker and would like to have a stall at one of our Christmas Markets or on Apple Weekend just ring the office or email us on