Vacancies


Gardener

Full Time Gardener

Pay: dependent on experience

Summary
If you want a career in Gardening, we can offer you one of the most beautiful outdoor spaces in the UK to work in.

What it's like to work here
Waterperry's gardens, house, teashop, garden-centre and family-friendly events draw visitors all year round. There is always plenty to do at the 8 ½ acre garden set within a 80-acre estate, with development of the walled garden one of the recent projects. The Waterperry team are close-knit with a wonderful sense of community. The location is quiet, so you'll need your own transport to get here.

What you'll be doing
As a hands-on Gardener, you’ll assist in making sure that the gardens are maintained to a high standard. You’ll be passionate and enthused and knowledgeable about the varied plants within the garden. This role will include a range of practical horticultural tasks to develop, enhance and conserve the garden and contribute to the delivery of projects. You'll be helping with hard and soft landscaping and general maintenance of the garden, such as mulching, pruning, and weeding. You’ll support with the planting and maintenance of trees, shrubs, herbaceous plants. You’ll be helping to cut the hedges and mow our fine lawns. You’ll also take ownership of specific areas of the garden ensuring the highest standards are maintained and healthy plants are available for our visitors to enjoy.
You’ll also support garden volunteers and help them to make the most of their time here. You’ll be expected to interact with the public on a daily basis, answering the many questions, or help out with gardening workshops, tours and helping set up events when needed.

Who we're looking for
To be successful in this role you should be able to demonstrate the below:
? Trained as a professional gardener/horticulturalist with a good level of practical experience.
? RHS Level 2 or equivalent.
? Have proven practical gardening/horticulture experience, as well as a strong knowledge of plants
? Confidence to participate in garden activities and events
? Competence with machinery/equipment use and maintenance; including tractors, chainsaws, and pedestrian mowers with accreditation as required for Health and Safety compliance.
Unique to Us
? Work in one of the most beautiful, iconic and unique locations in the UK
? 20% off in our shops and teashop. Educational opportunities.

How to apply: email sbuchanan@waterperrygardens.co.uk for an application form or telephone 01844 339254 or 07780830485.


Volunteers


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 rjacobs@waterperrygardens.co.uk

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 events@waterperrygardens.co.uk