Botanical Horticulturist - Children's Garden

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Richmond, Surrey
£18,589 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: food, farming & horticulture

Closing date: Sunday, 29th September 2019  

We're looking for a skilled horticulturist to begin a rewarding career, cultivating and managing high impact horticultural displays such as the Children’s Garden, Azalea Garden, The Japanese Landscape, The Mediterranean Garden, etc.

This post will primarily be based in the Children’s Garden but will have some flexibility in where the work is done on a daily basis, depending on workloads.

The collections and displays aim for high horticultural standards and contribute to visitor enjoyment and education, as well as supporting Kew science by providing living plant material for research and conservation programmes.

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Kew is the world’s leading botanic gardens, at the forefront of plant and fungal science, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a major visitor attraction.

We want a world where plants and fungi are understood, valued and conserved – because our lives depend on them. 

We use the power of our science and the rich diversity of our gardens and collections to provide knowledge, inspiration and understanding of why plants and fungi matter to everyone. 

To be successful in this position you'll need to have a keen eye for detail and some experience of working in horticulture, caring for a range of outdoor plants. 

You'll be part of a team so good interpersonal skills are essential, as are basic IT skills and a working knowledge of Health and Safety. 

We offer a fantastic range of benefits including a broad range of Learning and Development opportunities, with access to the Civil Service training curriculum, generous annual leave entitlement for new starters, family friendly policies, a choice of competitive pensions and flexible benefits scheme.

If you are interested in this position, please visit our website for more information and to apply.

Closing Date: 29/09/2019

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community. We guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the post.

No agencies please. 

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

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