Head Gardener – Botanical Gardens

Sheffield City Council

£30,507 - £33,799 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Reference: 900243

Sectors: food, farming & horticulture

Closing date: Sunday, 29th September 2019  

Head Gardener – Botanical Gardens – Parks and Public Realm

Job Advert Number: 900243
Portfolio: Place: Culture and Environment
Hours: 37 Hours per Week Mon – Thur 8.00am – 4.00pm, Friday 8.00am – 3.30pm
Location: Based at Sheffield Botanical Gardens
Salary Grade: Grade 7 - £ 30,507 - £33,799
Contract Type: Permanent

Sheffield Botanical is one of Sheffield’s premier Gardens, originally opened in 1836 the nineteen acre estate was fully restored in 2005 to include pavilion glasshouses which house temperate plants from around the world. The Garden also includes a varied range of planting, formal areas, woodlands and a new ‘educational’ building opened in 2017.

The Head Gardener will undertake a ‘hands on’ gardening role working and leading a small team of Gardeners undertaking all aspects of horticultural duties to maintain and develop the gardens and have the ability and experience to lead a large number of volunteers.

The successful applicant will have a comprehensive knowledge of horticulture and the ability to undertake all aspects of grounds maintenance on site. On occasion there may be the need to work and lead a team of staff in other green spaces within the city.

The successful candidate will be:

  • Driven and self-motivated with the ability to work unsupervised
  • Able to lead, manage and work alongside gardeners and volunteers
  • Have horticultural experience of working in a public park or garden and competent in utilising resources and machinery, planning and deadlines
  • Minimum of two years’ experience in a similar environment
  • Able to assist with the development and implement garden design changes
  • Be an effective communicator able to communicate volunteers
  • A flexible approach as there is a need to work occasional evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays to cover ‘events’ and ensure service delivery

Join us and you will receive a generous rewards package including membership of the Local Government Pension scheme. In addition you will be working in a supportive environment where you will have the chance to make Sheffield a better place and contribute to its future.

For further information about this position, including application details, please visit Sheffield City Council's job vacancies web page.

For further enquiries contact David Rice on 0114 250 0500

Please click here to apply for this post.

Please note that we do not accept CVs.

Closing date: 29th September 2019 (Midnight)

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