1 year fixed term contract
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Gardener & Outreach Worker to assist the Head Gardener and the gardens team in the maintenance and development of the historical gardens created by plantsman E.A. Bowles. The 8 acres of gardens feature glasshouses, a kitchen garden, meadows, rock garden, the famous “Lunatic Asylum” and are home to several National Collections. In 2011 a newly restored garden was unveiled to the public, following a two year Heritage Lottery Fund enabled project. Now in its third decade, Bowles’ garden continues to be restored in his unique style.
Your role will be to assist with the preservation, development and promotion of the gardens’ plant and historic heritage, and champion the gardens as a horticultural and educational visitor attraction. You will seek opportunities to develop links with community and other interest groups, particularly seeking opportunities for engaging new audiences including young people, women, BAME groups, the long-term unemployed, unskilled workers, and those with disabilities.
You should have relevant qualifications or experience in horticulture with a particular interest in community and outreach work. Experience of working in a historic garden/heritage site would be an advantage.
If you feel that you have the right blend of skills for this role please apply online using the link below or complete an application form and return it to: firstname.lastname@example.org or The HR Team, Myddelton House, Bulls Cross, Enfield, EN2 9HG.
Closing date: 13 October 2017
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