Garden Manager / Gardening Manager
Job Title: Garden Manager
Salary: £29,262 per annum
Job type: Permanent, Full time
Closing Date: 9th April 2018
The organisation is a highly regarded independent charity that manages the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, the Banqueting House, Kensington Palace, Kew Palace and Hillsborough Castle in Northern Ireland. They help everyone to explore the story of how monarchs and people have shaped society in some of the greatest palaces ever built.
They are looking for a dynamic and experienced Team Manager to join their gardens team at Kensington Palace. Your role will be to manage a team of dedicated gardeners, taking responsibility for all garden activities, as well as external fabric and green spaces - maintaining and developing the gardens around the Palace to 5 star standards
Leading from the front and working closely with your team, your duties will also include responsibility for health and safety, staff development, work scheduling and the security of all equipment. You will also act as the Company's representative in all matters relating to the day to day management of the gardens. Floral bedding designs and plant ordering will also be part of this varied role.
Working within this team and with a keen eye for detail you will have a passion for gardening in prestigious gardens; a professional all round knowledge of garden maintenance tasks; and an understanding of what it means to provide a 5 Star service to our visitors.
The successful candidate will be positive, team focused and competent in using a range of horticultural machinery, for example hedge trimmers, lawn mowers and other specialist equipment. You also need to have good range of traditional gardening skills such as pruning, clipping topiary, seasonal bed planting and tending to containerised trees and shrubs.
You will have a horticultural qualification at QCF level 3 with practical horticultural experience, as well as proven experience of managing a team. You should be a proactive, enthusiastic and well organised individual able to work both independently and as part of a team. Excellent communication and IT skills are essential in this role. Previous experience of leading a team and the ability to problem solve would be an advantage.
A full driving licence, and PA1:PA6 certification would be advantageous
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