Job Alert: “Gardener in Residence” for city-centre #Manchester, £25k, #NationalTrust

See the National Trust website for all the details of this role, which does in fact look rather interesting indeed!!  Applications close 12th August.

Gardener in Residence
Manchester Hub, Oxford Place, 61 Oxford Street, Manchester
Here at the National Trust, we want even more people to enjoy our extraordinary places. We want people of all ages and backgrounds to get involved with them, be inspired by them, and love them as much as we do. That’s why we’ve put some bold ambitions in place. We want everyone in England, Wales and Northern Ireland to feel like a member of the National Trust and, by 2020, five million will be.

If you want to work for an organisation with a fascinating past and an exciting future then the National Trust could be for you. Our places are open to all and we thrive by involving as many people as possible in what we do. That’s really important to us. Our careers are as varied as the places we care for and that’s why we look for people from all backgrounds, with a variety of skills and abilities to help us maintain our places ‘forever for everyone’.

circa £25,410 per annum – Full time (37.5 hours per week), fixed term contract until 28/02/15
About the role

The National Trust is famous for its magical gardens. However, this unique role will create magical and inspiring gardening projects away from Trust sites and in the heart of the city of Manchester.  As part of our three year strategy in Manchester, we really want to get people involved in our work and we’re working hard to get people behind us, supporting what we do. And that’s where you come in. This role is about much more than just seeds and shrubbery, you’ll find the best ways for us to engage the public through gardening and get them excited about beautiful green spaces.

Green-fingered and hands-on, you’ll come up with an inspiring programme of activities in gardening and caring for green spaces. We want to encourage others to see how important and exciting it is to enjoy and look after Manchester’s great green outdoors through a programme that celebrates how special these spaces are. Whether you’re managing projects or volunteers, supporting stakeholder relations or engaging with the public, no two days will be the same. As this project is partly externally funded, we’ll look to you to ensure contracted outcomes are met and that budgets are managed all while finding new and innovative ways of sharing gardening skills with people in the city. What’s more, you’ll share your love of our incredible places with visitors too, and getting more people from Manchester involved in our work.

Please also read the full role profile, attached to the end of this advert.

About you

Firstly, you’ll share our love for fantastic green places and you’ll enjoy sharing our story with visitors and supporters of all ages and backgrounds. As well as some practical gardening/horticulture experience, you’ll have an NVQ level 3 or RHS level 3 (or equivalent) coupled with a good practical horticultural experience. You’ll also have experience of planning and delivering gardening projects, and inspiring and engaging the public through gardening and growing projects, as well as experience of using and maintaining garden machinery. Also if you have media training and knowledge of using social media to engage with the public, that’s even better. A current driving licence will also be essential for this role.


Do great things for us and we’ll do great things for you and your career. We’ll give you all the training, support and continued professional development you need, and we appreciate that work/life balance is important. You can also look forward to free admission to all our incredible places, and a helpful 20% off at our shops, cafes and restaurants. But they’re just the benefits we can tell you about here. There are lots more at
How To Apply
To apply for this vacancy or any other vacancies of interest, you will need to log into your account or create a new one, located on the home page.

Closing date: 12 August 2013

Provisional interview date: 20 August 2013

The Trust appoints on merit.

Short listing is carried out objectively by assessing the information you provide against the requirements of the job as set out in the vacancy details on our website.  If you are short listed, you will be contacted and invited to attend an interview.  We will also tell you if we need you to do anything else such as a skills test, presentation or a property visit.

We only accept on-line applications.  However, if you require assistance to participate in the recruitment process, for example due to disability, please contact the Recruitment Team at 0870 240 0274 (option 1) for assistance.

Having a criminal record will not necessarily prevent you from working at the National Trust. In reaching a decision we will take account of the nature of your work, the circumstances and background of the offence(s) and the time elapsed.

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