The Royal Household gardener needed

  • Full Time
  • London
  • Posted 7 months ago
  • Expire Date August 13, 2020
  • Job Status PUBLISH

Job Details

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Location: London
  • Posted On: 7 months ago

Company Description

It’s caring for the gardens that thousands will admire

It’s taking every opportunity to make your mark. And it’s the pride in joining a team at the heart of a world-famous institution. This is what makes working for the Royal Household exceptional.

The Gardens and Grounds team at The Royal Household maintain and care for gardens that are seen by thousands of visitors and guests every year.

Joining this small team of qualified gardeners, you’ll help ensure the Royal Gardens and surrounding areas of Buckingham Palace and St. James’s Palace are maintained to a high standard.

From regular mowing and edging to raking and re-seeding, you’ll also maintain the shrub, herbaceous and rose borders whilst monitoring and nurturing the health of plants, and young trees..

Helping to shape the future of the gardens, you’ll plant new shrubbery, bulbs, and seasonal flower displays, ensuring that they continue to provide a spectacular setting for a historic building.

And in conserving the garden’s rich biodiversity, you’ll contribute to its unique history whilst learning from expert colleagues.

About you

With a passion for horticulture, along with relevant experience and a good working knowledge of plants and turf care, you’re exactly who we’re looking for.

A minimum qualification of Horticulture NVQ 2 (or similar) will be essential, as will experience operating a wide range of garden machinery.

With a clean C1 UK driving license, you’ll be confident driving a lorry as part of your work.

We’re a busy team, so self-discipline and time management skills are vital. Working closely with colleagues will be important to you, and you’ll have the skills to communicate with a range of people.

With initiative and a confident approach, you’ll also be keen to research and explore new ideas for developing the gardens and grounds.

And overall, in all that you do, you’ll take great pride in your work and will be motivated to present gardens to exceptional standards.

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