The Royal British Legion – Gardener


Job reference R13837-18

Application closing date 20/09/2018

Location West Midlands

Salary £20,306.69 per annum

Package Permanent. 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, Employee Assistance Helpline, Life Assurance

Voluntary Benefits Childcare Vouchers, Group Pension Plan

Job category/type Gardening & Landscaping

About The National Memorial Arboretum

The Arboretum is the UK’s year-round centre of Remembrance and part of The Royal British Legion. Home to over 350 memorials, including the nationally-important Armed Forces Memorial, it remembers the service and sacrifice of those who have served and continue to serve our country. The 150-acre site features around 30,000 maturing trees and an abundance of wildlife.  Each year the Arboretum welcomes around 300,000 visitors, many of whom attend one of the 200+ events which take place across the site. In March 2017, the National Memorial Arboretum formally opened its new award-winning Remembrance Centre.

Our Values and Behaviours

Does the following describe you?
–       A desire to provide great customer service
–       Enjoy and thrive in working in teams and with others
–       Passionate about supporting the ongoing development of the Arboretum
–       Come to work each day to be the best you can and to learn and develop
–       An encourager, eager to share your knowledge and experience to help others

If so then we would like you hear from you….

The Role

The Arboretum is looking for a gardener who, under the general guidance and direction of the Grounds & Gardens Team Leader, will assist in the maintenance, conservation and development of the gardens, and all other horticultural aspects.

Reporting to the Arboretum Grounds & Gardens Team Leader, the key responsibilities include:

* To assist in the maintenance, conservation and practical management of all areas of the grounds.
* To assist in the supervision of volunteers working on the grounds maintenance.
* To undertake pruning, planting of trees and shrubs, mowing of lawns, hedge cutting and propagation of plants.
* To undertake general garden maintenance, woodland maintenance, fencing and boundary maintenance, maintenance of access features, practical conservation tasks including coppicing, litter clearance and weeding in the garden/Arboretum areas.

The successful candidate must be prepared to work the first Saturday of every month.


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Closing date for this role is: Thursday 20th September 2018.

Interviews will take place week commencing: 1st October 2018.

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