Assistant Gardener

2 days per week, £8.45 per hour
Initial Fixed Term Contract for 6 months
Closing date: 5 June 2017 by 9am

A position has arisen for a part time assistant gardener, reporting directly to the Head Gardener, at The Bishop’s Palace. The Bishop’s Palace is 14 acres in size and contains picturesque, gardenesque, English garden style and contemporary gardens. It is a very dynamic garden where there are always lots of new projects happening. We are proud of our high horticultural standards and our RHS partner garden status. Visitor numbers reached 94,000 last year and will be over 100,000 in 2017. Our Garden Festivals are growing in popularity and our third one takes place in June this year.

This is a very active and physical job that will involve tasks including weeding, pruning, movement of compost/soil, hard and soft landscaping, greenhouse and nursery work, community garden tasks, planting and some mowing and strimming.

We are looking for:

·         A good communicator with some experience of working with volunteers

·         Practical experience of gardening

·         Some knowledge of plants and kitchen gardening

·         Knowledge of health and safety requirements

·         Excellent customer service

·         Pride in work

If you would like to apply for this post, please complete our application form with reference to the job description and return to our Human Resources team by email by clicking here or post to: Human Resources, C/O The Old Deanery, St Andrews Street, Wells, Somerset, BA5 2UG

For further details, please see the Job Description, or contact human resources at The Bishop's Palace, Wells, Somerset , Tel. 01749 988111