Gardener


The Bishop’s Palace is recruiting for a gardener
£9ph 5 days per week, fixed term for 6 months with the possibility of a 3 month extension

A position has arisen for a full time 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 117,000 last 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:

  • Practical experience of gardening
  • Reasonable knowledge of plants and kitchen gardening
  • Knowledge of health and safety requirements
  • A good communicator with some experience of working with volunteers
  • Excellent customer service
  • Pride in work

The closing date for applications is 5pm on 6th November 2019 with interviews scheduled for 11 November 2019.

For informal enquiries please contact James Cross at [email protected] or on 01749 988111 ext 215.

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