Jobs

Gardener

Organisation: The National Trust for Scotland

Salary: £22,672 pro-rata, per annum

Location: Inveresk

CONTEXT

This hillside plant haven offers a sanctuary of tranquillity and a year-round feast for the senses. It is home to colourful borders and a heady mix of scents, including roses, honeysuckle and herbs.
The garden is split into two main areas, with sloping lawns and borders at the top of the hill and the wilder woodland and ponds below.

JOB PURPOSE

Under direction of Head Gardener, working primarily at Inveresk Garden within the formal garden, wild meadow and woodland setting to enhance the visitor enjoyment of the environment. There will be occasional joining up with the wider Edinburgh gardening team.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES

Assisting with horticultural duties to deliver the optimum aesthetic standards expected with the safety and enjoyment of all who use the site paramount. Activities include:
 Grass Cutting, strimming, hedge-cutting and the raking up or collections afterwards.
 Cutting of lawn edges.
 Hand weeding of borders.
 Pruning wall plants, those in borders and elsewhere.
 Planting out (under direction of Head Gardener.)
 Application of mulches.

Assisting with general property maintenance. Activities include:
 Litter picking.
 Maintaining paths
 Use of bonfire to dispose of unhealthy plant material.

Assisting as required with the general enjoyment of the walled garden and surrounding woodland by:
 Responding to general visitor enquiries.
 Answering basic horticultural enquiries from visitors.
 Assisting at events held at both properties.

Ensuring compliance with The Trust’s Health, Safety and Environmental policies and procedures to ensure safety of staff, volunteers and visitors and where practicable, sustainable horticulture.

Working with volunteers to ensure they deliver required outcomes to the appropriate standard, and ensure they benefit from their volunteering.

Application Deadline: Sunday 11/02/2024