Jobs

Gardener

Organisation: The National Trust for Scotland

Salary: £22,672 pro-rata, per annum

Location: Malleny Garden

CONTEXT

Renowned for its peaceful atmosphere, Malleny is the place to come for quiet contemplation in beautiful surroundings. The garden is a haven for plant lovers thanks to a large variety of colourful and fragrant flowers and shrubs. Malleny holds 150 varieties of rose, including a heritage collection of shrub roses.

JOB PURPOSE

Under direction of Head Gardener, working primarily at Malleny Garden within walled garden 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