Horticulturist Level 1/Turf & Machinery Maintenance

Salary: £20,842 - £22,146 per annum (Dependant on qualifications/experience)
Location: RHS Garden Hyde Hall
Hours: 37.5 hours per week, 5 in 7 days

Are you practically minded? Do you have a high attention to detail? An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic Horticulturist Level 1/Turf Specialist to join the team at RHS Garden Hyde Hall in Essex.

We are a garden of 365 acres that ranges from intensive horticulture to establishing woodland with over 370,000 visitors per year. With the addition of new visitor facilities, the garden and estate continues to undergo extensive improvements along with the development of new areas. We welcome someone with enthusiasm and the desire to learn, so keen experienced horticulturists with well-rounded practical turf and machinery maintenance skills are invited to apply.

For more than 210 years the Royal Horticultural Society has been the force behind the nation’s gardening. Our charitable purpose is to inspire passion and excellence in the science, art and practice for horticulture. Our vision is to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place. As a charity, the RHS aims to inspire a wide range of audiences by demonstrating the wonders of gardening through all that we do including gardens and shows, in our publications and online, and through our work in the community.

Applicants for the position should have some experience in grassland management on a range of grass types including fine turf. Duties include maintenance on a wide range of machinery along with the use of 3-point linkage and PTO driven equipment, so strong practical skills are essential, as is a full manual driving licence. The ability to work well within a team and maintain effective communication is essential. Experience in dealing with the public is necessary as is providing guidance to students and apprentices.

The RHS provides a number of great benefits for employees including:

• Free access to all RHS Gardens, Shows and Libraries
• Employee discounts including airport parking, hotels, retail and gym membership
• 25 days holiday (increasing 28 and 30 with service) and option to buy/sell
• Monthly Garden Magazine and access to Horticultural advice
• Sponsorship for External Studies

It’s never been more exciting time to join the Royal Horticultural Society. We are making a landmark £160 million investment in the future of horticulture over the next 10 years. This will allow us to bring the joy of gardening to millions more people and make some of the most significant and exciting changes in the history. Join us and be part of the history.

To apply please visit our website via this link and apply online

All applications should be received by 5pm on Friday 23 April 2021

Royal Horticultural Society

Chelmsford, Essex

£20,842 - £22,146 Per Annum (Dependant On Qualifications/experience)

Wednesday April 07, 12:30

23rd April 2021