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Head Gardener - Worth Park

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Grade: F/G
Salary: £23,694 - £29,090


A vacancy has recently arisen in our Community Services division, for the position of Head Gardener at Worth Park.

Worth Park was laid out in the 1880s by Victorian garden designers Pulham and Son, and is a rare survival of an almost complete landscape by this celebrated firm.

It has recently been restored to its former glory by Crawley Borough Council, thanks to a £2.42 million Heritage Lottery-funded grant.

The park has formal gardens, a stunning fountain, stone balustrading, a listed rockery, a wooded lake, a meadow, croquet lawns and a tennis court.

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and energetic person to work as Head Gardener at this prestigious estate.

The ideal candidate will be a strongly motivated individual who will ensure that the gardens are kept to the highest of standards.

Experience of the usual garden machinery, including Strimmers, Pedestrian and Ride-on mowers, together with recognised higher level qualification HND, NVQ3 Dip Hort. RHS plus sound garden management experience, which include PA1 and PA6 are essential.

You will have experience of working in a team environment and must possesses good communication skills and have a clear passion for gardening as on occasions you will be required to to lead around small voluntary groups.

In return we offer a generous benefits package including membership of the local government pension scheme.

Closing date: 1 March 2019
Proposed interview date: 11 & 12 March 2019
Please quote reference: CP997

CV’s will not be accepted without a completed application form.

01293 438000 hr@crawley.gov.uk click to email us
Human Resources & Organisational Development
Town Hall
The Boulevard
Crawley
West Sussex RH10 1UZ

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West Sussex RH10 1UZ

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