This post gives an excellent opportunity to work in a large organic garden in central London. The staff at Lambeth Palace work as a small and close-knit team, supporting each other at busy times with flexibility and good humour.
The Archbishop of Canterbury is an internationally significant religious leader, and the garden at Lambeth serves as a place of quiet retreat for him and his family. The garden is also open to the staff of Lambeth Palace and to the many visitors who attend meetings and conferences at the site each day.
Founded in 1197, comprising an area of 10 acres, it is one of the largest historic gardens in London. The garden team work together sensitive to the site's past but responding also to the needs and pressures of the present day. The garden is in a moment of transition, with various exciting planting projects planned for the next few years
In this key role, you will join our small team of experienced gardeners, helping to ensure that the garden and grounds are maintained to an exceptional standard, while extending a warm and inclusive approach to all other members of staff and visitors to the garden.
You will also provide high quality support to the Head Gardener and help ensure that the detailed schedules of gardening work can be effectively delivered.
Professional, proactive, respectful and courteous, you will be comfortable representing a large and significant organisation as part of the Archbishop of Canterbury's gardening team.
This post is offered on a permanent contract after the successful completion of a probation period of six months.
In return we offer a unique environment with opportunities for continuous learning, a 35-hour working week and generous annual leave for work life balance, season ticket loans and a range of benefits including discounted entry to attractions, and an extremely attractive non-contributory pension scheme.
The main responsibilities for this role are;
The ideal candidate must have;
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