From Radley College

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Working For: Radley College

Gardener required

Job Ref ADV513

Radley College  are seeking someone with passion, commitment and knowledge to work within the Gardens team to enhance and improve the College grounds. As well as  being self-motivated with the ability to work positively in a tight-knit team, you will have a good eye for detail, excellent horticultural and organisational skills and sound plant knowledge. Computer literacy and the ability to develop and maintain planting records is also essential as are good communication skills. Above all a pro-active and can-do attitude with a strong work ethic and a desire to develop personally.

Radley College is set in 800 acres of land with an effective mix of both formal and informal areas and a diverse range of plants of architectural merit. Capability Brown was commissioned to re-design the grounds in the 18th century and his influence can still be seen across the site. There is a wide range of fruit trees which need maintaining. There are two small ponds in two of the College properties and also a larger lake set in the grounds.We have an extensive range of climbing plants of varying species across site requiring varying levels of attention to detail. There are also different areas of managed turf from meadow to formal lawns.

It would be preferred if the candidate had a recognised horticultural qualification, but this is not essential. Training in the ways of good horticultural practice will be provided on the job and there is plenty of opportunity for responsibility and career development within the department.

We offer a competitive salary along with a number of staff benefits such as free uniform, free meals during term-time, College sickness scheme and reduced membership to Radley Sports Centre.

The deadline for applications is  12 noon, Thursday 16 May 2024 but we reserve the right to consider applications as they arrive.

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