Propagator - Inverewe - Permanent, Full Time
Propagator - Inverewe
Added to site: 31 May 2019
Salary: £21,867
Location: Inverewe Garden, Poolewe, Achnasheeen, Ross-shire, IV22 2Ld
Closing date: Sunday 14 July 2019


To assist in the maintenance of Inverewe Garden as an internationally-recognised garden of outstanding horticultural importance, contributing to its conservation and development and to its enjoyment by visitors and supporters. The post holder will take the lead in managing the propagation needs of Inverewe, ensuring its significant collection of plants is conserved and enhanced.


The Key Purposes of the job will be met by:
1. Undertaking responsibility for the propagation, conservation and enhancement of the Gardens plant collection in accordance with Trust policy and the Head Gardeners direction
2. Day-to-day management of the propagation areas (including glasshouses, polytunnels, cold frames, potting areas and associated equipment) for plant production, both grown on-site and stock bought in, to ensure that they are productive, efficient and cost-effective and maintained to a high standard
3. Ensuring compliance with the Trust?s health, safety, and environment policies and procedures, in particular that Inverewes propagation activities conform to acceptable standards of environmental protection, e.g. in the use of pesticides or peat, and in methods of refuse disposal
4. Ensuring that all aspects of plant recording (accessions, movements and deaths), including input onto the Trust?s Demeter plant records database, and plant labelling, are routinely and efficiently processed
5. Supporting the plant sales facility as directed, including raising selected Inverewe stock
6. Undertaking the maintenance of designated garden areas to the required standards expected by the Trust and for the maximum safety of, and enjoyment by, visitors
7. When appropriate, supervising and working with volunteers and/or students to ensure they deliver required outputs at the appropriate standard, and gain benefit/satisfaction from their activities
8. As requested, assisting with education/interpretation activities such as introductory talks and guided walks;
9. On occasion, contributing to the review and development of property action plans and operational workplans for the garden
10. Fostering positive relationships with local communities, promoting the work of the Trust, and actively seeking opportunities to increase Trust membership;

The current duties of this job do not require a criminal records (Disclosure Scotland) check to be carried out.

Contact details:
Interested applicants should forward a completed application form to People Services Department (Applications), The National Trust for Scotland, Hermiston Quay, 5 Cultins Road, Edinburgh EH11 4DF, by mail or by email via, by first post (i.e. 10.00am) on Sunday 14 July 2019 Interviews are likely to be held at Inverewe

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