Head Gardener - Haddo - Pemanent/ Full Time
Head Gardener - Haddo
Added to site: 13 April 2017
Salary: £22,187 rising to 23,355 on satisfactory completion of one year's service
Location: Haddo House
Closing date: Friday 28 April 2017

This job exists in order to ensure that the garden and policies of Haddo House are managed and maintained as a nationally-recognised garden of high horticultural importance; contributing to the property?s overall conservation and development, and its enjoyment by visitors and supporters in line with the Trust conservation procedures; Property Action Plan and Heritage Garden Management Plan.

key skills the post-holder will need to possess and exercise. In addition, either knowledge of or experience in the following is required:

NVQ/SVQ Level 2 in Amenity Horticulture and Botanic Garden Diploma/ HND/ HNC in amenity horticulture or related subjects equivalent to NVQ/ SVQ Level 3 or demonstrable equivalent experience
Skills in arboricultural techniques, basic chain-saw certificates ? CS30 & CS31;
PA1 and PA6a spraying certificates;
Driving Licence, valid for driving within the UK including, if age relevant, Category E entitlement to tow trailers
Substantial relevant practical experience in general amenity ? and heritage gardening;
Sound demonstrable plant knowledge
Sound knowledge of basic tool and machinery use and maintenance;

Contact details:
Interested applicants should forward a completed application form to Human Resources Department (Applications), The National Trust for Scotland, Hermiston Quay, 5 Cultins Road, Edinburgh, EH11 4DF, by mail or by email via workforus@nts.org.uk, by first post (i.e. 10.00am) on 28 April 2017. The interviews are likely to take place at Haddo during May 2017.

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