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Weekend Horticultural Assistant (Part Time)

We are looking to appoint a part-time weekend horticultural assistant working Friday to Sunday with a seasonal variation in hours, averaging 18.5 per week.

The role-holder will work alongside Horticultural section supervisors on a Friday, to ascertain and prioritise work required during the weekend and in particular within the Glasshouse Range. On Saturday and Sunday the role holder will be responsible for carrying out the agreed work and to also closely supervise one of seven Trainee Horticultural Technicians, working on a weekend duty rota.

The work and responsibilities will vary throughout the year according to the seasonal requirements of the Garden. The weather will determine the amount of essential watering required at weekends and in recognition of this, additional duties will be allocated to fall back on if time allows.


Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

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