GDN25 – Gardener

Post Title: GDN25

Post Reference: Gardener

Hours: 39 hours per week worked over Monday – Friday, with weekend glasshouse/nursery duties to be worked on a rota basis.

Salary: National Minimum Wage / National Living Wage according to age

Job Purpose:  Together with a team of skilled gardeners, assist in the maintenance of the historically listed gardens and grounds which are used both for student instruction and as a visitor attraction.

Vision: Kingston Maurward Gardens and Animal Park are a well-established tourist attraction in Dorset attracting over 30,000 visitors a year. The Gardens are grade II* listed and contain a huge variety of plants and trees with a lake, canals, broad sweeping lawns and formal gardens. The gardens are tended by just 5 full time gardeners with help from students on various types of Horticulture courses. We are looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated and committed person to be part of our small gardens team. It is essential that you have experience in the safe use of horticultural machinery, grounds experience and a tractor driving qualification or the willingness to work towards

Status: Permanent

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Nigel Hewish on 01305 215107 during normal working hours.

Job Description – GDN25 – Gardener

KMS 600 Appendix F – College Application Form

The Closing Date for Applications is: Wednesday 1 May 2019 at 9:00am

Proposed Interview Date: TBC       

To Apply:

Please return the completed Application Form by email to or by post to: HR Department, Kingston Maurward College, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 8PY.

Applicants for this position must complete a college employment application form. CVs will not be accepted.

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