Current Vacancies

Assistant Gardener 
Closing date: 5 December 2021

We are looking for an experienced assistant gardener to work within the garden team at Torre Abbey.  Torre Abbey is Torbay’s most historic building complex dating from 1196 and is an ancient scheduled monument set within 17.8 acres of parkland, including a walled garden with important glasshouse plant collections.  

What you’ll be doing

You will be part of a passionate team of staff and volunteers offering our visitors an outstanding horticultural experience.

This means assisting with all gardening activity within the garden and grounds, including the full range of manual gardening activities and using power tools.  You will ensure that the gardens are always safe and well presented to a high standard to maximise our reputation as an historic attraction and event space.

As a key member of the team you will support the development and supervision of the volunteer and trainee programme and will provide cover for the Senior Garden Co-ordinator if required.

Please read the role profile attached for more information.

What we are looking for

Previous experience in a full range of gardening skills with good plant knowledge.

Experience of working within a team including volunteers and trainees, enabling good working and customer relationships.

Proven knowledge of safe working practices.

Good plant husbandry skills and an awareness of conservation management issues.

Competent IT skills

For an informal discussion please contact:

Ali Marshall 07825356294

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