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Ornamental Gardener - Full-Time and Part-Time - job post

The Newt in Somerset
3.6 out of 5
Up to £28,000 a year - Part-time, Full-time

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Ornamental Gardener

Up to £28,000 pro-rate, depending on experience plus annual performance bonus and fantastic benefits

A driving license is preferred for this role

Our Gardens

Your Role

You will be a keen and enthusiastic gardener who has a proven track record in a similar role. Formal training and a wide botanical knowledge is desirable as is the understanding of plant nomenclature.

We are looking for a team player who will make a difference to the upkeep and maintenance of our amazing gardens. Excellent communication skills are a must as our garden team regularly interact with our visitors throughout the day.

Key Responsibilities

  • Maintain and develop an area of garden, assisting with all other aspects of maintenance and projects across the ornamental gardens.
  • Assist the garden team in any events planned for the visitor attraction
  • To be involved in visitor engagement that enhances their experience through representing the history, value and vision of the Newt
  • Participate in and conduct tours when required

What we can offer

  • Opportunity to study for future qualifications including RHS
  • A positive workplace environment with opportunities to develop both personally and professionally.
  • Stay in shape with complimentary use of our gym and wellbeing classes
  • Look after your wellbeing with complimentary access to our Spa and swimming pools and our exclusive benefit of 50% off Spa Treatments.
  • Enjoy shopping in both our shops on estate and online with 30% discount for all our colleagues and free delivery for any online purchases.
  • Discover exclusive perks with our discounted hotel stays for staff, accompanied by a fantastic 30% discount at our restaurants.
  • The opportunity to ensure your views are heard and shape the future of the business via our Employee Engine Room.
  • Complimentary garden membership for the Newt and our partner gardens including the Eden Project, Kew Gardens and The Lost Gardens of Heligan
  • Complimentary meal whilst on shift, created using fresh produce from our estate by our dedicated staff food chefs
  • We value your hard work and recognise your achievements through our colleague recognition programme “Newt Awards” with the opportunity to achieve a variety of amazing rewards including a complimentary Hotel Stay.
  • Support from our Employee Assistance Programme for both yourself and your family
  • A team that knows how to have fun with regular team engagement activities including monthly Gather and Grow Motivational Speakers and our regular fun squad events, which include activities such as Go-Karting and Wine Tasting, to name but a few.
  • Up to 30 days annual leave each year for our full-time team

What we’re looking for

  • Minimum of two years of horticultural experience in a similar working environment and/or other relevant qualifications
  • Hard-working and energetic with great communication skills
  • Organised and a good manager of time.
  • Full and clean UK driving license is preferred
  • Understanding of Health and Safety procedures
  • An eye for detail and desire to achieve high standards.
  • Able to undertake work of a physical nature
  • Good basic skills in the care and operation of garden machinery, hand tools /equipment.
  • Computer literate

Where you’ll be working

The Gardens Team (Ornamental, Edibles, Nursery & Woodlands) are dedicated to understanding, developing, curating, protecting, and managing The Newts living collection of plants, in an environment where visitors are encouraged to experience and learn about plants, garden history, habitats and to enjoy the gardens. The team run several events and workshops for our visitors over the year which include the popular daily garden tours.

The Newt in Somerset

Nestled within an expanse of rolling fields and steeped in ancient history, our luxury country estate stands as a haven of refined elegance, inviting guests to explore acres of captivating gardens, meandering pathways, and enriching exhibitions - accessible 364 days a year for our members. Our hotel extends a warm welcome, offering a home-away-from-home experience where impeccable service flourishes in an ambiance of unassuming sophistication. Beyond the estate, the Newt's essence remains tangible, with our Ecommerce teams delivering our finest products to homes, while media and membership endeavours keep them informed of our latest developments. Behind the scenes, a tapestry of talented teams - from Housekeeping to HR, Finance to Farming - collaborates harmoniously, crafting an unforgettable journey of growth, development, and innovation, where every contribution creates unparalleled experiences.


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