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Gardener

Salary:
19,928 pa
Location:
Whitley Bay
Company:
National Trust

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To be successful in this role you should be able to demonstrate the below: Trained as a professional gardener/horticulturalist with a good level of practical experience. RHS Level 2 or equivalent.Have proven practical gardening/horticulture experience, as well as a strong knowledge of plantsConfidence to participate in garden activities and eventsCompetence with machinery/equipment use and maintenance; including tractors, chainsaws, and pedestrian mowers with accreditation as required for Health and Safety compliance.GardenerThe garden at Seaton Delaval Hall is a Grade II* registered park and garden, within which sits the hall itself, a Grade I listed building of outstanding significance.  Seaton Delaval Hall is arguably one of the best surviving works of architect Sir John Vanbrugh, who was commissioned to create it in 1718, and the garden areas within the surrounding bastions are assumed to have been intended by Vanbrugh also.  The project is restoring and reviving part of the garden within the bastions, as well as creating areas of fun and playfulness for all visitors. A twentieth century garden layer adds further interest at Seaton Delaval Hall, with a Parterre designed by James Russell c.1950 (one of his first commissions before later creating the series of ornamental gardens at Castle Howard), and a Rose Garden which the team are also currently restoring. Vanbrugh built the hall for Admiral George Delaval, MP, industrialist and naval hero. It became home to the larger than life Delaval family, known as the ‘Gay Delavals’ due to their high spirited and flamboyant lifestyle. The family loved a performance and an invitation to one of their parties was the hottest ticket in town. In an age notorious for extremes of behaviour, they stood apart as the most notorious of all Georgian partygoers and pranksters. This lies at the heart of Seaton Delaval Hall’s Spirit of Place.As well as addressing urgent conservation needs, the project at Seaton Delaval Hall will enhance visitor infrastructure, enable ambitious programming, and develop partnerships with the local community. We remain open to visitors throughout this transformation, creating opportunities to connect people with our cause and enabling them to see vital conservation work in action. We encourage visitors to explore the site, and this role will play a part in delivering the great service and warm welcome that we have become known for.As a hands-on Gardener, you’ll assist in making sure that the gardens are maintained to a high standard. You’ll be passionate, enthused and knowledgeable about the varied plants and features within the garden. The role will include a range of practical horticultural tasks to develop, enhance and conserve the garden, supporting a smooth transition in the project handover period. You'll assist with general maintenance tasks, such as spraying, mulching, pruning, leaf clearing and weeding. You’ll support with seasonal planting and maintenance of shrubs and herbaceous plants. You’ll be helping to cut the hedges and mow lawns. As well as working in the newly completed areas, you will be involved in caring for other established parts of the garden. In project areas, you will monitor the establishing plants, and your knowledge of pests and diseases will ensure that you observe any emerging plant health issues and can agree treatment methods with the team.  With a good plant knowledge, you will monitor the tree and shrub establishment and observe the developing woodland areas, especially the planted ground-cover, to identify and remove emerging pernicious weeds. You will have a good understanding of the irrigation needs of trees and shrubs and the various methods, techniques & equipment for watering effectively.The landscape contractors will continue some follow-on care in project areas for a time, and there will be clear guidance given regarding their responsibilities. You will liaise with the contractors as needed, while the Garden and Outdoors Manager will remain their main point of contact. With daily checks required on certain garden features, you will be thorough and have a good eye for detail.You’ll support garden volunteers and help them to make the most of their time here, so that they are contributing meaningfully to the success of the project and the garden. You’ll interact with the public on a regular basis, answering their questions, or helping out with tours of the garden, sharing your knowledge of the project, or leading/supporting visitor participation days.Please also read the full role profile attached to this advert90442IRC90442

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