Trainee Gardener

The closing date to return completed application forms is 31 January 2024

Interviews will be held during the week commencing 19 February 2024

Start date September 2024

Salary is £25, 642 per annum


Trainee Gardener

Trainee Gardener

The award-winning Garden has a focus on sustainable practices, biodiversity and experimentation, and includes mixed herbaceous borders, meadows, trees, lawns, pot displays, and courtyards.

The successful applicant will already be working towards a career in ornamental horticulture and will be dedicated to building their skills and knowledge. They will study off site towards RHS Level 3 whilst working hands on in the Garden; working as part of a small and dedicated team to deliver the highest horticultural standards.

In addition to regular plant identification tests, keeping a garden diary and the opportunity for a week’s self-organised placement per year to work in another garden or travel to see plants in the wild as part of an organised tour. Previously this has included placements at Gravetye Manor and Sissinghurst.

This post would suit someone with roughly twelve months experience (which could be paid or voluntary), self-motivated and dedicated. They will have already completed a Level 2 horticultural qualification, and importantly have the ability and desire to study for RHS Level 3.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone to gain a very high level of horticultural training, working for two years in a highly-skilled small team, whilst studying to Level 3, receiving additional training, and being paid London Living Wage.

All applicants need to complete the application form. All applicants need to demonstrate they already have the right to live and work in the UK as shortlisted candidates will be asked to bring their right to work documents to the interview.

For an informal chat about the position or questions please email or phone 0207 797 8243

The Inner Temple is an equal opportunities employer. Applicants are requested to complete an equality and diversity monitoring form while applying.

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