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St Andrews Botanic Garden Trust

Garden and Conservation Supervisor

Salary £25 – 30,000pa

Hours 40 hours per week

Contract Permanent

Location St Andrews Botanic Garden, Fife

This is a great opportunity for an enthusiastic and dynamic individual to join St Andrews Botanic Garden at an exciting time in its history. The role involves leading a small team of horticulturists, volunteers and interns to carry out all aspects of garden development and maintenance. A key part of this role is developing and coaching interns and trainees, so the successful person will really enjoy helping others to progress and will have excellent interpersonal skills as well as strong technical skills.

St Andrews Botanic Garden Trust is currently going through an exciting period of growth where we are re-focussing on the importance of plant conservation and research to our mission. Working closely with the Curator, this role provides the opportunity to make a real contribution to these fields.

The Trust is committed to supporting a vibrant work environment and attracting and developing the expertise of exceptional individuals at all levels. You can expect to work with other motivated and qualified colleagues, and receive full support and professional development opportunities so that you can thrive in this role.

Key responsibilities

  • Supervising and leading a small team of horticulturists, interns and volunteers
  • Carry out a range of horticultural tasks to include routine maintenance and development projects
  • Ensuring the highest standards of conservation, garden maintenance and visitor experience at all times
  • Preparing weekly and quarterly workplans for the team, to ensure that objectives are met in an efficient and safe manner
  • Developing and supporting team members, interns and trainees, and growing the team in line with business development
  • Supporting garden events and educational activities where needed
  • Undertaking occasional outreach activities, including garden tours and talks
  • Assisting in developing and carrying out plant conservation and research projects;
  • Complying with H&S policies and contributing to a safe working environment

If you require any further information at this stage or would like to discuss this post then please contact Beccy Middleton at Full details of the person specification and application process are available on our website.

Closing date: 9th April (5pm).

We are looking to conduct interviews for this position during the week commencing 17th April.

Closing Date: 09/04/2023  Location: St Andrews, Fife

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