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National Trust

Garden & Outdoors Manager

Location: Morden Hall Park, Morden Hall Road, Morden, London, SM4 5JD

NT Vacancy Number: IRC108558

Closing Date: 17th Oct 2021

We have an exciting opportunity for a Garden and Outdoors manager to lead our team looking after 125 acres of in hand woodland, wetland and parkland at Morden Hall Park including a historic rose garden, watermeads & meadows. This role offers the option of accommodation if desired.

This role offers option to be a key representative with accommodation provided, meaning you would live full time at this beautiful portfolio.

If you like the sound of this role, we’re holding an optional open day on 11th October, you can find out details about this by viewing the full advert on the National Trust job board.

Thriving Morden Hall Park is a tranquil former deer park at the heart of the community, offering a variety of family-friendly activities, concerts and workshops. If you are creative, sociable and have great customer service skills, Morden Hall Park’s team would love to hear from you.

In this role you will be a key member of the senior leadership team at the Morden Hall Park. You will enable your team to perform at the highest level to deliver horticultural excellence, exemplary management of land for high nature status and outstanding visitor experiences.

You have the opportunity to work in partnership and influence engagement within the park making the historic landscape relevant to new audiences and increase participation.

This role is a combination of strategy and planning, practical application, and people leadership. You will be able to help shape the future direction and aspirations for the gardens and countryside whilst collaborating with your peers, and inspiring your team of staff and volunteers, to strike the balance between conservation and access.

We're looking for someone who has:

  • Strong experience of partnership working
  • Experience of land and access management
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Excellent planning and people management skills
  • Proven track record of managing budgets, finances, compliance and small projects
  • Great communication skills
  • Knowledge or understanding of conservation of historic landscapes
  • Experience of organising garden and outdoor activities
  • Experience of writing outdoor management plans

Apply here

Closing Date: 17/10/2021  Location: Morden Hall Park, Morden Hall Road, Morden, London, SM4 5JD

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