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Head Gardener

Culture & Leisure

Parks & Open Spaces

Ordsall Hall Museum

Ordsall Hall
322 Ordsall Lane
Salford, M5 3AN

Head Gardener
Working Hours: 36 hours per week (including evenings and weekends as the service requires)
Grade: SCL 6, £25,463
Contract Type: Permanent

Salford Community Leisure (SCL) is committed to Building a Great Place to Work; with over 500 employees servicing more than 3 million customer visits at 40 venues across the city each year. We exist to ‘enhance the lives of people living in Salford through providing sport, leisure and cultural opportunities’.

We pride ourselves on recruiting the right people with the right values into the right roles. We are looking for professional, respectful, knowledgeable, passionate and solution driven people to join our team as we strive to deliver excellence to our customers.

We have an exciting position available for a Head Gardener whose role is to maintain and manage the gardens at Ordsall Hall, supervise garden-based staff and volunteers, and work as part of a wider senior team to ensure that the gardens develop to become more engaging for visitors of all ages and abilities.

This role will be based at Ordsall Hall, Salford’s ‘jewel in the crown,’ - a Grade 1 listed Tudor mansion house that is surrounded by 2 acres of gardens. Ordsall Hall operates as an engaging heritage site that is open to the public all year round.

We are looking for someone who:
• Has experience of managing gardens to a high standard
• Is an excellent communicator and a fantastic team player
• Has experience of managing engaging horticultural projects and partnerships with people of all ages and abilities
• Is able to motivate, engage and manage staff and volunteers
• Has excellent practical horticultural skills across a range of horticultural practice
• Consistently demonstrates SCL’s behaviours

If you wish to be considered for this role and join our team please return your application form to Carol Redshaw ( by 9.00am on Monday 8 October 2018 ensuring you detail how you meet and demonstrate the skills, experience, knowledge and behaviours outlined in the person specification.
Please note CVs will not be accepted.
Interviews will be held on Tuesday 16 October 2018

For more information on Salford Community Leisure visit our website:

Job Description - Head Gardener SCL.docx
Person Specification - Head Gardener SCL.docx
Application Form - SCL.docx

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working hours

full time

application deadline

9 00 am

8th Oct 2018