Wycombe Abbey is an independent girls boarding school situated in the centre of High Wycombe in its own grounds of 170 acres. It is a conservation area and is listed in the Register of Parks and Gardens by English Heritage. Whilst most of the grounds aregiven over to parkland, woodland or school buildings, there are important areas of shrub borders which complements the buildings and grounds. The School has an international reputation for excellence of education and this policy extends to the management ofits grounds and gardens.
Reporting to the Head of Grounds and Gardens, the Lead Gardener will be responsible for the design, implementation, upkeep and maintenance of gardens and flower beds within the school grounds.
The successful applicant will have a dedicated interest and enthusiasm for gardening with a sound knowledge of gardening techniques and methods. City & Guilds Land Based Services (formerly NPTC) qualifications are essential as well as proven ability to design,implement and maintain flower beds. NVQ Level 4 or equivalent and knowledge and understanding of landscaping are desirable.
**Hours of work**: Monday to Friday 7.30am - 3.45pm and every third Saturday 7.30am - 11.30am. Occasional weekend work will be required to meet demand.
**Salary**: Dependent upon qualifications and experience.
**Closing date: 12 noon on 2 November.**
We are an equal opportunities employer.
High Wycombe, Terriers, England, Buckinghamshire, HP13 5BD, United Kingdom