Salary: Trinity Band D £26,842 - £28,142

Length of tenure: Permanent

Hours: 37.5 working hours per week

Are you passionate about developing our award-winning gardens?  Do you love sharing your gardening knowledge with volunteers and visitors? If so, we would love to hear from you. 

We are looking for an enthusiastic and energetic gardener to lead our team of gardening volunteers in growing and developing our hospice garden.

The hospice is set in 3.5 acres of landscaped gardens based on designs by Lanning Roper, which are maintained by a full time gardener and a team of enthusiastic garden volunteers.  The garden provides a place of calm and peace for our patients and their families, and for staff and volunteers working at the hospice.  We also open the garden to our community and regularly participate in NGS Open Garden Days.  The garden has been a regular winner of the Hospice plate awarded by The London Garden Society.

About the role

You will be responsible for developing, enhancing and conserving Royal Trinity Hospice's historic and award-winning gardens to a high standard. The role involves leading Trinity's volunteer gardening team and overseeing their development. We are looking for someone who is comfortable interacting with visitors, patients and families, answering questions about the garden and sharing horticultural knowledge and expertise.

Skills and Experience 

  • RHS Level 3 horticultural qualification or equivalent experience and a good knowledge of plant husbandry, horticultural techniques and plant identification.
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to motivate and support volunteers and build relationships across the organisation.
  • Passion for gardens and desire to instill this passion in others.
  • Confidence in imparting knowledge and expertise and willingness to be an ambassador for the gardens during visits, corporate events or Open Garden Days.

Benefits of working at Trinity

  • We match Agenda for Change/NHS terms and conditions for maternity, paternity and long-term sickness pay
  • Length of service for those joining directly from another CQC regulated organisation (NHS, social care, hospice) is recognised in annual leave, maternity, paternity and long-term sickness pay
  • A pension scheme is offered with employer contributions of up to 7.5% or a continuation of your existing NHS pension
  • A generous 27 days annual leave increasing to 29 after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years, plus bank holidays (any bank holidays worked will be given back in lieu)
  • Cycle to work scheme and interest-free season ticket loans available
  • Free eyesight test for DSE users and a contribution towards the cost of glasses
  • 25% store discount in Trinity shops
  • Life assurance cover
  • Lots of opportunities to attend exciting and high-profile events e.g. a staff lottery to attend our regular biannual Gala dinner; participating in Royal visits, and the annual summer garden party
  • Regular ballots for donated free tickets and prizes
  • Access to courses of free counselling on the phone or face to face
  • Read more about the other benefits of working in the hospice including training and development, environment and culture

    Royal Trinity Hospice is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment. Everyone at Trinity is treated fairly with dignity and respect irrespective of age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, civil partnership status, disability, nationality, race, religion or belief. We pride ourselves on being an inclusive organisation that encourages and supports fairness, respect, equality, diversity, inclusion and engagement (FREDIE) in all its forms. 

For more information, please download the job description and person specification. If you have any questions, please contact our Human Resources team on 0207787100 at [email protected]

How to Apply

Closing Date: Sunday 28 August 2022

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All successful applicants will be subject to DBS, Occupational Health and Reference checks.