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Assistant Gardener

Organisation: The National Trust for Scotland

Salary: £22, 672 pro-rata, per annum

Location: Hill of Tarvit


Under direction of Head Gardener working primarily at Hill of Tarvit helping to enhance the visitor enjoyment of the environment around the mansion house. There will be occasional joining up with the garden team at Kellie Castle, and Balmerino Abbey to help undertake ongoing work there.


Assisting with horticultural duties to deliver the optimum aesthetic standards expected with the safety and enjoyment of all who use the site paramount. Activities include:
 Grass cutting, strimming, hedge-cutting and the raking up or collections afterwards.
 Cutting of lawn edges.
 Hand weeding of borders.
 Pruning wall plants, those in borders and elsewhere.
 Planting out (under direction of Head Gardener.)
 Application of mulches.

Assisting with general property maintenance. Activities include:
 Litter picking.
 Maintaining paths
 Use of bonfire to dispose of unhealthy plant material.

Assisting as required with the general enjoyment of the walled garden and surrounding woodland by:
 Responding to general visitor enquiries.
 Answering basic horticultural enquiries from visitors.
 Assisting at events held at Fife properties.

Ensuring compliance with The Trust’s Health, Safety and Environmental policies and procedures to ensure safety of staff, volunteers and visitors and where practicable, sustainable horticulture.

Working with volunteers to ensure they deliver required outcomes to the appropriate standard, and ensure they benefit from their volunteering.

Application Deadline: Saturday 11/02/2023