Organisation: The National Trust for Scotland

Salary: £24,960 pro-rata, per annum

Location: Newhailes

The key purposes of the job will be met by:
 Undertaking practical maintenance of the garden plant management (trees, shrubs, vegetables etc.); turf care, pest and disease control, biosecurity, propagation, irrigation, and composting, to the required standards expected by the Trust and for the maximum safety of, and enjoyment by visitors.
 Fostering positive relationships with local communities and organisations and promote the work of the Trust.
 Resource management through effective and efficient use of machinery, equipment, materials and all other resources.
 Working to the Trust’s Environmental Policy with respect to sustainable gardening activities, including energy, water, and pesticide use.
 Working with volunteers and staff members to ensure they deliver required outputs at the appropriate standard, and gain benefit/satisfaction from their activities.
 Demonstrating self-motivation, organisation, ability to plan, prioritise and manage own and others’ time.
 Customer service and care delivered to a high standard to ensure that the property’s reputation for excellence is maintained and enhanced.
 Undertaking such other reasonable duties as may from time to time be required to ensure the smooth running of the property as required by the Head Gardener.
 Ensuring compliance with the Trust’s health, safety, and environment policies and procedures.
 Helping elsewhere on the estate where necessary.

Your role is one for which the duties/responsibilities/accountabilities of the role require you to become a member of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme, which replaces the ‘Enhanced Disclosure’ check and is administered by Disclosure Scotland.

People Management
 Not a line manager but will supervise volunteers under instructions from Head Gardener.
 Will work closely with other property colleagues and, will have some interaction with other technical/specialist advisory colleagues based in other locations and departments (e.g. other NTS gardens).
 Will have regular (daily) interaction with members of the public and guests of all ages and abilities.

 Will be a user of driven vehicles such as ride-on mowers and tractors.
 Will be a frequent user of powered tools including, mowers, strimmers, hedgecutters, etc.
 Will be a frequent user of hand-tools including spades, forks, secateurs etc.

Application Deadline: Sunday 21/04/2024