Seasonal Gardener

Organisation: The National Trust for Scotland

Salary: £22,672 pro-rata, per annum

Location: Culzean Castle

To support the garden and grounds team to ensure that the gardens and policies of Culzean Castle are managed and maintained as an internationally-recognised landscape of outstanding historical importance; contributing to the property’s overall conservation and development, and its enjoyment by visitors.


• Ensuring the conservation and practical maintenance of the gardens and grounds.
• Ensure all work is delivered to the highest standard as agreed by the Head Gardener.
• Working with the rest of the Garden & Grounds team in preparing the estate for visitors’ enjoyment, this will include:
o Grass Cutting
o Strimming
o Weeding
o Assist with waste disposal, (ranging from domestic waste bins to large scale skip and recycling)
o Hedge Trimming
o Pathways, Boardwalk, small bridge repairs.
o Assisting with brush/ scrub/ tree clearance
o Other tasks as required


• Responsible for carrying out reasonable instructions given by the Head Gardener/Grounds person.

People Management
• Is not a line manager
• Will have regular daily interactions with members of the public of all ages and abilities

• Will be a frequent user of driven vehicles such as tractors, ride-on mowers, Grounds vehicle and other maintenance equipment
• Will be a frequent user of hand-tools such as spades, forks, picks, rakes


• A full clean driving license, valid for driving within the UK

Skills, Experience & Knowledge Essential
• Sound knowledge of basic tool and machinery use and maintenance;
• Ability to learn good Health and Safety processes and procedures and the ability to work effectively within these processes;
• The ability and confidence to interact politely with visitors & skills in dealing with people generally. The ability to represent the Trust when speaking with visitors.
• An understanding and commitment to the aims and objectives of the National Trust for Scotland.
• The ability and willingness to learn and try new things, to be flexible and step outside of your comfort zone.
• An open and honest way of communicating, ready to ask others for their ideas and to be open to hear and consider different points of view.

Application Deadline: Sunday 17/03/2024