GardenerVacancy posted: Monday, 23 January 2017
Closing date: 05 March 2017
About the Role
As part of the Plant’s Team you will be expected to work within our three main sections of nursery, park and enclosures under the guidance of the head gardener and senior gardeners. As a Gardener for the society, you will enhance your horticultural skills by working with a variety of plant material including; herbaceous plants, trees and shrubs, tropical plants, lawn maintenance, and uniquely, gardening within animal enclosures. You will be expected to work on your own or within a team situation demonstrating and setting a good example of good health and safety practice.
You will be a positive team player with a proven ability of working in a team situation or on your own. You will have relevant SVQ level 2 qualification, or equivalent qualification or experience, excellent plant knowledge coupled with the ability for practical application of your horticultural knowledge. A full driving licence, training in use of PA1 & PA6 Pesticides, tractor and or forklift training competence and an up-to-date basic knowledge and understanding of basic small plant maintenance are desirable. A current chainsaw certificate and experience in felling and ground and aerial pruning would be advantageous.
This is a full time position working 37.5 hours per week.
The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) manages Edinburgh Zoo and The Highland Wildlife Park in Kingussie, and is one of Scotland's most popular visitor attractions. RZSS aims to connect people with nature and safeguard species from extinction. So, as well as looking after some of the world's most endangered species and inspiring the next generation about wildlife, our work supports education, research and conservation projects in the UK and in over 20 countries around the world.Company profile View all jobs with Edinburgh Zoo and The Highland Wildlife Park
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