Work with us

All types of job opportunities currently available at the National Botanic Garden of Wales will be listed here.

For details of each post, please click on the post titles below.

Industrial Year Science Student Placement

During the placement, based in the Science Department, you will work primarily within our Saving Pollinators research area. Your main duties will include:

  • Undertaking a research project (around 50% of your time) that contributes to our current research on pollinators, working closely with our Saving Pollinators research group
  • Helping to manage our tropical butterfly house, Plas Pilipala
    This will entail ordering pupae and equipment and helping to co-ordinate the team of volunteers that work in the butterfly house. You will also work as a butterfly ranger when required, informing visitors and monitoring the butterflies.
  • Carrying out floral surveys
    You will assist in the monthly survey of all flowering plants within the Garden and surrounding area, improving your identification skills of both native and non-native plants.
  • Seed collecting
    You will work with the Growing the Future team to collect and sort samples to develop the new National Seed Bank of Wales.
  • Public engagement
    You will have the opportunity to develop your communication skills by being involved in internal and external events that promote the research of the department, giving talks to visiting groups and collaborating with art-science projects.

There are two placements available for students registered at a UK University. In addition to the science training and a bursary of £3,000 for the year, you will be provided with free accommodation (including utility bills) in a student house on the edge of our nature reserve. The placement is expected to start July/August 2019 and last for 12 months.

For further information: Please contact Abigail Lowe by email ( or phone (01558 667180).

Catering Assistants

Catering Assistants are part of the catering team at the Garden working in one of three catering outlets. These outlets are the Seasons Restaurant in the Stable block, the Mediterranean Cafe in the Great Glasshouse and the Gatehouse Coffee Shop at the main entrance.

For more job details, contact Cellan Williams on 01558 667147 or email