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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.


Apprenticeship in Horticulture

This is an opportunity to gain skills, practical experience and qualifications in horticulture at your national botanic garden. Working to maintain and develop the plant collections and themed gardens, you will be part of a team assisting horticultural operations, plant conservation, research and education activities.

You will be a highly motivated individual interested in learning and completing our prestigious two-year apprenticeship scheme. We will provide the successful candidate with comprehensive experience in horticulture, public garden maintenance and plant collections management.

The Scheme includes day release to Coleg Sir Gâr, where you will work towards the Royal Horticulture Society’s Level Two Certificate in the Principles of Horticulture. You will also gain the City & Guilds Level Two Diploma in Work-based Horticulture while working. The qualifications are delivered under the Horticulture (Wales) Apprenticeship Framework. Other opportunities will include conferences, practical training certificates and work placements in partner gardens.

How to apply

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be directed to Ayshea Cunniffe-Thomas, Apprenticeship Co-ordinator, ayshea.cunniffethomas@gardenofwales.org.uk. 

We encourage applications from all eligible candidates. 

Applications in the form of a cover letter and CV, clearly showing how you meet the criteria together with contact details for two referees (including telephone and email addresses), should be sent to Anne-Maria Nicolas, HR Manager – Anne-Maria.Nicholas@gardenofwales.org.uk. Apply Now



Catering Assistant

One of the top Hospitality teams in Wales are on the lookout for enthusiastic and hardworking individuals to join their team. This is an opportunity to work in one of the most interesting attractions in Wales. 

Must be outgoing, with great customer service skills that can bring a smile to our visitors.

The ideal candidate would –

  • be happy to work within a team and also able to use their own initiative.
  • have a positive polite manner to all staff and visitors.
  • be flexible with shifts, and able to work weekends. 
  • have a can-do attitude!

Seasonal positions are also available. 

How to apply

If interested or would like to know more, please forward an up-to-date CV to – Cellan.Williams@gardenofwales.org.uk

 



Volunteering Opportunities 

The National Botanic Garden of Wales has the following volunteer placements available.

If you like meeting people, enjoy a chat and have a desire to make sure that our visitors have a truly enjoyable visit, then you may be interested in the following volunteer positions:


Buggy Driving – Visitor Services

With the opening of the British Bird of Prey Centre and our restored Regency Landscape, we are introducing extra visitor buggy services for our less mobile visitors.

We are currently looking for buggy drivers for the following days Tuesday to Sunday.  The rota is generally from 10am to 1.30pm and from 1.30pm to 5 pm – summer hours only – afternoons more available than morning placements

In order to meet demand, we now have two buggy drivers on duty morning and afternoon.

Full training will be given –  usually on a Wednesday, though other times may be available to suit.

Volunteers must have a clean driving licence, be able to lift a wheelchair, pram/buggy onto one of our golf buggy’s and secure with provided bungee straps.  Drivers need to visually inspect the buggy before use and report any problems to the Visitor Services team. Above all, volunteers must be alert and ever aware of our visitors whilst driving on site.

Due to present Covid19 restrictions, buggy drivers must wear a mask on the buggy but masks not provided due to individual requirements. Hand sanitiser will be available to all drivers/visitors using the buggy.

For further details please contact – jane.down@gardenofwales.org.uk


Stewards – Main Visitor Entrance

Due to high visitor numbers, we are seeking volunteer stewards to meet and greet our visitors, help with any enquiries, hand out information when required, and ensure that our visitors comply with social distancing rules when queuing etc.

Days required:  Tuesday to Sunday

Hours:  Morning from 10am – 1pm and Afternoon from 1pm – 4pm

For further details please contact – jane.down@gardenofwales.org.uk