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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.

Horticulture Projects Officer

The Horticulture Projects Officer will be tasked with developing and managing horticultural projects which aim to generate profit and support the Department’s charitable activities. NBG Wales already has a strong reputation for working with commercial partners to deliver horticultural support and botanical expertise to ecological mitigation and plant conservation projects.

The post holder will manage, deliver and identify further opportunities for contract growing and consultancy on behalf of NBG Wales. Horticultural skill, business acumen and the ability to manage relationships with commercial partners will be important attributes for the post. Applicants will be required to demonstrate that they are experienced and qualified horticulturists, have a keen interest in the work and mission of NBG Wales and are capable of working to a high level of personal responsibility.

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be directed to Will Ritchie, Curator of Horticulture at will.ritchie@gardenofwales.org.uk.

Applications consisting of a current CV and cover letter, clearly explaining how you meet the essential criteria and what benefits you could bring to the charity, together with the full contact details of two referees, should be sent to Anne-Maria Nicholas – Anne-Maria.Nicholas@gardenofwales.org.uk. The closing date for applications is 30 October 2020.


Grounds Maintenance Operative

We have a fixed term opportunity for a keen horticulturist, arborist or groundskeeper with enthusiasm and genuine ability to become part of our skilled and committed team. The Grounds Maintenance Operative will undertake horticultural operations in the National Botanic Garden of Wales’ gardens and estate including the Arboretum, National Nature Reserve, farm and parkland. The successful candidate will be a member of the Horticulture Department and work in collaboration with other departments.     

Already a capable and qualified horticulturist, arborist or groundskeeper you will display a keen interest in botanic garden horticulture and land management. You will also be well-organised and capable of working to a high level of individual responsibility with minimal supervision. Working in a team is another important part of the role, you need to be cooperative and be able to demonstrate good communication skills. Accuracy in maintaining plant records and an understanding of the role of botanic gardens are also important. Possession of technical qualifications and fluency in written and spoken Welsh would be beneficial.

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be directed to Will Ritchie, Curator of Horticulture at will.ritchie@gardenofwales.org.uk.

Applications consisting of a current CV and cover letter, clearly explaining how you meet the essential criteria and what benefits you could bring to NBG Wales, should be sent to Anne-Maria Nicholas  – Anne-Maria.Nicholas@gardenofwales.org.uk. The closing date for applications is  31 October 2020.


Heritage Officer – Regency Restoration Project

The Heritage Officer will work with the Regency Manager and the Head of Interpretation to create interpretation for the restored Regency period designed landscape and the wider Waun Las NNR. This will primarily include new signage, a map and carry round leaflet of all pathways and features of interest on the restored landscape and the rest of Waun Las NNR, waymarker sign installation and restored landscape themed exhibition/s. The Heritage Officer will provide research and public engagement support for colleagues working on aspects of social and natural heritage, not only of landscapes and biodiversity but also science and horticulture and the relationship between man and the landscape.

In the light of changes that have been made to the interpretive narrative of the Regency Restoration Project, the Heritage Officer will play an important role in helping the Botanic Garden to address the issues of historical presentation, including the social heritage. Primarily it will be to address the imbalances between the stories of the wealthy male landowners and the people and cultures who suffered from their wealth creation. This will involve research with the help of volunteers and academics. Ideally, through this research, opportunities will arise for meaningful public engagement based on the research, especially with BAME individuals and communities, but also other under-represented communities/groups.

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be directed to Morgan Ward, Regency Manager – morgan.ward@gardenofwales.org.uk.

Applications, in the form of a cover letter and CV, clearly showing how you meet the criteria should be sent, preferably as an electronic copy, to Anna-Maria Nicholas, HR Officer, Anne-Maria.nicholas@gardenofwales.org.uk by Friday 30th October 2020.  Interviews are currently planned for Wednesday 11th November 2020.