Gardener

An exciting vacancy has arisen for a Gardener to join the Gardens team at Burghley House. You will join a group of highly motivated, passionate and driven gardeners working collectively to manage and develop this beautiful garden and ancient landscape to the very highest standards.

The gardens at Burghley span approximately 40 acres encompassing a wide range of garden styles, both formal and informal, all set in a magnificent Capability Brown landscape. Much of the gardens are open to the public 8 months of the year and include a fascinating interactive water garden, large areas of herbaceous planting arboretum and sculpture gardens, cut flowers and stream. Other areas showcase large rose beds, woodland planting topiary and formal lawns. The gardens at Burghley are rapidly developing with a clear aspiration to stand alongside the best gardens in the UK.

The successful candidate will be involved in all aspects of garden and grounds maintenance as well as helping to evolve and development this large and diverse garden – making this a challenging and exciting position.

This role would suit an experienced, enthusiastic and passionate gardener; a team player with a strong work ethic, a keen interest in plants and good attention to detail. Although working as part of a closely knit team, the ability to work alone is also important and as such, plant knowledge and garden maintenance skills along with experience using general garden machinery is asked for.

A full driving licence is required.

An academic horticultural qualification at RHS Level 2 or above, spray certificates (PA1/6) and chainsaw licence are desired but are not essential.

This is an excellent opportunity to join an enthusiastic and passionate Gardens team at an exciting stage of the gardens development.

The working hours are Monday to Thursday 8am – 4.30pm and Friday 8am – 3.30pm.

Weekend duties are also undertaken on a rota basis.

Please send your CV and cover letter, including salary expectations, to recruitment@burghley.co.uk


Stone Waller

The Burghley Estate has an exciting opportunity for an accomplished Stone waller. The successful applicant(s) will be charged with the re-building of the Burghley Park boundary wall, alongside other projects across the Burghley Estate. The successful applicant/s must have previous demonstrable experience of working on similar projects, particularly sand stone wall building, be a team player and be prepared to work alongside different trades.

The position is a two-year fixed term contract, with benefits including paid holiday above the statutory minimum and enhanced pension contributions. Other benefits include access to private healthcare and discounts in Burghley shops, restaurants and events.

If you are interested please send a CV and covering letter, along with evidence of similar work previously undertaken to:
Jo Evans,
Burghley Estate Office,
61 St. Martin’s,
Stamford,
Lincs, PE9 2LQ

or e-mail recruitment@burghley.co.uk