We need an experienced, certified and confident Head Gardener to plan, manage and lead a diverse team of volunteers in delivering a fantastic outdoor experience for the public at a key Grade 1 heritage site in Coventry.
Historic Coventry Trust is an ambitious and entrepreneurial charity with a mission to act as the champion of all heritage at risk in Coventry and to become its permanent guardian. We are a pioneering ‘heritage development trust’ on a journey to create a self-sufficient charity using revenue generated from property income to sustain a portfolio of 22 heritage assets which are being transferred to our care from Coventry City Council. You have the opportunity to join us at a formative stage – helping to create the projects, activities, teams and culture that will ensure we succeed in restoring and reusing Coventry’s heritage for the future.
As our National Lottery Heritage Funded repair and landscaping works draw to a close at Charterhouse we have support from the Cultural Recovery Fund to establish the role of Head Gardener/Park Ranger. We plan to open to the public in late 2022 and this part-time annualised hours role will be central to maintaining and developing the gardens, training and supporting a dedicated group of volunteers and ensuring people have a great visit to Charterhouse and the wider Heritage Park.
If you have experience in implementing and managing new garden schemes, maintaining wildlife-rich landscapes, working with volunteers and ensuring a fantastic visitor experience we’d love to hear from you.
The post will be based at Charterhouse, Coventry.
How to apply
Please send the following:
• A comprehensive cv setting out your career history, responsibilities and achievements relevant to the role you are applying for.
• A supporting statement/covering letter which demonstrates how you meet the knowledge, skills and experience set out in the role profile. • Please also provide details of two referees together with a brief statement of the capacity in which, and the length of time for which they have known you. (Referees will not be contacted before final interviews without your permission).
• An equal opportunities form (see www.rockpools.com).
The deadline for applications is 5pm on Thursday 26th May 2022.
Recruitment process and timetable
Candidates who are successful will be invited to an open day and panel interview on Wednesday 1st June 2022 where you will also have the opportunity to meet the team and volunteers and find out more about the Charterhouse project.
Closing date for applications 5pm on Thursday 26th May 2022
Open day and panel interview 10am Wednesday 1st June 2022