Horticulturist – Projects Job at Chester Zoo – in Chester

Job Description

Our Horticulturist will be part of a team who develop and maintain a wide range of horticultural features and activities within our Animal and Plant Division and the wider zoo environment. Our Horticulturist will landscape and plant animal enclosures and garden features, maintaining lawns, hedges, bedding displays, mature trees and the Zoo’s newly created 5 hectare nature reserve, Plus browse areas at Woodside farm.

The ideal candidate will have:
Arboriculture experience – CS 38 tree climbing and aerial rescue CS 39, and CS31

A minimum of NVQ Level 2 in Horticulture is desirable, and proven practical horticultural experience

Experience operating a wide range of horticultural machinery and equipment efficiently and safely

Excellent communications skills to engage with our visitors

Full driving licence valid in the UK

PA1 and PA6 spraying certificates

An understanding of environmental and conservation issues and a passion for wildlife

Hours of work are 40 hours per week, worked 10 days out of 14, including weekends and Bank holidays as rostered.

The salary is £21,934.33 per annum and in addition we offer a range of amazing benefits which can be found at http://www.chesterzoo.org/footer/careers/working-at-chester-zoo.

To apply for this position, please go to http://www.chesterzoo.org/careers and click apply now to provide your current CV and complete the application form highlighting your skills and experience including why you believe you should be considered for our Horticulturist role.

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Company: Chester Zoo –
Company Location:  Chester

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