Senior Kitchen Gardener

The Kitchen Garden at Chiswick House is a thriving, vibrant historic walled garden, framed by walled and trained fruit, providing produce and flowers for sale and donation.

The Trust is investing in a new role to expand the Kitchen Garden’s reach in the local community, increase volume of production and ensure we are best placed for a sustainable future.

As Senior Kitchen Gardener, you will lead the kitchen garden productive team, making the kitchen garden as beautiful and bountiful as possible. You will exemplify the inclusive and encouraging culture of the gardens’ team, collaborate and lead by example with staff, volunteers and community partners. You will be creative, develop ideas, manage work lists and lead projects. Working closely with the head of gardens and community outreach manager, you will lead the kitchen garden with clear priorities to function efficiently and safely, with ambition and high presentation standards. As part of the managers’ team, you will play your part in the Fruit Garden project, developing a community orchard from a currently derelict 17th century walled garden.

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Details and salary

Responsible to: Head of Gardens 

Responsible for: Kitchen Gardener, Flower Gardener, Kitchen Garden Trainee, Kitchen Garden Volunteers 

Contract: Permanent, 35 hours per week, FTE including weekend working as part of a team rota, some evening working.

Salary: £31400 

Deadline: Closing date for applications is Friday 19 July 2024, midday. 

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