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Lead Gardener

Wycombe Abbey SchoolBuckinghamshire

Wycombe Abbey is an independent girls boarding school situated in the centre of High Wycombe in its own grounds of 170 acres. It is a conservation area and is listed in the Register of Parks and Gardens by English Heritage. Whilst most of the grounds are given over to parkland, woodland or school buildings, there are important areas of shrub borders which complements the buildings and grounds. The School has an international reputation for excellence of education and this policy extends to the management of its grounds and gardens.

Reporting to the Head of Grounds and Gardens, the Lead Gardener will be responsible for the design, implementation, upkeep and maintenance of gardens and flower beds within the school grounds.

The successful applicant will have a dedicated interest and enthusiasm for gardening with a sound knowledge of gardening techniques and methods. City & Guilds Land Based Services (formerly NPTC) qualifications are essential as well as proven ability to design, implement and maintain flower beds. NVQ Level 4 or equivalent and knowledge and understanding of landscaping are desirable.

Hours of work: Monday to Friday 7.30am – 3.45pm and every third Saturday 7.30am – 11.30am. Occasional weekend work will be required to meet demand.

To apply, please complete an application form for Support Staff, found on our website and return to Human Resources via

Closing date: 12 noon on 3 February 2021.

Wycombe Abbey School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

We are an equal opportunities employer. Registered Charity No. 310638