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Head of Site

Location: Woking, Surrey, United Kingdom
Salary: circa £70k

The Royal Horticultural Society has been the force behind gardening for more than 200 years, and today our aim is to enrich everyone’s life through plants and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place. Our Gardens are a key part of this vision, and are amongst the finest in the country, showcasing the best in horticulture, as well as being centres of learning and major visitor destinations, visited by over 2 million visitors a year.

RHS Garden Wisley is currently going through an exciting change programme of £60m+ capital investment which will create world class welcome buildings, catering facilities and a Centre for Horticultural Science and Learning which will establish RHS Garden Wisley as the premier horticultural visitor destination in the UK.

As of Head of RHS Garden Wisley you will be responsible for delivering an excellent customer experience, ensuring we maintain growth by increasing engagement and delivering a strong financial performance to deliver our charitable aims. Your core focus will be the visitor experience (through imaginative delivery of service, interpretation, events and engagement). The position will be both challenging and rewarding and we are looking for an exceptional person to become the driving force behind continued operational and commercial success of the garden. You will have one eye firmly on the day to day but will be also adept at planning and delivering the future. You will spearhead a culture of positive improvement, with a ‘can do’ attitude and motivational leadership style.

You will have a keen interest in horticulture, experience in working with visitors and customers in a similar or related environment, worked within a senior management team on strategic planning and have a wealth of ideas on attracting and delighting visitors of all ages and backgrounds. Experience of working on HLF funded projects would be an advantage. An inclusive approach to working and a desire to maintain the existing supportive environment for our staff will help to provide you with the resources you need to be successful in this role.

How to apply
For further information about the role and details on how to apply please click on ‘apply now’.
The closing date for applications is Friday 7 July 2017.
First interviews will take place at RHS Garden Wisley on Thursday 20 July 2017.


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