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Head of RHS Garden Bridgewater
Greater Manchester, UK
Greater Manchester
Greater Manchester
United Kingdom
circa £65,000 depending on experience
Full time
28 Sep 2018
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RHS Garden Bridgewater will be our fifth garden and marks a significant milestone in the continuing growth of the organisation within the U.K. You would be joining the RHS at the most exciting time in its 214-year history with major investments being made across the organisation for the benefit of horticulture and people. This includes a multi-million-pound investment into RHS Garden Bridgewater that will create the opportunity to develop new collections, planting combinations and landscapes for the people of Salford and to engage with many new audiences in the North-West of England.

As Head of the garden you will be responsible for building and leading the site operational team, of staff and volunteers, ensuring the smooth creation and opening of the garden in summer 2020. You will ultimately deliver an excellent visitor experience through imaginative delivery of service, effective interpretation, exciting and informative events and inspiring horticulture. The position will be both challenging and rewarding and we are looking for an exceptional leader to become the driving force behind the 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 an exciting future.

You will work closely with our Estates team who are responsible for the construction of the buildings, our Director of Horticulture and master planner (world renowned landscape architect Tom Stuart-Smith) for the creation of the garden.

To be successful in the role you will have:

- a motivational collaborative leadership style
- a “will do” attitude
- experience of exceeding visitor expectations in a similar environment
- proven track record of growing visitors and profit
- worked at a senior management level
- a wealth of ideas for attracting and delighting visitors of all ages and backgrounds
- a keen interest in horticulture and ideally with experience of opening or managing a garden


For further information and to apply please visit our website via the link and apply online.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 21 October 2018
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