Monday, October 10, 2011



Chester Zoo is one of the UK’s leading Zoological Gardens, with many horticultural features, gardens, and greenhouses in our 100 acre site. An exciting opportunity has arisen within the horticultural team, to assist in all aspects of the department’s work.

The successful candidate will develop and maintain a wide range of horticultural features and activities within the Animal and Plant Division and the wider zoo environment, in support of the zoo’s mission. They will use horticultural skills and knowledge to support the zoo’s mission in active conservation and by communicating that knowledge to other people e.g. the public, students and outside organisations when required.

The successful candidate will have a minimum of NVQ level 2 in Horticulture and proven practical experience. They will have the ability to operate a wide range of horticultural machinery and equipment efficiently and safely. They will have a wide range of horticultural skills and practices including; propagation, growing from seed to planting out, care and cultivation of plants and knowledge of soil types. They will have good communication skills. The successful candidate will have a full driving licence.

The successful candidate will ideally have a PA1 and PA6 spraying certificate. They will have an understanding of environmental and conservation issues. They will ideally have knowledge of lawn maintenance.

Salary is £14,171 rising to £15,745 after satisfactory completion of the 6 month probationary period.

For details on how to apply, please visit .

The closing date is Friday, 21st October 2011.


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