Volunteering and Jobs
Salary dependent on experience.
Full time: Monday to Friday 8.00am – 4.30pm
Accommodation may be available for the appropriate candidate
Lamport Hall & Gardens
Lamport Hall & Gardens are the heart of a rural estate in Northamptonshire. The gardens cover approximately 10 acres and include lawns, herbaceous borders, a walled cutting garden full of perennials, an orchard and vegetable garden. Surrounding the hall and gardens is an extensive park which will also require some maintenance.
The gardens are regularly open to visitors and also host regular events so it is important that they are maintained to a high standard.
Undertake a full range of practical horticultural work to develop and protect the garden, and contribute to the delivery of projects that enhance the garden.
Ensure the highest standards of conservation, horticulture and visitor experience.
Work on projects outside of gardening for example helping other staff set up for events and working alongside others at events.
Knowledge, Skills & Experience Needed
Significant practical experience in horticulture, possibly supported with relevant qualifications
Excellent knowledge of plants and horticultural techniques
Some knowledge of historic landscapes
Competent with the use and maintenance of garden machinery including chainsaws, tractors, hedge trimmers, pedestrian and ride on mowers
Knowledge of relevant health and safety legislation and practice
Good verbal communication skills
To apply: Please send a CV and covering letter to Mark Herrod on email@example.com
Application deadline: 24th December 2021. Interviews January 2022.
Volunteering at Lamport Hall
We have a variety of volunteering roles available at the Hall including Hall tour guides, Hall room stewards, garden and estate history guides, front of house roles, tearoom and events support.
If you would be interested in discussing volunteering further, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for an application form.