Salary circa £70,000

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 among the finest in the country, showcasing the best in horticulture, as well as being centres of learning and major visitor destinations.

RHS Garden Wisley is the flagship garden of the RHS, attracting more than one million visitors a year. The garden is currently going through an exciting programme of change with £60 million+ capital investment, which will create world-class Welcome Buildings, catering facilities and a Centre for Horticultural Science and Learning, establishing RHS Garden Wisley as the premier horticultural visitor destination in the UK.

As of Head of Site, you will be responsible for leading a team of site managers and ensuring the smooth operation of the garden, delivering an excellent 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 leader 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 also be adept at planning and delivering the future.

To be successful in the role you will have:

  • A motivational leadership style
  • A ‘can do’ attitude
  • Experience in working with visitors in a similar or related environment
  • Worked within a senior management team on strategic planning
  • A wealth of ideas for attracting and delighting visitors of all ages and backgrounds
  • A keen interest in horticulture
  • Experience of working on HLF funded projects would be an advantage

How to apply

Please apply online.

No agencies please

The closing date for applications is Friday 8 September 2017.

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