Current job vacancies

Head Gardener

Perennial’s York Gate Garden, a one-acre jewel in the arts and crafts style, preserved for public benefit and open to the visitors regularly, needs a new Head Gardener. At a time when substantial investment is planned to secure the garden’s future, this is an opportunity to make a personnel impact on the long-term success of this unique garden.

You will need high levels of professional horticultural expertise to work, directly and by inspiring staff and volunteers, in maintaining and developing the garden to the highest standards, whilst at the same time have the management and leadership skills to ensure the quality of the visitor experience and the successful use of the garden for volunteering and learning.

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Chair of the GRBS (Enterprises) Ltd Board

(Voluntary Role)

As part of the Marketing and Fundraising strategy Perennial has a trading arm, GRBS (Enterprises) Ltd. This sells cards, gifts and gardening products via an online shop, catalogues, garden shows and retail space at two gardens owned by Perennial.  The company currently has a trading turnover of c£250,000 and profits are donated to the charity to help it meet its charitable objectives.

The company has a board of Directors consisting of the Chair and Treasurer of Perennial’s Board of Trustees and the Chief Executive and Director of Marketing and Development from Perennial. The company is seeking an individual who is independent of Perennial to focus on the company.  This is an exciting time to join as they will assist with driving forward a new strategy following a review in 2016 and the integration of a new Chief Executive following the existing CE retirement after 18 years.

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