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at Peterborough Cathedral

Current Vacancies

Assistant Gardener (22.5hrs)

Job/Person Specification

The Cathedral is looking to recruit a part-time Assistant Gardener to become an integral part of the Estates and Facilities team. You report directly to the Head Gardener who will discuss the gardening schedules and weekly tasks with you. Your main duties will include undertaking the maintenance required for the green space of the Cathedral Precincts as well as supervising the volunteers.

The gardeners have a quantity of gardening tools and machinery available and in your role will assisting in the maintenance and servicing of the equipment in order that it is fit for purpose and safe to use. On occasions you may be working with external contractors and part of your role may require you at times to liaise with specialists such as tree surgeons and other horticultural specialists. The gardeners work within the Estates and Facilities team and from time to time may be called upon to assist with duties outside of the greenspaces. Health and Safety is paramount and therefore you will need to make sure the green spaces are safe for visitors and as a work place adhering to risk assessments, COSHH sheets and have a knowledge of PUWER.

This is a busy, physical, hands-on, outdoor role that is varied and rewarding. We aim to attract candidates who have experience in estate gardening and who are keen on ecological and sustainable gardening practices with the sensibilities in creating eco systems for both flora and fauna.

Applications should consist of a full CV, completed application form (see link below) and covering letter outlining key matching experience and rationale for applying for the post.  These should be sent by email to: 

For a confidential and informal discussion please contact the Cathedral’s Estates and Facilities Manager, Tom Küpper,, 01733 355306 


The closing date for applications is: Friday 23rd , February 2024 

Application Forms


Cathedral Application Form

Equality and Diversity Form

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