Plant Propagator - Gibraltar Botanic Gardens

The Gibraltar Botanic Gardens were established in 1991 in a public garden that was inaugurated in 1816. It is therefore a historic garden that combines features of cultural heritage and a thriving collection of plants from throughout the world, with a strong emphasis on succulent and Mediterranean floras.

  • The primary functions of this post are to:
  • Propagate, establish and maintain plants at the gardens’ nursery
  • Prepare plants for use throughout the gardens, in conservation and research
  • Assist with the planning of living plant collections
  • Assist in the detailed cataloging of plants for databasing
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of the gardens’ seed bank
  • Support the provision of training to staff and trainees
  • Carry out and other works or duties around the gardens as may be necessary

Salary: £25,000 per annum

This is a demanding and skilled role. Previous professional experience in plant propagation is essential. Candidates should ideally have three years relevant practical experience and have attained an RHS Level 3 certificate or NVQ level 3 & 4 and PA1, PA6. An interest in Mediterranean plants and succulents is desirable for this role. However, training can be provided for the right candidate with a sound horticultural background. Candidates should be able to show a genuine interest in plant propagation and a willingness to learn.

Interested parties should email their C.V. and covering letter to Teresa De Bank at tdebank@gibraltargardens.gi. The closing date for applications is Friday 22nd November 2019. Interviews are normally held in Gibraltar but can be conducted via Skype if necessary.