Working at The Garden

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A major cultural development project, The Alnwick Garden is the largest tourist attraction in Northumberland. The Garden brings employment, education and a broader economic base to this rural area.

As a constantly evolving organisation, the working environment at The Garden is a dynamic one. There’s lots to do, and we always question how best to do things, welcome new ideas and try to take a fresh and innovative approach. Our motto is, "only dead fish swim with the stream".

Most jobs here involve dealing with visitors, or potential visitors, and so The Garden is dedicated to the highest standards of customer service; we are all ambassadors for the project. Attitude and aptitude can be more important than lots of experience. In some roles we can offer real flexibility, and there are opportunities for people with all kinds of needs.


Job Description

Administrative Assistant
Fixed term contract until 31st March 2015
The Alnwick Garden is looking for an Administrative Assistant on a fixed term contract until 31st March 2015.
Zero hour contract 9:30am - 5:00pm Monday and Friday, 9:30 - 3:30pm Saturday and Sunday with additional hours to cover holidays and busy times when needed.
Applicants must be computer literate, have good telephone manner and experience of working in a customer service environment
Rate of pay in accordance with position.

Closing Date Friday 3rd October 2014

Candidates must complete an application form and sent to Sue Broster, Gardeners Cottage, The Alnwick Garden, Denwick Lane, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 1YU or email

Application forms can be downloaded below. 

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Work experience, training and internships

The Alnwick Garden offers a range of work experience, training and internship opportunities. If you would like to spend time working with our team. Below is the application form and equal opportunities form, both of which can be downloaded.
Application form

Equal Opportunities form

If you require further information you can write to

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The Alnwick Garden is more than a garden, it is a registered charity that places people at its heart, whether they be individuals or part of a community. As well as standing for contemporary gardening excellence, The Garden stimulates change through play, learning, the arts, healthy activity, addressing disability and the economic renaissance of a rural community.

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