Job opportunities

Dove Cottage Gardener

£9 per hour

300 hours a year

The Wordsworth Trust is looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Gardener to maintain and develop Dove Cottage Garden in keeping with the Wordsworths’ philosophy, layout, planting and use as we make profound changes to our site and activities in time to celebrate the 250th anniversary of William Wordsworth’s birthday in 2020.  In return, we can offer flexible working opportunities, a personal pension scheme, free on-site parking and staff discounts, as well as the opportunity to work in a friendly environment right in the heart of Wordsworth Country.

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Deadline: noon on 15 March 2019

 

Moss Hut 2020 Project Coordinator

The Wordsworth Trust is looking to appoint a Project Coordinator to manage and develop engagement with an international mass outreach project – ‘Moss Hut 2020’ – as part of Reimagining Wordsworth, our major redevelopment funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Inspired by the moss hut that William and Dorothy Wordsworth created in the garden above Dove Cottage, the project will encourage organisations, schools and businesses to join in the celebration of Wordsworth’s 250th birthday on 7th April 2020 by creating their own moss huts as havens for wellbeing, creativity and connection with others.

Written applications will be assessed against the following key criteria:

  • Track record and experience of working on similar heritage or arts projects.
  • Response to the specific requirements of the brief.
  • Proposed methodology.
  • Proposed budget.
  • Capacity, including the provision of back-up in the event of illness or other circumstances

The project will commence in April 2019, with deadlines for delivering on the key outcomes by March 2021.

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Deadline: noon on 25 March 2019

 

External Client Representative

The Wordsworth Trust is looking to appoint an External Client Representative. This role will support the Estate manager in fulfilment of his duties as main Client Representative for the ‘Reimagining Wordsworth’ Project, for our major redevelopment taking place between 2019-2020. A brief for this role is attached. This outlines responsibilities for ensuring the delivery of the project to the specified standards and for maintaining the integrity and coherence of the related standards, quality, and processes – and for approval of compliance to such standards and processes.

Fee Proposals will be assessed against the following key criteria:

  1. Track record and experience of similar projects
  2. Response to the specific requirements of the brief
  3. Proposed budget

The project will commence in March 2019, with deadlines for delivering on the key outcomes by April 2020.

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Deadline: 11 March 2019

 

Traineeship

We currently have two trainee opportunities, click here to find out more.