The Trust currently has a vacancy for a Head Gardener.

Would you like to work outdoors in a beautiful local park, as part of a small team or sometimes by yourself and become an integral part of the friendly Highfield Park community?

This job might be just the one for you!

Vacancy for Head Gardener

We are looking for a Head Gardener to lead a small team maintaining the park on a day-to-day basis, reporting to the Park Manager. Ideally you should have previous parks / countryside management / sportsturf experience and worked in a similar role.

Salary range: up to £26,000

This is a full time post (37 hours a week).

Benefits: 25 days annual leave entitlement plus bank holidays, 7% employer pension contribution, sick pay, uniform, on-site parking.

Click here for the Head Gardener Job Description

Please apply to Richard Bull at by completing an application form or sending in your C.V. and covering letter. Please also complete and return a Privacy Acknowledgement form (pdf or Word).

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There is no fixed closing date for applications, but the Trust reserves the right to close applications if the position is filled

Interview date: a convenient date for the Trust and candidate will be arranged as soon as possible.

If you have any queries, please email us at or phone 01727 847242.


We are always keen to welcome new volunteers to help in maintaining the park both individuals and corporate. More information is available by clicking on the following link Volunteering


The Trust can appoint up to 13 Trustees including representatives from both St Albans District Council and Colney Heath Parish Council. We currently have 13 trustees so there are no vacancies, however, if you are interested in being considered should a vacancy arise, please send a covering letter and CV to us at the Highfield Park Visitor Centre or email and we will note your interest.

We ask that you live locally and have an interest in the Park.

The Board of Trustees meets six times a year although Trustees are encouraged to progress the aims and objectives of the Trust by supporting one or more working groups, which meet as required.

This might be an opportunity to gain Board level experience working with an enthusiastic team or you may have that experience already and have the time to share your experience with others.

For more information on the role of a Trustee please click here

NEW – Trustee (Conservation) needed for details on this role please click here