Roles at RHS Garden Bridgewater

Worsley New Hall, Off Leigh Road, Worsley, Manchester M28 2LJ

What is happening at RHS Bridgewater? 

  • RHS Bridgewater will be the fifth garden the society has opened in the UK and only the second in the north of England.
  • It covers a 154 acre site in Worsley which has been in use by aspects of the community for almost 200 years.

What kind of roles are on offer? 

  • The key areas for recruitment are Catering, Retail and Visitor Services.
  • Additional roles in Facilities, Education and Events will be required but on smaller scale.
  • All levels of experience and responsibility from Team Leaders to Entry level roles.

What are the hours and working patterns? 

  • Bridgewater will operate seasonal hours so will be open earlier and longer in the summer and later and less in the winter.
  • Although not yet set we anticipate start times to be no earlier than 8.30am and finish times to be no later than 7pm for the majority of roles.
  • The only day of full site closure will be Christmas Day so staff could be required over this period.
  • There are roles on offer for full time, part time and casual staff.

What skills and attributes are important in a candidate?

  • It’s crucial to us at RHS Bridgewater that our applicants are keen to work here at the garden and that they are able to articulate this.
  • In what are predominantly customer facing roles we’re looking for excellent communication skills and an ability to engage positively with any of our visitors.
  • Given that we’re likely to be extremely busy as we open an ability to remain calm under pressure and demonstrate flexibility would be extremely beneficial.
  • A background working in any of our key recruitment areas would, of course, also be of benefit and is certainly worth highlighting. However, attitude is likely to take precedence in areas where we are able to offer training.

What are the staff benefits? 

  • Free access to all the RHS gardens for you and a guest all year round
  • 20% discount in the onsite shop and in the restaurant outside of peak hours
  • Season ticket loans and a cycle to work scheme to support travel
  • Contributory pension scheme of up to 10%
  • Opportunities for funded apprenticeships and ongoing studies

How do I get there? 

  • Three bus routes stop on Leigh Road adjacent to the garden; 126, 132 and 35
  • The nearest train station is Walkden which is roughly one mile away/30 minutes walk
  • Unfortunately, at the moment car is the easiest way to get to the garden

How can I apply?

Find out about opportunities for working with the RHS / RHS Gardening but if you are a Salford resident you would be eligible to access the ‘Early Matching’ routeway please email for further details and information with RHS opportunities in the subject line.

This page was last updated on 18 December 2020

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