Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
Location idverde UK, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
Job Reference RAF0007831
Salary Up to £35,000
Job Type Permanent

Head Gardener - Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Who Are We Looking For?

Idverde is on a quest to find an exceptional Head Gardener to lead the horticultural efforts at the iconic Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, a living monument to the triumphs of the London 2012 Olympic Games. We seek a hands-on individual with an unparalleled passion for botanical beauty and a reverence for the park’s rich history and cultural significance. As the guardian of this storied landscape, you’ll have the opportunity to leave your mark on a legacy that transcends sport, shaping the future of one of the world’s most celebrated green spaces. Join us and become a part of history in the making, where every bloom tells a tale of inspiration and endurance.

Who Are We?

Idverde is a leading provider of landscaping and environmental services, committed to excellence in every project we undertake. Teaming up with the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, we strive to uphold the highest standards of horticultural care and sustainability, contributing to the beauty and vibrancy of this modern and multi-cultural urban space.

Are You What We Are Looking For?

If you are a qualified, passionate and experienced Head Gardener with an HND in Horticulture or equivalent, and if you have a portfolio showcasing your design experience in herbaceous perennial and display meadow planting, we want to hear from you. The ideal candidate should possess strong leadership skills, effective communication abilities, and a dedication to exceeding customer expectations.

Main Duties:

As the Head Gardener, you will be responsible for:

  • Overseeing day-to-day horticultural tasks on the London 2012 Gardens and parklands.
  • Managing and leading a team to ensure efficient delivery of horticultural services.
  • Maintaining a positive relationship with clients and customers, exceeding their expectations.
  • Promoting company services and maintaining a professional image.
  • Planning and organising work schedules to meet contractual obligations.
  • Ensuring compliance with health and safety regulations and company policies.
  • Implementing innovative practices to enhance service delivery and environmental sustainability.

Join us in shaping the future of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and be part of a team dedicated to maintaining its legacy as a world-class urban space.


  • Competitive salary up to £35,000.
  • Pension scheme.
  • A range of flexible benefits, including retail discounts, volunteering policies, and financial wellbeing support.
  • Refer a friend - £500 for every successful candidate employed.
  • Access to our Health and Wellbeing Support Programme (EAP).
  • Annual and monthly colleague recognition schemes with rewards.