Irish Seed Savers Association (ISSA) are seeking to hire a Head Gardener to manage ISSA’s Heritage Seed Gardens and to work in collaboration with the Seed Bank team for the planning, growing, maintenance and harvesting of heritage seed crops.

Playing a key role within our renowned conservation organisation, the Head Gardener holds overall responsibility for the maintenance and development of the Heritage Seed Gardens, including the management of garden staff and resources. As part of the management team, the Head Gardener will work in cooperation with colleagues at ISSA to advance our work in finding, protecting, and sharing for use Ireland’s food crop heritage.

For further information and job specification please click on the link below:

ISSA Head Gardener Job Spec

To apply: Please send a cover letter and CV to

Closing date for applications: Thursday 27th September 2023.