Careers at HTA

HTA Core Purpose

We help our members to flourish. 

HTA Mission Statement

On behalf of our members we promote, support and nurture our industry to ensure a robust and sustainable future. 

Our Values


Approachable, responsive and helpful, nothing is too much trouble. Enthusiastic, self-motivated and confident with a ‘can do’ attitude


Demonstrate honesty, trust, openness and respect when liaising with people. Treat everyone as an individual and be responsive to their needs.


Keen to develop and learn new skills. Welcomes change, is flexible and can adapt and deal with various demands. Pro-active, open to new ideas and encouraging of ways to continually improve.


A good communicator who listens and is able to express themselves clearly. A professional and informed approach to our members and customers. Providing specialist knowledge leading to a fulfilling experience

Be part of a dynamic organisation that represents and provides services to the horticulture industry.

We work collaboratively as one big team at the HTA and in this environment both our employees and members feel like part of a larger community. We are passionate and committed to the future of the garden industry and are fortunate to have a small team of talented, dedicated and committed employees based from our Head Office in Chilton, Oxfordshire.

Supporting our members we can offer diverse role opportunities that range from IT, Finance and other central support services to organising events such as National Plant Show, lobbying and Government Policy activities - plus so much more!

Due to the breadth of our job roles, by working for the HTA, you will be offered a fantastic opportunity to learn more about the Horticultural industry, develop yourself, be innovative and be given the ability to influence the changing landscape of the garden industry.

Our aim is to recruit and retain people with the behaviours that support our mission and who will grow with us and achieve more.

Diversity and Inclusion Statement

The HTA is fully committed to the elimination of unlawful and unfair discrimination and promotes this through its Equal Opportunities policy.

We are open and honest in recognising that there is more that the Association, its members and the Horticulture industry can do and value the differences that a diverse workforce brings. The HTA work in collaboration with other industry organisations to promote gardens and green spaces which are accessible by everyone.

Everything we do is for the benefit of our members and the focus of our activities are driven by member feedback. We are passionate and committed to the future of the garden industry.

The HTA provides information and learning for its members and offers a Diversity & Inclusion eLearning module to ensure understanding and provide best practice working.

Our aim is to recruit and retain people with the behaviours that support our mission and who will grow with us and the industry regardless of the colour of their skin, their ethnicity or their culture.

This statement announces our intention and commitment to proactively support our members and the industry to promote and embrace inclusion and diversity practices.

  • Are you interested in Horticulture and the Gardening industry?
  • Do you want to join an organisation that is innovative and a leading voice within the industry? 

We have an excellent reputation and provide our members with the opportunity to learn, be creative and network with other people within the Horticultural industry.

To find out more about our vacancies or our employee benefits please click on the links below. 

Please be aware that we have a preferred supplier list of recruitment agencies and will not deviate from this. We will not accept any applications from agencies outside of these agreements.