Estate Gardener required
As a key member of our growing Grounds team, you’ll be based at Eccle Riggs Hall, a historic 40-acre estate with extensive gardens on the edge of Broughton-in-Furness.
At CGP we obsess about high standards across the whole company – and our Lake District grounds and gardens are just as important as the Publishing side of our business. As a key member of our growing Grounds team, you’ll be based at Eccle Riggs Hall, a historic 40-acre estate with extensive gardens on the edge of Broughton-in-Furness.
What you’ll be doing
You’ll join a team of 17 permanent gardeners / grounds specialists who work together to look after our woodlands, parklands and private gardens across multiple properties. To be a real asset to the team, you’ll be willing to get stuck in and do whatever is necessary to ensure our grounds and gardens look lovely all year round. This will include using ride-on mowers, chainsaws, sprayers and other grounds equipment safely — training will be provided. Although not necessary, some plant knowledge will be a bonus to ensure our diverse gardens always look their best.
Who we’re looking for
The team’s No.1 priority is customer service so this will be top of your list. You’ll take great pride in everything you do and really want to please. You’ll also need to be:
Enthusiastic and disciplined in your approach
Reliable, positive and self-motivated
Flexible, helpful and approachable
An effective communicator
Given our location and the nature of the role, a driving licence is essential for this full-time role.
To apply send us your CV (and details of your current salary) with a covering letter telling us why you’d love to join CGP’s Grounds team. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to Eccle Riggs in Broughton for assessment.
Closing Date: Monday 15th August 2022
As part of this customer-focused team you’ll:
- Maintain and improve formal and informal gardens / grounds
- Work to a schedule of grass cutting and vegetation management
- Undertake spraying and pest control
- Maintain and install drainage
- Be comfortable with woodland management
- Maintain and care for tools and equipment
- Carry out routine gardens and grounds maintenance
By joining CGP, you’ll get some lovely benefits:
- 33 days’ holiday (including 8 bank holidays)
- Pension scheme
- Free leisure and golf club membership
- Healthcare cashback plan
- Cycle to work scheme . . .
- . . . and more
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