An exciting opportunity has arisen for a skilled Experienced Gardener to work within a beautiful private estate near Egham, Surrey. The position is full time, permanent and would suit a friendly and knowledgeable all rounded gardener that holds experience in maintaining gardens to an incredibly high standard.
The estate covers approximately 30-acres and is home to multiple properties and formal gardens of the highest quality. Elements within the gardens include two rose gardens, extensive herbaceous borders, boxed hornbeam hedging, topiary yew, formal lawns and a stunning 100 metre water feature. The owners have recently extended the estate and therefore now require an additional gardener to help with the maintenance and development of the gardens. This is an excellent opportunity for a knowledgeable Experienced Gardener to work on a beautiful private estate and become part of a friendly team.
The ideal candidate will be a true plantsperson, have good plant identification and knowledge of the seasons. Applicants should ideally have a minimum level 2 horticultural qualification and have previous experience working on a private estate. PA1/PA6 spraying, experience of driving ride on mowers, knowledge of irrigation systems and driving licence are also essential for this role. Other requirements for the role are good communications skills and a real passion for horticulture. The Experienced Gardener should be happy to work outside in all weathers, have the drive to get the job done to a high standard and a have a vision for maintaining and enhancing the garden as required. The successful applicant will be expected to hold knowledge in the operation of a wide range of garden machinery and have good craft skills. Candidates must be presentable, positive in their approach to the job at hand, physically fit, be able to manage your time efficiently, and be able to apply excellent attention to detail at all times.
Working hours for this role are 0800 – 1600 with a 5 consecutive day working week, which may require a Saturday or a Sunday subject to agreed rota and requirement. Annual leave is 28 days with no entitlement to bank holidays.
As part of the recruitment process, candidates will be required to undertake 2 trial days within the gardens so the Experienced Gardener can interact with the team and showcase their skills. Please note the successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check at the employers cost and signing of a Non-Disclosure Agreement is conditional.
SALARY: Up to £30,000 depending on experience
JOB No: EC59144
If this Experienced Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Tom Little on 01233 733510 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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