An exceptional opportunity has arisen for a motivated and dedicated gardener at a large private estate in Highgate, North London. The position is initially a 6-month contract with the potential to become a full time permanent role.
The estate extends to 11 acres and is one of London’s biggest private gardens. The garden consists of a lake, a variety of mature and young trees, shrubs, herbaceous perennials, extensive lawns and a large water feature.
The successful candidate will join a team of eight and working closely with the head gardener they will develop and maintain the garden to a high horticultural standard. Responsibilities will include planting, pruning, soil cultivation and bed preparation, mulching, propagation, weeding and lawn care. Our client is looking for candidates who are enthusiastic, flexible, responsible and proactive, and have a high sense of integrity and discretion. A hands-on approach and meticulous attention to detail are also essential qualities.
In addition, the horticultural side, the gardener would be required to assist in maintaining the garden structures such as sheds, fences, pathways (including leaf blowing and power washing) and ensure all garden machinery are properly cared for.
Good plant knowledge and all-round horticultural skills is required, and it would be preferable but not essential for applicants to hold a recognised horticultural qualification. Experience of working in a large garden of a similar nature would also be advantageous. PA1/PA6 spraying certificates and chainsaw certificates would be desirable, though not essential as training can be provided if necessary. Ability to operate and maintain a range of garden machinery and good knowledge of irrigation systems would be an advantage.
Applicants will have the opportunity to develop their skills and experience in a garden which is maintained to the highest aesthetic and horticultural standards. Some weekend work and extra hours may be required from time to time.
SALARY: £21,000-£24,000 depending on experience
LOCATION: Highgate, North London
JOB No: EC28237
If this Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sara Yassin on 01233 733510 or email@example.com.
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