A new opportunity has arisen for an experienced grounds and landscape maintenance manager to join an historic estate on a full-time permanent basis. This position would suit applicants from a hard or soft landscape background with a good understanding of the outdoors aspect of private estates and associated administrative work.
Comprising 5,000 acres of rural North Buckinghamshire countryside, this historic family-run private estate provides a wide range of service offerings to the public and businesses. This new vacancy is a hands-on role where you will be required to plan, estimate, and implement work schedules and get involved with numerous aspects of looking after the outdoors of the Estate. The successful applicant will find themselves dividing their time between working outdoors with the team on regular maintenance tasks or projects and working in the estate office to carry out necessary administration and paperwork.
The estate is a diverse operation where maintenance of the grounds and landscape is linked with the farming, let property, visitor attraction and events enterprises on the estate and as such, the successful applicant’s work will in part support the success of these departments as well as keeping the appearance of the estate to an acceptable standard.
The nature of the work is wide-ranging and diverse. The role would suit applicants with a background in grounds maintenance, landscaping, or countryside management. A blend of experience in landscape construction (hard and soft), landscape and grounds maintenance, contracts management and horticulture would suit this role. A horticultural qualification would also be beneficial. The estate’s landscape department is equipped with a range of tools and machinery and the successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring machinery is appropriately maintained. Experience of work planning and supervision of labour, as well as practical ability, is essential. Proven skill in assembling and working to budgets is desirable. Experience of project management and costing/estimating projects would be an advantage. A full driving licence and experience of operating landscape, grounds and garden machinery is essential to this role.
Reporting directly to the property owner, the Grounds Manager will be responsible for a team of three as well as for contractor supervision where necessary. Applicants with staff management supervision experience are therefore preferred.
SALARY:Circa £35,000 (Live out)
If this Grounds Manager vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Mark Read on 01233 733510 or email@example.com.
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