We seek suitable applications for the position of Head Gardener on a private gated residential development in Southwest London.
The 12-acre arts and crafts influenced gardens still has remnants dating back to the late 18th Century and forms one of the largest private gardens in London. There are extensive lawns and pathways, as well as many planted borders, shrubberies, yew hedges, woodland, cherry trees, a sunken garden surrounding a formal pond as well as a fruit orchard the gardens are regularly assessed in order to plan their future development and improvement.
As Head Gardener you will lead and manage a small team of up to 4 full time and 1 part time gardeners, in ensuring that the gardens are maintained to a high standard throughout the year, as well as helping to shape the future of the gardens as part of the long-term development plan.
Applicants must be qualified to a minimum of RHS Level 3/4 Horticulture or equivalent, with a good working knowledge of plants, combined with good all-round craft gardening skills and experience of working with a wide range of garden machinery. You should also hold PA1/6 sprayers certificates and have good IT skills. He/she will be a self-starter able to plan and prioritise daily workloads and come with previous experience of managing a small team. Excellent man management skills are essential in order to ensure that you develop an effective team able to produce top quality work. It is also important that you have a good understanding of relevant health and safety legislation, with the ability to carry out risk assessments. A current full driving licence is essential.
Accommodation is 1 bedroom with all bills paid. You will be expected to share emergency weekend duty with the estate manager i.e: every other weekend.
SALARY: £35,000 – £40,000 DOE
LOCATION: Southwest London
JOB No: EC30235
If this Head Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sara Yassin on 01233 733510 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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