Junior Gardener required
A gardener is sought after for a large private estate garden situated in an area of outstanding beauty close to Henley on Thames.
The formal gardens of about 3 acres which surround the main house, contain a rose garden, large areas of fine lawn, hedging and topiary, a small orchard and kitchen garden as well as a glasshouse used for growing cut flowers and tomatoes. There are also paddocks and parkland plus associated buildings. The whole estate totals about 60 acres.
The owners are currently seeking a full-time gardener to join their gardening team working under the direction of the Estate Manager/Head Gardener. Good practical skills and plant knowledge would be advantageous, but candidates who are at the earlier stages of their gardening career would also be welcome. The diverse nature of the gardens and estate offers an outstanding opportunity for someone who is keen to learn and develop their craft and gardening skills.
Your duties will include maintenance of the main and associated gardens and paddocks. Care of the formal lawns, hedge trimming, maintenance of the borders and planting. You must also be willing to turn your hand to other more general tasks as required.
The owners are keen to promote a friendly and rewarding working environment, so it is important that you have a positive attitude, with good communication skills and are able to get on well with all other staff members.
The working hours are generally 7.30am to 4pm with a 30min lunch break, however some flexibility may be required. Due to the rural location of the property it is essential that you have your own transport.
Our client is open to considering applications from candidates who are at the early stage of their gardening career who are keen to learn and develop their craft gardening skills.
SALARY: £20,000-£24,000 depending on experience
LOCATION: Henley on Thames
JOB No: EC9909
If this Junior Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sara Yassin on 01233 733510 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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