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JOB Ref: EC42252

Maintenance Gardener

  • Full Time Live Out
  • Circa £24,000 DOE
  • West Sussex

A rare opportunity has arisen on a stunning private estate located close to Littlehampton, West Sussex, for an experienced grounds person/maintenance gardener.  This position would suit presentable and time-served maintenance gardener with demonstrable experience of working on private estate gardens.

The property spans 50-acres in total, of which 15-acres is managed as a formal garden.  Large expanses of lawn are interspersed with mature trees, areas of ornamental shrubs, potted plants/trees, herbaceous borders and sculptures.  A separate cottage is also located within the estate, with its own garden areas.  The majestic main house provides a focus for the estate, which benefits from views across the garden and to the paddocks beyond.

Two part-time gardeners ensure the ornamental planting aspect of the site is maintained on an on-going basis.  The new opening will therefore require the successful candidate to take responsibility for the general maintenance of the gardens and estate, i.e. mowing, strimming, leaf blowing, hedge cutting, pest control, weeding and other basic horticultural practices.

Applicants should have a demonstrable background in horticulture and possess a good level of competency in the operation and basic maintenance of garden machinery.  Experience with garden maintenance equipment (including ride-on mowers) is essential, as is the ability to manage your own time efficiently.  Academic horticultural qualifications are beneficial but not essential, as are spray certificates (PA1/PA6).  Candidates must be presentable, positive in their approach to the job at hand, physically fit, and be able to apply excellent attention to detail at all times.

In return for your commitment to the role and the estate, an hourly rate of pay is offered; £11.67/hr over a 40 hour week, with a statutory pension scheme.  Seasonal variation in work hours may apply during periods of very hot or cold weather, for example, as expected.

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced maintenance gardener to work on a beautiful private estate in a sought-after part of the country, on a permanent full-time basis.

SALARY:  Circa £24,000 per annum depending on experience

LOCATION:  Littlehampton, West Sussex

JOB No:  EC42252

If this Maintenance Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sophie Sharpe on 01233 733510 or

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Tagged as: Live Out, Maintenance Gardener

Sophie Sharpe