Senior Gardener required
Situated in 42 acres of landscaped grounds adjacent to the River Thames in Fulham, The Hurlingham Club is recognised as one of the world’s finest private member clubs. Since its opening in 1869, The Hurlingham Club’s croquet and tennis lawns, botanical gardens and stately Georgian Clubhouse – regarded as the birthplace of polo – have made it a sought-after destination for exclusive sporting and social activities.
The Grounds Team are part of the Estates Department and are made up of 29 professional and highly motivated individuals who pride themselves on the maintenance and upkeep of the prestigious grounds, including over a hectare of flowers, shrubs and ornamental lawns. It is through the efforts of the Grounds team that the Club’s members are rewarded year on year with award winning sports surfaces and stunning season changing flowerbeds.
As the Senior Gardener you will work a 39-hour week (plus compulsory 1 in 3 weekends overtime). You will work closely with the Head Gardener and the Grounds Manager on a daily basis to help lead and organise the gardens team.
This is a fixed term maternity cover role and the contract will last approximately 14 months. Start date TBC but the successful candidate will ideally be available to start working from the end of May/mid-June.
Typical duties will include:
- Deputising for the Head Gardener and attending meetings when required.
- Allocating duties to the team of Gardeners.
- To place orders and managing budgets.
- To manage the IPM systems and biological controls.
- To ensure all Gardeners are appropriately trained and carry out all duties in line with the Club’s Health & Safety Policy.
- To provide horticultural knowledge and guidance to the team of Gardeners.
- To undertake all horticultural duties to ensure that the Club gardens are maintained and developed to a high standard.
Our Ideal Candidate
Candidates will be passionate and qualified horticulturalists (minimum RHS Level 2, PA1 and PA6 Spraying Qualifications) coupled with an extensive plant knowledge. Previous experience of supervising teams and managing budgets would be advantageous. A sound knowledge of computers and IT systems is also required.
Our benefits include 23 days holidays plus Bank Holidays, life assurance, meals on duty, onsite parking, a discretionary annual bonus scheme and an annual performance pay review, along other discretionary benefits.
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