• Full Time
  • PRIVATE AD
  • Cheshire
  • Salary: £29,712 to £37,732 DOE

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Sole Gardener required

Reports to: Owner and Garden Designer.

Line management responsibility: assistant or part-time gardeners, contractors.Budget responsibility: day-to-day expenses, petty cash purchases and similar.

Knowledge, skills and experience:

  • NVQ Level 3 or equivalent, RHS Level 1, 2 or 3, HND, OND, City & Guilds.
  • At least three years relevant experience in horticulture together with 1 year’s proven supervisory experience, together with comprehensive plant knowledge.
  • Clear understanding of the relevant Health and Safety legislation, formal training in manual handling and risk assessment, a valid driving licence.

A sole gardener is sought for an exciting role on this newly developing project in Cheshire. The site consists of approximately four acres of gardens surrounding the main house, and includes parterres, pools, terraces, wisteria walks, greenhouse/kitchen gardens, and herbaceous borders. The wider grounds include mixed native and specimen woods, wildflower meadows and the historic ‘Ladies Walk’ with pools and waterfalls.

Duties will include care of the gardens; ensuring the gardens and grounds are presented to a high standard at all times. Working with the designer to continue developing the gardens and grounds. Propagation. Control of pests, diseases and plant health. Maintenance and mowing of lawns. Keeping pathways and driveways weed free. Care and basic maintenance of garden machinery and tools, As Sole Gardener, there will occasionally be a requirement for additional duties to be carried out, which will include ad hoc caretaking and house plant care.

Applicants should ideally have 3 years’ experience in horticulture, a minimum level 2 RHS qualification, PA1 and PA6 spraying certificates and a full driving license. Chainsaw certification would be advantageous but not essential. However, we are open to hearing from all levels of experience; and would welcome a candidate with less than 3 years’ experience, should you be willing to learn and grow with the role. The role requires a self-motivated individual happy to work alone. An enhanced DBS will be required. A 40-hour week is offered on a permanent basis, with a generous salary for the ideal candidate.

Most importantly, we are looking for someone of a cheerful and positive disposition, with a ‘can and will do’ attitude, to work with this young family. The role is ideally suited to someone who is looking for a permanent and long-term post.

This private advert is being managed directly by the employer. horticruitment are not involved in the hiring process and are therefore unable to share any additional information on this role. If you have any questions regarding this position, the best course of action is to apply for the job which will open a line of communication with the employer.

If you would like to view more information on the Professional Gardeners Guild, please click here and the Royal Horticultural Society, please click here

For more gardener roles please click here

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JOB Ref: EC62162

Sole Gardener

  • Full Time PRIVATE AD
  • £29,712 to £37,732 DOE
  • Cheshire

Sole Gardener required

Reports to: Owner and Garden Designer.

Line management responsibility: assistant or part-time gardeners, contractors.Budget responsibility: day-to-day expenses, petty cash purchases and similar.

Knowledge, skills and experience:

  • NVQ Level 3 or equivalent, RHS Level 1, 2 or 3, HND, OND, City & Guilds.
  • At least three years relevant experience in horticulture together with 1 year’s proven supervisory experience, together with comprehensive plant knowledge.
  • Clear understanding of the relevant Health and Safety legislation, formal training in manual handling and risk assessment, a valid driving licence.

A sole gardener is sought for an exciting role on this newly developing project in Cheshire. The site consists of approximately four acres of gardens surrounding the main house, and includes parterres, pools, terraces, wisteria walks, greenhouse/kitchen gardens, and herbaceous borders. The wider grounds include mixed native and specimen woods, wildflower meadows and the historic ‘Ladies Walk’ with pools and waterfalls.

Duties will include care of the gardens; ensuring the gardens and grounds are presented to a high standard at all times. Working with the designer to continue developing the gardens and grounds. Propagation. Control of pests, diseases and plant health. Maintenance and mowing of lawns. Keeping pathways and driveways weed free. Care and basic maintenance of garden machinery and tools, As Sole Gardener, there will occasionally be a requirement for additional duties to be carried out, which will include ad hoc caretaking and house plant care.

Applicants should ideally have 3 years’ experience in horticulture, a minimum level 2 RHS qualification, PA1 and PA6 spraying certificates and a full driving license. Chainsaw certification would be advantageous but not essential. However, we are open to hearing from all levels of experience; and would welcome a candidate with less than 3 years’ experience, should you be willing to learn and grow with the role. The role requires a self-motivated individual happy to work alone. An enhanced DBS will be required. A 40-hour week is offered on a permanent basis, with a generous salary for the ideal candidate.

Most importantly, we are looking for someone of a cheerful and positive disposition, with a ‘can and will do’ attitude, to work with this young family. The role is ideally suited to someone who is looking for a permanent and long-term post.

This private advert is being managed directly by the employer. horticruitment are not involved in the hiring process and are therefore unable to share any additional information on this role. If you have any questions regarding this position, the best course of action is to apply for the job which will open a line of communication with the employer.

If you would like to view more information on the Professional Gardeners Guild, please click here and the Royal Horticultural Society, please click here

For more gardener roles please click here

Tagged as: Sole Gardener

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You can apply to this job and others using your online resume. Click the link below to submit your online resume and email your application to this employer.

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