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JOB Ref: EC16378

Head Gardener

A fabulous opportunity has arisen for an experienced and knowledgeable Head Gardener to join a large private estate in Gloucestershire.

The position is for a permanent, full time Head Gardener to maintain and develop the established gardens around the main house and the gardens of the estate properties.  The gardens are made up of formal hedges and borders, kitchen garden, pools and waterfalls, orchards and wild meadow areas.

The Head Gardener will work closely with the family and a leading garden designer to generate and develop ideas and assist with the design and landscaping of the areas around the estate and the tenants’ gardens.  He / She will be responsible for providing year-round plants for the house and estate properties. As the role will be both hands on and admin focused, duties will also include implementing and managing annual work schedules, planting records and other computer-based admin.

The Head Gardener will be supported by a small team, who also look after the wider estate. As a team, they would be required to maintain the gardens to a high horticultural standard as well as manage the glasshouses and kitchen garden.

The successful candidate should hold suitable horticultural qualifications combined with excellent plant and tree knowledge. Spraying certificates and COSHH are required for the role as well as the ability to operate a range of garden machinery. A full UK driving licence is essential. Chainsaw operation and tickets to drive powered access would be an advantage.

The ideal candidate will have an entrepreneurial flair to drive the team and business to expand the gardening services to others in the village. Someone who is positive, pro-active with a can-do approach and has great attention to detail. He / She will be trustworthy, committed and a good communicator, with an open and honest approach.

A competitive salary is provided for the right candidate and accommodation can be provided if required. The working hours are 40 hours per week and annual leave is 21 days (excluding bank holidays).

SALARY: £28,000 – £30,000 depending on experience

LOCATION: Gloucestershire

JOB No: EC16378

If this Head Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sara Yassin on 01233 733510 or

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Head Gardener vacancy.  Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications that we receive, it is not possible to respond to everyone.  Therefore, unless you hear from us within the next 14 days, your application for this Head Gardener vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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Recruitment Specialist Sara Yassin