JOB DETAILS: Experienced Gardener (Live out)
An exciting career and lifestyle opportunity has arisen for a skilled Gardener to work in the gardens of a historic property on Inchydoney Island in West Cork, Ireland. The property is situated in a secluded location benefitting from the gulf stream and is a couple of minutes walk to the beautiful Inchydoney beach. It is also within walking distance of the award winning town of Clonakilty; a friendly, welcoming town with a great community spirit and plenty to do including a vibrant music scene.
The property consists of 33 acres of natural landscape, formal and informal planting. Thanks to the mild coastal climate, an incredibly large variety of plants are being grown including some unusual and rare specimens. Its most important feature is a recently restored 2 acre walled garden with its dry stone terracing, glasshouses, cold frames, potting sheds and ponds. The layout includes a flower/vegetable/fruit production garden, Italian garden, rose garden, exotic borders and informal wildlife pond. Other features of the property include lawns, mixed borders, several ponds, a saltwater lagoon, woodlands, courtyard garden, wild flower meadows and beehives.
Reporting to the Head Gardener, you will assist in all the duties required for the care, maintenance and development of the gardens. This includes propagation, vegetable and flower production and greenhouse management. You would be expected to deputise for the Head Gardener in his absence and, over time, have developed sufficient skills in organisation, planning and people management to be in a position to take on the Head Gardener role full time should the opportunity arise.
You should have a minimum RHS Level 2 or similar qualification, with sound horticultural and plant knowledge. A commitment to wildlife-friendly and sustainable garden practices is essential. You must possess good interpersonal and communication skills, show attention to detail, manage your time efficiently and have a working knowledge of health and safety standards. A full clean driving licence is essential. This is a full-time live-out position with attractive remuneration based on experience. Assistance with relocation can be available to the successful applicant
SALARY RANGE: €27,000 to €31,000 Dependent on Experience
LOCATION: Inchydoney Island, Clonakilty, West Cork, Ireland