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JOB Ref: EC14704

Sole Gardener

A rare opportunity has arisen for a multi-skilled and experienced sole gardener to join a beautiful 26- acre family estate near Burton on Trent, Staffordshire.  This is a full-time permanent position, that would suit candidates with drive and creativity to develop and manage the gardens to a high horticultural standard.

The property is set in 26 acres and is made up of 20 acres of paddocks and grazing land plus 6 acres of formal gardens. Also, as part of the estate there is a 100 -acre woodland area. The formal gardens have recently been re-landscaped, and the owners are looking to invest in their garden. They require an experience gardener with a passion for development to redevelop the garden.

The garden currently consists of a kitchen garden with ornamental trees and box hedges, an orchard with apple trees, extensive lawns, a variety of mature trees and a small patch of roses that the owners would like to develop further. An area of focus for the role will be creating and planting flower beds and borders to bring colour to the garden.

The successful applicant will have demonstrable experience in all areas of private estate gardening/horticulture and estate maintenance.  Although the more technical aspects of this role will be horticulturally focussed, the position will involve additional hands-on duties such as assisting with general estate DIY, patio washing, etc.

Applicants must have excellent plant knowledge, ideally hold a level 2 or above horticultural qualification, excellent attention to detail and a methodological approach to their work.  Demonstrable experience in the above areas is essential, as is competency in the operation and basic farm and garden machinery; ride-on and pedestrian mowers, hedge cutters, strimmers, blowers, chainsaws etc.  Spraying qualifications (PA1/PA6) and chainsaw certification would be an advantage and a full UK driving licence is essential.

Good physical fitness is important, and applicants must be tidy in their work, presentable, positive in attitude and a good team player. This is an excellent opportunity for a self-motivated gardener with the experience, knowledge and enjoys developing a garden to a high standard.

SALARY:       £28,000 – £32,000 depending on experience

LOCATION:  Near Burton on Trent, Staffordshire

JOB No:          EC14704

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Recruitment Specialist Sara Yassin