Vegetable Gardener

Location
Cambridgeshire
Salary
c. £18,500 per annum
Posted
22 Dec 2016
Closes
22 Jan 2017
Function
Gardening Jobs
Hours
Full Time

Vegetable Gardener

Croxton Park Estate, Cambridgeshire

We currently have a vacancy for an enthusiastic and hard working individual. Capable of working within a small team and able to use initiative, applicants should be motivated and have a genuine passion for organic growing.

Croxton Park is a private estate dating back to the Doomsday Book. It is located 4 miles east of St Neots, Cambridgeshire and comprises of 500ac mixed organic farm with beef cattle and sheep, 150ac of mixed species woodland used to supply a biomass district heating system, 12ac of formal gardens and a number of rental properties.

We are looking for someone to maintain a productive 1 acre fenced vegetable garden and assist with the maintenance of the ornamental gardens at other times.  The vegetable garden contains raised beds, fruit cages, fruit trees and two greenhouses.

Responsibilities include:

Raise high quality fruit and vegetables using organic methods to supply the owners of the estate and local restaurants

Work with the Estate Manager to develop new customer relationships

Assist the Head Gardener in maintaining formal ornamental gardens including tasks such as tree pruning etc.

In quieter months undertake general estate work such as fencing maintenance and repairs, woodland and hedgerow  management, road maintenance and repairs.

Qualifications / experience:

Applicants should hold a formal qualification

A number of years experience growing vegetables preferably using organic methods. Experience using and maintaining horticultural machinery

Tractor & chainsaw licence desirable

Remuneration would be c. £18,500 per annum with 25 days holiday entitlement plus bank holidays. Single person accommodation is available and more details will be available upon application.

Eligible candidates in the first instance should express their interest and include their CV to hello@croxton-park.com

Short-listed candidates will be invited for interview. This is a full-time permanent position.