Head Gardener

Paris, Ile-de-France
Depending on experience up to £30k
09 Jan 2017
09 Feb 2017
Full Time
Contract Type

We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced horticulturalist in the key role of Head Gardener for the renovation and development of a neglected 4 acre garden attached to a historic townhouse 30 miles from Paris.

Ideally we are looking for a couple happy to relocate to France and embrace a new life in an exquisite French town, over and above anyone bristling with qualifications. The partner would be housekeeper.

About the role

In the gardens you will be expected to take forward restoration projects working closely with a UK based Garden Designer.

An emphasis, in the first summer, will be made on a productive potager and cutting garden so experience of heritage fruit and vegetable production and pruning will be essential.

You will be expected to provide delicious home grown vegetables, salads and fruit and cut flowers in summer

About you

We are looking with someone with:

  • Horticultural experience with a knowledge of and passion for trees, plants and landscapes, fruit and vegetables
  • Spoken French
  • Minimum level 3 Diploma in horticulture
  • A desire for a strong working relationship with the designer and owner

The package‚Ä®

Salary to be discussed depending on experience

The position is offered with accommodation comprising of a 2/3 bedroom semi-detached house and oil-fired central heating.

Work in one of the most beautiful, iconic and unique locations in the Ile de France

Understanding of managing budgets and working within financial targets

Please include your answers to the following in your application:

  • Do you hold a recognised horticultural qualification? Yes/No
  • Do you have estate management skills or experience? Yes/No

  • Do you have experience of growing vegetables? Yes/No

  • Do you have a driving licence and your own vehicle? Yes/No

Contract Type: Permanent with up to 6-month probation