POST: Head Gardener
REPORTS TO: Estate Manager
HOURS: 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. Monday to Friday. 1 hour break for lunch.
SCOPE: Responsibility for all aspects of grounds and gardens care and maintenance for 2.5 acres of private residential estate.
Regular maintenance of all lawns, including weeding, seeding, mowing, watering and edge trimming.
Maintenance of all flower and shrub beds, including weeding, pruning, digging and planting.
Maintenance of all plant containers and hanging baskets.
Keeping all paths and driveways weed free.
Clear away all cuttings, prunings, leaves and debris. Shred and compost as appropriate.
Regular trimming of all hedges.
Supervision of external contractors.
Consultation with, and supervision of, external tree surgery contractors.
Erecting low level access systems where required.
Cleaning and maintaining tools and equipment.
Stores maintenance and stocking.
Supervision of Assistant Gardener and casual staff.
Health and Safety
Carrying out works as directed by the Estate Manager.
Have extensive experience, gained over several years, in the trade as a gardener working with reputable contractors or employers.
Have a knowledge of all aspects of grounds and gardens maintenance.
Particular interest in plants
Qualifications: - minimum NVQ2. Spraying Certification PA1 and PA6A
Is used to working on their own, unsupervised.
Is punctual and a good timekeeper.
Capable of prioritising the workload.
Honest, Trustworthy and Personable:
Can maintain and account for levels of stock and materials required.
Will be required to work in the gardens whilst residents and their children are using them.