Assistant Gardener – Royal Lodge, Windsor Great Park

Windsor, Berkshire
£20,000 per annum plus benefits
18 Dec 2017
18 Jan 2018
Gardening Jobs

Assistant Gardener – Royal Lodge, Windsor Great Park

£20,000 per annum plus benefits

40 Hours per week, Monday to Friday

About the Role

As Assistant Gardener you will be an integral part of the gardening team responsible for the maintenance and on-going development of the gardens and grounds at Royal Lodge.

Working to ensure the grounds are kept to an exceptional standard you will maintain shrub, herbaceous and rose borders.

You will keep the lawns in top condition with regular mowing, scarifying, fertilising and repairs.

Supporting the Head Gardener with the programme of work, you will liaise with contractors and carry out regular inspections of the grounds.

And you'll help to shape the future of the gardens, planting new shrubbery, bulbs and seasonal flower displays, ensuring they continue to provide a worthy setting for a magnificent historic building.

About You

With a passion for gardening you will have previous horticultural experience, ideally in a large garden or estate environment.

An industry recognised qualification in horticulture (NVQ 2 or equivalent) is desirable, as is a PA1/PA6 chemical spray qualification. Experience operating a wide range of garden machinery will also be beneficial.

With good time management and prioritising skills, you will be able to organise a busy and varied workload.

You also have excellent communication skills, and are able to work as part of a flexible and dedicated team with a proactive and adaptable approach.

In return you will be rewarded with a comprehensive benefits package, including 33 days holiday (inclusive of Bank Holidays), a 15% employer contribution pension scheme (with the option for flexibility - to increase contributions or draw down as salary).  Lunch provided and training and development.

For this role you will need a clean UK driving license and your own transport will be required.

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