We are looking for a knowledgeable gardener to join our Gardening team. We are responsible for maintaining and developing several large private gardens in Surrey. The gardens we maintain are generally in very beautiful settings and are varied, with some large herbaceous borders, rose gardens, topiary, orchards and vegetable gardens to keep us busy.
As a skilled member of our team you will work closely with the business owner to support with the management of the gardens, undertaking general garden maintenance tasks as required throughout the seasons. In addition, there is a garden design and soft landscaping side of the business and you may be required at times to assist with these projects.
Applicants should have a minimum of 3 years’ hands on gardening experience with a good knowledge of plants. NVQ’s / RHS qualifications would be advantageous, but not necessary if you have proven practical experience. We are looking for someone who really knows how to prune roses and shrubs, and understands plant care. The successful applicant should be competent with using machinery/equipment, pedestrian mowers and preferably tractors and a certification for spraying would be beneficial.
We are looking for a positive, enthusiastic and honest character to join our existing team. Importantly you must have a friendly disposition and a genuine passion for your work. The position will involve some regular and ad-hoc gardening duties, so a desire to take on a varied role is essential.
A full driving licence and your own transport are required.
- Practical gardening experience
- An understanding of the ‘gardening calendar’ and which tasks are necessary from season to season
- good knowledge of plants
- NVQ /RHS or equivalent qualifications advantageous but not essential.
- PA1 and PA6 certificates advantageous but not essential
- Own transport and a full driving licence
- References are required
Job Type: Permanent
Salary: £24,000-£28,000 dependent on experience
Job Location: Surrey, Haslemere area
Work hours and holidays: The opportunity exists to work longer hours at busier times of the year and build up longer holidays in the winter months.