Small estate with mature 'old English gardens' seeks to employ a (self employed) gardener for 44+ hours a week. Permanent position. All seasons.
The role would suit a mature person with detailed knowledge and experience of gardening; someone happy to work to instructions on occasion; a well organised person with an upbeat personality who can manage a schedule and be self motivated; someone who enjoys taking care of grounds and keeping busy; a multi talented individual who wants a long term position.
Please note - role requires great attention to detail and will be split into grounds maintenance (detailed raking and sweeping) and horticulture and lawn care. Please do not apply if you do not feel comfortable in tidying leaves and doing the finer, less glamorous tasks. Must be also noted October - February is solely winter leaf clearing.
Grounds have undergone extensive renovations, in recent years, and thus the role would not be well suited to someone who wants to come onboard to explore their "creative" vision, as the grounds are very established and meticulously manicured, with over a thousand trees, 500 roses and 5 lawns. Of course "common sense" and everyday discussions are welcome but candidates whom can respect the longevity of the gardens and work to existing standards would be better suited.
Duties to include, but not exclusive to -
- Tidying and ground maintenance
- Lawn mowing / striped lawns
- Scarifying / aeration/ feeding
- Experienced care of rose garden
- Cutting climbers
- Irrigation management and hand watering
- Woodland upkeep
- Taking out the bins
- Pet cleanup
- Regular trips to wholesale suppliers
The grounds have a covenant from the National Trust and so applicants will be expected to have undergone DBS/CRB checks; experience in former estates and be able to provide references. You will be asked to sign a confidentiality agreement and no photos allowed.
The environment of the estate is happy, easygoing and professional. Outsourced contracts are ongoing for tree surgery and irrigation. Position best suited to one person. No agencies please. Must have a valid UK driver's license.
Role is immediately available due to former gardener retirement. Estate has been called "once of the nicest in Surrey", opportunity not to be missed for a long term and satisfying role. IMMEDIATELY AVAILABLE CANDIDATES ONLY PLEASE.
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