Private Estate - Waterlooville, Hampshire

Assistant Gardener

Location
Waterlooville, Hampshire
Salary
£18,000 - £21,000
Posted
16 May 2018
Closes
16 Jun 2018
Function
Gardening Jobs
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

A full time position has arisen for an assistant gardener at a five acre site near Waterlooville, Hampshire.

The position is live out and our working hours are Monday-Friday 8am-5pm.

About us
We are a small team working in a garden in close proximity to the family home, so a hard-working and friendly persona is essential.

This position would suit somebody who is keen to learn and develop their horticultural and plant knowledge whilst being able to contribute a good level of horticultural skills to the garden

About you and the role:

The successful applicant will report directly to the Head Gardener.

Key duties include:

  • Pest management, predominantly squirrels and rabbits. The role requires control by shooting meaning air rifle experience is essential.
  • Use of machinery - Mowers, rotavators, strimmers etc.
  • Weed control - PA1/PA6 would be beneficial.
  • Hands - on gardening; The role requires somebody to be physically fit and able to carry out manual labour tasks for long periods of time.
  • Household/DIY duties - On occasions, help is also needed in the house with DIY activities.
  • The successful applicant will hold a minimum qualification of Horticulture NVQ 2 or equivalent.
  • A driving licence and means of getting to site everyday is essential.

Other benefits:

  • Pension scheme
  • 20 days paid annual leave plus public holidays.

All applications should be made with a CV and covering letter below.

 

Please note, due to high volume of applications, we may not be able to respond to everyone.

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