Estate Gardener - Live out - EC4882

Location
Surrey
Salary
£25,000 - £28,000 DOE
Posted
21 Aug 2018
Closes
21 Sep 2018
Ref
EC4882
Function
Gardening Jobs
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an experienced Estate Gardener to join a large private estate located within the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The position would suit an experienced maintenance gardener with excellent attention to detail, time management skills, and a well-rounded knowledge of garden machinery and basic estate DIY.

The large estate comprises a number of flats and cottages in addition to the main house, some of which encompass between 50 and 100 acres of paddocks which play host to approximately 100 horses in total. The estate team include maintenance and housekeeping staff as well as a Skilled Gardener who looks after the main house garden on a full-time basis.

The successful candidate for this role will be responsible for maintaining gardens associated with the flats and cottages on the estate. This will involve areas such as a half-acre domestic garden for one of the cottages, the small gardens of rented flats on site, as well as the creation and maintenance of hanging baskets. The majority of duties will involve the management of lawns, hedges, herbaceous/mixed borders, as well as basic estate DIY when required. Candidates with experience of using tractors, chainsaws and chemical spray equipment are encouraged to apply, though these qualities are not necessarily essential at the outset. Applicants must be practical and positive in their approach, with a ‘can do’ attitude and demonstrable experience in the above areas.

Applicants must be confident in their ability to manage their own time, must be physically fit and passionate about developing their existing skill set through self-learning if necessary. A driving licence is essential as the properties are set within a three-mile radius of the main house. Hours of work are 08:00 to 17:00, Monday to Friday. An excellent salary is offered in line with your experience.

If this Estate Gardener vacancy is of interest please apply or contact Mark Read on 01233 732767 or info@englishcountrygardeners.co.uk 

Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Estate Gardener vacancy.  Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications that we receive, it is not possible to respond to every one.  Therefore, unless you hear from us within the next 14 days, your application for this Estate Gardener vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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