Experienced Gardener - Live Out - EC4259

Location
Witney, Oxfordshire
Salary
Circa £25,000 DOE
Posted
03 Sep 2018
Closes
01 Oct 2018
Ref
EC4259
Function
Gardening Jobs
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

An exciting “blank canvas” awaits a gardener with the energy and confidence to join a developing 26-acre private estate in Oxfordshire.  This extensive project involves the conversion of a farm estate into a private residential garden and should be considered as an opportunity for a gardener wanting to make their mark quite literally from the ground up.

Applications are very welcome from experienced gardeners currently looking to spread their wings and develop existing horticultural knowledge. Along with proven demonstrable experience the potential candidate must be able to convey their passion for creating and maintaining beautiful gardens. The keyword for this project is vibrancy and it is essential applicants reflect this in their manner and outlook.

This role is multi-faceted and needs someone who can meet the physical, dynamic demands of the project. You will be able to work independently as well as with other team members as required. All-round skills from plant propagation, bed, border and turf maintenance will be second nature to the successful candidate as will be the need for a detailed and accurate approach to schedules.

Health and Safety awareness, spray certificates (PA1/6) and an ability to keep accurate records are expected. Horticultural qualifications are preferred however those with the ability to produce a solid body of evidence in the form of a visual portfolio will be considered. Applicants with kitchen gardening experience and knowledge of nursery stock/greenhouse plant management are encouraged to apply.

The successful applicant may be required to carry out alternative estate gardening tasks as instructed.  You may also be required to work on other gardens within the portfolio in the local area.  Candidates must be happy to work around animals (cows, chickens, pigs) as some assistance with herding may be required at times.

This is a full-time permanent role; hours 08:00 – 17:00 Monday to Friday.  Additional training courses and development will be offered to the right candidate.

If this position is of interest please apply, or contact our office and speak with Ruth Bolam on 01233 733510 or info@englishcountrygardeners.co.uk.

Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Experienced 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 Experienced Gardener vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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