Experienced Estate Gardener- EC5077

Location
Cheshire
Salary
£30,000-£35,000 Depending on Experience
Posted
13 Sep 2018
Closes
13 Oct 2018
Ref
EC5077
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

A fantastic new position has arisen for a full time Experienced Estate Worker located in the delightful countryside of Cheshire. The 133-acre estate consists of rolling parkland with a large ornamental lake framed by woodland with a folly positioned at the entrance of the estate that mirrors the Jacobean inspired design of the main residence. The long private drive lined with mature lime trees takes you to the house and formal gardens. There are sweeping lawns with a ha-ha give uninterrupted views across the parkland to the lakes beyond.   

The family owned estate comprises of formal gardens as previously mentioned with extensive yew and box topiary including a maze with a hidden water garden. The grounds also contain a rose garden, tennis lawn, and other formal gardens with box parterres and a partly walled kitchen garden. There is a York stone terrace with lavender beds. The farmland is a mixture of pasture and arable.  

The successful applicant will need excellent references and a hard-working approach with reasonable plant and horticultural knowledge, capable of joinery, hard landscaping, extensive ground maintenance including lakes and woodland management. To work to a high standard will be key. In return, the applicant will get the opportunity to be well remunerated.

The successful candidate needs to be trustworthy, conscientious, be able to self-motivated and have a great positive attitude. Someone who can be relied upon to work on their own without the guidance of the estate owner. Must have previous experience working on a large private estate and operating large machinery. A full UK driving licence and chainsaw licence is essential.

f this Experienced Estate Worker role is of interest please apply or contact Ruth Bolam on 01233 733510 or info@englishcountrygardeners.co.uk 

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