General Estate Worker - Live Out - EC5309

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Godalming, Surrey
£25,000 - £28,000 DOE
18 Oct 2018
18 Nov 2018
Full Time
Contract Type

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an experienced and multi-talented Estate Worker and Paddock Maintenance person to join an established team on a private estate, located within the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  The position would suit a competent and driven professional with particular experience in paddock maintenance.

The large estate comprises three properties in addition to the main house, each of which encompass between 50 and 100 acres of paddocks which play host to approximately 100 – 120 horses in total.  Thirteen employees work on the estate, of whom two work in the gardens, three on the stud, and the rest with the horses.  The successful applicant will be part of the estate team though you will be expected to manage your own time and work autonomously.

The successful applicant will be responsible for maintenance of the fields and paddocks (mowing, watering, harrowing and fertilising, spraying and associated treatments), watering of the wider estate grounds, management of hedges and trees, tractor driving, machinery maintenance and general labouring and estate maintenance when necessary.

Applicants must have excellent attention to detail and time management skills, good communication skills and experience in each of the above areas.  Candidates will ideally hold chainsaw competence certification and spray certificates.  Candidates should have demonstrable experience with boom sprayers, flail arms and other tractor-mounted equipment.  This position will be physically demanding at times so applicants should be physically fit and able to work efficiently in all weathers, whether manually or with the assistance of heavy machinery.

This is a full-time permanent position; five days per week (08:00 to 17:00) with 28-days holiday (including Bank Holidays).  The successful candidate will be subject to a three month probationary period and will be required to sign a confidentiality agreement.

If this General Estate Worker vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact the office and speak with Mark Read.

SALARY:  £25,000 to 28,000 DOE (Live out)

LOCATION:  Godalming, Surrey

JOB No:  EC5309

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

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Are you an experienced Estate Worker/Manager with paddock management experience?

Are you competent with tractors and tractor-mounted heavy equipment?

Are you physically fit and able to manage your time efficiently whilst working alone?

Do you have a full UK driving licence, including that of tractors?

Do you hold spray and chainsaw competence certification?

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