Skilled Gardener - Live Out - EC5423

Location
West Sussex
Salary
Up to £30,000 DOE
Posted
09 Nov 2018
Closes
09 Dec 2018
Ref
EC5423
Function
Gardening Jobs
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Skilled Gardener at a beautiful private estate in West Sussex.  This is an exciting position for an experienced Skilled Gardener with enthusiasm and drive to work on a diverse garden to a high horticultural standard.

The 27 acre private estate in Lindfield is partially developed and landscaped, including lawns, terrace beds, kitchen garden, rose garden and woodlands. It also contains 3 large ponds, a Japanese Garden, a Jungle Pond, Cascade Garden, extensive compost bays and an established irrigation system feed from a borehole. It has been heavily planted, including many shrubs and trees over the last 12 years.

The Skilled Gardener position will focus on the high-level maintenance of the grounds with some minor developments.  An experienced landscape designer has been retained to advise on aspects of development and garden management. The Skilled Gardener will be the only full-time employee and will be responsible for daily maintenance and oversight including coordination with contractors. The part time contractors carry out activities including grass cutting, hedge cutting, pond maintenance, tree surgery and a specialist pruner.

The skilled gardener should have good plant knowledge, well developed understanding of garden hygiene and experience in using garden machinery, of which there is a full range. Readiness to work in a very hands-on manner with the upmost flexibility is essential. No aspect of regular garden maintenance should be outside their range from feeding to tree planting to weeding to watering. Chainsaw and Spraying certificates would be an advantage but if necessary, training will be arranged to acquire certification. 

The working hours in the Summer (April to September) are 8.00 - 17.00 and in Winter, the hours are 9.00 - 16.00 with half day on Friday. Further professional training will be arranged and funded as appropriate. A self-contained and comfortable Gardeners Office and facilities are available for use.

SALARY:        Up to £30K depending on experience 

LOCATION:    West Sussex

JOB No:          EC5423

If this Skilled Gardener vacancy is of interest please apply or contact Sara Yassin on 01233 733510 or info@englishcountrygardeners.co.uk.

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

 

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