Gardener

Location
Windsor, Berkshire
Salary
On application
Posted
22 Feb 2019
Closes
22 Mar 2019
Function
Gardening Jobs
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

Coworth Park Hotel, part of Dorchester Collection, is a unique country house estate and spa set in 240 acres, on the border of Windsor Great Park. 

We are currently seeking Gardeners both full time and seasonal. 

We are looking for positive and enthusiastic gardeners to join our existing team to assist in the day-to-day running of the gardens which include: new kitchen garden, terraces, rose garden, sunken garden, cottage garden, croquet lawn, lake, woodland, lawns and wild flower meadow, as well as small private gardens around the hotel & polo centre.

Duties include:  
Physical gardening such as hedge cutting and lawn maintenance as well as pruning, planting and bed/border maintenance.  You should be willing to carry out a range of other gardening tasks as they arise. 

The role will involve weekend working on a rotational basis and you may be required to work some longer days during the summer period with more time off in the winter. 

This is an exciting opportunity offering development and project work with career progression and the prospect to further your qualifications. 

Experience required:
Attention to detail, a positive attitude and excellent communication skills are vital as you may be approached by our guests asking questions about our gardens.  You will be well presented at all times ensuring your appearance is in keeping with the five star hotel environment. 

Qualifications/ Requirements:
The ideal person will have an NVQ/RHS qualification but this is not necessary if you have proven practical experience. You must have a passion for plants and understand plant care, pruning and maintenance. Experience with garden machinery would be ideal as this can be a physical job. 

Benefits:
We strongly believe investing in our people and our benefits are designed to look after every aspect of your welfare. Benefits include contributory pension scheme with life assurance, 28 days holiday (including bank holidays), complimentary meals whilst on duty, provision of uniforms and laundry of them, ongoing learning and development opportunities including job specific qualifications and free nights stays at our other Dorchester Collection Hotels, including 50% off Food & Beverage. 

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