Experienced Head Gardener Required

Recruiter
Private House
Location
Bath, Somerset
Salary
£27,000-£30,000 based on experience
Posted
14 Jun 2019
Closes
14 Jul 2019
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

The owners of a manor house near Bath, Somerset, are seeking to employ a self-motivated and dynamic Head Gardener, who will have excellent horticultural knowledge and experience of historic gardens.

The ten acre property consists of formal gardens, water gardens, woodlands, a meadow and a small kitchen garden.

The Head Gardener would be responsible for:

  • the development and implementation of annual management plans for the estate’s gardens.
  • creating and delivering the agreed strategies for the short, medium and long-term goals, including agreeing and managing the budget; specifically creating a planting plan for each season in conjunction with the owners; and the implementation of these plans.

The ideal candidate would:

  • have an academic horticultural qualification at Level 3 or above
  • be highly self-motivated, energetic and enthusiastic, with a hands-on, proactive can-do attitude and a passion for maintaining grounds to the highest standards
  • able to supervise and manage others.
  • able to handle a wide range of garden machinery including tractors, mowers and chainsaws and ideally hold CS30/CS31 and PA1/PA6A certificates.

Applicants for this role should be willing to commit to the position on a long-
term basis.

This is a live out position and no accommodation is provided.

Start Date: ASAP but willing to wait for the right candidate

To apply, please click "Apply" and send a copy of your current CV via email.

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