Private Estate - Burley

Estate Gardener

Location
West of Newbury, Berkshire
Salary
£23k - £28k D.O.E
Posted
18 Jun 2019
Closes
18 Jul 2019
Function
Gardening Jobs
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

An experienced & skilled Estate Gardener is sought for a beautiful privately owned country estate, West of Newbury, Berkshire.
 
This established estate consists of over 150 acres of open parkland, woodland, formal gardens, lavender field, ornamental lake and 3 tennis courts. Working alongside the Head Gardener, you will be joining a well organised landscaping department, which is part of a wider estate team. Being instrumental in reinvigorating the grounds, you will possess & be able to demonstrate excellent horticultural and landscaping knowledge.

Duties will include -

  • Lawn care
  • mowing
  • Strimming
  • Weeding
  • Planting
  • Pruning
  • Watering
  • Hedge cutting
  • Leaf blowing
  • Spraying
  • Snow clearance and salting in winter

Person Specification -

  • Presentable & organised with strong attention to detail.
  • Flexibility and adaptability to juggle a range of different tasks and to work extra hours when required to meet deadlines.
  • Physically fit as this is a hands-on and active role.
  • Excellent communication skills (fluent written and spoken English essential).
  • Chainsaw, MEWP, PA1/6, first aid & horticulture qualifications desirable.
  • Must hold a full driving licence and have experience using the usual range of garden machinery (will need to be over 25 yrs old for vehicle insurance).
  • Discretion and confidentiality for the employer, his family & guests.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic & passionate gardener to further develop the estate and their career.

Salary (£23-28k) dependent on experience. Overtime paid for extra hours worked. Live out.

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