Garden Team Leader
Operating as part of the Sandringham Estate, the Gardens section is responsible for the maintenance and on-going development of the gardens, grounds and other ornamental areas associated with the Estate.
Ensuring areas are maintained to a high standard whilst always looking to improve practices with regard to environmental, conservation and efficiency issues, the Gardens section also works closely with other departments relating to the use of the gardens/grounds for a range of events throughout the year, including the Summer opening of the house and grounds. Each team leader will be required to support and assist the Head Gardener by working with and supervising one of three small teams maintaining the Royal Gardens at Sandringham and outside areas elsewhere on the Estate.
Responsible for maintaining an allocated section of the Gardens at Sandringham in a hands-on role, the post holder will be required to motivate, train, support and supervise a small team of gardeners.
Candidates will ideally have the following.
Hold a formal qualification in horticulture at least NVQ 2 or equivalent. Hold a current chainsaw certificate. Hold a clean C1 UK driving licence. Have at least 3 years relevant horticultural experience. Be capable of carrying out demanding Physical tasks. Be organised with good time management and prioritisation skills Have the ability to communicate to a range of individuals Have the ability to work as part of a flexible team Have knowledge of maintaining ornamental lawns Will have demonstrable professional experience in the cultivation, planting and maintenance of a wide range of plants. Will have some experience of basic hard landscaping tasks. Have broad general plant knowledge. Will be able to work collaboratively with the Head Gardener to provide a pleasant working environment for all staff. Will be competent in the use of MS office. Will be capable of sharing your knowledge experience and passion in horticulture with others, through practical demonstrations, interacting with tours and giving talks when required.