Assistant Gardener Job

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Location
West Sussex
Salary
Up to £25k
Posted
22 Jul 2019
Closes
22 Aug 2019
Ref
LR 53362
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

An innovative, proactive and passionate gardener is required for a vineyard and private estate in West Sussex. The Garden Team is responsible for the maintenance and development of approx. 13 acres of the estate. This includes the formal gardens surrounding the Manor with a courtyard garden of box hedges and roses, formal lawns, lakes and woodland; a cottage garden with greenhouse, orchard and vegetable garden; and designed landscape surrounding the Vineyard’s Pressing Centre.
 
Responsibilities to include:
 

•         Responsible for the day-to-day care of plants, lawns, hedges and trees
•         To maintain all areas to a high standard of horticulture and presentation
•         Lawn care including mowing, edging, feeding, scarifying, aerating and watering, weeding
•         Use of brush cutters, hedge trimmer and other similar equipment
•         Planting and plant care as instructed by the Head Gardener, including pruning of                                   Box and Yew Hedging          
•         To ensure particular attention is paid to the preparation of the estate for days when the CEO                  is in residence or for particular events, keeping disturbance to a minimum during these times
•         To keep the gardens, thoroughfares and footpaths clear and free from litter at all times
•         Maintenance of the vegetable plot cut flower garden, greenhouse, fruit cage and orchard
•         To assist with gritting, salt spreading, snow clearing, as necessary, including                                            footpaths throughout
•         Carrying out basic maintenance on all garden equipment, ensuring it is clean and ready                         for use, liaising with the Estate Maintenance department as necessary who will carry out the                 non-day to day maintenance and taking care of breakdowns
•         To ensure all buildings you use are kept clean and tidy at all times
•         To have an awareness of pests and diseases and with appropriate training, to apply                               chemicals where appropriate, liaising with other staff not to interfere with other operations or                 events
•         Day to day maintenance of the Irrigation system and making minor repairs
•         Collecting and laying of mulches
•         Maintenance of the composting bins
•         Care of the ponds and algae control
•         To be aware of Health and Safety requirements noting that all duties must be carried out                        to comply with current Health & Safety at Work legislation  

Working Week:          Monday-Thursday 8am-4.30pm and Friday 8am-3.30pm
Start date:                   ASAP
Salary:                        Up to £25k
Job ID:                       53362

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