Assistant Gardener - Live Out - EC7369

Location
Worcester, Worcestershire
Salary
Circa £25,000 DOE
Posted
31 Jul 2019
Closes
31 Aug 2019
Ref
EC7369
Function
Gardening Jobs
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

An attractive opportunity has arisen for an experienced gardener to join a stunning 50-acre private estate on a full-time permanent basis.  The stunning period property is located in Worcester and offers an opportunity for an enthusiastic and experienced gardener to develop their skills under a talented Head Gardener.  Applications from newly qualified gardeners/horticulturists are welcome.

The 50-acre property comprises beautiful gardens and grounds including equestrian facilities; stables, a hay barn, paddocks and a ménage, and surrounding farmland.  The 9-acre formal aspect of the gardens comprise expansive areas of lawn, mature trees, mixed/herbaceous borders, a kitchen garden, lakes, woodland, ponds, a variety of ornamental planting and plans for a glasshouse.  Although the majority of the grounds are well established, there are plans for extensive redesign and development of the gardens and grounds as a whole.

A vacancy has arisen for an Assistant Gardener to work directly under and alongside the Head Gardener on a full-time basis.  The successful candidate will be involved in all aspects of garden/grounds maintenance as well as helping with the development of the site, making the Assistant Gardener role varied an exciting.   This position would suit an enthusiastic gardener with a strong work ethic and good attention to detail.  Although working under the direction of the Head Gardener, the ability to work alone is important and as such, basic plant knowledge and garden maintenance skills are required.

Typical duties will include lawn care, pond and water feature care, general pruning, planting, hedge cutting, weeding, establishing and tending a kitchen garden, maintenance of boundaries/fences and more.  Applicants should be well-versed in the operation of garden machinery, i.e. hedge cutters, mowers and petrol-powered strimmers, blowers etc.  An academic horticultural qualification at RHS Level 2, spray certificates (PA1/6) and chainsaw licence are desired but are not essential.

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced gardener to join a stunning private estate at an exciting stage of development, and to improve your existing skill set under a knowledgeable Head Gardener.  Standard working hours of work are 08:00-16:00 Monday-Friday.  Salary is offered commensurate with experience.  Applicants should hold a full UK driving licence and their own transport, as the estate is located rurally.

LOCATION:   Worcester

SALARY:       Circa £25,000 DOE

JOB No:         EC7369

If this Assistant Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Mark Read on 01233 733510 or info@englishcountrygardeners.co.uk.

Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Assistant Gardener vacancy.  Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications that we receive, it is not possible to respond to every one.  Therefore, unless you hear from us within the next 14 days, your application for this Assistant Gardener vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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