Head Gardener - NON RESIDENTIAL

Location
Tormarton village Near Chipping Sodbury
Salary
£20,000 - £25,000 per annum + benefits depending on experience
Posted
09 Sep 2019
Closes
09 Oct 2019
Ref
TORMARTON VILLAGE - SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

We are looking for an experienced Head Gardener to manage and maintain to a high standard an established garden of approx. 11 acres.  The garden includes formal and wild gardens, walled garden, kitchen garden and a substantial number of trees. You will be a hands-on gardener who will supervise one full time, assistant gardener to ensure that all the gardens are beautifully presented.

Skills and Experience

  • Successful track history of managing a medium sized garden is essential.
  • A relevant qualification in horticulture (e.g. National Diploma/Botanic Garden Diploma National Certificate) or equivalent experience is essential
  • A good knowledge of plants, their identification, propagation and cultivation.
  • The ability to think and plan both strategically (long term) and on a practical (day to day) basis
  •  A good team player with an ability to work effectively with garden and house staff
  •  Self-motivated and with the energy and enthusiasm to motivate others
  • Ability to take responsibility and act decisively
  • An eye for detail and desire to achieve high standards.
  • Able to undertake work of a physical nature and skilled in a range of practical skills
  • Must also possess good general DIY and maintenance skills.

Non residential.

Salary in the range £20-25k commensurate with experience

The post holder will work as part of a small, friendly household team and will be offered opportunities for further training and development. Applications to include CV and covering letter please.

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