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Sole Gardener for Private Gardens on Coastal Country Estate

The Hean Castle Estate
Pembrokeshire, Wales
In the region of £25,000 dependent upon experience and qualifications + Workplace Pension scheme
Closing date
19 Nov 2020

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The Hean Castle Estate is a traditional rural Estate near Saundersfoot, in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Our primary businesses are Residential and Commercial Property Management, Farming, Forestry & Holiday Parks.

Gardener – Hean Castle

Due to the retirement of the current incumbent, The Estate is seeking a full-time Gardener for the private gardens at Hean Castle,  The gardens extend to approximately 4 acres, and include a rose garden, herbaceous perennials, shrub borders and formal lawns, together with a large greenhouse and a walled fruit and vegetable garden that is being quietly restored.

The successful applicant will be expected to undertake all aspects of maintaining the gardens, and to assist with planning and development.  They will have comprehensive plant knowledge and experience of most garden practices, and will be familiar with the operation of the usual garden machinery.

This is a ‘Sole Gardener’ position working together with the owner, but with assistance from the wider Estate team when required for specific tasks.

Applicants should have a minimum of NVQ / RHS Level 2 (ideally Level 3), together with extensive practical experience.  Any relevant training certificates held will be advantageous, but a full driving licence is essential.

Enthusiasm and a cheerful personality, an eye for detail and the ability to work on your own initiative are prerequisites together with a strong work ethic and organisational ability.  Exceptional references will be required and will be rigorously followed up.

This is a full time (40 hours/week) permanent position, with occasional weekend working.  Remuneration will be competitive and dependent on experience.  The Estate operates a workplace pension scheme.

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