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Managing Head Gardener & Estates Manager Job

Greycoat Lumleys
Staffordshire & Cheshire area
Negotiable depending on experience
Closing date
20 Dec 2020
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Head of Gardens & Estates Manager - Exclusive to Greycoat Lumleys

An experienced and responsible Managerial Head Gardener is required to work across a number of residential properties with private gardens and landscapes, as well as a number of smaller residential properties and a few commercial buildings. The majority of properties are in Cheshire and Staffordshire. It is an exciting opportunity to take on managerial coordination responsibility, working within a wider network of specialist maintenance operatives.

The position is full time and he/she will be required to assess the existing resources, review the overall workload and put together a detailed work-schedule going forward. The role is to focus on enabling the smooth operation of the management and maintenance at each site. This will also include coordination with external contractors (maintenance and service) for any specialist elements.

The properties are split in type. There are residential properties with existing dedicated garden teams that require someone with extensive horticultural and management experience to help oversee the annual work-schedules, as well as to propose seasonal and long-term planting and maintenance strategies. These gardens are well designed and laid out but require high-level direction to ensure they achieve their full potential.

There are also a number of smaller residential properties and a couple of commercial sites that have a roaming team that focus on the day-to-day maintenance. The role will include planning and overseeing the team/s, identifying their scope of work at each site and then ensuring they are fully mobilised and equipped to complete their works.

The successful candidate will be expected to understand the requirements of maintaining properties and grounds to the highest standards. They should be well organised, technologically proficient, good at communicating, efficient, and have a meticulous eye for detail with proven supervisory experience. They should be good at budget planning and have a comprehensive understanding of the relevant Health and Safety Regulations, environmental management, manual handling and risk assessment. They should be both self-motivated and capable of working as part of a team, have a valid driving license and be comfortable around animals.

References will be required + Enhanced DBS check

Competitive salary subject to experience

Role to commence as soon as possible


At Greycoat Lumleys, we register qualified and/or experienced staff that have worked in private gardens and estates or who have strongly related gardening experience in other environments. We are always keen to register staff with specific skills such as organic gardening, arboriculture, botanic collection, historic garden restoration, arboriculture, design and landscaping.


Our Gardening Consultants work closely with our clients and they have established close links with Kew, RHS Wisley, Chelsea Physic Garden and The Professional Gardeners Guild.

Estate Managers | Head Gardeners | Sole Gardeners | Assistant and Under Gardeners | Estate Workers Gamekeepers | Handymen/Drivers | Maintenance | Couples (generally Gardener & Housekeeper)

All roles are registered on a live in or live out basis. Increasingly, we are getting Live out jobs registered, where clients are not offering accommodation as part of the package, so if candidates are seeking live out work in their local areas, we may be able to help.


Are a Gardener looking for your next position?


Greycoat Lumleys Private Households & Estates is here to help.

Our friendly, experienced consultants
• have long established careers in recruitment
• are approachable and well qualified to understand your needs
• will offer advice and assistance throughout the recruitment process and continued support after a placement is made.


We register Gardeners who are

• experienced and/or qualified
• committed to their careers
• passionate about their chosen profession
• discreet and appreciate the employer’s need for privacy
• proactive
• looking for long term commitments


 We have scrupulous vetting procedures and all our Gardeners are
• personally interviewed
• reference checked
• qualifications verified


Please note, due to the high volume of applications we receive, we can only respond to those who fully meet the requirements of the vacancy for which they apply. Visit our website for more details or email us for more information.


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020 7233 9950
Elysium Gate
Units 5
United Kingdom
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