Head Gardener Job Cheshire

Employer
Greycoat Lumleys
Location
Crewe, Cheshire
Salary
Negotiable depending on experience
Closing date
20 Dec 2020

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Head Gardener Job nr Crewe Cheshire - Exclusive to Greycoat Lumleys 2021 start

An experienced and responsible Head Gardener is required to work in a private garden and landscape in Cheshire. It is an exciting opportunity to take on a newly planted garden within an existing established landscape setting. The candidate should have strong horticultural knowledge, as well as extensive experience in both administrative and practical management of gardens and landscapes throughout the year and proven supervisory experience.

The position is full time and he/she will be required to work with and manage other garden staff and coordinate with external contractors, as required, for specialist horticultural projects. They will be expected to manage, programme and oversee any external maintenance and service contractors for items such as the irrigation, lake, cascades, lighting, sheep grazing and various energy elements. It will also be necessary for them to gain a working understanding of the relevant equipment for day to day management. They will be expected to keep up-to-date records and daily diaries accordingly.

The site incorporates existing woodland, newly planted woodland copses, mature specimen trees, mixed shrub and herbaceous, formal and informal planting, formal lawns, a wetland area, cascades, meadow, grazed parkland and a new large lake. There is a river running through the site, as well as a walled garden planted with annuals, fruit and vegetables, along with an ornamental pool, glasshouse, potting shed and chicken / rabbit coop.

The successful candidate will be expected to maintain the grounds to the highest horticultural standards throughout the seasons and have a sound understanding of general garden machinery, their uses and maintenance. They should be willing to undertake training as required and qualifications in spraying (PA1 and PA6), hedge-cutting and chainsaw use would be an advantage. 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.

Candidates must have excellent interpersonal skills, be 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 in Spring 2021

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.

 

Contact Us
  • Elysium Gate
  • Units 5
  • London
  • SW6 4LZ
  • United Kingdom
  • 020 7233 9950
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