An experienced gardener is required to join the team of a large and prestigious garden in the heart of Cheshire. Part of a private country estate, the gardens total 20 acres and include formal and informal areas, glasshouses, kitchen gardens, wildflower area, herbaceous borders and orchard.
The position requires an enthusiastic and motivated individual with a keen eye for detail to help maintain, upkeep, and contribute towards the development of the Gardens to the highest possible standards.
The successful applicant is likely to have a minimum of 10 years relevant experience and formal qualifications. With experience of different horticultural techniques, they will also be proficient in the operation of a wide range of garden machinery.
Working as part of a small team, reporting to the Head of Gardens, the role entails both working under their own initiative and supervising apprentices.
Excellent salary, dependent on experience and qualifications. Other benefits, including private health care, are available after a qualifying period.
Personal qualities for the role are of the utmost importance:
- Exceptionally honest with integrity
- Committed, discreet and confidential at all times
- Presentable and professional
- Multitasker with prioritisation skills
- Flexible in terms of hours and duties
- Have a ‘can do’ attitude
- Be able to work within a small, dedicated team, both alone and supervising others
Please include curriculum vitae and covering letter with details of current remuneration package,