Experienced Gardener / Groundsman

Rural Recruitment
East Bergholt, Colchester
£23,000 - £28,000 per annum depending on experience
Closing date
28 May 2021
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Full Time experienced Gardener/Groundsman required for beautiful gardens and farm in the village of East Bergholt.

The ideal person will have professional gardening experience and be fit, healthy with a very good work ethic.  Must be happy working in all weathers!

Someone enthusiastic with a genuine love of horticulture a must. RHS qualifications would be an advantage, but not a deal breaker.

The Gardener will be required to:

  • Operate and maintain large garden machinery, such as lawn mowers
  • Use ride on mowers,  sprayer, chain saw, hedge cutter, strimmer
  • Have horticultural knowledge to assist with general garden duties
  • Be happy working alone and as part of a team when required
  • Carry out groundsman duties within the gardens and also around the farm as necessary
  • Generally keep the grounds tidy throughout the seasons - raking leaves, mulching, weeding, trimming back trees and hedges etc.
  • Must be happy to follow instructions

The Gardener will be:-

  • Reliable
  • Punctual
  • Hard Working
  • Fit and Healthy (some heavy jobs involved)
  • A good team player
  • Experienced in all areas of gardening/groundsman duties
  • Must be fully competent using large garden machinery.
  • Have good horticultural knowledge

In return for the above the Gardener/Groundsman will be offered a competitive salary and a wonderful environment to work in.



Jackie Frost set up Rural Recruitment in 2010, when she felt there was a need for an Agency specialising in all country staff – Grooms, Mother’s help, Housekeepers, Gardeners, Cleaners, Private Chefs, Butlers etc. However since opening the agency Rural Recruitment has grown and now recruits for PAs/Office Managers/Farm Secretaries, Receptionists, Administrators, HR Managers, Bookkeepers, Stud Secretaries and much more.

With so many private country houses, large estates, farms and commercial businesses within the area, there is a high demand for a variety of domestic and office staff.

Rebecca Rivett, (Jackie’s daughter) joined Rural Recruitment in 2015 and brings a wealth of experience in the Commercial department as well as the equestrian and child care sector.

Rebecca is based in Norfolk and Jackie in Suffolk so interviews and client visits are easily organised. They also attend International Horse Shows and networking events enabling them to meet current / new employers and employees.

Unlike other agencies you will only ever speak to Jackie or Rebecca and they are available 24/7 including evenings and weekends.

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Boxford Road, Milden
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