Gardener

Employer
Carter Jonas LLP
Location
Box, Corsham
Salary
Competitive Salary
Closing date
5 Aug 2021

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Job Details

We are looking for an enthusiastic, qualified gardener to join a tight knit Estate team to help with the daily management of 8 acres of organic gardens.  This beautiful estate near Box offers a great opportunity for a skilled gardener to help deliver high quality horticulture.

This is a chance to work in an impressive fortified garden that surrounds, in part, the Manor house. With your help and skill we wish to continually develop and improve the gardens to a high standard throughout the year. Edwardian in manner, the grounds were extensively developed in the 1980s and at its heart, developed into a stunning topiary garden. There is evidence of gardens and orchards dating back to the1620s, with much of that 17C footprint remaining today. You will help, through your drive and attention to detail, to expand all aspects of the garden including the fruit and vegetable growing, as well as the continued development of the flower borders.

You will occasionally be required to liaise with other staff members on the estate and be expected to cover occasional weekend glasshouse duties and a handful of NGS openings.

Horticultural Essentials

  • Comprehensive plant knowledge and familiarity with most gardening practices
  • Basic knowledge of growing and harvesting fruit, vegetables and herbs grown at Hazelbury
  • Carry out pre-start checks and basic maintenance on all hand held, pedestrian and ride-on machinery
  • Machine and vehicle sympathy
  • Grounds maintenance; planting, pruning, weeding, strimming, mowing, litter picking
  • Formal gardening qualification
  • A keen interest in gardens and landscapes
  • A willingness to work alongside and support other staff
  • Organised and methodical in your approach to work
  • Well motivated and a eye for detail
  • A desire to achieve high standards and an ability to work on own initiative
  • Good understanding of Health & Safety issues

Personal Essentials

  • Must be a team player
  • Willing to work extra hours
  • Self motivated
  • Good level of fitness
  • Friendly and articulate
  • Tidy in your work and paying attention to detail
  • Conscientious
  • Security minded
  • Flexible to the demands of the role

Gardener Essentials

  • To efficiently prioritise work in the Head Gardener’s absence
  • Clean and maintain a wide range of tools and machinery
  • Promote cleanliness and tidiness throughout the Coach House, glasshouse, workshop
  • Understand the sensitivities of the environment
  • Carry out basic glasshouse management
  • Maintain good relations with contractors remaining courteous and polite at all times
  • To work at least one bank holiday and days between Christmas and New Year
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