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Gardening Team Supervisor

Employer
National Trust Ascott
Location
Wing, Leighton Buzzard
Salary
£26,000 to £30,000 + benefits
Closing date
10 Oct 2021

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Gardening Team Supervisor - £26,000 to £30,000 per annum

Come and join a historical and evolving rural country Estate with stunning gardens centered around our beautiful 19th century house where your work is valued.

Ascott Estate is a 4,400-acre rural country Estate centred in Wing, Buckinghamshire.  The gardens are open to the public between March and September and are a popular attraction with 45,000 visitors enjoying the magnificent Gardens.

We are passionate about our estate and the people that work for us, we are looking for passionate enthusiastic likeminded individuals to join us, and you can be assured that by joining us you will become part of a welcoming, friendly team in a beautiful rural setting.

The Gardening Team Supervisors role                                                                                    

Working with the Head Gardener you will be developing your skills and motivating the gardening team including our volunteers. You will also be tasked with many gardening and assisting with maintenance jobs, from maintaining the vast array of shrubs and plants we have in the gardens to maintaining garden machinery. It will involve great attention to detail and ensuring all tasks are completed fully each and every time. You will be working a 39-hour working week with an early finish on Fridays, there will also be some need for additional hours during the summer months on a rota system. It also important to note you will be required to work in all weathers.

About you

This is not your average Gardening Supervisor role and requires someone who is interested in developing their knowledge of plants and trees.  You must be passionate about gardens and gardening and has worked on a large estate or public gardens.

You must be an excellent communicator and be able to supervise a small team in any environment.

You will have undertaken PA1 and PA6 Pesticide Application training, this is desirable but not essential.  Use of a chainsaw would also be desirable, but not essential.

It is also important that you are confident to drive tractors and pedestrian mowers and have a good understanding of safe working practices in a work setting or garden environment.

To have a willingness to learn and develop new skills in Ascott gardens unusual blend of formal and natural gardens.

There are lots of reasons to join us not least:

The opportunity to work in a beautiful rural setting

A varied workload over a several stunning properties

25 days holiday plus BH’s

10% Employer Contributory Pension

Private healthcare for you and all your family

Life Assurance 3 x annual salary

Please send your CV and a covering letter stating why you are interested in the role. You will be contacted within 48 hours if you have been selected for the next stage of our recruitment process.

STRICTLY NO AGENCIES PLEASE

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £26,000.00-£30,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • Company pension
  • Life insurance
  • On-site parking

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift

Work remotely:

  • No
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