Markshall Estate
Markshall Estate, Coggeshall, Colchester, Essex.
£19,500 (Level 1)
Closing date
11 Nov 2021
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The Horticulturist/Propagator will be involved in the planning, development and maintenance of the Walled Garden and Coach House Garden, as focal points of the Markshall Arboretum, along with the production of propagated material for the Arboretum and Gardens.

They will be responsible for day-to-day gardening duties and maintenance of the Walled Garden and Coach House gardens. Tasks include weeding, planting, pruning, staking, cutting back, watering and the cultivation of a wide range of perennials and shrubs. As well as sowing and raising annuals for the continuity of display throughout the year. Propagation of herbaceous and woody material particularly from seed in the nursery area will also be required. They will deputise in the absence of the Senior Horticulturist and be responsible for supervising and directing junior members of the team and volunteers.

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To apply:

We require a letter of application (2 pages maximum) addressed to Nanette Gaskell, HR Manager, explaining how your experience fits the job description, person specification, and a copy of your current CV.

Your application must include the names and contact details of two referees, one of which must be your most recent employer. We will not contact your referees until an offer has been made and accepted.

Please email your application to recruitment@markshall.org.uk by midday on Thursday 11th November 2021. Interviews will take place at Markshall Estate.

The successful applicant must provide evidence of their right to work in the UK.

Markshall Estate is an equal opportunities employer. We celebrate and value diversity. We are an Armed Forces-friendly organisation. We support the employment of veterans, service spouses and partners, and we recognise military skills and qualifications in our recruitment and selection process for staff and volunteers. All recruitment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

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