Assistant Gardener

Private Estate - North Yorkshire
Near Knaresborough
Starting from £22,000 DOE + Stake Holder Pension Scheme and Bonus
Closing date
20 Jan 2022
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An exciting opportunity has arisen to work alongside the Head Gardener at a large private estate on the ouskirts of Knaresborough, North Yorkshire.

The garden consists of maturing herbaceous borders, formal and informal lawns, an orchard underplated with a wild flower meadow, a sweeping gravel drive, a pond and an all weather tennis court.  The gardens around the house extent to approximately 4 acres.  The position will also involve the maintenance of the grass verges around the field structure of a working Stud Farm.  The farm extends to approximately 340 acres.

We are looking to employ a discrete, hard working individual, with time served practical skills and experience with a can do attitude and a keen eye for detal.  Horticulture Qualifications (RHS level 2) is an advantage but not a necessity.  You will be part of a small gardening team but will also on occasion be able to work unsupervised.  The majority of the workload is the maintenance of the existing lawns and boarders, with experience of fine grass management an advantage but not a necessity.

The working hours are Monday to Friday 0800 to 1700 (1630 Winter Hours), with occasional weekend working / holiday cover, dependent upon the weather and social functions at the main house.

20 days holiday plus bank holidays per annum.

Salary is dependent upon experience and qualification but is more than competative.

Key Skills.

Grass Management with Pedestrian and Ride on Mowers.

Strimming, Hedge / Topary Cutting and Pruning.

Edging, Weeding, Mulching of beds.

Chainsaw Use (CS30 / 31) an advantage.

Spraying (PA1 / 6) an advantage.

General Garden / Estate maintenance.

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