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Head Gardener - private country estate

Employer
Randle Siddeley Ltd
Location
Berkshire
Salary
Generous salary plus benefits
Closing date
19 May 2022

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Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Function
Gardening Jobs
Sector
Groundskeeping & Maintenance
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We are recruiting for a full time live-out head gardener for a private country garden of approximately 25 acres in Berkshire.

The garden comprises of :

- formal areas, river frontage, meadows and woodland;

- a kitchen garden providing vegetables, soft fruit and cut flowers for the main house;

- automated greenhouses for propagation and production of houseplants for the conservatory and main house.

The garden is currently in a transitional phase with many of the formal areas being remodelled.

You will be responsible for a team (currently consisting of 4 gardeners) who carry out general garden and maintenance work involved as well as shared security checks on the property. Summary of responsibilities and duties:

  • Deliver high standards of maintenance and horticulture, developing a programme of work to ensure the landscape and gardens are maintained and presented to the highest level throughout the year
  • Liaise with the owner to manage and interpret the horticultural needs of each area
  • Create written plans and schedules for seasonal tasks for the various parts of the gardens
  • Manage an established team, including rotas, holidays, performance, development, employee relations, etc. and identify recruitment and training needs
  • Liaise with housekeeping staff and contractors
  • Create budgets and placing orders for tools, plant and other necessary equipment.
  • Ensure all mechanical equipment is correctly fuelled, maintained and kept in proper working order
  • Ensure the green houses and irrigation system are correctly maintained and kept in proper working order
  • Cleaning of paved areas
  • Implement safety policies and procedures
  • Manage threats and risks from Pest & Diseases
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