Assistant Gardener

Employer
Black Appl Orchard
Location
Mickleton, Chipping Campden
Salary
Starting at £20,000 – 22,000 p/a depending on experience
Closing date
12 Jul 2022

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Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Function
Gardening Jobs
Sector
Horticultural Specialist
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Assistant Gardener

An exciting opportunity for an estate gardener to join a team near Mickleton, Gloucestershire.

We are seeking a candidate who is keen to learn and improve themselves during their career with us.

Experience preferred - however, you will be trained under the Head Gardener, in all aspects of horticulture and the work that goes on at a large privately owned estate.

Would ideally suit college leaver with relevant horticultural qualification, though not essential.

You will need to be:

  • Physically fit
  • Enthusiastic, self-motivated and flexible
  • Be committed to developing your skills and abilities in horticulture
  • Have good interpersonal skills and be a positive member of the team
  • Be able to work safely and take instruction

Typical duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • General garden maintenance
  • Seasonal bulb planting
  • Pruning of trees, shrubs, plants and topiary
  • Propagation
  • Assisting with greenhouse management and maintenance
  • Weed control
  • Assisting with the provision of cut flowers, fruit and vegetables for the main house
  • Maintenance of drives and paths
  • Tractor driving
  • Pedestrian and ride-on mowing
  • Strimming
  • Watering

Training will be provided to gain any qualifications required to perform the role.

We are committed to improving our team and want everyone to be aiming to reach the highest standards. This opportunity could easily lead to a very good career in horticulture and the chance to work on a project that is rather unique.

Hours

Monday -Friday 8am - 5pm

Some weekend working will be required for greenhouse watering on a rota basis. Likely one weekend in three during summer months.

Salary

£20,000 – 24,000 p/a

To apply

Please send CV and covering letter to: carl@blackapplorchard.com 

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