A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Gardens Team on the Eaton Estate as a Groundsperson/Gardener. The historically important gardens and landscape surrounding Eaton Hall extends over a considerable area and are meticulously maintained by a dedicated team responsible for individual areas.
The post requires a confident machine operator ideally possessing industry competency tickets (PA1, PA6, strimmer operation, tractor driving) alongside a formal industry qualification (RHS level 2 Horticulture, NCH or diploma).
The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3 years' first-hand experience, preferably on a Private Estate where they have utilised their varied landscape and horticulture skills. They should be capable of the physical demands of the role and comfortable/confident to work alone. We seek a self-motivated individual with a flexible approach, an eye for the finer detail and a willingness to learn new skills/techniques. Occasional weekend duties will be expected.
The successful candidate will join a team responsible for maintaining high presentation standards across the wider landscape of Eaton Hall. Seasonal tasks will include mowing (pedestrian and ride on machines) spraying, tree planting, watering, pruning, weeding and leaf collection.
The role is full-time, working 40 hours per week in our breathtaking location. We offer a competitive package, including a free non-contributory pension scheme, life cover, gym membership contribution and sport/social gatherings and events.
The Eaton Estate centres on the rural communities of Aldford, Eccleston, and Saighton as well as parts of Chester city centre and comprises of some 450 homes, 14 farms, 90 commercial units, four schools and more than 4,000 hectares (10,000 acres) of agricultural land. The estate provides a range of residential and commercial properties, from family homes and character cottages, to modern offices and city centre shops, as well as high quality farmland.
Its unique environment is managed sustainably to increase biodiversity and improve it for future generations. As part of Grosvenor, the Eaton Estate operates with a far sighted perspective and aims to make a lasting and positive impact on communities.
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