Head Gardener

Employer
Belcombe Court
Location
Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire
Salary
Competitive/to match experience
Closing date
29 Aug 2022

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Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Function
Gardening Jobs
Sector
Horticultural Specialist, Growing
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A passionate qualified hands on head gardener required for an intimate private estate of outstanding beauty.

The Grade 1 listed house is surrounded by formal and walled gardens cutting garden, trees, lawns, parkland ,woodland and follies.

Duties to include:

  • Maintaining gardens to an exceptional high standard. With a visual eye to detail.
  • Working alongside Estate manager, managing a team of gardeners
  • Developing beds and borders. 
  • Overseeing of kitchen and cutting garden glass house and propagation 
  • Coppicing for plant support and materials.
  • Organic weed and pest control.
  • Composting and mulching.
  • Vegetable Propagation 

SKILLS REQUIRED 

  • Knowledge of plant identification with significant practical experience in horticulture supported by relevant (level 3 RHS or equivalent)
  • Supervisory experience from a similar role.
  • An understanding and experience of implementing relevant health and safety legislation and practise.
  • Good communication skills within a team environment as well as happy to work alone.
  • At least 5 years post qualifying full time working experience in a garden of similar statue.
  • A flair for pot and container planting.
  • Full clean driving licence.
  • A passion for contemporary horticulture is essential as is management skills, enthusiasm and a positive ‘can do’ attitude.
  • The garden and scope of work can be physically demanding so a good level of fitness essential. 

Hours 8am - 4pm 

All applicants need to submit a full CV with covering letter by clicking on the Apply button below.

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