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Full Time Gardener

Rural Recruitment
March, Cambridgeshire
£35,000 per annum
Closing date
4 May 2024

Job Details

An opportunity has arisen for a Full Time Experienced Gardener with the enthusiasm for maintaining a beautiful garden already at a high standard set East of Peterborough and bordering Norfolk. The position is full time, permanent and would suit a friendly and knowledgeable all round gardener.


The property is a beautiful old Victorian Rectory set within 7 acres of land. The majority of the estate is cut paddocks without animals onsite and the 3 acre garden consists of extensive manicured lawns, a topiary garden, several mixed beds and borders, roses, hedges with one large hedge along the driveway, old established trees and new trees.


The owner is passionate about her garden and will work closely with the experienced gardener in putting together the plans throughout the year. There are two part time assistants to help with maintenance and assist the gardener.


The ideal candidate will be energetic, ambitious and physically fit as the role is hands on. A passion for gardens and attention to detail is essential with good horticultural and plant knowledge. PA1/PA6 spray certificates are essential. A chain saw certificate would also be an advantage. A driving licence is required for the role due to the rural location of the estate and a van is provided for work purposes. There is a wide range of machinery including garden tools, tractor and trailer, therefore the ability to operate a range of garden machinery and good craft skills are also desirable for the role.


You will need to be organised, able to plan and prioritise your workload, have good communication skills and the ability to work alongside others.

The hours will be 8am to 4pm with half an hour for lunch, but there can be some flexibility.


Jackie Frost set up Rural Recruitment in 2010, when she felt there was a need for an Agency specialising in all country staff – Grooms, Mother’s help, Housekeepers, Gardeners, Cleaners, Private Chefs, Butlers etc. However since opening the agency Rural Recruitment has grown and now recruits for PAs/Office Managers/Farm Secretaries, Receptionists, Administrators, HR Managers, Bookkeepers, Stud Secretaries and much more.

With so many private country houses, large estates, farms and commercial businesses within the area, there is a high demand for a variety of domestic and office staff.

Rebecca Rivett, (Jackie’s daughter) joined Rural Recruitment in 2015 and brings a wealth of experience in the Commercial department as well as the equestrian and child care sector.

Rebecca is based in Norfolk and Jackie in Suffolk so interviews and client visits are easily organised. They also attend International Horse Shows and networking events enabling them to meet current / new employers and employees.

Unlike other agencies you will only ever speak to Jackie or Rebecca and they are available 24/7 including evenings and weekends.

Company info
Owls Farm House
Boxford Road, Milden

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