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Estate Gardener wanted to join small friendly team

Employer
Armscote Manor
Location
Armscote, Near Stratford-upon-Avon
Salary
Salary dependant on qualifications of applicant
Closing date
20 Jul 2024

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Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Function
Gardening Jobs
Sector
Horticultural Specialist
Seniority
Junior

Estate Gardener (32 hours pw)

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic estate gardener to join our small friendly team on a private Warwickshire estate to assist the head gardener and groundsman.

The position is a working hands-on role, it is essential the candidate has a positive attitude, is self-motivated to work individually and happy to work in a team environment.

The role will be varied so candidates should be flexible and comfortable to perform both horticultural tasks and general estate maintenance. Ideally a minimum of three years experience working in a similar position. Some horticultural training would be preferred, but a positive attitude to work, training and gaining experience would be considered.

Responsibilities to include:

  • All aspects of horticulture, general and specialised.
  • Proficiency in plant propagation.
  • Lawn care maintenance.
  • Pruning, training and maintenance of trees and shrubs.
  • General maintenance including, hedges, fences, paths, weeding, mulching.
  • Maintenance of water features and irrigation systems.
  • Occasional stock assistance, moving and handling sheep.
  • Safe operation of garden machinery.

On top of a basic horticultural ability the candidate should demonstrate the following qualities:

  • Cooperative and enthusiastic nature
  • Ability to work positively in a tight knit team
  • Willing to take direction and follow instruction as required
  • Able to work independently and take ownership for work
  • High levels of energy and self-motivation
  • Strong attention to detail
  • A pro-active and can-do attitude
  • Good time-management
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Strong work ethic
  • Integrity and discretion
  • A desire to develop skills

A full clean driving licence and own transport are preferred due to location (Shipston on Stour area).

 

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