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Senior Gardener/ Assistant Head Gardener

Employer
Private Estate near Aylesbury
Location
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Salary
Competetive salary
Closing date
7 Jul 2024

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Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Function
Gardening Jobs
Sector
Groundskeeping & Maintenance
Seniority
Manager

Senior Gardener/ Assistant Head Gardener

A fantastic opportunity to join a friendly team transforming a stunning 40-acre private estate with 4/5 acres of gardens near Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire into one of the best private gardens in the country.

The Ideal Candidate Experience

  • General garden maintenance and management of all plants
  • Experience with growing fruit, herbs and vegetables is essential 
  • Sound horticultural knowledge
  • Seasonal bulb planting
  • Pruning of shrubs, roses, top & soft fruit
  • Mowing, strimming and hedge trimming
  • Tree maintenance 
  • Assisting with greenhouse management & maintenance 
  • Assisting with irrigation, water features & swimming pool
  • Weed & pest control through organic means where possible
  • Assisting with composting
  • Assisting with lawn cutting, aeration, fertilising, edging, verticutting & scarifying
  • Other estate duties are likely to include maintenance of gravel paths, garden sculptures, garden furniture, tennis court & assisting with maintenance of all garden machinery
  • PA1/PA6 spraying certificate desirable
  • NVQ3/RHS horticulture qualification desirable

The Ideal Candidate Character

  • Passion for horticulture
  • Hardworking
  • Enthusiastic
  • Works to the highest standards
  • Eye for detail
  • Team player
  • Self-motivated
  • Positive attitude
  • Versatile/adaptable
  • Trustworthy
  • Punctual

Schedule

  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability 

Ability to commute/relocate

  • Aylesbury: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)

Experience 

  • Gardening: 2 years (preferred)

Work Authorisation

  • United Kingdom (required)

Work Location

  • In person

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