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Assistant Gardener (Housed)

Employer
The Bedford Estates
Location
London (West), London (Greater)
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
20 Jul 2024

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The Bedford Estates, Bloomsbury Ltd, is custodian to some of the most historic green spaces in Bloomsbury; including Bedford Square Garden and Montague Street Garden and we are seeking an Assistant Gardener.

This is an exciting opportunity for a knowledgeable Assistant Gardener to join our dedicated team; who will work with us to continue our journey to conserve our gardens heritage and give pleasure to our visitors and residents throughout the year.

Reporting to the Head Gardener, you will assist with the day to day upkeep of the Georgian Garden Squares along with commercial, residential and pavement-side gardens.

The Assistant Gardener will be a hard working and enthusiastic individual who personally aims for excellence. As a motivated self starter you will have excellent communication skills; previous experience of maintaining public and private gardens to a high standard and will be comfortable with lone working.

A recognised horticultural qualification is essential.

Applicants must hold a full valid driving licence.

The role is a full time, permanent position with housing included.

On a rota basis, the successful applicant will be required to be available outside of office hours for tenants, contractors and visitors.  Accommodation is provided for this purpose.

The Bedford Estates has owned, developed and managed much of Bloomsbury, at the heart of Central London, since 1669. As a long- term landowner we care deeply about Bloomsbury and its community of residents, workers and students. We are dedicated to protecting the heritage of this historic part of London for future generations.

Our history is important to us but we are not constrained by it: our modern approach to stewardship includes employing the latest technology in developing and maintaining our buildings, encouraging sustainability and biodiversity, as well as supporting new communities to join and contribute to Bloomsbury’s rich cultural, academic and commercial mix.

The Bedford Estate in London covers some 30 acres, including five garden squares – one of which, Bedford Square, is a prime example of Georgian architecture. The property portfolio includes c200 properties, including 825,000 sq ft of offices, 100,000 sq ft retail space, 1,000 hotel bedrooms and c550 residential homes.

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