Maintenance Gardener

Maintenance Gardener required

Job Ref ADV Z007

Our client is a well-established landscape and gardening company with over 3 decades of experience. They operate mostly across private clients, offering Hard and Soft landscaping as well as a Maintenance service. 

They have an established team of around 10-14 employees and are seeking to grow their team with an experienced and service focused gardener that’s looking for a long term role where they can get further training and progress.  

Job Description:

Our client is looking for a skilled gardener to join their garden maintenance team. Working in private gardens in the local area.  The teams visit 2-5 different sites a day delivering a total garden service. The successful candidate will pride them-self on carrying out all works to the highest of standards.

Key Skills:

Previous experience is a must for this role as the customer expectations are high and you will need to show good horticultural knowledge and confidence.

  • Some formal horticultural qualifications such as NVQ Level 2 or 3 (Desirable but not essential)
  • Experience using garden machinery
  • Full UK Driving License
  • Knowledge of Plants, Tree’s and Shrubs (Desirable)
  • Spraying Certificate (Desirable but not essential)
Benefits:
  • Company events
  • Opportunities to undertake paid training courses.
  • Company pension
  • Sick pay
  • Bonus scheme
  • Performance bonus
  • Yearly bonus
Working hours:
  • Monday to Friday
  • 07:30 – 17:00
  • Optional Overtime Available

If this Maintenance Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Tom Little on 01233 732767 or tom@horticruitment.com.

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Maintenance Gardener vacancy.  Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications that we receive, it is not possible to respond to every one.  Therefore, unless you hear from us within the next 14 days, your application for this Maintenance Gardener vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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Senior Gardener

Senior Gardener required

A new vacancy has arisen on a spectacular private estate near High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire for an experienced gardener to work for genuinely warm and welcoming employers. This role will suit an all-rounded horticulturist with drive to utilise their horticultural knowledge and experience on a full time and permanent basis.

The majestic eighteenth-century house is surrounded by 80 acres of land including parkland and paddocks. The main gardens consist of various terraces with different planting schemes, formal bedding, rose borders surrounding the house and a walled kitchen garden with raised beds to grow a variety of fruit and vegetables as well as provides shelter to an area that exemplifies ornamental gardening through each of the four seasons.  Great expanses of lawn, mature and young trees, lavender pathways, and ornamental planting all highlight the traditional English landscape. 

The senior gardener will work alongside a groundsman to care for the garden with great attention to detail. Outside contractors assist with the parkland and paddocks. Suitable candidates for this role will ideally hold a horticultural qualification and / or practical experience in private estate gardens.  The focus of this role is fine horticulture, so excellent plant identification skills are essential in addition to a thorough understanding the seasons. Duties include rotate crops, cultivate, harvest and prune fruit and vegetables in walled garden, general garden maintenance such as lawncare, hedge cutting, leaf collecting, weeding, moss control, manage fruit trees including pruning and general health, pest and disease control, tending to herbaceous borders and topiary and further developing the composting system. The successful candidate will also work with the owners on suggested planting plans.

Applicants should be flexible, energetic and cooperative in nature with a positive and friendly outlook.  The owners try to be organic as possible in the garden, though chemicals are used in some areas and therefore some experience of chemical-free gardening methodologies would be helpful as well as spray certificates would be an advantage. Chainsaw certificates would be a plus or the willingness to acquire as the owners would be happy to support the training. Candidates will have a sound understanding of general garden machinery – their use and basic maintenance as well as be confident driving an ATV. Good physical fitness and an eye for detail are required, with an ability to work well within a team as well as alone where necessary. 

The role is offered with a competitive salary and a recently refurbished 2 bedroom / 2 bathroom cottage with council tax, utility bills broadband and TV licence covered by the employer.

This is a fabulous opportunity for a skilled horticulturist who is happy to be hands-on and proactive, content working in the garden alone as well as part of a team with good physical fitness and an eye for detail. The role is also open to a couple where the other position would be either to assist on the garden or help with the animals on site. 

SALARY:        £30,000 – 35,000 DOE
LOCATION: Near High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
JOB No:          EC61147

If this Senior Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sara Yassin on 01233 733510 or info@englishcountrygardeners.co.uk.

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www.englishcountrygardeners.co.uk


Senior Gardener

An exciting opportunity for a Senior Gardener has arisen to work within a stunning private estate, near Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire. The current Gardener has been with the owners for a wonderful 18 years and due to their upcoming retirement, the client is now looking for enthusiastic and passionate horticulturalists to join the estate.

In its entirety the estate covers 250-acres, with 6-acres of both relaxed and formal gardens surrounding the property. These comprise of expansive lawns, an orchard, a walled garden which contains shrubs, herbaceous borders, espalier fruit trees, fruit and vegetables and a cutting garden. Other elements include a Victorian greenhouse, a variety of climbers and a Victorian lido which has recently been converted into a pond. The owners are extremely fond of their garden and have some upcoming projects planned, this includes the development of an area within the walled garden, as well as potentially creating another large pond. Therefore, this role would suit candidates who can offer their creative input and help deliver the new projects to the highest standards.  

Applicants should ideally hold a horticultural qualification combined with excellent plant knowledge and previous experience working on private estates. Experience in planting, pruning, lawn care and propagation is necessary for the role, as is competence in the use of a wide range of machinery and good craft skills. A full UK driving licence is essential. The successful candidate will be passionate about their work and have a positive attitude and will have the ability to work with little supervision and maintain a high level of performance, be dynamic and have the ability to problem solve with autonomy.

The owner is looking for a full time Senior Gardener with a working week of 40-hours per week, Monday to Friday with occasional weekend work for watering purposes, depending on the season. The Senior Gardener will oversee one other part time gardener.   

Generous accommodation is on offer to the successful candidate in the form of a 3-bedroom cottage with all household bills covered by the owners (except phone and internet). Partners and dependants and welcome and pets within reason. As this is a family home all members of the estate work closely together to create a friendly environment; the owners like to have someone on site at all times for security purposes, therefore this responsibility must be shared with those who also live in on site.

SALARY:        Up to £35,000 DOE + Accommodation  LOCATION: Buckinghamshire

JOB No:          EC60182

If this Senior Gardener vacancy is of interest please apply or contact Sophie Sharpe on 01233 733510 or info@englishcountrygardeners.com.

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Senior Gardener vacancy.  Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications that we receive, it is not possible to respond to every one.  Therefore, unless you hear from us within the next 14 days, your application for this Senior Gardener vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

www.englishcountrygardeners.co.uk


Plants Manager

Plants Manager required

Job Ref ADV427

Lead Plantsperson/Nursery man-woman required: The company is a specialist greens company within the TV & Film industry. Managing a large selection of plants and landscaping materials. They now have an opportunity for a knowledgeable plantsperson to join the team and create a difference within a well established and growing business.

Job Description:

The lead plantsperson will be responsible for reorganising plant nursery and aggregates, creating and updating plant inventory, logging plants in and out for a wide variety of projects. Managing future apprentices, offering plant advice to project managers, and assisting with any purchasing needs. Managing the goods in from suppliers and out to the projects, ensuring the stock levels are accurately maintained. Implementing new procedures for a smoother working practice.

Requirements:
  • Extensive horticultural knowledge and real passion for plants.
  • Managerial experience within a horticultural setting
  • Great people skills
  • Ability to motivate a small team and consistently achieve a high standard of work and plant care.
  • An understanding of the importance of monitoring and maintaining Health and Safety
  • Good organisation skills to allow efficient working practices
  • Manage and maintain appropriate irrigation
  • Improve on and maintain weed control across site.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • A multitasker with excellent organisational skills.
  • Good plant care/maintenance
  • Fertilising strategy

www.greens-team.com

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Gardener

Gardener required

Job Ref ADV402

A unique opportunity has arisen for a skilled and enthusiastic gardener/horticulturalist to join a small team in an established thriving company.  We have an excellent reputation with a prestigious portfolio of discerning clients, in the Chilterns and Oxfordshire.

We are seeking a passionate, knowledgeable, self-motivated person with a good knowledge of garden and plant care.  They should have a minimum NVQ level 2 qualification in horticulture NVQ/RHS, a positive and willing attitude, with an eye for detail.

This new position will allow the successful candidate the opportunity to assist the company director in designing and creating planting schemes and managing projects along with all aspects of domestic garden maintenance.  They should also be able to work independently, manage their own clients’ gardens and mentor others in the team.

Experience in operating a wide range of garden machinery, such as mowers, hedge cutters & blowers is essential, as is a full UK driving licence.  Spray certificates PA1/6 are desirable.

Other qualities include basic machinery maintenance, knowledge of Health & Safety regulations, safe systems of work and record keeping.

A pension scheme, uniform, and work vehicle will be provided.  Salary negotiable depending on skill set.

www.sbhorticulture.co.uk

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Sole Gardener

A unique position has arisen on a beautiful private estate for a hands-on experienced Sole Gardener with a talent for creative plant use, to help establish, maintain, and develop the garden. Their current gardener has been with them for the past fifteen years, and their impending retirement has created an opportunity for an experienced Sole Gardener to take over and enjoy working in a stunning space.

The stunning Grade II property is located near Chesham, Buckinghamshire and is surrounded by 4 acres of gardens, 2 of which are formal gardens. There are many elements to the gardens including a maze, wild meadow areas, extensive hedges, a Japanese Garden, and a kitchen garden with greenhouse, growing a huge variety of produce for the household. Other aspects of the property include a sunken garden, tennis court, and swimming pool. The owner is extremely passionate about the gardens and are looking to recruit the suitable candidate to help keep them to the highest of standards. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Sole Gardener with good physical fitness and plant knowledge to play a leading role in enriching and maintaining the gardens. As Sole Gardener, this role overseas the garden of the property and to manage the whole seasonal calendar of planting, pruning, maintaining, and tendering with a great deal of love, care and attention in order to achieve a high standard of excellence. He / She will be highly self-motivated, able to plan and carryout your duties on your own with little supervision. The Sole gardener should have previous experience as a professional gardener with good practical gardening skills and be familiar with the safe use and general maintenance of garden machinery and tools. The position also involves additional duties on the property and would suit an all-rounded gardener with a practical mindset.

The ideal candidate will have a high attention to detail, be organised in their approach and have demonstrable gardening experience on private estates and/or horticulturally diverse gardens. Academic horticultural qualifications are desired but are not essential if considerable gardening experience can be demonstrated via previous work and references. Suitable candidates will hold demonstrable experience in a similar role as well as academic horticultural qualifications at level 2 or higher.  Spray and chainsaw certification would be an advantage but are not essential. The ability to operate and carry out basic maintenance of garden machinery is essential as all tools and machinery are kept in immaculate condition. Possession of a full UK driving licence is required. 

SALARY:       Up to £30,000 DOE

LOCATION:  Chesham, Buckinghamshire 

JOB No:          EC43262

If this Sole Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sophie Sharpe on 01233 733510 or info@englishcountrygardeners.co.uk.

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Sole Gardener vacancy.  Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications that we receive, it is not possible to respond to every one.  Therefore, unless you hear from us within the next 14 days, your application for this Sole Gardener vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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Horticultural Sales Advisor

Horticultural Sales Advisor required

Job ref ADV390

We are an established, family run, independent nursery, specialising in the growing, supplying and planting of trees, shrubs and instant hedging. We require a full or part time, experienced, sales person to join our busy on-site sales team.

The right candidate will have experience of working in plant sales at either a garden centre or plant nursery.  You will have a desire to gain knowledge and understanding of the horticultural industry.  You will have strong communication and customer service skills and be able to build strong customer relationships. You will be required to guide customers to solutions for their tree and hedge requirements.

Located just outside Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire, your own transport to the nursery will be essential. You will be required to work some Saturdays on a rota basis.

www.instanthedges.co.uk


Garden Project Manager

Garden Project Manager required

Job Ref ADV375

Greenfingers has ambitious plans to create more gardens for children in hospices, and their families, to enjoy. The Garden Projects Manager will plan, and project manage Greenfingers hospice gardens in accordance with a statement of works for each project. This post will be the central role between the hospice, designer, landscaper and the Greenfingers team. The post holder will need to work flexibly, in terms of time and be prepared to travel across the UK. A full clean UK Driving Licence is required.

Essential qualifications, skills and experience required:

-Qualification in Landscape Architecture or Landscape/Garden Design

-Experience in the technical delivery of landscape projects in a garden design or landscape architecture practice

-Excellent graphic, verbal and written communications skills to communicate ideas, issues and solutions. Client and supplier relationships are important to us, so you will need to be excellent in telephone, face to face and written communication.

-Experience of working with both masterplans and technical/construction drawings and specifications.

-Experience of site inspections and site supervision of independent contractors and specialists Experience of managing schedules and budgets to produce on-budget, on-time projects with researched and considered solutions to problems.

-Strong project management and co-ordination skills.

-Experience of working under pressure and completing work to the highest standard to agreed deadlines.

-Rigorous attention to detail 2.9 Ability to work effectively both individually and as part of a team.

Desirable skills and experience:

-Vectorworks 3D, Sketch-up

-Registered as a Landscape Architect with the Landscape Institute

-Horticultural and plant knowledge

Accountability:

Responsible on a day to day basis to the Director of Finance & Resources and working closely with the Director of Fundraising & Communications.

Responsibilities and Key tasks:

-To attend the initial visit to the hospice with the Director of Fundraising & Communications to assess the nature of the garden and what is required in terms of a designer and project budget.

-Obtain any further information from the hospice to assess the garden design and complete the hospice application criteria evaluation form and design brief.

-Research and source three competent designer(s) for the garden project in question. Brief the designers about the hospice garden in question and how Greenfingers Charity works.

-Attend a second meeting at the hospice with the Director of Fundraising & Communications, the appointed designer and hospice care team to complete the garden design brief.

-Review designers brief and proposal and recommend to Directors whether to proceed.

-Put in place a project management plan with the designer.

-Attend the consultation meeting with the hospice to progress initial design concept with designer and reach approval on final design with estimated costs ready for Board Approval.

-Ensure Designer obtains three build quotes for all garden projects regardless of size via the tender process. Review quotes for consistency of the specification.

-Recommend which Landscaper to use based on tender process criteria and notify Director of Finance & Resources who the chosen Landscaper is to enable the contract to be issued.

-Ensure all relevant documentation received from the Landscaper is received before the build starts, including a schedule of works and a timeline.

-Compile list of potential Gifts in Kind with designer.

-Monitor timeline and progress of project for payment purposes, which will involve visiting the site to check works are on target and for stage payment purposes.

-Ensure designer provides a maintenance plan for the hospice on completion of the garden project.

-Organise garden completion certificate and ensure all parties comply.

-Prepare garden report for the quarterly Board Meetings to be presented by the Directors.

-Six months after garden completion, attend and report on follow up visit to complete a garden evaluation report, source testimonials and images and review condition of the garden.

-Be responsible for the Garden Makeover program for older Greenfingers Charity gardens.

-Provide support and advice for the hospices regarding the maintenance of their Greenfingers Charity garden to ensure its longevity.

Key Relationships

-To maintain effective networks and foster good communications with landscapers, designers all principal supporters, stakeholders, and the hospices we work with.

-To work closely with Director of Fundraising & Communications, Garden Committee, and all other members of the Greenfingers Charity team, as well as other freelance contractors.

Key Terms and Benefits

-Hours of work: 9am-5pm with an unpaid hour for lunch-plus some overnight stays may be required where time off in lieu will be given.

-Holidays: 25 days per annum plus bank holidays for 5 days per week or pro-rata

-Pension: Greenfingers Charity operates an auto-enrolment pension scheme

-Salary £36k for 35 hours per week, dependent on experience and pro rata if less hours.

www.greenfingerscharity.org.uk


Garden Centre Manager

Our client has developed two highly successful Garden Centres and a Nursery run by second generation and are proud to be part of a local family business. Stocking much more than plants they have a wide variety of products to include pet care, clothing, aquatics, sheds, home and leisure, gifts, food hall and a restaurant with many concessions. At present, they are currently one of London’s biggest suppliers of garden furniture. They are now seeking a Garden Centre Manager to continue delivering excellent standards of Retailing. This Garden Centre focuses on selling and maintaining professional standards across all areas of the centre.

Job Description:

Duties and responsibilities would include the following:

-To manage motivate and support a large team of staff

-Ensure daily work schedules are created and actioned

-Efficient and effective communications within the business

-Achievement of sales and profit targets

-To create and achieve a sharp, neat, professional shop floor image of the highest standards

-Health & Safety management of the site

-Provide input into the overall buying strategy

-To keep abreast of the latest trends and styles in garden centre retail

-To provide input into Marketing strategies liaising with the media

To organise promotional activities and actively build contacts with key people

Key Skills:

As the Garden Centre Manager, you’ll need have the following experience.

-At least 3 years management experience within a garden centre or a fast-paced retail environment 

-Experience of reporting sales/budgets to the senior managers/owners

If you have experience in any of the following areas, we would like to hear from you.

-Garden Centre Manager

-Garden Centre Assistant/deputy Manager

If this Garden Centre Manager vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sophie Sharpe on 01233 732767 or sophie@horticruitment.com.

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Garden Centre Manager vacancy.  Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications that we receive, it is not possible to respond to every one.  Therefore, unless you hear from us within the next 14 days, your application for this Garden Centre Manager vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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Sales Advisor

Sales advisor required

Our client is celebrating 30+ years of excellence and is Britain’s leading horticultural resource centre. They offer more than 100 000 mature plants, specimen trees, shrubs and herbaceous perennials on a 17-acre site situated in Buckinghamshire. Our client also offers design and garden installation services to help you make the most of your outdoor space.

The team are looking to bring onboard two salespersons to work closely with the customers advising on products.

J191 - Planting Consultant                              £30,000 - £35,000 DOE

The planting consultant will ideally design trained either in garden design or landscape architecture. You will travel to appointments to offer an “at home planting and horticultural consultancy service” where you would meet with prospective clients, provide them with advice and planting recommendations for their requirements. This requires providing expert advice to customers on their site, followed up with a comprehensive professional report. It also includes managing planting contracts from enquiry stage through to completion; produce quotations, liaise with the clients, and the planting team and plant nursery.

Both the site consultations and planting contracts are generally domestic gardens, however, there are some commercial sites and there is much potential for growth. For this position, a car will be provided.

J192 – Sales Advisor                                       £28.000 plus commission OTE £34,000.00 plus

The Sales Advisor will be based at the nursery liaising with both trade and retail customers to sell stock and source plants for a wide range of customers. You will support ongoing sales efforts (including researching/prospecting, preparing client pitch materials and handling ongoing follow-up with prospects), manage/track client prospects and client outreach efforts as well as oversee and manage the trade client database and ensure regular contact is maintained at least once per quarter with each client. Network and add new potential clients on an ongoing basis. The business uses social media, and the sales advisor will be responsible for designing and uploading social media news stories, create and apply daily updates to all social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram).  

For both positions; Excellent horticultural knowledge is essential, ideally in ornamental hardy nursery stock including evergreen trees and shrubs as well as a full driving licence. The sales team will maximize the opportunities presented for additional work from existing clients, passing on the information to the Project salesperson/designer and assisting in providing quotations and actively converting them into orders where possible. You will have the ability to research and understand company’s products and services in order to clearly communicate the benefits in promoting with relevant prospects and generate interest as well as follow up leads for commercial planting works through Architect, Landscape Architects, Property Developers and other specifiers and potential clients.

Desirable key Skills and competencies;

-Ability to work on own initiative

-Clear speaking voice and excellent listening skills

-Ability to work to tight deadlines.

-Clean driving licence

-Knowledge of plants and ability to identify many varieties of trees and shrubs.

-Landscape experience (soft and hard).

-Horticulture or garden design expertise

-Experience of horticultural Trade Industry

-Man-management Skills

-Time-management Skills

-Interest in social media with silks to utilise social media for research purposes

-Sales skills

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Important: You should be prepared and able to accommodate for the needs of the potential clients this will mean being available to meet them on Saturdays. Time of in lieu will apply where a Saturday has been worked.

If this Sales Advisor vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sara Yassin on 01233 732767 or sara@horticruitment.com.

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Sales Advisor vacancy.  Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications that we receive, it is not possible to respond to every one.  Therefore, unless you hear from us within the next 14 days, your application for this Sales Advisor vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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