Junior Gardener

Junior Gardener required

Job Ref E310

Our client a garden design, construction and maintenance company working predominantly in Central London and the home counties. We are looking for a maintenance operative to join our award-winning maintenance department.

Our projects are mainly high-end domestic gardens providing candidates with the opportunity to experience a varied portfolio of work.

The Gardens

They are looking to employ a Junior Gardener to work within the maintenance department. Candidates must be able to work alone and on their own initiative as well as part of a larger team.

Work duties will be primarily domestic garden maintenance therefore good plant knowledge is desirable as well as a keen eye for detail. Candidates must be willing to work across a number of sites, working in a team of 2.

The Applicant

Candidates will be required to liaise and communicate with their Team Leader and on occasions clients, therefore you must have good interpersonal skills, and be both reliable and punctual. Work will mainly be based in London, a vehicle and tools will be provided

Work hours are 8am – 4pm, Monday - Friday (with two 1/2 hour breaks). Candidates must be flexible and willing to work additional hours.

A clean driving licence is essential.

PA1 & PA6 Spraying Certificates are desirable.

If this Junior Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Ruth Bolam on 01233 732767 or ruth@horticruitment.com.

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Junior 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 Junior Gardener vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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Groundsperson

Our client is an 11-acre private estate, in central London, with historic buildings and beautiful grounds. They are looking for an energetic and enthusiastic Groundsperson with experience in greenkeeping to complement their small and close-knit gardening team.

The Groundsperson will mainly be responsible for maintaining the ornamental lawns to a high standard. He/she will also join the team in general gardening duties, when necessary, throughout the year. It is essential the candidate is highly motivated, with a ‘can-do’ attitude and skilled enough to be able to work unsupervised.

The following list of duties is indicative of the nature of the post. Priorities, timescales and standards will be set in agreement with management.

  • Maintenance of the grounds using pedestrian and ride on mowers.
  • Renovation of grass areas by applying fertilisers, scarifying, and aerating and other spring and autumn lawncare activities.
  • Control of lawn pests and diseases.
  • Irrigation of lawns using portable sprinklers and automated systems.
  • Edging and strimming.
  • Leaf clearance in the autumn/winter.
  • Weed spraying.
  • General gardening duties including hand weeding, pruning, digging, planting, and watering plants.
  • Helping receive deliveries, which involves manual handling of bags ranging from 20-25kg.

The successful applicant will have an NVQ2 or above in greenkeeping/ groundsmanship/ horticulture (or other recognised equivalent qualification) or qualified by relevant experience.  They will ideally have a 2 years’ minimum experience of greenkeeping or horticultural background and experience working in a high-profile public or private garden desirable. Previous experience of using a wide range of turf care equipment, for example, mower tractors, cylinder and rotary mowers, and a wide range of turf renovation equipment, as well as hedge cutters, strimmers and similar equipment is required. A spray certificate PA1/PA6 and a driving licence is essential for the role.

The Groundsperson will have good communication skills, enjoy working as part of a small team, as well as being able to use own initiative. Physical fitness and strength are required by all applicants as this role involves the ‘heavier’ side of garden maintenance, operating machinery, and heavy lifting and the willingness to work outside in all weathers. He / She will demonstrate a good understanding of the latest health and safety legislation, especially when using equipment and chemicals. Basic maths and literacy skills for calculating and recording chemicals used as well as demonstrate good planning and organisational skills with an ability to look ahead.  He / She will have a flexible approach, have good attention to detail and able to demonstrate honesty and integrity in everything you do.

SALARY:        £25,000 depending on experience         

LOCATION: Central London

JOB No:          EC30194

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

To view more Gardening jobs click Gardening or to view Landscape jobs click Landscape.

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Groundsperson 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 Groundsperson vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

www.englishcountrygardeners.co.uk


Maintenance Gardener

Maintenance Gardener required

Job Ref E304

Our client a garden design, construction and maintenance company working predominantly in Central London and the home counties. They are looking for a maintenance operative to join Their award winning maintenance department.

Their projects are mainly high end domestic gardens providing candidates with the opportunity to experience a varied portfolio of work.

The Gardens

They are looking to employ a Maintenance Gardener to work within the maintenance department. Candidates must be able to work alone and on their own initiative as well as part of a larger team.

Work duties will be primarily domestic garden maintenance therefore good plant knowledge is essential as well as a keen eye for detail. Candidates must be willing to work across a number of sites, working in a team of 2.

The Applicant

Candidates will be required to liaise and communicate with clients on a daily basis, therefore you must have good interpersonal skills, and be both reliable and punctual. Work will mainly be based in London, a vehicle and tools will be provided

Work hours are 8am – 4pm, Monday - Friday (with two 1/2 hour breaks). Candidates must be flexible and willing to work additional hours.

A clean driving licence is essential.

PA1 & PA6 Spraying Certificates are desirable.

If this Maintenance Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Ruth Bolam on 01233 732767 or ruth@horticruitment.com.

To view more Gardening jobs click Gardening or to view Landscape jobs click Landscape.

To apply for a position with horticruitment you will need to complete a candidate registration form, please see Candidate Registration.

If you would like more information regarding horticultural qualifications and colleges, see our Career advice.

You will need to be registered with horticruitment to find out where and how your personal data is used whilst using our work finding services please view our privacy policy.

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.

www.horticruitment.com


Assistant Gardener

Assistant Gardener required
Ref: D301

An excellent career development opportunity has arisen with an established and respected company offering a complete design, build and high-end garden care service in London.  Owned and managed by a Chelsea Flower Show Gold Medal winning horticulturist, their portfolio comprises multiple high-end private properties in areas such as Kensington, Chelsea, Camden, Hampstead Heath and Wimbledon.  Service offerings include design and build of projects as well as regular creative care and maintenance.

Due to continued growth of the company, a vacancy has arisen for a Junior/Assistant Gardener to work alongside the Maintenance Manager with a view to learning and developing their career in the industry and within the company.  The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop their existing skill set and eventually manage the maintenance of high-end gardens on their own where required, as well as alongside other employees.

The successful candidate will shadow the Maintenance Manager and carry out regular visits to existing clients; managing their gardens while working to ensure consistently high standards in line with the company ethics.  This continually growing company offers real development potential as well as job security for promising individuals.

Applicants should have experience of gardening on private estates or with commercial companies with experience in the safe operation of garden machinery; hedge cutters, mowers, blowers, brush cutters and the like, with a passion for horticulture and gardening.   Candidates must be flexible, able to multi-task and to manage clients’ expectations with a positive attitude.  This will be a customer-facing role requiring good attention to detail, an ability to deliver excellent customer service and to be presentable at all times.  Applicants must be physically fit and must hold a full UK driving licence.

This is an excellent career opportunity for an enthusiastic gardener, perhaps newly qualified or with just a few years’ experience in the industry, to work with very knowledgeable and respected gardeners/horticulturists on some of London’s horticulturally diverse properties.  This is a full-time permanent role.  Hours of work are 08:00 – 16:00 Monday to Friday.  Standard holiday entitlement applies; 20-days plus Bank Holidays.

If this Assistant Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Mark Read on 01233 732767 or mark.read@horticruitment.com.

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Assistant 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 Assistant Gardener vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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Sole Gardener - Live Out - EC7821

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced and knowledgeable gardener to develop and maintain two beautiful gardens. The company is looking for a Sole Gardener to take ownership and to continue the maintenance of a striking and very prominent riverside garden in central London and also of an extensive and well-established garden in Dulwich.

The riverside garden is formerly laid out and will require seasonal bedding designs to be produced and executed twice a year. The successful applicant will need good experience in planting schemes.

There will also be the opportunity to work alongside the estates management team to develop other areas onsite to complement the building and riverside garden so an ability to produce further landscaping sketches, develop and manage timetables will also be necessary. The ability to be flexible, collaborative and embrace new ideas is also essential.

The Dulwich garden has been designed by an award-winning landscape gardener in an English country style with a modern twist and includes a formal lawn, large herbaceous borders, a kitchen garden with several raised beds, ornamental pond, an orchard, a small wild woodland, hedges and topiary. Good experience of maintaining these areas will be essential.  Liaising with the landlord/household in respect of seasonal produce is also a requirement for this role.

Health and Safety awareness, spray certificates (PA1/6) and an ability to keep accurate records are expected. Horticultural qualifications are preferred however those with the ability to produce a solid body of evidence in the form of a visual portfolio will be considered. A full driving licence is required for this role.

SALARY:       £27,500 DOE
LOCATION:  Central London
JOB No:          EC7821

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

To view more Gardening jobs click Gardening or to view Landscape jobs click Landscape.

To apply for a position with horticruitment you will need to complete a candidate registration form, please see Candidate Registration.

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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.

www.englishcountrygardeners.co.uk


General Maintenance Gardener - T336

General Maintenance Gardener required

Our client, based in central London, is a well-established, prize-winning, garden maintenance company established over 20 years ago. They maintain contemporary gardens, communal residential gardens, London squares, Topiary Hedges, Herbaceous borders, Containerised Roof Gardens and Water gardens. Currently recruiting a maintenance gardener to join dynamic team in central London.

This exciting hands-on role, where you will work closely with your Manager and Supervisor within a team of 7, offers the opportunity to work on some top end gardens.  You will need a love of and enthusiasm for plants and gardens.  A good basic knowledge of horticulture and experience within the industry is required; a desire to learn and develop is vital. You will need to be good at communicating and enjoy being part of a close-knit team, whilst being able to show initiative.

Candidate requirements:
  • Good horticultural knowledge.
  • To be highly organised and efficient time management.
  • A desire to develop and learn.
  • A full UK driving licence
  • PA1 PA6 certificates (preferable)

Hours of work: Hours 8am-4.30pm with 1 hour off during the day.

Holiday: 20 days paid holiday per annum plus bank holidays.

If this General Maintenance Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Mark Bolam on 01233 732767 or markbolam@horticruitment.com.

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To apply for a position with horticruitment you will need to complete a candidate registration form, please see Candidate Registration.

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this General 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 General Maintenance Gardener vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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