Part Time Gardener

Part Time Gardener required

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an experienced, enthusiastic and committed gardener to work as assistant to the incumbent Gardener on a part-time basis, with a view to grow into the lead role. The estate totals 25-acres and is based near Fareham in Hampshire, initially the candidate will be working three days per week which are Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.

The formal gardens which surround the main house consist of mixed herbaceous planting, roses, wall trained shrubs and climbers, mixed herbaceous and shrub borders, fruit trees, deciduous and coniferous mixed trees, clipped box hedging, various hedges, a lavender bed and recently planted specimen and coniferous trees. Extending into the wider estate, there is a lake of approximately 1-acre, extensive paddocks and fields, a vegetable patch consisting of three raised beds, approximately 2-acres of woodland, a small greenhouse and 8-acres of which are under vine. Alongside the incumbent gardener, the new part-time gardener will be expected to take pride in their work and maintain the gardens to a high standard.

Applicants will need to have proven gardening experience with a relevant horticultural qualification being beneficial. The successful candidate will possess a comprehensive knowledge of plants and the ability to maintain, improve and enhance a country house garden. In addition, they will be required to manage both the woodland area and the vegetable patch, with appropriate knowledge of pests and diseases. Tasks for this role include but are not limited to weeding, deadheading, trimming and provision of cut flowers for the house, care and management of herbaceous plants, shrubs, lawns, hedges, upholding health and safety regulations and recommendation of new garden projects.   

Previous experience and competency with a wide range of gardening machinery is a requirement for this position, with chainsaw and other certification being advantageous. A full, UK driving licence is essential for this role and proof of any machinery tickets held will need to be provided. Applicants will need to be self-motivated, organised and able to plan and prioritise their workload. The individual needs to be a ‘team player’, working as part of a small team as well as individually.  

SALARY:        £175 per day
LOCATION: Near Fareham, Hampshire
JOB No:          EC49684

If this Part Time Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Niall Anderson on 01233 733510 or info@englishcountrygardeners.co.uk.

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

www.englishcountrygardeners.co.uk


Instructor / Technician - Grounds

Instructor / Technician - Grounds required

Job Ref ADV421

£18,825 - £21,708 (dependent upon qualifications and experience)

Contributing to the maintenance and upkeep of the college grounds across both sites, the post holder will also work closely with teaching staff to provide practical support, technical instruction and supervision of students training in horticulture with a focus on machinery and plant maintenance and establishment. The successful candidate will be qualified in a relevant subject area with a good practical working knowledge of horticulture and a sound understanding of health and safety procedures.

The working pattern for this role is 7.30 am – 4.30 pm Monday to Thursday and 7.30 am – 4.00 pm on Friday.

This post is based at the Sparsholt campus.

Closing Date:  29 September 2022

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

College Benefits

  • Eligibility to join the Local Government Pension Scheme (a defined benefit pension scheme)
  • Death Benefit grant of 3 x salary if in the pension scheme
  • Free on-site parking
  • Occupational Sick Pay Scheme
  • Occupational Maternity Pay Scheme
  • Flexible Working Policy
  • Holiday entitlement of 22/23 days (rising to 25 days after 5 years’ service) plus Public and Bank Holidays along with college closure days at Xmas.
  • Ability to Purchase Additional Annual Leave via a salary sacrifice arrangement
  • Access to an employee assistance scheme
  • Free Library membership
  • On-site gym at the Sparsholt campus (membership £100 per annum)
  • Facility to purchase Sparsholt produce including: plants, fruit & vegetables, fish and game.
  • Ability to access a range of CPD events and support with undertaking professional qualifications
  • Various food outlets and eateries offering good value food and drink at competitive prices

There is a nursery on the Sparsholt campus operated by a commercial provider

Application packs are available from:

24 hour recruitment line: 01962 797309

www.sparsholt.ac.uk

HR@sparsholt.ac.uk


Gardener

Gardener required

Job ref: ADV418

Gardener position in Hampshire to work as part of a small Team

Private Country Estate - Historic Grade I listed building, Grade II listed gardens

Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm

Up to £24,000 DOE annual salary depending on experience and qualifications

We support further education, so could be flexible with days of work

Motivated and enthusiastic, capable of working on their own and alongside a small maintenance team. Creative and hard working

Ideal candidate will have a background in Horticulture with equivalent qualifications and strong references.

Estate is Organic and we believe in regenerative and sustainable practices.

Duties include-
  • General Gardening/care of formal gardens
  • Plant research/planning
  • Houseplants/ orchids
  • Kitchen Garden, planning, planting, propagating, growing, cut flower garden,  Greenhouse maintenance
  • Orchard/tree care, protection, planting of new/encouraging saplings
  • General Estate work - willingness to help out when needed (especially during the winter months when less formal garden/ veg garden work)
  • Wildflower meadows

Assisting with various other duties when asked by Owners/Estate Manager e.g. care of animals (dogs, cats, chickens, alpaca, sheep), flower cutting/ arranging for house parties.

This private advert is being managed directly by the employer. horticruitment are not involved in the hiring process and are therefore unable to share any additional information on this role. If you have any questions regarding this position, the best course of action is to apply for the job which will open a line of communication with the employer.


Skilled Gardener

Skilled Gardener required

Job Ref ADV396

A.S Gardens Ltd was founded 15 years ago with the aim of providing excellence in gardening skills for all of their clients.  It seeks to lead the way in estate and garden management.

This rapidly expanding company is looking for a new full-time team member.  As part of this fantastic team you will be responsible for creating and maintaining beautiful, large estates and gardens for high net-worth clients across Hampshire, West Sussex and Surrey.  Loyalty, reliability and having professional proactive approach are essential skills needed to join the team.

To be a part of this successful team you will have good communication and customer service skills, positive attitude, be self-motivated and with high attention to detail. It is important that you are reliable, punctual and well-presented.

You will be working closely with the business owner and with garden designers to create and maintain existing gardens.

Essential Skills:

- A passion for plants and horticulture

- A current full UK clean driving licence for a manual vehicle (over 25 preferred)

-Significant practical experience (2 years or more) in horticulture

-Ability to understand the approach needed to be part of a motivated team as well as the ability to manage your own tasks

- Experience with machinery/equipment use including tractors, trailers, chippers, hedge cutters and pedestrian mowers

-Good written and verbal communication skills.

-Ability to communicate in a clear and polite manner with colleagues and clients

-To work outdoors at all times of the year in all weather conditions and have good physical fitness

-To understand work requirements and work to deadlines.

- Due to the rural locations of our clients, own transport is essential.

This exciting opportunity comes with an attractive hourly rate, all PPE, equipment, and workwear provided and continuous professional development (CPD).  The work is varied, interesting and highly appreciated by our clients, who are invested in their gardens.

www.asgardens.uk

This private advert is being managed directly by the employer. horticruitment are not involved in the hiring process and are therefore unable to share any additional information on this role. If you have any questions regarding this position, the best course of action is to apply for the job which will open a line of communication with the employer.

 


Horticulture Instructor

Horticulture Instructor required

Job Ref - ADV388

£19,920 - £23,661 (dependent upon qualifications and experience)

Working with teaching and learning staff, the post holder will provide practical support, instruction, training and supervision to students across a range of courses both on an individual and group basis, ensuring provision is learner focused, ensures academic excellence, high quality learning and an outstanding student experience which reflects the principles of the personalised curriculum and contributes to the achievement of the College’s strategic and development plans. The successful candidate will be qualified in a relevant subject area with a good practical working knowledge of horticulture and a sound understanding of health and safety procedures.

This post is based at the Sparsholt campus.

Closing Date:  25 April 2022

College Benefits

·       Eligibility to join the Local Government Pension Scheme (a defined benefit pension scheme)

·       Death Benefit grant of 3 x salary if in the pension scheme

·       Free on-site parking

·       Occupational Sick Pay Scheme

·       Occupational Maternity Pay Scheme

·       Flexible Working Policy

·       Holiday entitlement of 23 days (rising to 25 days after 5 years’ service) plus Public and Bank Holidays along with college closure days at Xmas.

·       Access to an employee assistance scheme

·       Free Library membership

·       On-site gym at the Sparsholt campus (membership £100 per annum)

·       Gym classes at the Sparsholt campus

·       Facility to purchase Sparsholt produce including: plants, fruit & vegetables, fish and game.

·       Access to discounted hair treatments at the Andover campus

·       Ability to access a range of CPD events and support with undertaking professional qualifications

·       Various food outlets and eateries offering good value food and drink at competitive prices

There is a nursery on the Sparsholt campus operated by a commercial provider

www.sparsholt.ac.uk/college/jobs/


Sole Gardener

An excellent opportunity for an experienced Sole Gardener has arisen on a beautiful private estate in the New Forest. The position is full time and permanent and the Sole Gardener will work closely with an 8-time Chelsea Flower show gold medallist garden designer. This position will suit a qualified/skilled, physically fit, and enthusiastic gardener in search of a rewarding role in which to make their mark.

The estate covers about 14 acres, and the successful candidate will be responsible for about 6 acres of gardens surrounding the house. The gardens consist of extensive lawns, matured pleasure grounds, a walled kitchen garden (to be redeveloped) with wall fruit, span-roof greenhouse and potting shed. The remaining land is farmland and woodland. The Gardener will work closely with the renowned garden designer in implementing the design, redeveloping the garden as a whole including the kitchen garden and carrying out extensive planting.

Applicants will ideally hold a qualification in horticulture combined with previous professional experience as a Senior Gardener on a large private garden. In addition, you will need to have excellent horticultural knowledge in plant identification, pest and disease identification, pruning techniques and plant care. Other requirements are exceptional attention to detail, enthusiasm, self motivated, strong work ethic and willingness to be creative whilst working to consistently high standards in gardening practices and tidiness. Good communication skills are important as is the ability to be proactive, organised and plan and prioritise your workload. PA1/PA6 spray certificates and chainsaw certificates are desirable but not essential and the ability to operate a wide range of garden machinery is required for the role. A full UK driving licence is essential.

Offsite accommodation can be provided for the successful applicant should it be required. Details to be discussed.

SALARY:        £30,000 – 35,000 depending if accommodation is required         

LOCATION: New Forest, Hampshire

JOB No:          EC35083

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.

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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


Sole Gardener

Sole Gardener required

A fantastic opportunity has become available for an experienced gardener to join an important historic garden surrounding a listed country house embedded in a conservation Estate with strong, warm family values.  The estate is located in southwest Hampshire and the position is full time and permanent.

The 2-acre garden consists of a kitchen garden and greenhouse for growing vegetables and herbs for the owners use and propagation - raised from seed and cuttings, cut flower garden, climbing roses, mixed beds and borders, lawns and swimming pool. There is also a considerable amount of hedging and trees within the garden.

The garden is flat and has free-draining sandy acid soil. It is kept mostly organic with some use of glyphosate and pyrethrum for pathways etc. The garden is open to the public through the NGS 2 – 3 times a year and the owners hold the occasional charity opening and events.

This is an ideal opening for a motivated Gardener wishing to make a real contribution to an established garden and shrubbery that needs further development. The successful applicant will be part of a friendly team on the estate and the gardener should have a positive attitude, work well with others as well as be self-motived to work on their own unsupervised.

Applicants should be experienced professional gardeners with good plant knowledge and creative abilities. Experience growing fruit and vegetables as well as specialist pruning such as rose and small tree pruning is essential for the role. Spray certificates and chainsaw certificates are a requirement and training can be provided as long as there is the willingness to acquire the necessary tickets. The gardener will have a good understanding of health and safety for themselves and others and have a sensible attitude. The Estate is well equipped with machinery, which the gardener should be capable of maintaining between services. The successful candidate must hold a clean full driving licence.

Additional duties include contributing to the security of house and grounds, occasionally house watching and walking the dogs when the owners are away.

A lovely 3-bedroom house within walking distance is provided with the role. Council tax is paid by the employer and water is provided by the estate. Partners and children are welcome. Pets are subject to approval.

SALARY:         Circa £28,000 depending on experience
LOCATION: Southwest Hampshire
JOB No:          EC36968

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.

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 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


Experienced Gardener

A rare opportunity has arisen for an experienced and qualified gardener to play a key role in a beautiful private garden, designed by Arne Maynard.  This opportunity would suit a keen hands-on horticulturist with demonstrable experience in a similar role in a private estate garden.

The property encompasses 40-acres in total, with formal garden areas comprising a large orchard, yew topiary, box parterres, pleached beech trees, a large pond with water features, expansive lawns, mature trees and mixed/herbaceous borders throughout.

The successful applicant will join an existing small garden team and will be responsible for managing and maintaining the formal garden areas to a high horticultural standard.  The opportunity to assist with maintenance of the wider estate exists where necessary, which provides variation to the work and the opportunity to learn new skills. The gardener will be responsible for liaising with existing grounds team, planning and intermeshing projects. He / She will quantify and cost plants, materials and tools for purchase as well as monitor processes and results which will include flagging issues and providing options for improvement. It is important that records are maintained at all times.

Applicants should possess an academic horticultural qualification; ideally at RHS level 2 or above, spray certificates (PA1/PA6) or the willingness to acquire the ticket as training can be provided and/or extensive hands-on experience in large private gardens.  The ideal candidate will have good technical gardening knowledge including species-specific pruning techniques, experience with herbaceous borders, knowledge of seasonal garden management considerations, good plant identification skills, competence with a range of garden tools and machinery, and good physical fitness.

The successful candidate will have a keen eye for detail, will work to a consistently high standard and will be self-motivated whilst being able to adopt a flexible approach to their work. He / She will be able to prioritise and plan work efficiently and time plan daily, weekly and monthly tasks effectively. The ability to undertake basic machinery maintenance would be beneficial but is not essential.

A full UK driving licence and your own transport are required in order to commute to and from work as the property is located rurally.  A positive attitude and good sense of humour are essential, as the wellbeing of the team and general atmosphere on the estate are important to owners and existing employees. 

SALARY:  £30,000 - £35,000
LOCATION:  Romsey, Hampshire
JOB No:  EC36117

If this Experienced 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 Experienced 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 Experienced Gardener vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

www.englishcountrygardeners.co.uk


Operations Director

Operations Director required

Job Ref V572

An exciting new opportunity has opened for an Operations Director. The role will have total responsibility for and be accountable for all operational elements and installations within the business.

Experience in a landscape operations management role, managing multiple installation teams and multiple projects is a must.

This role bridges the gap between the sales surveyors who win projects & the onsite installation teams. The key purpose of the role is to provide leadership & support to installation staff.  

It will require exceptional leadership & organisational skills to ensure projects are profitable and run to time. The candidate will be self-motivated, with first class leadership, communication, and coaching skills

Role and Responsibilities:

-Overall responsibility for managing & controlling 5 -10 domestic or school projects per day.

-Ensuring projects are delivered on time, on budget & to agreed specification

-Liaison with clients to resolve issues & manage remedials

-Resourcing and procurement of materials and developing relationships with suppliers

-Line management of the installation teams, developing & implementing training plans. To be managed through fully documented process of objective setting, training plans and annual appraisals

-Responsible for recruitment strategy of installation staff

-Implementing and managing health & safety and quality procedures e.g CDM, RAMs etc

-Resourcing and managing subcontractors, developing strong relationships covering all disciplines within hard landscaping

-Overall responsibility for maintenance of fleet of installation vehicles &installation equipment

-Assisting franchisees with training & support

-Overseeing management of the warehouse and sample cutting operations

-Take an active role within the management team, seeking continuous improvement and leading by example

-Liaison with clients, subcontractors, designers, and other external contractors on site

-Ensuring efficient usage of all company resources

-Research and implement new ways of working to improve efficiency and reduce costs

Required Skills:

-Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar role managing multiple installation teams/ multiple installation staff/ operations management role

-Excellent landscape & construction knowledge. Experience in similar sector: hard landscaping, playground contractor. Ideally possess landscaping qualifications

-An effective Team Leader with demonstrable Operation Management experience

-Management experience within a customer facing environment.

-Strong leadership skills and takes ownership.

-Successful improvements in KPI and Operational performance.

-Business & Budget Management.

-Strong interpersonal and communication skills (verbal & written)

-Financially literate with experience of managing projects and resources in line with budgets.

-High level of organization, and efficient time management

-Knowledge of Health & Safety Compliance.

-Extremely self-motivated and committed to achieving excellent results

-Ability to multi-task and flexibility to re-prioritize 

-Confident IT skills and use of all Microsoft Packages; Excel etc

-High attention to detail with high expectations of a high-end finish

-Determination to deliver a high quality and reliable service with a ‘Right First Time‘ approach.

-Dynamic and able to move with the times within a fast-paced growing company

-Embrace change and technology

-Innovative and forward thinking

-Problem solver with proactive solutions

-Committed and hungry to progress

-Full clean driving licence required.

This is an excellent opportunity for an Operations Director to work on exciting projects with innovative professionals within a successful, opportunity giving company. An excellent salary is provided, depending on experience, ongoing training and development and a laptop & mobile phone is provided.

Hours of work:  40 hours a week

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

To view more Landscape jobs, click Landscape.

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

www.horticruitment.com


Grower

Grower required

Job Ref R711

Our client has an international reputation for its horticultural skills and expertise within their garden centres, trade focused wholesale trees, nurseries and a cash and carry division. At the nursery, being the best remains at the heart of everything they do. With a dedicated team of professionals, our client is passionate about what they do and build loyal and long-lasting relationships with customers and communities based on trust and respect. They care about how they do business and are proud of their history and heritage taking responsibility towards the environment seriously and follow this ethos within the management of the teams.

The role:

This is an exciting and varied opportunity in which you will be working for a renowned brand within the horticulture industry, driving their vision of being the first choice for top quality plants and trees.  As ambassadors for the brand, the teams are focused on delivering an outstanding customer experience.

A Grower will be responsible for managing an area of the nursery with the support of the Head Grower

Must haves:

-Previous experience in Nursery stock production

-Willingness to learn and knowledge of growing techniques, irrigation, pest and disease

-Demonstrate a professional, enthusiastic and flexible approach supporting colleagues and other areas of the business.

-Able to be responsive to challenges and demonstrate a ‘can do’ approach

-Able to work with energy, pace and passion

Key responsibilities:

-You will be responsible for ensuring cultural tasks are completed to the expected standard and within agreed time frame, producing all crops as per sales target and sales specifications.  Working with the Head Grower to develop and manage the ‘Priority’ work lists

-You will be responsible for ensuring the sections wastage figure is kept within the expected set range.

-You will ensure crops are kept free from weed and to keep the nursery as a whole clean and tidy, a safe area to work in.

-You will be responsible for ensuring all crops have the necessary resources to meet specification i.e., nutrition, correct watering and that all crops are kept free from pest and disease.

-You will be responsible for ensuring stock levels are accurately maintained and amendments are documented within expected timeframe.

-Managing the team when they are working within your area, monitoring output against agreed costing rates, offering training and support where required to ensure these are met.

-You will assist in developing all team members to their full potential and offering instruction and support whilst they are working with you.

-You will assist in lifting crops destined for our customers, this will be to the expected standard and given lifting rates, while being completed in a timely manner.

-You must be adaptable to changing priorities and have a flexible attitude to working hours during peak trading times.

-You will be responsible for your own Health and Safety, as well as others within your work area and the nursery.

*Any other reasonable duties that are deemed necessary to fulfil the needs of the business.

Hours: 39 per week, during busy periods additional hours will be required and weekend irrigation cover on a rota.

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

To view more Nursery jobs, click Nursery.

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

www.horticruitment.com