Skilled Gardener

Skilled Gardener required

Our client is one of London’s finest private residences, a spectacular Grade II listed 30,000 sqft Georgian mansion, which has undergone a ten-year extensive restoration and meticulous refurbishment. This magnificent property is situated in Southwest London just moments from Richmond Park.

Its three-acre estate has been dramatically re-presented by a celebrated landscape architect and includes extensive lawns, parterres, mixed shrub and herbaceous borders, sunken secluded Italian garden, water features, mature trees and woodland planting, extensive yew hedges and topiary, a championship-standard outdoor tennis court, outdoor swimming pool, paddock, stabling and other outbuildings.

The client also own and manage a number of Award-winning Executive homes in the area, each having smaller but beautifully designed and stocked family gardens, having a range of mature trees, plants and lawns.

An exceptional opportunity has arisen for another skilled Gardener to join the team. The successful applicant will report to the Head Gardener and will play a key role in contributing to the presentation and development of one of London’s finest gardens, which is maintained to the highest aesthetic and horticultural standards, as well as helping to deliver the agreed strategies for the short, medium and long-term goals at the other properties.

Candidates must possess good plant identification skills, a thorough knowledge of horticultural practices and a passion to achieve the highest standards. We are looking for someone who is flexible, responsible and proactive, with integrity and discretion. The successful candidate will have a meticulous attention to detail and an ability to effectively plan and manage their time.

Experience of working in a large garden of a similar nature would be advantageous. Duties will include planting, pruning, weeding, lawn maintenance, hedge trimming, leaf collecting, mulching and also occasional upkeep of pathways and hard landscaping.

Ideally you will hold an academic horticultural qualification, such as NVQ or RHS at Level 2 or above. PA1/PA6 spraying certificates and other additional qualifications such as CS30/CS31 would be desirable, though not essential. Experience of using and making minor repairs to irrigation systems would also be beneficial, as would experience of maintaining water features, or the ability to carry out machinery maintenance.

The working week is 40 hours, with occasional weekend work. Salary and benefits are subject to experience. A full clean driving licence would also be desirable and all applicants must live within a commutable distance.

LOCATION: Southwest London
SALARY: circa £35,000
JOB No: EC63030

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

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

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Garden Maintenance Foreman

Garden Maintenance Foreman

Job Ref: ADV516

The Outsiders is a fast growing and well-respected garden design, landscaping and maintenance company operating across London. We are looking for an experienced full-time skilled Garden Maintenance Foreman to join our busy and innovative team.

We are a garden design and landscaping company based in Barnes, operating across London, the UK and parts of Europe.

Established in 2021, we are constantly growing and developing to accommodate our clients’ needs. We work in both the domestic and commercial market, providing a dynamic and bespoke approach to each client.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for horticulture, a keen eye for detail and have strong leadership abilities to manage a team effectively. This exciting role requires team players who show initiative and can also work independently; they will report directly to the office. The successful candidate must hold a full driving licence and have experience driving vans. They will need to be self-motivated with good horticultural knowledge and be passionate about gardening with a desire to develop.

Role:

  • Lead a team of garden maintenance staff in daily operations, ensuring tasks are completed efficiently and to the highest standards.
  • Work as part of a soft landscaping team to plant and maintain prestigious, premium gardens and commercial sites across London.
  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively manage a busy and flexible schedule.
  • Deliver great customer services, able to build client relationships and respond calmly and politely to any queries.
  • Highlight and communicate any problems or developments to GM Manager.
  • Ensure all tools, materials and plants are taken to site when required.
  • Daily completion of electronic job sheets highlighting next steps for future jobs.
  • Ensure that the van is kept clean and tidy with a full set of tools.
  • Oversee and carry out general garden maintenance – including mowing, planting annuals and bulbs, pruning at the correct time, lawn care and overall garden development.
  • Ensure all health and safety procedures are followed.

You will need:

  • Excellent horticultural knowledge with at least 3-4 years + experience in the industry to include: pruning, pest & disease control, planting, irrigation, lawn care, using a wide variety of horticultural machinery.
  • A desire and passion to continually learn and develop
  • A drive to deliver/create/nurture high standard gardens.
  • Knowledge of seasonal variations.
  • Good organisation and time management.
  • Excellent communication skills, able to communicate effectively and appropriately with clients, operations team and designers.
  • Right to live and work in the UK.
  • Full clean UK driving license, with experience of driving vans.
  • Recognised horticultural qualification, or a high level of horticultural experience/knowledge.

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.

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

If you would like more information on the British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) please click here and the Association Professional Landscapers please click here


Garden Centre Manager

Garden Centre Manager required

Job Ref E171

Our client has grown into a leading independent gardening company with Six centers along with a garden maintenance business. Our client is now looking for a Centre manager to join one of their centers. The Centre Managers responsibility will be to lead the creation of outstanding customer retail / leisure experience and maximize the center’s commercial contribution.

Responsibilities include:

  • Profit management Manages the Garden Centre profit and loss to optimise profit contribution.
  • Operational management.
  • Manages the retail space and Garden Centre environment to optimise the customer experience, team member work environment and commercial contribution.
  • Team management
  • Recruits, motivates, and manages the team to ensure the successful delivery of the annual Garden Centre objectives.
  • Business planning.
  • Creates and refreshes the annual business plan for the Garden Centre to clarify the financial ambition.
  • Customer care
  • Resolve customer issues and complaints to bring about effective resolution and encourage customers to return.
  • Resource management
  • Designs and manages the resourcing approach for the Garden Centre to optimise the customer experience and cost management.
  • Business development.
  • Works in collaboration with the local community and concession partners to create customer offers and events that inspire customers to visit and buy.

Additional requirements

  • Leading people
  • Coaching Commercial awareness
  • Decision-making
  • Cost Management
  • Planning and prioritising
  • Problem solving
  • Driving for results
  • Business planning
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Horticultural qualifications desirable
  • Supervisory experience within a customer-orientated retail environment essential.

If this Garden Centre Manager vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Jay Rimell on 01233 732767 or recruitment@horticrutment.com.

To view more garden centre jobs, click Retail.

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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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Soft Landscaper

We currently have an exciting opportunity to join our multi award-winning client as a Soft Landscaper. This is an important role within the Construction division of our clients business, working with the soft landscaping team to bring design-led horticultural visions to life. The successful candidate will need to be dynamic, positive and highly motivated. They will also be a collaborative team worker, able to take direction, whilst ensuring the delivery of consistent quality work in line with project specifications and deadlines. The candidate will need to support the Soft Landscaping Foreman, as well as working cooperatively with hard landscaping colleagues, designers, sub-contractors and other stakeholders

Responsibilities include:
  • Actioning site design plans to ensure the horticultural elements are delivered as prescribed
  • Maintaining and managing all horticultural elements on site to ensure sustained good health
  • Turfing and its maintenance
  • Tree planting - working alongside specialists where required

Be responsible for stock control within your department including ordering, stocking up, receiving of products following the required procedure, quality control and clearance of slow-moving lines.

Ensure that product prices are in line with budgeted gross margin figures.

Essential requirements
  • Recognised horticultural qualification with the ability to demonstrate good plant knowledge – this is a strong preference, but not essential if experience is proven
  • Driving licence as sites may not be accessible via public transport
  • CSCS card
  • Competent in using the appropriate power tools where required
  • Certificates in spraying (PA1 PA6)
  • Good awareness of Health & Safety and implementing procedure
Qualities required of the ideal candidate:
  • Ability to work positively in a team with a pro-active and can-do attitude
  • Able to work independently and take ownership for delivering superb quality work every time
  • High levels of energy, self-motivation and the ability to motivate others
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Good time-management
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet project deadlines
  • Strong work ethic
  • Integrity and discretion
  • A desire to develop personally, whilst also supporting the development of other team members
What you will receive for fulfilling this role:
  • A competitive annual salary depending on experience
  • An annual bonus based on the Company’s overall performance
  • May have use of a Company van for business if project requires
  • 28 days holiday inclusive of bank and public holidays
  • Branded uniform
  • PPE
  • Training
  • Company pension scheme
  • Employee assistance programme backed by BUPA
  • Company events
  • Working for one of the UK’s leading award-winning landscaping companies

If this Soft Landscaper vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Jay Rimell on 01233 732767 or recruitment@horticruitment.com.

To view more 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 Soft Landscaper 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 Soft Landscaper vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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Landscape Foreman

Landscape Foreman required

Job Ref J154

We currently have an exciting opportunity to join our multi award-winning client as a Soft Landscape Foreman. This is a key role within the Construction division of the business, leading the soft landscaping / horticultural activities to bring design-led horticultural plans to life.

The successful candidate will need to be dynamic, organised and highly motivated, with a proven ability to use their own initiative in order to drive projects forward. They need to have a proven record of accomplishment in delivering high-end soft landscaping projects in line with exacting specification.

They will also need to be a collaborative team worker, able to lead a soft landscaping team, whilst liaising effectively with other stakeholders such as landscape architects, garden designers, hard landscaping foremen, subcontractors, and clients. The candidate will need to organise horticultural resources alongside the overall Site Foreman and the company’s Plant Procurement Specialist to deliver an effective and timely service. Ensuring superb quality in terms of plant / tree health whilst on site is key to realising the garden vision.

Responsibilities include:
  • Reading and actioning site design plans to ensure the horticultural elements are delivered as prescribed
  • Managing landscaping staff on site
  • Reporting to the Contracts Manager and Contracts Director with proven ability to deliver on business objectives in a timely and cost-effective manner.
  • Liaising and communicating with all external stakeholders whilst sensitively managing those relationships
  • Maintaining and managing all horticultural elements on site to ensure sustained good health
  • Turfing and its maintenance
  • Tree planting - working alongside specialists where required

Requirements for the role include, but are not limited to:

  • Recognised horticultural qualification – able to demonstrate excellent plant knowledge which will be tested on interview
  • Full clean UK driving licence
  • CSCS card
  • Competent in using the appropriate power tools where required
  • Certificates in spraying (PA1 PA6),and Ride-on Mowers would be an advantage but not essential
  • Excellent awareness of Health & Safety and implementing procedures.

Qualities required of the ideal candidate:

  • Ability to work positively in a team with a pro-active and can-do attitude
  • Able to work independently and take ownership for delivering superb quality work every time
  • High levels of energy, self-motivation and the ability to motivate others
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Good time-management
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet project deadlines
  • Strong work ethic
  • Integrity and discretion
  • A desire to develop personally, whilst also supporting the development of other team members

What you will receive for fulfilling this role:

  • A competitive annual salary depending on experience
  • An annual bonus based on the Company’s overall performance
  • Use of a Company van for business
  • 28 days holiday inclusive of bank and public holidays
  • Branded uniform
  • PPE
  • Training
  • Company pension scheme
  • Employee assistance programme backed by BUPA
  • Company events
  • Working for one of the UK’s leading award-winning landscaping companies

If this Landscape Foreman vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Jay Rimell on 01233 732767 or recruitment@horticruitment.com.

To view more 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 Landscape Foreman 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 Landscape Foreman vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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Maintenance Gardener

Maintenance Gardener required

Job Ref J133

We currently have an exciting opportunity to join our award-winning client as a Maintenance Gardener for a prestigious portfolio of clients.

Our client designs, builds and maintains exceptional gardens and external spaces for high-end properties in West/North London, Surrey and the M4 corridor. Our client has an extensive and varied portfolio of beautiful gardens that needs an exceptional gardener who is committed to delivering a quality horticultural service to our clients.

Responsibilities include:

Day to day responsibilities include, but are not limited to;

Horticulture:
  • All aspects of horticulture; specialised and more general
  • All aspects of lawn care
  • Chemical applications and record keeping (PA1 & PA6 preferable but not essential) – subject to training and supervision as required.
  • Ground clearance and seasonal work
  • Sweeping and maintenance of hard surfaces / furniture within the gardens
  • Tending to beds, borders, and containers
  • Specialised pruning and trimming
  • Maintenance / cleaning of water features and day to day maintenance of irrigation systems
  • Safe operation of machinery subject to training
As well as exceptional horticultural ability the candidate will be able to demonstrate the following skills / qualities:
  • Cooperative and enthusiastic nature
  • Ability to work positively in a team
  • Willing to take direction and follow instruction as required
  • Able to work independently and take ownership for work
  • High levels of energy and self-motivation
  • Strong attention to detail
  • A pro-active and can-do attitude
  • Good time-management
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Strong work ethic
  • Integrity and discretion
  • A desire to develop personally and undertake training
Essential requirements
  • A full clean driving licence required for candidates doing a mobile round.
  • A company van is part of the package

Full-time position 28 days holiday inclusive of bank holidays. Uniform, PPE and relevant training will be provided.

If this Maintenance Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Jay Rimmel on 01233 732767 or recruitment@horticruitment.com

To view more 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 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 Horticulturalist

Senior Horticulturalist required

Job Ref T991

Our client is an established company operating from West London specialising in the design and construction of bespoke residential gardens. They have won a number of industry awards for their work and unique designs which often incorporate specialist materials and features requiring the highest standard of workmanship. They currently have a vacancy for a career driven and passionate Senior Horticulturalist to be part of their successful and progressive company.

Job Description:

The person appointed will be working within a small team of 2-3 working on individual projects reporting to maintenance manager. The successful candidate will be assisting in high end domestic garden maintenance.

  • General ground care, use of strimmer’s/mowers/hedge cutters
  • Maintaining beds and boarders
  • Weeding
  • Mulching
  • Planting
  • Pruning
  • Communicate with clients
  • Be aware of health & safety on site
Key Skills:

Candidates must have a dedicated and positive attitude to work with the ability to work in a team but also supervise where needed. The successful candidate will have a keenness to learn and have experience in operating garden machinery with an eye for detail. Normal hours of work will be 07:30-16:30 with overtime, salary and level of position will be dependent on previous garden maintenance knowledge and experience.

Candidates must hold a full drivers licence for this position

If this Senior Horticulturalist vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sophie Sharpe on 01233 732767 or sophie@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.

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

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Interior Landscape Technician

Interior Landscape Technician requried

Job Ref P321

Operating for almost 50 years, our client is an established interior and exterior landscape business which following a sustained and exciting period of growth, are now looking for passionate candidates to join the friendly team.  As a company they firmly believe that plants have a real and significant impact on people’s health, boosting productivity and creativity, as well as reducing minor illnesses and improving feelings of wellbeing. They specialise in supplying and installing all things green – indoor and outdoor plant displays, indoor trees and wall planting, as well as offering a professional maintenance service. They work with corporate clients who expect and are used to a high-quality, professional service.

Job Description:

Due to continued expansion, they currently have a vacancy for a full time Interior Landscape Technician, ideally living a commutable distance from Central London, to join the existing technicians in the area. Your principle responsibility will be to visit multiple clients over 5 days per week checking the installation of existing plant displays, as well as installing new displays on occasion. Occasional travel maybe required to Head Office in Bristol.

Duties will include:

  • Watering
  • Dusting
  • Cleaning
  • Pest and disease control
  • Trimming and pruning
  • Replanting/Plant Replacements
  • Ordering materials/plants
  • Using the job scheduling app

You will also be expected to ensure that clients are happy with the service provided, and deal with any ad hoc requests. 

Key Skills:

Our client is looking for keen and enthusiastic candidates who have a passion for plants and good horticultural knowledge, with a proven experience in interior landscaping.

  • It is essential that he/she has excellent customer service/field service skills.
  • Good communication skills and a willingness to be flexible regarding duties.
  • Candidates should hold a full driving licence and be confident about driving.
  • You will generally be working on your own, and reposting to the existing senior technician in London and it is important that you are highly self-motivated with the ability to work with minimum supervision.
The client will provide:
  • Company van which can be taken home
  • Company fuel cards and credit cards
  • Smart phone device for work use
  • Company uniform
  • All maintenance equipment and sundries

Working hours are Monday to Friday 7:00am – 4:00pm with 1-hour unpaid lunch.

Holiday entitlement is 20 days plus Bank Holidays, plus 3 for Christmas.

If this Interior Landscape Technician vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sophie Sharpe on 01233 732767 or sophie@horticruitment.com.

To view more 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 Interior Landscape Technician 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 Interior Landscape Technician will have been unsuccessful.

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Gardener

Gardener required

This is a fixed term role. Candidates must be available from February/March through to the end of November.  

Job Ref ADV500

An exciting opportunity to join our 12 strong Gardens Team, set within the Grounds Department, at the Hurlingham Club. Each member of our gardens team has a wealth of skill and horticultural knowledge which they put to good use within our 42-acre Estate. Our overall aim is to provide the highest standard of horticultural practice across all aspects of our role and assimilate sustainable and ecologically positive practices within our daily routines.

Within the estate we have a range of planting styles, including an herbaceous border, formal rose beds and bedding, woodland, mixed borders, an exotic border, an historical English garden and a 2-acre lake with lakeside planting.

Situated in beautiful, landscaped grounds adjacent to the River Thames in Fulham, The Hurlingham Club is recognised as one of the world’s finest private member clubs. Since its opening in 1869, The Hurlingham Club’s gardens, croquet and tennis lawns and stately Georgian Clubhouse have made it a sought-after destination for exclusive sporting and social activities.

The Role

As part of our gardens team, you will be presented with many opportunities for PD as well as working closely with a team of horticulturalists and industry professionals on a wide range of estate gardening practices. Hedging, habitat and woodland management, planting, meadow management, pruning and water conservation are a few of the topics our gardeners cover, as well as an understanding of IPM controls and irrigation systems.

The successful applicant will be given their own area of responsibility to maintain and develop. They will be expected to work on their own, in small groups and with the whole team on specific projects. They will need to use their initiative to enhance the plants under their care and utilise their skills for the benefit of the gardens and team. With an area of responsibility, each gardener must demonstrate good time management skills in which they can balance the demands of their areas with the ongoing, seasonal team tasks they will be involved in. Working Schedule

As Gardener you will work a 39-hour week, plus regular weekend overtime – one in three weekend mornings. This is a fixed term role. Candidates must be available from February/March through to the end of November.

The Candidate

 

We are looking for a highly motivated individual who is experienced with estate horticulture and who has a high level of professionalism and horticultural knowledge. A specialism with aquatics, roses, exotics or indoor plants is desirable but not essential. An RHS Level 2 or equivalent qualification is required as well as previous practical experience in the industry, however more practical experience would be an advantage.

Previous experience in tractor driving and operating small machinery, as well as a spraying certificate PA1/6 would also be beneficial to any applicant, but not essential.

We offer a substantial and varied schedule of training including but not limited to in-house workshops, webinars, practical machinery training, garden visits and horticultural placements.

All uniform and all-weather clothing is provided free, as well as a free onsite canteen and onsite parking, as part of a wider employee benefits package.Candidates must embody our Club values; excellence, responsibility and courtesy, have the ability to work under pressure and be friendly, polite and diplomatic.

Core Benefits

Benefits include:

  • 31 days’ prorated annual leave (inclusive of 8 Bank Holidays).
  • Generous contributory pension.
  • Life assurance and an enhanced sick pay scheme.
  • Opportunities for training, development, and progression.
  • Staff social events, free meals on duty and free onsite parking.

The Hurlingham Club is passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity.

Please note that, due to the high volume of applications we receive, if you do not hear from us within four weeks then unfortunately you were not successful in your application on this occasion.

This private advert is being managed directly by the employer. hortcruitment 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.

If you would like to view more information on the Professional Gardeners Guild, please click here and the Royal Horticultural Society, please click here

For more gardener roles please click here


Gardener

Gardener required

ADV499

An exciting opportunity to join our 12 strong Gardens Team, set within the Grounds Department, at the Hurlingham Club. Each member of our gardens team has a wealth of skill and horticultural knowledge which they put to good use within our 42-acre Estate. Our overall aim is to provide the highest standard of horticultural practice across all aspects of our role and assimilate sustainable and ecologically positive practices within our daily routines.

Within the estate we have a range of planting styles, including an herbaceous border, formal rose beds and bedding, woodland, mixed borders, an exotic border, an historical English garden and a 2-acre lake with lakeside planting.

Situated in beautiful, landscaped grounds adjacent to the River Thames in Fulham, The Hurlingham Club is recognised as one of the world’s finest private member clubs. Since its opening in 1869, The Hurlingham Club’s gardens, croquet and tennis lawns and stately Georgian Clubhouse have made it a sought-after destination for exclusive sporting and social activities.

The Role

As part of our gardens team, you will be presented with many opportunities for PD as well as working closely with a team of horticulturalists and industry professionals on a wide range of estate gardening practices. Hedging, habitat and woodland management, planting, meadow management, pruning and water conservation are a few of the topics our gardeners cover, as well as an understanding of IPM controls and irrigation systems.

The successful applicant will be given their own area of responsibility to maintain and develop. They will be expected to work on their own, in small groups and with the whole team on specific projects. They will need to use their initiative to enhance the plants under their care and utilise their skills for the benefit of the gardens and team. With an area of responsibility, each gardener must demonstrate good time management skills in which they can balance the demands of their areas with the ongoing, seasonal team tasks they will be involved in. Working Schedule

As Gardener you will work a 39-hour week, plus regular weekend overtime – one in three weekend mornings.

The Candidate

We are looking for a highly motivated individual who is experienced with estate horticulture and who has a high level of professionalism and horticultural knowledge. A specialism with aquatics, roses, exotics or indoor plants is desirable but not essential. An RHS Level 2 or equivalent qualification is required as well as previous practical experience in the industry, however more practical experience would be an advantage.

Previous experience in tractor driving and operating small machinery, as well as a spraying certificate PA1/6 would also be beneficial to any applicant, but not essential.

We offer a substantial and varied schedule of training including but not limited to in-house workshops, webinars, practical machinery training, garden visits and horticultural placements.

All uniform and all-weather clothing is provided free, as well as a free onsite canteen and onsite parking, as part of a wider employee benefits package.Candidates must embody our Club values; excellence, responsibility and courtesy, have the ability to work under pressure and be friendly, polite and diplomatic.

Core Benefits

Benefits include:

  • 31 days’ annual leave (inclusive of 8 Bank Holidays) rising to 36 after five years’ service.
  • Generous contributory pension.
  • Life assurance, group income protection and an enhanced sick pay scheme.
  • Opportunities for training, development, and progression.
  • Annual bonus scheme and annual performance pay review.
  • Staff social events, free meals on duty and free onsite parking.

The Hurlingham Club is passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity.

Please note that, due to the high volume of applications we receive, if you do not hear from us within four weeks then unfortunately you were not successful in your application on this occasion.

This private advert is being managed directly by the employer. hortcruitment 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.

If you would like to view more information on the Professional Gardeners Guild, please click here and the Royal Horticultural Society, please click here

For more gardener roles please click here