Maintenanace Manager

Maintenanace Manager required

Job Ref G017

Established in 2019 our client has won multiple prestigious awards for innovation in garden design, creation, and maintenance in both domestic and public green spaces. They are proud to design and care for gardens that put nature first; by sourcing conscious materials and making dynamic planting choices; their creations offer immersive, engaging environments for their customers as well as the wildlife that use them. Working with high-end clients, and some of the most well-regarded designers in the industry, they are rapidly growing and are now looking for a Maintenance Manager to join their highly skilled and dedicated team. Areas the client covers include North, East, and West London plus some areas of Hertfordshire.

Main Responsibilities

Our client is looking for a special candidate that is highly competent, knowledgeable, proactive with excellent communication skills. They are a progressive company with a passion for sustainability, improving biodiversity, naturalistic planting, and excellence in garden design. This ethos should be in line with applicants’ values, and they are keen to talk to candidates that are excited to be at the forefront of current gardening practices. Duties will include but not limited to the following:

  • Managing a team of 3 full time, and 3 part time employees and to help manage company growth
  • Heading up the gardening rounds on the ground, and within the office
  • Being the first point of customer contact, and acting as an ambassador of the company dealing with any questions or queries the clients may have
  • Conducting formal, quarterly reviews of the gardens, and providing management with rolling updates
  • Hosting regular meetings with the teams, and dealing with all staff related issues
  • Organising scheduling, supplies and sundries for projects
  • Adhering to and implementing all forms of Health and Safety and tool maintenance
  • Seasonal planning
Key Skills:

The successful candidate will have excellent horticultural knowledge with a recognised horticultural qualification being highly desirable. A minimum of 2 years’ experience in the horticultural sector with a passion for innovation in the industry is essential, as is a good understanding a wide variety of landscape strategies and knowledge of organic gardening techniques. Also essential for the role are:

  • Good management skills
  • Strong IT skills
  • Full UK drivers’ licence with confidence driving in and around London
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills.

Desirable attributes for candidates to hold is experience working with naturalistic planting styles, with a knowledge of key figures within the industry. Also desirable is competency with project management apps such as Adana and iAuditor.

Working hours are generally 08:00 – 17:00 Monday to Friday.

Company vehicle is provided, as is company phone and laptop, if required.

If this Maintenance 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 Maintenance 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 Maintenance Manager vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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Garden Team Leader

Garden Team Leader required

Job Ref F448

Our client is a landscape design, installation and maintenance company based in London. The company ethos is to create a space perfectly fitting to each and every one of their clients needs, whilst being conscious of the natural environment that they play with. As a company they take due care to make sure they are enhancing the landscape they are taking over; not only for their clients, but for all endemic and natural beings within the locality of the space; working on design led projects where attention to detail and creativity is key. As a company they practice and implement organic methods of gardening and are constantly looking at how to be more sustainable in their practice. They are now looking for a new Garden Team Leader to join their growing award winning, and BALI accredited team.  The gardens they work on are scattered throughout London, and they give their gardeners a generous amount of time so they can set the highest standards for their work.

The Role

Daily duties will include:

  • Communicating with the head gardener; providing feedback on works completed
  • Lawn care, using pedestrian mowers
  • General watering and management of irrigation systems
  • Weeding, plant feeding, staking and cutting back where necessary of herbaceous borders
  • Hedge cutting
  • Planting
The successful applicant

Our client is looking for enthusiastic, passionate candidates who have a willingness to learn and progress within the industry. They want to hear from fellow nature and plant lovers. The ideal candidate will be a people person, well-mannered and presentable with a strong horticultural knowledge and plant base, horticultural qualification(s) would be an advantage but not essential. Must have the ability to work on their own initiative both in a team and alone with good time management skills. Training and career development is encouraged within the company.

  • Full clean UK driving license (Essential)
  • Experience using a wide range of garden machinery
Additional Information

Working hours are Monday to Friday 8:30am-4:30pm with paid overtime

Company vehicle is provided with on site parking, as is a company uniform

28 days holiday (including Bank Holidays) plus Birthday as a paid holiday.

Additional pay will include a loyalty bonus, performance bonus, tips and a yearly bonus based on company performance.

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

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Garden Team Leader

Garden Team Leader required

Job Ref T803

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a team leader to join a garden maintenance and landscaping firm in central London. The client has over 20 years’ experience in landscape design and construction of gardens in London and the Home Counties, and a team of highly skilled and motivated landscapers and gardeners who work to a high standard. Our client believes a garden should not be a static space that looks the same year after year – it should improve and grow over time, and thrive throughout the seasons, and they have the vision and skill to develop gardens to attain their full potential, and then take them beyond that.

Job Brief

With a high demand for our client’s services, a team leader is required. He / She and will work with one other colleague; take full responsibility of a van and tools and lead the decision-making process on what needs doing with each gardening maintenance visit. As a Team Leader and a Professional Gardener, you will be hands-on and knowledgeable in all areas of gardening and experienced in leading a small team. The team leader will have a professional approach in all dealings with the client and whilst on their property. He / She will demonstrate the ability to prioritise and problem solve when required to be cost and time effective. Attention to detail is really important in all aspects of the job.

Key Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be responsible to train and develop their team to produce the best results.

  • Guide and support team members to ensure that jobs are completed as per quote within the allotted timescale and with 100% customer satisfaction.
  • Ensuring health and safety is adhered to at all times, and a safe working practice is undertaken
  • Daily cleaning and inspection of equipment and ensuring that the team respect all tools, equipment and machinery including the van and treat it as their own
Candidate Skills

Applicants will have a proven record of professionally maintaining gardens to a high standard, skills must include mowing, weeding, lawn care, seasonal pruning, topiary work and hedge cutting. Good general plant knowledge on trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals and weed identification is a requirement. He / She will be good at working towards deadlines, be able to identify, plan and action short and long-term improvements to the gardens in their care, have a high attention to detail and have effective and respectful communication skills with other members of the team, the public and clients.  The successful candidate will be self-motivated, physically fit and enjoy working in all weathers. A good knowledge of Health and Safety with respects to gardening and landscaping.

The ideal candidate will hold:

  • A full clean UK manual driving licence held for 2 years + (required).
  • Several years’ experience working within a similar environment
  • Experience using a range of machinery
  • Good horticultural knowledge
  • A good understanding of pests and diseases and their treatment

PA1/PA6a, NVQ are desirable, but not essential

Each morning, the day will start at 7:15am meeting on site in Fulham and the van will be ready for leaving the unit by 7:30am ready to begin work at 8am with a finish time of 5pm (season allowing).

The position is Monday to Friday, 45 hours per week. Overtime is available during the summer months.

If this Garden Team Leader vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Niall Anderson on 01233 732767 or niall@horticruitment.com.

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Maintenanace Team Leader

Maintenanace Team Leader required

Job Ref X101

Our client and its sister company, specialise in the Design and Build of luxury residential Gardens and Landscape projects in the super prime residential market. As a company renowned within the industry, they are expected to deliver faultless service standards to the most discerning of clientele. Growth of the aftersales and client care division requires the strengthening of the Project delivery teams on site with the appointment of a Contracts Manager for projects predominantly in West London, but occasionally extending into the home counties.

Job Brief

Your role will be to nurture a positive and pleasant work environment, ensuring high levels of effectiveness and communication within the office team and with the clients. As Maintenance Team Leader, your responsibilities will include the day-to-day client care and effective management of the projects within your maintenance round. This will involve having overall personal responsibility for maintaining gardens in a truly bespoke fashion, individual to each client. Our client focuses solely on private residential projects and as such the client care element and the ability to maintain the projects in a faultless condition is the sole responsibility of the Team Leader. This will include managing the direct employees of the team, as well as the specialist sub-contractors required to service the bespoke elements of the gardens and deliver the gardens to the company’s exemplary and demanding quality plans. 

Key Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be required to produce monthly reports for the clients, and record progress within the gardens. A successful Maintenance Team Leader should also have experience with a variety of office software including e-mail tools and be enthusiastic about learning new skills in a dynamic and creative working environment. The successful candidate should have at least 5-7 years’ experience of maintaining private gardens in a luxury market, including 3-5 years in a similar role as a team leader. A complete understanding of horticulture along with appropriate qualifications is essential. A good working knowledge of pests and diseases is essential in being able to apply this knowledge in real life applications.

Candidate Skills

Ultimately the Maintenance Team Leader should be able to ensure the smooth running of the portfolio and contribute to the organisational effectiveness of the company while managing a small team of 1-2 people. Strong organisational skills and time management along with a natural proficiency in written and verbal communication will be an integral part of the successful candidate’s skill set as well as being able to work calmly and efficiently under pressure in a fast-paced and demanding environment.

Working Hours:

Monday to Friday 08:00am - 5:00pm

Benefits:

Salary up to £35,000 DOE

20 days holiday

Company pension Scheme

If this Maintenance Team Leader vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Niall Anderson on 01233 732767 or niall@horticruitment.com.

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Soft Landscape Gardener

Soft Landscape Gardener required

Job ref A173

Our client holds a passion for plants and understands their aesthetic potential and as a company they love creating and maintaining beautiful gardens. Carefully considered planting has the power to transform outdoor spaces, and they specialise in designing and producing sustainable gardens that are successful year after year. With over 30 years’ experience working with some of the UK’s leading garden designers, property developers and architects to design, create, install, and maintain some of London and the South’s finest gardens. They provide advice on all aspects of planting from planning, design, and specimen sourcing to soil management and garden recovery and are Safecontractor accredited, holding their ISO 45001 Occupational Health & Safety Management and ISO 9001 Quality Assurance Management certificates. They are now seeking a passionate and enthusiastic gardener to join their professional and skilled horticulturalist team.  

Job Brief

As a Soft Landscape Gardener, you will be expected to be practical, adaptable, and skilled in the application of planting and horticulture. The gardens within the client’s portfolio do require expert care, therefore expert plantsman knowledge with high attention to detail is key. There will be occasions to be involved with the maintenance team, ensuring the clients portfolio of maintenance gardens are kept to a high standard. As a Soft Landscape Gardener, you will be hardworking and motivated to achieve high standards of work on every project with the ability to demonstrate working under your own initiative, as well as being an effective team member. There may be occasion where you will be expected to work independently. The successful candidate will be involved in a range of soft landscaping activities which include:

  • Garden landscaping
    • Planting
    • Clearing
    • Turfing
    • Monitoring of irrigation systems & water features
  • Garden maintenance
    • Lawn Mowing
    • Hedge cutting
    • Pruning
    • Pest and disease control
Key Responsibilities

Our client is looking for a friendly, motivated, and reliable candidate to become part of the Soft Landscaping department and contribute to the quality of the service they provide and professionally represent the company. Applicants should have comprehensive hands-on experience in garden care and maintenance and an ability to carry out the finer aspects of horticulture, such as species-specific pruning, as well as the more physically demanding tasks. The suitable candidate will have prior experience working within the soft landscaping environment.

  • Deliver first quality services on sites to their specification in a timely and efficient manner
  • Demonstrate the ability to work well in a team and be able to follow instructions
  • Show a good understanding of all health and safety regulations, and always adhering to them.
  • Being able to confidently deal with horticultural maintenance matters on site.
  • Excellent communication skills to successfully engage with customers, clients, and team members.
Candidate Skills

The successful candidate will be a people person, well-mannered and presentable, a full and clean UK driving licence with a strong horticultural knowledge and plant base, horticultural qualification(s) would be an advantage but not essential. Must have the ability to work on their own initiative both in a team and alone with good time management skills. This is also a route for someone who is ambitious to join a progressive company and develop into a role with more responsibility.

The ideal candidate will hold:

  • A full UK manual driving licence (required).
  • Experience working within a similar environment
  • Experience using a range of machinery

PA1/PA6a, NVQ, Chainsaw certificates are desirable, but not essential, and where required the client will assist in the training those certificates. Full uniform and PPE are provided

Working hours are Monday to Friday 8am-4pm, with 20 days holiday + 8 Bank Holidays

If this Soft Landscape Gardener 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 Soft Landscape 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 Soft Landscape Gardener vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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Horticultural Services Manager

Job Title:           Horticultural Services Manager

Job Ref: ADV404

Salary:                £27,000 - £29,000 PA (Pro rata)

Hours:                3 days per week Monday to Friday, 8.00am – 5.00pm, with occasional weekend work as business needs require

Contract:            Permanent subject to a 3 month probation)

Location:            Offices: Acton, Hounslow London.

However, day to day work will be undertaken at sites across West London, or as business requires.  These sites may include, but are not limited to private, community-based or public spaces

Reporting to:     CEO

Cultivate London (CL) is a London-based charity and social enterprise, that uses horticultural activities to support and enhance local communities in London. Our activities comprise:

1. Commercial Gardening Services: for commercial clients, property developers and local authorities in London. Income generated through our commercial activities is ploughed back into supporting our charitable work.

2. Community Gardening: CL has created community growing spaces in Ealing, Hounslow, Richmond (Kew Gardens), Southall and Battersea.

We have three main objectives:

•        To create and maintain enjoyable & sustainable green space for the local community to improve the well being of all

•        To give opportunity to learn, train & work to young people and local residents and ultimately help them into sustained employment or education

•        To generate appreciation and engagement in green space and its preservation to improve the physical environment and social cohesion of local communities

Visit www.cultivatelondon.org for more information.

Job Description:

A great opportunity to use your skills and experience in gardening, landscaping and growing to help increase Cultivate London’s offer to both commercial and community clients. You will oversee efficient operation of CL’s garden maintenance and landscaping services on a commercial and community level as well as expand the service by seeking out new business and opportunities.  This role is for a motivated, energetic person focused on achieving set targets with the ability to think creatively and inspire others.

Contract Deliverables

The main roles of the job:

1.       Carry out maintenance tasks and upkeep of a wide range of green areas and growing spaces, including the use of powered, non-powered tools & equipment, the application of pesticides / herbicides in line with good operational practice

2.       Liaise with clients and provide excellent customer service

3.       Produce competitive estimates and quotations for landscape and garden maintenance work

4.       Look for all opportunities to expand the client portfolio and up-sell within existing contracts

5.       Maintain accurate records

6.       Set an excellent example, supervise and deliver on-the-job coaching for Apprentice gardeners and work experience trainees to develop their horticultural skills and knowledge

7.       Review and provide feedback on the performance of jr staff and work experience trainees

8.       Attend team and supervision meetings as requested

9.       Ensure that all vehicles, machinery, tools and equipment are kept clean, safe, safe, secure and in a serviceable condition at all times

10.   Provide tool box talks to the relevant personnel

11.   Be responsible for the maintenance of personal health and safety and development of best practice, as well as that of our clients and fellow staff, as required by law

12.   Work as part of the CL team and carry out cover for other staff as and when required

13.   Undertake any other duties and training that may reasonably be required by Cultivate London

As this post involved working with children, young people and vulnerable adults appointment will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosures and Barring Service check

Personal Specification

Essential

1.       A passion for gardening and plants, and strong knowledge of both

2.       Proven experience of landscaping and horticultural work with a sound knowledge of horticultural procedures and processes

3.       The ability to carry out a full range of horticultural operations to a high standard across various sites

4.       A horticultural qualification at Level 3 or above and or significant gardening experience

5.       CSCS (supervisor level) & SSSTs qualified

6.       An ability to produce, read and accurately interpret planting plans and garden design instructions

7.       Demonstrable knowledge of workplace health, safety and welfare practice and requirements

8.       Full clean UK driving licence

9.       Ability to work effectively as part of the CL team and on your own

10.   Supervisory and management skills and experience with an ability to supervise and coach inexperienced team member

11.   Willingness to work outside of normal working hours including weekends, as agreed in advance with CL

12.   The ability to produce and maintain accurate & legible records as required

13.   Competent in the production and use of spreadsheets and word documents

14.   Trustworthy, dependable, motivated, a good time keeper and communicator

Desirable

1.       Experience of growing food crops and nursery production ornamental stock

2.       Experience in completing hard landscaping and garden construction

3.       Experience of working with community projects, volunteer groups or vulnerable people

4.       CSCS (supervisor level) & SSSTs qualified

5.       Level 3 Award in Education and Training

6.       PA1 & PA6 qualification

7.       CS30/31 chainsaw qualifications

To apply please contact Auberon Bayley via e-mail: auberon@cultivatelondon.org

Enquiries may also be made by calling Auberon directly: 07495 183669

Closing date Friday 8th of July 2022


Team Leader in Practical Delivery, Horticulture and Garden Design

Team Leader in Practical Delivery, Horticulture and Garden Design required

Job Ref ADV381

Full Time, Permanent

36 hours, 52 weeks per year

Mottingham/Crystal Palace/Gunnersbury Park/Regents Park/Enfield

Salary £30,389-£35,893pa salary for unqualified Lecturers.

£37,952-£40,139pa salary for qualified Lecturers. salaries inclusive of London Weighting and based on Teaching and Learning grade

Capel Manor College is the only College in London that aims to deliver outstanding and inspirational and environmental land-based learning opportunities across the Greater London region. Our most recent Ofsted report rated the College “good” with good effectiveness of leadership and management. Aspiring to excellence, the College has an excellent reputation for quality, is financially strong and has continuous growth in student numbers.   Fundamental to the College’s forward-thinking strategy is support for the environment and food supply in Greater London and the southeast

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Team Leader, the post-holder will join the School of Horticulture, Landscaping and Garden Design team, responsible for delivering Horticulture, Landscaping and Garden Design courses to students across all campuses.

In liaison with the Director and Curriculum Leader, the successful candidate will be responsible for reviewing, recruiting, managing and training the Practical Instructor team who assist with delivery and support for Horticulture and Landscaping courses across all college sites They will ensure development and parity of practical instruction across sites, ensure health and safety for participants and oversee the resource budget for Horticulture & Garden Design.  They will ensure that all practical classes and assessments run smoothly with well-planned co-ordination between delivery staff, assessors, verifiers and students. The Team Leader will play an important part in continual improvement for all the services delivered by this team.

The ideal candidate will have some management experience, have worked in a teaching or instructing role in Horticulture/Landscaping.  They will hold a relevant Horticulture qualification at or above Level 3 and be familiar with delivery of the Horticulture/Landscaping curriculum.  They will monitor and develop practical aspects of training and assessment and support staff teams in delivery as well as external competitions as required.

The Team Leader will play an integral part in the planning and resourcing for horticulture and garden design delivery at all centres.

What’s in it for you?

We offer the opportunity to help develop your skills and knowledge in a friendly team environment, plus a range of benefits including a career average pension scheme (LGPS), employee assistance programme and full access to Capel Gardens.

Equality, diversity and inclusion

We are committed to creating and promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce that better reflects the wider community we support. We particularly welcome applicants from groups currently under-represented in senior roles, including females, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME), people with disabilities and from the LGBTQ community.

Safeguarding

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of our students and expect everybody working for the College to share this commitment.  We actively seek DBS clearance checks for applications of employment as part of our safeguarding procedures.

Closing Date:    27 March 2022

Interview Date: TBC

www.capel.ac.uk/vacancies


Grounds Maintenance Manager

Grounds Maintenance Manager  (Parks and Sports Turf) required

Job Ref ADV376

Salary: up to £36,000 per annum

Type: 40hrs per week

Location: Valentines Park, Ilford (Office) Various locations in Redbridge (Sites)

Closing Date: Monday, 7th March 2022

Interview Dates: To be advised

Vision Redbridge Culture and Leisure (Vision) is a registered charity that manages a wide range of facilities and services on behalf of the London Borough of Redbridge including: Parks and Open Spaces, Sports and Leisure and Culture and Libraries.

Vision is currently looking to recruit an experienced, talented, and driven Grounds Maintenance Manager to lead the delivery of its Grounds Maintenance service across its large portfolio of Parks & Open Spaces and Sports Sites.

The successful candidate will need to have a proven track record of delivering high quality grounds maintenance and excel in sports turf management.

Exciting opportunities like this do not come along very often. This is a unique opportunity for an experienced grounds manager to join an outcome driven, customer focused team with high expectations for the future.

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate the following skills and experience:

-Have a real interest in providing safe, useable green space

-Able to demonstrate a high level of horticultural/sports turf management

High levels of skill and understanding of all industry relevant tools and machinery

-Have a complete understanding of health and safety, and the ability to manage budgets

The role requires a proactive individual with excellent communication skills, who has a proven track record of managing multiple sites, and large numbers of staff. If these are skills and attributes you believe you hold, we would love to hear from you!

For further information regarding the role please email – Christian.Gibson@visionrcl.org.uk

If you are interested in this post, please apply on Vision-RCL website by submitting your CV with your covering letter to https://visionrcl.org.uk/jobs/ explaining why you are suitable for this post. Job Description / Person Specification is available on request from visionrecruitment@visionrcl.org.uk.


Assistant Gardener

Assistant Gardener required

Job Ref E081

Our client based in Central London are seeking an Assistant Gardener to manage and inspire their horticultural team to ensure the delivery of experiences that are representative of Covent Garden as a world class destination. To help curate and support the design objectives and vision for Covent Garden. Deliver seasonal changeovers, one-off installations and ongoing maintenance of all planting across the estate.

You would be required to ensure that your contractual obligations are fulfilled to an exceptional standard and in accordance with statutory compliance. Work alongside the client, colleagues and supply partners to build relationships and develop a one team approach. 

Key Duties & Responsibilities

-Act as an ambassador of Covent Garden and seek out opportunities to provide visitors and occupiers with friendly conversation and background information of the plants used and upcoming installations.

-Provide line management for the Horticultural team, coordinate their daily duties and manage holiday cover/sick leave.

-Coordinate deliveries, the use of consumables and the provision and maintenance of all hand tools, equipment and machinery.

-Track expenditure and report to the finance department monthly.

-Manage the apprenticeship scheme and employment of apprentices, provide supervision where required.

-Maintain a high level of H&S awareness, ensuring compliance with statutory regulations at all times.

-Design and present seasonal installations for approval by the client.

-Attend seminars and exhibitions with a view to promoting Covent Garden, sharing best practice and developing innovation.

-Update social media feeds with regular good news stories and photographs.

-Manage the maintenance, repair and replacement of all pots, hanging baskets, and box planters.

-Maintain all plants, trees, shrubs, climbers, perennials and annuals.

-Ensure the safe use and maintenance of equipment such as the water bowser, hedge trimmers and hand tools.

-Maintain a high level of presentation in all areas and report and areas for improvement.

-Manage the maintenance and repair of any garden furniture, outside structures and adhoc installations.

The Candidate:

This is an active and visible role requiring excellent customer relationships with senior client property team members, sound commercial and supplier management skills as well as keen business ability.

-Candidates are sought who have experience with large-scale, high-end installations, managing or supervision a team and a flair for design.

-Knowledge or COSHH and IOSH training is desirable.

The hours of work are Monday-Friday 8am-4.30pm with some weekend work during the summer months.

If this Assistant 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 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 will have been unsuccessful.

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Experienced Gardener

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an experienced skilled gardener to manage a beautiful private garden in Hampstead, Greater London. The diverse 1-acre garden consists of a rose garden and climbing roses, wisteria, yew hedges, mixed beds, herbaceous borders and shrubs, mature trees, a kitchen garden with raised beds and a greenhouse, lawn, tennis courts, pond with a water feature and a pergola / trellis walkway.

The skilled gardener will have a true passion for plants and gardening, a positive ‘can-do’ attitude and have the determination and drive to work autonomously. He / She will have a vision for maintaining and enhancing the garden as required and is someone who takes pride in their work.

The successful candidate will ideally hold a minimum level 2 horticultural qualification combined with excellent plant knowledge, excellent technical skills and a minimum of 5 years previous experience working on private estates. PA1/PA6 spray certificates would be an advantage as well as the ability to operate and maintain a range of garden machinery.

Additional duties include maintaining the tennis court (tiger turf - to be kept moss free), clearing the gutters, some handyman duties including some painting and basic electrical assistance, maintaining two cars and once or twice a year take care of the dog. The successful applicant will have a full driving licence.

A one-bedroom accommodation, offsite but next to the property, is provided for the successful candidate. The accommodation is suitable for single occupancy; council tax and water and electricity bills will be covered by the employers.

SALARY:        Circa £30,000 depending on experience
LOCATION: Hampstead, London
JOB No:          EC36107

If this Experienced 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 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.

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