Assistant Gardener

This is an exciting opportunity for a pro-active, hardworking assistant gardener to join a small team on a private estate in Norfolk. Working alongside the Head Gardener, this role will assist in the cultivation, conservation and maintenance of the garden and grounds to the highest possible standards.

The ideal candidate will have a positive attitude and be able to manage their own time well.  Having horticultural qualifications, or currently being in the process of completing them, would be of value. Experience with listed gardens, and/or on private estates would be beneficial.

  • To assist with the overall day to day maintenance of all aspects of the garden, grounds, and garden buildings such as sheds and greenhouses.  
  • To carry out shrub and tree planting as part of a co-ordinated scheme.
  • To ensure plants are watered and fed along with pest and disease control being implemented as necessary.
  • Maintain an awareness of the principles behind the organisation of the gardens and presentation standards. 
  • To assist with seasonal maintenance throughout the year.
  • Ensure that all tools and machinery are correctly used, maintained, and stored.
  • Occasional weekend watering.

About the person:

  • An eye for detail and delivering to exceptional standards.
  • Grounds maintenance experience.
  • Have a strong and proven horticultural knowledge and relevant professional gardening experience, ideally within a large private garden.
  • A recognised horticultural qualification or be in the process of completing.
  • Hold the following certificates/formal qualifications: 
    • Clean C1 UK driving licence.
    • PA1 & PA6 spraying certificates.
  • Have knowledge of maintaining ornamental lawns.
  • Have demonstrable experience in the cultivation, planting, and maintenance of a wide range of plants.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively on site.
  • Personal pride in a high standard of workmanship.
  • A good understanding of the principles of organic gardening.
  • Full understanding and experience of the operation, maintenance and health and safety implications of basic horticultural machinery.
  • Have the ability to communicate to a range of individuals.
  • Flexibility, reliability, and enjoyment of working as part of a team.
  • Good organisational and time management skills and the proven ability to prioritise own work, showing initiative.
  • Ability to uphold the highest levels of confidentiality and exercise discretion in all aspects of the role.

Hours of Work:

IN CONFIDENCE

This is a full-time position working 40 hours per week worked Monday to Friday.

There will be the requirement to work such other hours that are necessary for the proper fulfilment of duties, or to meet unexpected or urgent demands.

The role is based in Norfolk, please note this is a live out position and no accommodation will be provided.

LOCATION: Near Kings Lynn, Norfolk

SALARY: up to £27,500

JOB No: EC62784

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

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Senior Gardener

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Gardener to manage the gardens of a beautiful 15 -acre private estate based in the countryside in North Norfolk, on a full time and permanent basis.

The garden includes a 0.3-acre kitchen garden and a 1-acre orchards so applicants should have previous experience with pruning and training top and soft fruits. The estate also includes around 0.5 acre of formal gardens, which includes a rose garden, herbaceous boarders, shrubs, lawns, hedges and topiary.  There is also a polytunnel for propagating. The owners have a building programme which will create new glasshouses and develop further growing areas within the grounds.

A significant portion of the duties will include propagating and growing vegetables through the year in the kitchen garden. Equally important duties include pruning fruit trees, managing espalier and fan trained trees and managing soft fruits.  Additionally, the owners are creating new herbaceous borders and the successful candidate will play a key role in shaping these and maintaining them.

The successful candidate will join another part-time gardener. The owners are looking for candidates with horticultural experience, enthusiasm and a passion for kitchen and fruit gardening.  The candidate will need to be dynamic, knowledgeable and able to work on their own initiative.  The candidate is likely to have qualifications at RHS level 2 (or equivalent) but this is not essential.  More important is the applicant’s passion for gardening and learning together with a strong estate gardening background.  The gardens are almost entirely organic and biodynamic - no pesticides or herbicides have been used on the land for many years.  The main front driveway is occasionally treated so a PA1/6 certification may be helpful (but is not essential). Experience with livestock would be helpful, but again not essential.

This is an amazing opportunity for an experienced estate gardener to be involved in maintaining and developing a private estate.

SALARY:        up to £28,000 DOE

LOCATION: North Norfolk

JOB No:          EC59821

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

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Senior Plantarea Manager

Senior Plantarea Manager required

Job Ref D199

Our client is a long-established independent family business, continually evolving and striving for impeccable retail standards with exciting development plans based near Lakenheath, Norfolk.

An innovative and experienced manager who is strong and enthusiastic is required to lead the strategic development of the External Gardening offer to a market leading position with a focus on trends, sustainability, and consideration to our client’s brand image.

Applicants must have a wide knowledge in horticulture and sustainability, with experience in retail and personnel management. They must have a positive attitude, excellent communication skills, know how to achieve KPIs effectively and have a desire to work with our senior management team to drive the overall success of the business.

The successful candidate will lead the strategic development of the external gardening offer to a market leading position, ensuring synergy throughout the departments. This will be achieved by working closely with the external gardening team to improve the sales and profitability of the department ensuring budgets are achieved. A pivotal focus of this role is to drive the sustainability agenda and coordinate and communicate all activity across the business.

Additional roles and responsibilities include:

  • To improve the sales and profitability of the department ensuring budgets are achieved
  • To oversee the efficient running of the department on a day-to-day basis
  • To recruit as necessary to meet the agreed head count
  • To manage the team on a day-to-day basis, their motivation and morale
  • To carry out the agreed procedures for Health and Safety
  • To hold regular weekly meetings with the team to improve performance
  • To actively promote sundries, encouraging link sales and up-sales wherever possible
  • To conduct weekly site walks with the General Manager
  • To attend trade shows, industry events and other garden centres as required

The working hours for the position are 42 hours per week to include bank holidays and alternate weekends with a set day off in the week. Benefits included with this role are 28 days holiday, a pension scheme, staff discount, subsidised staff menu, welfare support and the chance to join a strong, progressive and successful team.

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

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Senior Gardener

Senior Gardener required

Job Ref ADV374

If you’re a passionate gardener with a creative eye with a love of collaborative working, we have an amazing opportunity to become a Senior Gardener at the Blickling Estate.

The gardens at Blickling are an important part of a 4,600 acre historic estate. The 55-acre gardens include a newly developed orchard and walled garden, wilderness woodland, highly significant ancient trees, temple and orangery, and iconic yew hedges framing the front of the Jacobean hall. The gardens feature attractive seasonal planting, including thousands of daffodils in spring and formal beds in the parterre garden designed by Norah Lindsay.

What it's like to work here

You’ll be working in a team of five gardeners led by a Head Gardener. You’ll line management an Assistant Gardener and an Apprentice and oversee the work of the rest of the team and numerous volunteers.

Conservation, climate action, wellbeing and welcoming everyone are at the heart of what we do. We are a supportive team who work working collaboratively across departments and externally to achieve our goals. We are looking for someone who shares these ideals and ambitions.

What you'll be doing

You’ll be operational lead for the team, overseeing day to day management and maintenance of the gardens. You’ll input into budgets and visitor operations, programming and interpretation, volunteer and community engagement. You’ll work closely with the Head Gardener to ensure high standards and retention of significance. Much of the job will be outside and hands-on with the team.

You’ll also work closely with other departments across the estate to ensure a quality experience for visitors. There will be opportunities to project manage, improve nature and fundraise for important conservation works. We are entering a phase of planning and development for the long-term future of the gardens which you will contribute to.

Some weekend and bank holiday working are a requirement of this role.  We anticipate this being at least one weekend day a month and participating in our Property Incident Coordinator rota.

Who we're looking for

We’re looking for someone imaginative, collaborative and who loves to share ideas, as well as having the following experience:

-Managing or leading a team of staff or volunteers

-Excellent organisational and communication skills

-RHS Level 3, NVQ 3 or equivalent experience

-Excellent understanding of horticultural techniques, plant identification, practical gardening and use of garden machinery

-An understanding of Health & Safety and sustainable garden practices

The package

The National Trust has the motto ‘For everyone, for ever’ at its heart. We’re working hard to create an inclusive culture, where everyone feels they belong. It’s important that our people reflect and represent the diversity of the communities and audiences we serve. We welcome and value difference, so when we say we’re for everyone, we want everyone to be welcome in our teams too.

Wherever you’re from, and whatever your background, we want to hear from you – and it doesn’t matter if you’re jam first, cream first, or even if you don’t like scones at all. Everyone is welcome.

Benefits for working at the National Trust include:

-Flexible working whenever possible

-Free parking at most locations

-Free entry to our properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18)

-Substantial pension scheme of up to 10% basic salary

Click here to find out more about the benefits we offer to support you.

Salary: £24,371 per annum

Contract type: Permanent f/t (37.5 hrs pw)  

Closing date: 30 January 2022

Address: Blickling Estate, Blickling, Aylsham, Norfolk, NR11 6NF

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Sole Gardener

An exciting opportunity has become available for a passionate and motivated Sole Gardener to maintain and continue to enhance the stunning gardens of an Estate in Norfolk. The role is open to applicants looking for either 4 or 5 days on a permanent basis.

The estate covers about 30 acres of land with the majority being woodland with mixed species, parkland mainly with mature oak and ash and fields. The grade I listed property is covered in climbing roses and is surrounded by a 1-acre garden that consists of formal terraces, lawns, extensive wisteria walkway, a deep mixed border beside a gravel path leading down to the river, a hazel nuttery, a knot garden of dwarf box, high yew hedges, yew and box topiary and a ha-ha. There is also a pond, a walled garden with fruit trees, a kitchen garden, herb garden and two greenhouses that are currently not in use.

This is an excellent opportunity for a Sole Gardener with a real passion for horticulture looking for a long term and rewarding role on a beautiful estate. The Sole Gardener will be responsible for the maintenance of the garden to a high standard and will work closely with the owner to enhance the garden further. He / She will ideally have the enthusiasm and excellent plant knowledge as well as specialist knowledge such as pest and disease control as the owners wish to keep the garden as organic as possible.

The ideal candidate will hold a level 2 academic horticultural qualification and have experience managing a private estate garden to a high horticultural standard. Experience in the use and maintenance of garden machinery including chainsaw licence is essential. A driving licence is required for the role.

SALARY:        £30,000 – £33,000 depending on experience
LOCATION: Norfolk
JOB No:          EC31589

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

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Hard Landscaper

Hard Landscaper required

Job ref F246

Our client runs a successful landscape construction division within their well-established independent family-run business located close to the North Norfolk coast.

They currently have a position for a Hard Landscaping professional with an eye for detail to join a landscaping team.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the carrying out of pre-planned landscaping projects and will work closely with the office-based Manager and Designer who will obtain customer briefs and manage projects and budgets, so excellent communication is essential

Once in the post, the successful candidate will also be responsible for a labourer when on-site.

Job Description:

-Organising and carrying out individual hard and soft landscaping projects efficiently, to brief and on-time. 

-Ensuring a high level of customer satisfaction through excellent customer service, good communication and   

 delivering the desired end result, Planning and setting-out of site.  

-Manual hard labour such as paving areas in natural stone, bricklaying, block paving, fencing, installation of   

 water features and pond construction etc.  

-Manual soft labour such as planting and laying turf.  

-Using excavators and diggers.  

-Effective supervision and management of a labourer; motivate, lead and set by example.  

-Upholding a high level of Health & Safety on-site, ensuring projects are carried out in a safe manner and that   

 final construction is safe for customer use

-Working effectively within a small team, upholding excellent communication and using initiative.  

-Finishing and final touches on landscaping projects in order to uphold customer expectations; using your keen eye for detail to ensure the final result is pleasing and on-brief

Key Skills:

-Considerable experience in hard landscaping, bricklaying and paving especially.

-Experience in more traditional crafts like flint walls would be desirable.

-Experience with soft landscaping i.e. preparing ground for turf laying and planting etc.

-A professional and approachable nature with leadership qualities. 

-Full UK driving license with the ability to drive Ford Transit Tipper Vans or similar. 

-A strong awareness of Health & Safety guidelines.  

-Any experience using mini excavators and dumpers. 

-Strong customer-service skills; the ability to forge trusting relationships with customers

-Physically fit to undertake the manual elements for landscaping.

Additional Information:

This is a Monday-Friday position, offered at 40 hours per week with the opportunity for overtime as required.

This is a superb opportunity for someone with a passion landscaping to join a respectable and well-established North Norfolk business.

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

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Nursery Supervisor

Nursery Supervisor required

Job Ref H280

Based in East Anglia, our client is a leading UK Amenity Nursery, providing a comprehensive service growing, supplying and designing for the landscape industry nationwide.  They are looking for a Nursery Supervisor to join their skilled and experienced production team.

Working with Supervisors and reporting directly to the Nursery Manager and Operations Manager, the Nursery Supervisor’s role is to assist and supervise with the following areas.

-Working with site Supervisors to ensure the efficiency of potting, growing and lifting of orders

-Stock Control

-Quality control systems

-Plant Health and Plant Passporting

-Environmental management system

-Training and supervising production personnel and staffing levels

-Health and Safety

-Computerised record keeping and reporting

As a member of a successful and expanding company there will be prospect for progression.

Candidates should have Horticultural and Supervisory experience.

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

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

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Nursery Manager

Nursery Manager required

Job Ref H252

Based in East Anglia, our client is a leading UK Amenity Nursery, providing a comprehensive service growing, supplying and designing for the landscape industry nationwide.  As part of the company’s development, they are looking for a dynamic and experienced Nursery Manager to plan the expansion of the production to a purpose-built new site.

This is a very exciting remit, encompassing the planning and development of a new production site.

The Nursery Manager will be responsible for the following, working with and reporting directly to the Directors;

-Site development, planning and maintenance

-Management and development of all existing and future production processes

-Stock Control

-Irrigation

-Quality systems

-Plant Health

-Integrated crop management system

-Environmental management system

-Recruitment, nurturing, training and managing production personnel and staffing levels

-Site equipment and machinery

-Working with Directors to develop and work to budgets and targets

-Site equipment and machinery

-Health and Safety

-Computerised record keeping and reporting

-Up to date knowledge of relevant legislation

This is a Senior Management position with future prospects.

Please provide a brief letter of interest when applying.

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

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Gardener and Grounds Maintenance Assistant

Gardener and Grounds Maintenance Assistant required

Ref No ADV303

Voted as Norfolk’s Best Large Visitor Attraction over recent years, we take huge pride in our work.  We are looking for a Gardener/Grounds Maintenance Assistant to join our dedicated team.

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic person to join our garden team in maintaining our exceptional gardens designed by Piet Oudolf.  You will have a broad range of basic horticultural and grounds maintenance skills, and will be able to turn your hand to a range of practical tasks.

As part of the Garden team you will be performing a varied and physical role in all weathers, helping to keep the park looking its best and providing a welcoming greeting to visitors.

The Successful Candidate

You will need to be physically fit, hardworking and flexible in your approach.  Ideally, you will be knowledgeable and experienced in horticulture as well as being competent in the use of, maintenance and Health & Safety requirements, of a wide range of horticultural machinery.  You will be able to work autonomously and show an eagerness to learn more and develop your skills and knowledge.

You will need to hold a full clean driving licence.

How to Apply

Please apply in writing with a CV and a covering letter outlining your suitability for this role to:

The HR Team,Pensthorpe Natural Park, Fakenham, Norfolk NR21 0LN

or by email to hr@pensthorpe.com

Closing date: Friday 19th March 2021

For further details about Pensthorpe and the job description visit  our website www.pensthorpe.com/jobs

Please note: Due to the high volume of applications we receive, if you have not received a response from us within 4 weeks of the deadline date, your application will have been unsuccessful on this occasion.


Nursery Spray Operator

Nursery Spray Operator required

Job Ref V100

An excellent opportunity has arisen at a large and well-respected nursery in Norfolk for a Spray Operator to join the team on a permanent full-time basis.  The nursery is a supplier to garden centres, delivering high quality plants to independents and large groups. The company is forward-thinking and growing, with innovations leading to an increase in business and a new opportunity for an experienced professional to utilise their skills in a constructive environment.

Production at the nursery is split into two main categories: indoor/greenhouse and outdoor container grown stock.  The technical/spray operator will be responsible for all the plants on the 30-arce site, which is largely outside with 1.8-hectarces under glass. The plant range consists of conifers, deciduous and evergreen shrubs, ornamental and roses.  Supplied pot sizes range from 1.4 litres to 10 litres. 

The successful applicant will be responsible for weed control, pest control, spraying and biological application.  Applicants for this role should have large-scale nursery experience, strong plant and technical nursery production knowledge, PA1, 2 and 6.  PA4 would be of benefit but is not essential.  All applicants must have experience in a similar role.

The nursery has just experienced its best year to date, and will be purchasing more land in the near future.  This is a rare and exciting opportunity for an experienced Nursery Spray Operator with strong plant and P&D knowledge to join a successful company at a time of expansion. 

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

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