Landscape Operative

Landscape Operative required

Job Ref P065

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Landscape Operative to join a knowledgeable and experienced Head Gardener in the maintenance of approximately 90-acres of estate grounds which belong to a high-end, family run commercial business park located near Towcester in Northampton.

In a rural village style, the park has formal gardens encompassing the community of commercial properties which are all newly built and constructed from reclaimed building materials – with the family also living next to the business park. The immediate gardens consist of various planting and a mixture of trees, lawns, hedges, shrubs and ponds. Extending into the wider estate, there are paddocks, grass walkways, woodlands, extensive hedges and lakes. The successful candidate will be required to maintain these areas to a high standard throughout the year under the instruction and assistance of the Head Gardener.

This position is suitable for a hands-on and physically fit individual who is experienced in general garden maintenance tasks which include but are not limited to weeding, pruning, planting, hedge cutting, grass care and maintenance. They will be required to keep hard landscaped areas such as water features and paths clean and clear with the use of necessary machinery such as pressure washers and knapsacks. An understanding of the correct horticultural practises and when to use them throughout the seasons is essential for this position. The successful candidate will need to be competent in the use of a wide range of general gardening machinery with chemical spraying and chainsaw licenses being advantageous but not essential.

This role offers the opportunity to assist the head gardener in purchasing and propagating plants from a local nursery as well as creating planting schemes for the formal areas. Additional duties included with this role include harrowing the liveries menage twice a month, ensuring that the bait boxes around the site are kept topped up and the maintenance of both water and woodland areas. This position requires a full, UK driving license.

If this Landscape Operative vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Matthew Parker on 01233 732767 or

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