Part Time Skilled Gardener

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a part-time Skilled Gardener to maintain an established flower garden to a high horticultural standard near Faringdon, Oxfordshire.  This position is offered to self-employed experienced gardeners in the locality, on the basis of 3 days per week to focus on the finer horticultural aspects of the garden.

Although the total size of the garden is 4 acres, the Skilled gardener will be responsible for approximately ½ an acre flower garden encompassing mixed beds and borders, cut flowers and a small kitchen garden.  The successful applicant will work alongside an experienced groundsperson who maintains the lawns, hedges, trees and tennis court.

The position would suit a horticulturalist with a real passion and interest in flowering plants. They will be established gardeners with demonstrable experience in managing and maintaining ornamental aspects of gardening.  Excellent plant knowledge is required as well as excellent knowledge of species-specific pruning, plant training and growing fruit and vegetables.  An ability to identify and manage plant pests and diseases is important.

Applicants should live within commuting distance of the vacancy and have a full driving licence with their own transport.

This is an exciting opportunity open to plantsmen / plantswomen that appreciate working for friendly employers who enjoy their garden. A horticulturalist who is reliable, self-motivated, has excellent time management skills and can demonstrate a thorough understanding of horticulture.

SALARY:        £25/ hr DOE
LOCATION: Faringdon, Oxfordshire
JOB No:          EC61417

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

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Gardener

Gardener required

Permanent, Full Time, 40 hours per week
Monday to Friday 8.00am - 4.00pm
£26,000 - £28,500 per annum

Benefits include: 38 days holiday including Bank Holidays, OSPS pension scheme, free lunch, cycle to work scheme, travel pass loan, use of the College fitness room, onsite parking, private medical insurance.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our Gardens team working in a beautiful historic setting. Our environment is at the very heart of the College and is much loved by our students, staff, visitors and Fellows. The team creatively tend to the many different forms of garden design within the College ranging from formal lawns to wildflower meadows.

Our Head Gardener, Lucille Savin, is featured in the Head Gardeners book by Ambra Edwards and she leads the team in interesting and progressive horticultural projects.

If you are an experienced gardener and looking for a role that offers horticultural creativity and variety, with a friendly and stable employer, please see further details and apply at https://www.merton.ox.ac.uk/vacancies

Deadline for applications: The vacancy will only remain open until a suitable candidate is appointed.

Merton College is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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Landscape Gardener

Landscape Gardener/Horticulturalist reporting to the Landscape Gardening Supervisor.

Job Ref ADV482

The purpose of the job is to care for and develop private gardens and estates to a high standard as part of a team of Landscape Gardeners.

The main responsibilities are to provide all aspects of garden maintenance, including:

  • Weeding, pruning, cutting back, splitting, re-potting, tying in and general seasonal bed and border care
  • Planting of trees, shrubs, perennials and bulbs and plant propagation as part of a garden development plan
  • Pond care including pump and filter maintenance
  • Digging over beds, soil conditioning and mulching
  • Hedge trimming, lawn mowing, strimming, scarifying, edging and low level tree pruning and lopping
  • Identification and treatment of pest and disease using environmentally friendly treatments and techniques
  • Use, care and maintenance of hand tools (including secateurs, loppers and other blades), petrol lawn mower, leaf blower, weed burner, hedge trimmer and strimmer – all according to Health and Safety guidelines.
  • Liaison with clients on site, updating them on the work being completed and undertaking specific tasks as requested by them, in line with seasonal plans developed in conjunction with the Landscape Gardener Supervisor
  • Working effectively as a team, using systems provided to update the supervisor on work completed, outstanding or incomplete tasks, issues arising, materials used/required and suggestions for future garden care and development.
  • Assisting the Design and Landscaping department from time to time with plant care, planting and other soft landscaping task as directed, under supervision.

Qualifications & Experience

  • At least 3 years’ experience in maintaining private gardens/estates in the UK
  • Holds or is working towards a Level 2 RHS or equivalent qualification in Horticulture
  • Full, clean and valid driving license Trailer towing qualification B+E or experience & competence in towing

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • High level of physical fitness and is prepared to work outside in all weathers
  • Good plant identification skills and knowledge of how to care for trees, shrubs and herbaceous perennials commonly found in private gardens in the area.
  • A thorough understanding of relevant Health and Safety policies and procedures
  • Good time management, ability to work to deadlines and be flexible to changes in plans
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to maintain positive relationships with clients, colleagues and sub-contractors/third parties
  • Good written, verbal and non-verbal communication skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Ability to follow instructions, learn from previous mistakes and ask for help and guidance when required

Personal Attributes

  • Patience, persistence and consistency
  • Reliability, flexibility and a willingness to ‘go the extra mile’
  • Ability to be tactful, respectful and sensitive to the needs of others
  • Emotional resilience and ability to take constructive criticism in a positive manner
  • Enthusiastic with a positive and optimistic outlook and a sense of humour.

Benefits

  • Private medical insurance
  • 28 days holiday, Xmas shutdown and extra days for long service after 2 years
  • Well-being programme
  • Training - in-house and external
  • Personal development plans
  • All tools provided
  • Use of Company vehicle
  • Uniform and waterproofs provided
  • Safety boot allowance
  • Pension

 

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Landscape Gardener

Landscape Gardener required

Job Ref ADV480

Seeking a part time/full time gardening team member in Oxfordshire

We are an award winning landscaping and garden design company and we are looking for our next team member to join us.  If you enjoy horticulture and know your plants, this is the job for you.  We're excited to offer a good package including possible company van, clothing and all necessary H&S gear.

You will play a crucial role in enhancing the beauty of our clients' grounds throughout the seasons.  Your daily tasks will be diverse and rewarding - mowing, trimming, pruning, weed control, re-planting, border renovation, & turfing to name but a few but all to a fine gardening standard.

The types of gardens that we work on vary enormously, - new build housing estates to 5+ acres, country estates to family gardens, because we have in-house design, each week can involve many different aspects of landscaping and horticulture.  

We are seeking someone that takes satisfaction in quality work, you must have a clean driving license and reside in the UK, demonstrate a passion for horticulture and working outdoors in all weathers.  You will need excellent communication skills and a can-do attitude, work alone or with the team.

You will need to be flexible to work on Saturdays as occasionally required.  Ideally two years minimum experience in the industry but willing to teach for the right person.

Working hours full time are 40 per week with possible overtime occasionally during high season.  Part time - 16-20 hours or to suit.

www.horted.co.uk

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Plantarea Assistant Manager

Plant Area Assistant Manager required

Job Ref: ADV410

Are you passionate about plants and gardening?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a permanent, full-time plant area assistant manager at our thriving independent garden centre.

The position requires an excellent horticultural knowledge and good understanding of the working of garden centre retail to maintain our great reputation for choice and quality across the centre.

You must have an adaptable approach and great interpersonal skills to maintain our high level of customer service.

Sharing your knowledge and enthusiasm you will lead a successful plant team in duties such as

Stock replenishment and plant maintenance.

Working alongside our visual merchandising team to create inspirational displays to enhance the customer experience.

Deputising in the absence of the plant area manager.

A good understanding of Epos systems and buying would be an advantage.

This role is on a rolling rota, 4 days per week with alternative full weekends.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £23,000.00-£25,000.00 per year

 

https://www.yarntonhomegarden.co.uk/


Senior Gardener

Senior Gardener required

Job Ref V330

Our client is an established garden design, build and management company who deliver bespoke garden services in the Oxfordshire area. Regardless of budget, they help customers to achieve their dream gardens by bringing their aspirations to reality and exceeding expectations. Our client emphasizes core values of diligence, trust, integrity and honesty at all times whilst maintaining social and environmental awareness. Compromising of a team of horticulturalists, landscapers and designers, our client has developed excellent relationships with both staff and a range of predominantly domestic clients through the ongoing pursuit of achieving excellent quality and service.

Job Description:

Our client is looking to welcome a Skilled Gardener onto their enthusiastic and professional team. An exciting opportunity is presented for an experienced gardener to join a well-established and dynamic company. This role is available for an immediate start and tasks completed by the successful candidate will include but are not limited to:

-Overseeing and carrying out general garden maintenance – including mowing, planting annuals, bulbs, transplanting shrubs and trees, pruning at the correct time, lawn care and overall garden development

-Working with clients on a day-to-day basis, keeping calm, polite and confidently answering their horticultural questions and developing a good relationship.

-Cleaning gardens and removing rubbish

-Applying appropriate chemical control

-Maintaining a safe, clean work environment by establishing and maintaining organisational and H&S standards

-Maintaining and cleaning both tools and the work van.

Person Specification:

The successful candidate will need to have a relevant horticultural qualification and a minimum of five years of relevant industry experience. PA1/6 spraying certifications is considered an advantage but not essential for application of this position. A full UK driving license is an essential requirement for the role. Additional requirements are as follows:

-Experience in team management

-A good level of plant knowledge and a passion for plants and planting

-Able to work from designs

-Good organisational skills and the ability to problem solve

-A creative mind and pay attention to detail

-A hard-working, self-motivated and ambitious attitude

-The ability to work outdoors under all weather conditions and be flexible in working hours (longer days in summer/shorter in winter)

-Full competency and knowledge of all grounds maintenance machinery

-The ability to lead a team and/or work individually

If this Senior Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Senior Gardener on 01233 732767 or bevan@horticruitment.com.

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

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Estate Head Gardener

Estate Head Gardener required

Job Ref ADV373

An experienced and knowledgeable Estate Head Gardener is sought to become part of the Estates team on Ditchley Park, a privately owned estate is set within 300 acres with gardens comprising a mixture of mature and decorative ornamental features set within a beautiful landscape including a lake. The estate has modern equipment and staff facilities.

Ditchley Park and its 300 acres of pleasure grounds are set in a further 3550 acres managed sustainably by the HDH Wills Charitable Trust which provides grants to conserve the environment and wildlife. Ditchley has been a haven for wildlife since at least 1500, creating a unique eco-system that includes many rare plants and animals and birds

We are seeking a candidate with a relevant horticultural qualification, ideally who has previously worked on an estate. The successful candidate will be able to work alongside the existing team and lead on the development of several exciting initiatives including the re-establishment of a large, neglected semi walled garden and a modest kitchen garden. The Estate Head Gardener will be line managed by the Head of Estates and will have supervisory responsibility for the Gardens team.

Candidate must be willing to undergo security checks including a DBS check.

Hours and Days of Work

40 hours per week.  Nominal days of work will be Monday to Friday, with Saturday and/or Sunday working as required by the schedule of events, for which overtime or time off in lieu will be given.

Key Responsibilities

-Responsible for the daily programme and standard of gardening work, under the direction of the Head of Estates, to ensure efficiency of working across the team.

-Line Management and Day to day supervision of the Senior Gardens Assistant and Gardens Assistant.

-Oversee supply of stock and equipment and advise Head of Estates when new purchases are required.

-Support the Head of Estates in the planning and execution of any gardens and estates projects.

-Assist with the provision of flowers, greenery and pot plants within the Mansion.

-Assist the Chief Operating Officer in routine liaison with Model Farm and the gamekeeper of the Wills Trust Estate.

-When required work as part of the Estates teams to configure conference rooms, marquees and external areas for events.

-From time to time, to task and supervise work experience pupils.

-Any other reasonable duties as requested by the senior management team.

Essential
  1. Recognized horticultural qualification, or a very high level of horticultural experience/knowledge, with at least 3 years garden experience working in a similar role.
  2. Be able to demonstrate safe working and knowledge of garden / landscaping machinery.
  3. Good interpersonal skills including the ability to inspire colleagues and manage the Garden Team within the Estates Team
  4. Excellent planning and organisational skills.
  5. Proven experience of landscaping and grounds maintenance, to include but not limited to, forestry, formal lawns, cut flowers and formal flower beds, extensive hedge maintenance, weed control, aquatic and land wildflower preservation
  6. Excellent practical skills in soft landscaping and grounds maintenance
  7. An interest/experience in fruit and vegetable production would be an advantage as this is an area, we would like to develop
  8. Full clean UK driving licence and wide range of machinery skills
  9. Fluent in English with very good communication skills both written and verbal.
  10. Pa1 Pa6 Pesticide Training certificate or willingness to undertake training
  11. First aid qualification required; training will be provided if necessary.
  12. Physically fit, this is a physically demanding role, and a good level of fitness is required
  13. Enthusiastic, self- motivated, and flexible
  14. Understands sensitivity of working within a private estate
  15. Good understanding of health and safety, COSHH regulations, and the ability to write risk assessments and implement them in day-to-day activities.
  16. Computer literacy, Word, Excel and email
  17. Operating and maintaining water irrigation systems
  18. Liaising and communicating directly with contractors, including contractors inductions.
Desirable

-Basic chainsaw qualification (crosscut / maintenance)

-Experience in garden design beneficial but not essential.

Applications- CV and covering letter including ‘Why Ditchley?’ to gareth@ditchley.com

Applications close midday 7th February 2022

Website: Careers at Ditchley | Ditchley Foundation

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Gardener

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a passionate and enthusiastic gardener to join a friendly gardening team on a prestigious Tom Stuart Smith garden in Oxfordshire. 

The historic 74-acre property contains incredibly beautiful gardens and boasts an arboretum and surrounding parkland with two large lakes, a lake garden, sunken garden, a two-acre walled garden, extensive herbaceous borders as well as a two-acre woodland garden; a classic Tom Stuart Smith design containing 23000 perennials, 40000 bulbs and a variety of species (rodgersia, selinum, iris, eupatorium, thalictrum, epimedium, ferns, euphorbia, grasses, gallium, aster and many others). 

The gardens are managed by a team of six gardeners, under the management of the Head Gardener.  The teamwork across all areas of the garden maintaining it to the highest standard. As such, applicants should be able to demonstrate impeccable attention to detail and a genuine passion for horticulture. It is an exciting opportunity for a gardener looking for the next step in their career, looking to grow as a gardener and further develop their experience. The role will require a good plants person to ensure plant maintenance and health via feeding, weeding, mulching and general upkeep to the highest standard.

This is a hands-on role, so you must be physically fit and able to work for long periods on your own when required, and be able to prioritise your workload.  In return for your commitment and dedication, a generous salary is offered as well as a pension scheme and discretionary bonus.  This is a fantastic opportunity for a hard-working and enthusiastic gardener to be part of a close-knit team on a very prestigious estate on a permanent full-time basis.

Summer hours of work are 08:00 – 17:00 Monday to Thursday, and 08:00 – 16:00 on Friday between March and November.  Winter hours are 08:00 – 16:00 between November and March. 

SALARY:  up to £26,000 DOE
LOCATION:  North Oxfordshire
JOB No:  EC38328

If this 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 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 Gardener vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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Skilled Gardener

Skilled Gardener required

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Skilled Gardener to work alongside a Head Gardener on a stunning private property near Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire.  

The property encompasses a walled garden, formal lily pond garden, kitchen garden, herbaceous garden, an orchard, year-round poly tunnel vegetable production, swimming pool garden, seating areas and surrounding paddocks with specimen trees. The formal garden has recently been overhauled and replanted.  Candidates must be enthusiastic gardeners, honest, reliable and capable of delivering an extremely high standard of work.

The new gardener will work under the direction of the Head Gardener but must be able to work alone when required.  Duties will include a wide range of other horticultural duties including weeding, digging, mowing, growing, planting, pruning etc.  This is an exciting opportunity for skilled gardener looking to continue to develop their existing skills and knowledge whilst working on an impressive private estate in a much sought-after location in the country.

Applicants should have good plant knowledge and be able to demonstrate an efficient and practical approach to their work.  Good physical fitness is required as the position will be physically demanding at times.  Spray certificates (PA1/PA6) would be an advantage, as would experience and competence with mowers, hedge cutters, strimmers and blowers. The employers are happy to invest in training programmes where appropriate.

Applicants should primarily be passionate gardeners with a genuine interest in horticulture and ideally have experience of working on private estate gardens. Energy, and a sense of humour are important.

SALARY:  £24,000 – 30,000 DOE
LOCATION:  Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire
JOB No:  EC36974

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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Head Gardener

An incredible opportunity has become available for an experienced and knowledgeable Head Gardener to manage the horticultural features in the gardens and ground of a beautiful estate near Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire. The position is full time and permanent basis and will manage a team of 5 gardeners and groundpeople.

The majority of the 550-acre estate is grazed with about 50 acres surrounding the main house require the attention of the Head Gardener and their team. The gardens and pleasure grounds consist of a formal terrace with formal parterres, extensive lawns, mature trees including copper beech trees, oak, yews and cedars, ornamental shrubs, and woodland area. There is a walled kitchen garden, that is currently used for ornamental purposes and has the potential to be restored for productive purposes as well. There are two greenhouses onsite used for propagation and growing vegetables. The gardens also include fishponds, water features, swimming pool and tennis court.

The Head Gardener will be responsible for the maintenance of the gardens and all horticultural tasks on the Estate to a professional standard. He / She will plan the planting programmes to provide seasonal interest within the borders, and prepare annual maintenance schedules for the borders, trees and lawns and will liaise with the Principles and the Estate Manager on any changes to the planting schemes and planting of external pots and troughs throughout year. The health of plants in the extensive herbaceous beds are to be monitored and maintained including pruning, staking, feeding and spraying.  The successful candidate will schedule and supervise the necessary work for the team of gardeners and will work very closely with the Estate Manger to achieve this.

The Head gardener will be on call once a month on a Sunday to assist with any matters on the Estate and provide any assistance to the principles. Additional responsibilities include assisting with water duties during the summer months including weekends.

Applicants should ideally have experience as a Head gardener or experienced gardener working on a private estate, managing a small team. He / She will have excellent plant knowledge and excellent technical skills.  It is important that the Head Gardener has a good understanding of Health and Safety requirements noting that all duties must be carried out to comply with current Health & Safety at Work legislation. Any defects or Health and Safety concerns, no matter what its nature are to be reported to the Estate Manager immediately. The Head Gardener will have experience using and maintaining a range of basic garden machinery.  A UK driving licence is essential.

A courtyard house is provided as accommodation for the successful applicant. Council tax and utility bills are paid by the employer. The house is fully furnished and can be kept that way if required by the tenants or can be emptied out if the tenant wishes to bring their own furniture. Partners, children and pets are welcome.

SALARY:        £35,000 – £40,000 depending on experience
LOCATION: Near Chipping Norton
JOB No:          EC35720

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

To view more Gardening jobs click Gardening or to view Landscape jobs click Landscape.

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

www.englishcountrygardeners.co.uk