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/


Assistant Gardener

Assistant Gardener required

Job Ref O222

A passionate gardener is required to join an established team and prestigious company, managing beautiful domestic and large estate gardens in Oxfordshire, on a permanent full-time basis. This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic gardener to take on a rewarding position with a respected company, where the focus on personal development and training is key to the company’s success and strong reputation.  The company does not take on commercial contracts but aims solely to attract and retain horticulturally focused private gardens on a long-term basis.  As such, employees get to know each of their loyal clients as a result of being involved in the development and care of their gardens through each season.

The company portfolio includes two large estate gardens, numerous manor house gardens and smaller private domestic properties, each of which require ongoing garden care to the highest standard. This successful business has flourished by listening to and understanding their clients’ wishes with respect to garden design, soft landscaping and year-round care via the adoption of the most current horticultural practices. Whether an established gardener or a budding horticulturalist, the company’s impressive portfolio of clients and existing team of highly skilled gardeners means they are able to provide ample opportunities which cater for the respective candidate’s prior ability and future goals.

Applicants for the role will need to demonstrate a passion for horticulture combined with, ideally, an RHS level qualification or similar. Suitable candidates will be presentable, positive in their outlook with a good sense of humour, excellent attention to detail and a strong desire to continually improve their knowledge and increase their skill set. A full UK driving license is essential.

There is always the opportunity for skilled and dedicated employees to climb the career ladder via one of the companies personally tailored growth plans. Our client has a policy and an excellent record for recognising potential and rewarding hard work and thus, fast-track programmes with the Head Gardener are implemented for employees showing promise. This role offers a diverse range of unique opportunities and exciting career paths such as visiting and meeting the owners of specialist nurseries, working with both internal and external RHS award winning designers or pursuing areas such as arboriculture, design or project management.

A pension scheme and 30 days annual leave entitlement (including bank holidays) rising by 1 day a year after three years to 33 days is offered. In addition, visits to specialist nurseries, horticultural shows and regular social events are provided with a view to continuing the development of the team and company.

If this Assistant Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Bevan Andrews on 01233 732767 or bevan@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 vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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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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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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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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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.

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Grounds Maintenance Operative

Grounds Maintenance Operative required

Job Ref T555

Our client a grounds maintenance and landscaping company priding themselves on delivery and working to a high standard of work, gaining over many years the reputation of creating and maintaining stunning yet practical landscapes for commercial clients. Our client is now seeking a new Grounds Maintenance Operative to join their expanding team.  

The Role

The Grounds Maintenance team report to the Team Leader. You will be carrying out general ground’s maintenance duties using gardening tools and machinery, such as;

-Grass Cutting

-Shrub Boarder maintenance

-Hedge Cutting

-Leaf Clearance

-Planting

-Turfing

-Fencing

-Gritting

You will need to work efficiently and ensure all works are completed to the required standard, ensure that all tools and machinery are looked after as well as ensuring that Health and Safety standards are always adhered too. You must be willing to work across multiple sites, working in a team.

Key Skills

Candidates will be required to liaise and communicate with their Team Leader, be motivated and reliable, have a ‘can do’ attitude. Have the ability to follow instructions from your Team Leader and be a team player.

PA1 & PA6 Spraying Certificates are desirable.

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

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Gardener

A gardener is sought after for a large private estate garden situated in an area of outstanding beauty close to Henley on Thames.

The formal gardens of about 3 acres which surround the main house, contain a rose garden, large areas of fine lawn, hedging and topiary, a small orchard as well as a glasshouse used for growing cut flowers and tomatoes. There are also paddocks and parkland plus associated buildings. The whole estate totals about 60 acres.

The owners are currently seeking a full-time gardener to join their gardening team working under the direction of the Estate Manager/Head Gardener. You must have good practical skills, ideally back up with reasonable plant knowledge, able to carry out work to a high standard with minimal supervision in a tidy efficient manner with professionalism.

Your duties may include maintenance of the main and associated gardens. Care of the formal lawns, hedge trimming, maintenance of the borders and planting. You must also be willing to turn your hand to other more general tasks as required.

The owners are keen to promote a friendly and rewarding working environment, so it is important that you have a positive attitude, with good communication skills and are able to get on well with all other staff members.

The working hours are generally 7.30am to 4pm with a 30min lunch break, however some flexibility is required. Due to the rural location of the property, it is essential that you have your own transport.

Our client is open to considering applications from candidates who are at the early stage of their gardening career who are keen to learn and develop their craft gardening skills.

SALARY: Up to £25,000 depending on experience
LOCATION: Henley on Thames
JOB No: EC29268

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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Undergardener

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an experienced Undergardener 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 Undergardener will work under the direction of the Head Gardener but must be able to work alone when required.  Duties will include weeding, digging, mowing and a wide range of other horticultural duties as directed by the Head Gardener.  This is a rare opportunity for an Under Gardener to improve on 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 keen for the applicant to improve their knowledge and skills and are happy to invest in training programmes where appropriate.

Applicants should primarily be passionate gardeners with a genuine interest in horticulture, with a desire to learn and improve on their existing gardening knowledge.  Applicants with experience of working on private estate gardens are encouraged to apply. Energy, and a sense of humour are important.

SALARY:  £20,000 – £24,000 DOE
LOCATION:  Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire
JOB No:  EC28470

If this Undergardener 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 Undergardener 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 Undergardener vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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