Gardener / Housekeeper Couple

A fantastic position of Sole Gardener / Housekeeper has become available to assist with the management of a beautiful 4-acre estate. Successful candidates will be provided with a 2-bedroom cottage on site.

The garden itself is 4 acres with varying features which include lawns, herbaceous and shrub borders, vegetable garden with fruit and cut flower beds, rose beds, and clipped Yew, Box and Beech hedges. There is also a working greenhouse which is used to propagate and grow on plants for the garden and vegetable beds / cut flower garden. The garden is currently being maintained to a good standard and is tidy and well looked after.

The role would suit someone hands on and physically fit who is able to work alone and have the experience to maintain the garden to an exceptional standard alongside excellent plant knowledge. Ideally candidates will have RHS level 2 qualifications or equivalent and proven practical experience managing the routine maintenance and development of a formal garden. The ability to operate and maintain a wide range of garden machinery is essential and the ideal candidate would hold spraying, strimming, and chainsaw certification. The new gardener should be willing and confident to assist with general estate duties, particularly in the winter months to include interior and exterior maintenance, pet sitting, site security when the owners are away and stocking firewood. A full driving licence is required.

The owner is looking for a friendly part time Housekeeper (15-20 hours/week). A good all-rounder who takes pride in their work, they will be required to ensure the house is kept clean and tidy to a good standard. Generally, the position will involve cleaning the house and cottage, tending to laundry, ironing, and changing beds. Ideally both candidates will be good with animals as the owners have 2 dogs and from time to time the successful candidates will be requested to look after the dogs when the owners are away.

Accommodation is provided on site, and this comprises of a 2-bedroom cottage suitable for the successful couple but unfortunately is unsuitable for children. Council tax is paid for by the homeowner, however bills are not included. The property has full central heating with a woodburning stove, and firewood is readily available on site to heat the property in the colder months.

A beautiful house and estate located in a picturesque rural location awaits successful candidates. The estate owners take pride in their estate and look forward to building a friendly working and personal relationship with the new employees. A generous combined salary is offered along with cosy on site accommodation with separate entrance.

LOCATION: Near Thirsk, Yorkshire
SALARY: £41,000 Combined Salary (£28,000 Gardener / £13,000 Housekeeper)
JOB No: EC48352

If this Gardener / Housekeeper Couple vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Matt Parker on 01233 733510 or info@englishcountrygardeners.co.uk.

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Gardener / Housekeeper Couple 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 / Housekeeper Couple vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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Head Groundsperson

Head Groundsperson required

Job Ref A970

Our client is an established facilities management company based in North Yorkshire. They provide landscape/grounds maintenance services to private and commercial properties throughout North Yorkshire. They pride themselves on providing the highest standard of service and have a loyal and established portfolio of clients. They currently seek an experienced Head Grounds Person to take responsibility for the day to day management of various grounds maintenance sites.

Job Brief

Our client is looking for someone to further increase the quality of the service they provide. The appointed candidate will be responsible for managing a team as well as ensuring all operations are completed to correct horticultural standards. You would report directly to the Managing Director but would be responsible for the day to day running of your jobs, this role is a ‘hands on’ requiring managerial capabilities. The successful candidate will be friendly, motivated and reliable, supporting the Grounds team to ensure their development is properly maintained, while adhering to health and safety procedures.

Duties will include:

-Liaise with clients and suppliers

-Lawn care, hedge cutting, edging and pruning shrubs

-Implementation of planting schemes, soft landscaping when instructed

-Pest control

-Organising work schedules

-Maintenance of equipment

-Keeping your vehicle tidy and equipped with all the materials and equipment required to do your jobs.

Key Skills

Candidates should possess a horticultural qualification; have excellent understanding of commercial and communal landscape maintenance and have previous experience with leading a team. The ideal candidate will, have strong communication skills and able to liaise with clients on a regular basis.

PA1/PA6 spray certificates and a full UK driving license are essential. 

Hours are 7.30 – 18.00 (depending on season)

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

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Landscape Contracts Manager

Landscape Contracts Manager

Job Ref E138

Our client is a multi-award-winning organisation that has acquired a reputation for high-quality Hard and Soft Landscaping, Ground Maintenance and Horticultural works both in the Commercial and Private sectors. Established over 100 years ago, this company operates nationwide with a number of regional offices and has an annual turnover of £30M. With over 300 staff they look to maintain and grow a strong client base and work portfolio, including MOD and Royal Ascot.

Job Brief

With the continued growth of the company, as Contracts Manager you will be responsible for delivering a number of high-quality soft landscaping contracting services valued on average, around £500K. The types of contracts you’ll be managing will be soft landscaping projects based on construction sites for Schools, Hospitals and Business Parks located in the West Yorkshire area.

For this position, if you are currently an existing Contracts Manager, Foreman or Assistant Contracts Manager with knowledge and experience in Landscaping and/or Horticulture and working on construction sites, please apply.

Responsibilities

Landscaping or Horticulture knowledge and experience.

Management of large-scale landscaping projects.

Liaising with clients, supervision of assigned personnel and contractors.

Ensuring compliance with all aspects of Health & Safety, environmental and quality standards.

Ensuring projects are delivered to clients' expectations and on budget - monitoring and managing cost control effectively.

Effectively recruiting the right people within your division including direct labour and subcontractors.

Identifying the ongoing development needs of your team via formal and informal processes.

Procurement of materials and any subcontracted works to within the forecasted budget.

Assisting with business development and supporting our Estimating team where required.

Requirements

Already an experienced Contracts Manager within the land-based sector, you will have a wealth of experience in delivering high quality projects and principal contractor project management, in a timely and efficient manner.

Good contractual awareness including experience of managing works in accordance with NEC3, NEC4, JCT & JCLI forms of contract.

A professional qualification in landscaping, horticulture, or other land-based industry.

Commercial acumen including accurate cost control, efficient procurement, production of timely valuations, pricing of variations and compensation events.

Experience of Construction (Design & Management) Regulations and the preparation of quality plans and safe systems of work.

A motivated, driven, and flexible approach comes naturally to you.

About you

The successful candidate will have excellent influencing and interpersonal skills, with the ability to problem-solve and high attention to detail, consultative approach to their work. Organisational and time management skills are also required along with a full driving licence.

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

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Horticultural Advisor

Horticultural Advisor required

Job Ref ADV296

We are looking for an enthusiastic and knowledgeable horticulturist who has a broad knowledge of plants and gardens, loves solving problems and enjoys helping people make the most of their gardens. If that sounds like you the role of Horticultural Advisor could be for you!

This role is a 1 year Maternity Cover role starting in March 2021.

RHS Horticultural Advisors directly support RHS members and the gardening public to fulfil the RHS Vision of “enriching everyone’s lives through plants and making the UK a greener and more beautiful place” As a Horticultural Advisor you will be responsible for delivering the very best gardening advice by email, letter, phone, online and face-to-face both at Harlow Carr and at RHS Flower Shows and events. You will provide guidance to RHS members, garden visitors, staff, students, apprentices and volunteers and help deliver outstanding customer experience.

As well as excellent horticultural knowledge (including identification, selection and care of garden plants), the successful applicants will have sound scientific understanding, excellent computer skills, a desire to learn and a passion for helping people. They will be strong team players and will be keen to take responsibility for their own work and projects. They will also be outstanding verbal and written communicators who will relish participating in creating press and magazine articles, publishing web pages, podcasts, social media and giving talks and demonstrations.

Applicants should be educated to degree level (or equivalent) in horticulture or a related field and have relevant experience in a customer facing garden or horticultural organisation.

Experience of writing or broadcasting about gardening would be a big advantage.

22.5 hours per week (5 in 7 rota with some weekend working)

To apply please visit our website via the link and apply online.

https://rhsocli.webitrent.com/rhsocli_webrecruitment/wrd/run/ETREC107GF.open?VACANCY_ID=9310675X05&WVID=3297930DFw&LANG=USA

Close date 9th Feb 2021.


Sole Gardener

An enthusiastic and passionate Sole Gardener is sought on a full-time permanent basis to maintain and further develop a beautiful private estate near Beverley in East Yorkshire.

The estate is approximately 20 acres and includes a number of fields grazed by sheep, long tree lined drive, wooded areas, hedging, and 3acres of formal gardens around the house. The formal garden includes lawns, box and yew hedging, mixed borders, a potager, fruit trees, wildflowers and a pond.

The owners have established the gardens over the last few years and now seek a driven and energetic Sole Gardener to bring the gardens and grounds up to their full potential.

Applicants must be experienced and knowledgeable gardeners, ideally with a recognised horticultural qualification and previous experience working in a similar role as Sole Gardener on a private estate. A good knowledge of plants and a broad range of technical skills will be required as well as a desire and ability to work to a high standard.

It is important that applicants are enthusiastic and self-motivated and able to work on their own initiative. Applicants should have a range of practical skills and be able to turn their hands to a number of jobs, such as managing the grassland and woodland and keeping the barn and fencing in good order.  Ideally, candidates should have the ability to carry out basic maintenance on a wide range of garden machinery. A driving licence is essential as are spray certificates. A chainsaw certificate is desirable but not essential for the role.

Flexibility is important and duties include taking responsibility for the house and gardens in the owner’s absence.

SALARY:        £25,000 – 30,000 depending on experience
LOCATION: Near Beverley, East Yorkshire
JOB No:          EC22324

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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Sole Gardener - Live Out - EC7455 - This position has been filled

An attractive and rare opportunity has arisen for a Skilled/Sole Gardener on a private property in York.  This role would suit an enthusiastic and knowledgeable gardener with excellent attention to detail and a varied skill set.

The property and garden encompass approximately 2.5-acres and comprises a mixture of formal areas with topiary, terraces, low box hedges, herbaceous beds and borders, mature trees, hedges and immaculately managed lawns, with a large flagged sunken garden with pool and fountain.  A stone fire pit area, a breeze house and matching round shed have all been built to an excellent standard of workmanship and will require basic maintenance, the latter by way of oiling, as will the wooden garden furniture on the terraces. 

Applicants for this role should have demonstrable experience of gardening to a high degree of detail, with good horticultural knowledge, experience in plant propagation and plant pest/disease management.  Extensive experience and confidence in the operation and basic maintenance of a full range of garden machinery is essential of all applicants.  A specialist contractor assists with lawn management, though the Sole Gardener should have a good understanding and experience in this area in order to maintain immaculate standards of presentation at all times.  Applicants should be physically fit and able to work from ladders with a range of petrol-powered garden machinery.

Candidates must be positive and friendly in character, punctual, discreet, reliable and hardworking, with meticulous attention to detail and tidiness.  This is an excellent opportunity for a Skilled/Sole Gardener to showcase their skills in a stunning private garden, in a beautiful part of the country.

LOCATION:  York, Yorkshire
SALARY:       Up to £30,000 DOE
JOB No:          EC7455

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

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

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