Groundsman/Gardener – Live Out – EC5369

From English Country Gardeners

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full time Groundsman / Gardener to work with a two-generation family based in the Heathfield Area.

The grounds consist of two family properties adjacent to each other with two gardens covering 20 acres of land. One of the properties is well established with 1-acre of formal gardens whilst the other property is undergoing development, providing an excellent opportunity for the successful candidate to get involved with an ongoing project. The grounds consist of formal gardens, paddocks, large woodland, greenhouses and numerous out buildings. On site, there are also two greenhouses, a Victorian kitchen garden with raised beds, herbaceous borders, beds, shrubs, ornamental plants and lawns.

The key responsibilities of the Groundsman/ Gardener will be the overall maintenance of the grounds including the formal gardens, paddocks and woodland. Strong knowledge and experience in ground-based tree work is required and as such, it is essential that applicants possess chainsaw certification for this role.  A key family member will assume the Head Gardener role, therefore good communications skills and a positive character are necessary.

Applicants for this position should have clear enthusiasm for maintaining and enhancing the garden and must take pride in their work. They should have the determination and drive to ‘get the job done’ to a high standard and be prepared to work outside in all weathers.  Good craft skills and an ability to operate a range of garden machinery are also desirable for the role.

If this Groundsman/Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sara Yassin on 01233 733510 or

SALARY: £20,000 – £25,000 depending on experience 

LOCATION: Near Heathfield, East Sussex

JOB No: EC5369

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