Assistant Gardener

From English Country Gardeners

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An excellent opportunity has arisen on a private estate close to Haslemere in Surrey, for an Assistant Gardener to focus on the general maintenance aspects of the 10-acre garden, under the direction of a very talented and knowledgeable Head Gardener.  This role would suit a physically fit and experienced maintenance gardener with excellent attention to detail and a desire to take on a full-time permanent role on a stunning private estate.   

The mature 10-acre private garden is situated approximately 1.5-miles from Haslemere train station and comprises expansive lawns, large herbaceous borders, a wildlife pond and associated planting, a collection of rhododendrons, azalea and camellia, greenhouse, and an impressive collection of mature native and exotic trees including a pinetum and surrounding woodland and fields.   

Applicants for this position should be able to demonstrate experience and competence in garden maintenance tasks such as hedge cutting, lawn care/mowing, weed control, basic pruning techniques, and the safe operation of a range of garden tools and machinery.  Spray certificates (PA1/PA6) would be beneficial but are not essential.  The successful applicant will report to the Head Gardener and will complete the small team of three, currently comprising the Head Gardener and one Assistant Gardener.

Applicants for this position should have experience in each of the above areas and must be flexible and helpful in their approach to private estate gardening.  Working hours are Monday to Friday, 08:00 – 17:00 with a 1-hour lunch break and additional morning break.  The position is offered with 20-days holiday per annum plus Bank Holidays.  Candidates must live within commuting distance of the property as accommodation is not provided.

SALARY:        £22,000 – £25,000 DOE
LOCATION:  Haslemere, Surrey
JOB No:          EC27314

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