Couple or Sole Gardener

From English Country Gardeners

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Couple or Sole Gardener required

A new and exciting opportunity has arisen for an active and motivated couple (Gardener / Housekeeper) or a Sole Gardener to join a friendly team on a stunning newly renovated 8-bedroom property near Altrincham which includes leisure pavilion and pool.  

There are 4 acres of gardens which are nearing completion and will be ready for handover to a full-time gardener.  The garden project is the culmination of 4 years careful planning and over 18 months of extensive site work.  Laid out with a variety of areas there is a classic frame of mature trees and hedges with a series of specific set piece areas.  These include large greenhouse and vegetable borders, patios and terraces and a series of herbaceous borders with lawned walkways, rockery and water gardens, all within a unique collection of planting. 

The position will be ideal for a highly skilled and motivated person who wishes to develop this unique garden.  Although only recently completed, the gardens have an instant maturity and range of textures that will flourish with the right care. The Gardener will be responsible for the maintenance of the gardens and grounds to a high standard throughout the year. He / She will produce and supply the house with vegetables, fruit and cut flowers and will also be requested to co-ordinate and supervise any contractors whilst working in the property grounds.

The successful Gardener will have strong plant knowledge and horticultural skills. They will be excellent at timekeeping, flexibility and attention to detail. Ability to work unsupervised and on own initiative is essential as well as they must work well as part of a team and be able to liaise well with other staff. It is important that the gardener has discretion at all times and a respectful attitude towards the Principals and their property. The ideal candidate will be physically fit and have a positive disposition – someone who takes pride in their work. Candidates should also be experienced in using and maintaining a range of garden machinery and have a full, clean driving licence.

The working week is Monday – Friday, with flexibility required as determined by weather conditions.  Some evening and weekend work will be required, including harvesting of fruit and vegetables, summer watering and similar season-dependent tasks for which time off in lieu will be given.

The Housekeeper/Cleaner will be responsible for the all-hands-on general household cleaning to a high standard including washing / handwashing, ironing and driving (for any necessary shopping runs etc.). The successful candidate will have experience of working in a similar role. They will have excellent timekeeping, flexibility, and attention to detail as well as excellent level of health and fitness and a positive disposition to work well as part of a team and be able to liaise well with other staff.

The role(s) is open to either live in or live out options. The accommodation available is a newly built 1 bedroom detached apartment on site. Gas, Electricity and Council Tax are paid by the employer. Due to the size of the property and location, the accommodation is not suitable for dependent children or animals.

This is a long-term position requiring commitment and flexibility and a positive attitude is essential.  5 years’ experience in a similar role essential.  Fluent English required and ideally both to drive.

SALARY:        £50,000 DOE (combined salary Gross)
LOCATION: Altrincham
JOB No:          EC24835

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

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