Estate Manager

From English Country Gardeners

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A driven and hands on Estate Manager / Gardener is sought after to manage the beautiful gardens and grounds of a private estate near Petersfield, Hampshire on a full time and permanent basis. The role would suit an individual who is self-motivated, organised, independent and who is able to work to a high standard on their own for the majority of their time. The property owners will in the first instance call upon the Estate Manager for practical assistance with repairs and other issues which may arise.

The property area in total is 50 acres with the majority being fields which are maintained by a local farmer and are used for grazing.  The garden surrounding the property is approximately 4-5 acres and includes borders of mixed perennials, large swathes of wildflowers, a pond, a walled vegetable garden growing produce for the house and a polytunnel.  The gardens are maintained organically, and sustainable practices are encouraged on the estate.   

A garden design firm has been appointed to carry out new planting schemes for the garden and grounds, with phase one being the hard landscaping works (e.g., new paths) which will be implemented this summer, and the second phase the main planting being carried out from September.

The successful applicant will be hands on and responsible for the general management and maintenance of the gardens and grounds. The garden duties include upkeep and maintenance of hedges, lawns, pathways and flower meadows, planting and upkeep of beds, borders, vegetable garden and polytunnel, pruning of fruit and other trees, harvesting and coppicing. The estate duties include arranging and overseeing maintenance of the swimming pool, overseeing and co-ordinating external contractors (burglar alarm servicing, domestic appliance servicing), art handling and picture hanging, use and maintenance of vehicles and equipment (ride-on mowers, Kubota utility vehicle, strimmers, blowers, hedge-cutters, chainsaws, etc.) and the construction, maintenance and repairs of post and rail / electric fencing.

A competitive salary is provided with the role depending on experience, 20 days paid holiday per annum and the working hours are 08:30-16:30 Monday-Friday.

This is a wonderful opportunity for an individual with experience in all rounded estate management and regenerative / sustainable gardening looking for an opportunity to be involved in the running of all aspects of a private estate.

SALARY: Circa £42,000 depending on experience

LOCATION: near Petersfield, Hampshire

JOB No: EC57509

If this Estate Manager vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sara Yassin on 01233 733510 or

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