Estate Worker

From English Country Gardeners

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An excellent opportunity has become available for a skilled estate worker to join a family-run private Grade 2* estate on the Essex/Suffolk border.

The estate is made up of about 50 acres including woodland, meadows, a 3-acre formal garden, a croquet lawn and swimming pool area. The garden has occasionally been open to the public in the past to help raise money for charities.

The Estate Worker will be part of a very friendly small professional team in a positive environment and will be responsible for the overall maintenance of the Estate. Duties include routine (both planned and reactive) maintenance, fault finding and general repairs to all internal and external areas of the Estate and with overall responsibility for security, the utilities, fire and intruder alarms. Carpentry, decorating and basic plumbing and electrical skills are required, and particularly swimming pool maintenance. In the summer, assistance with cutting lawns will be necessary.

Candidates will need to have adequate knowledge to be able to work on your own initiative and carry out repairs and work without supervision in the most efficient and proactive manner. You will understand and take responsibility for the successful day-to-day repairs & maintenance services on the Estate & grounds. The estate worker will be proactive, a good team player, have a ‘can do’ attitude and an excellent understanding of health and safety issues. The successful candidate must be a team player, hardworking, able to operate machinery, along with plant knowledge and a friendly manner with a flexible approach to their work. The estate is positioned in a secluded location therefore the candidates must be able to drive and be prepared to have a DBS check with references.

Accommodation can be provided rent free for the successful applicant if required. Further details to be discussed. Partners, children and pets are welcome.

SALARY:        Circa £26,000 plus accommodation     

LOCATION: Essex / Suffolk border

JOB No:          EC36356

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

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