Position Filled

Gardener / Groundsperson

From English Country Gardeners

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Gardener / Groundsperson required

A large traditional and diversified private estate near Alresford in Hampshire seeks a motivated gardener/ groundskeeper with a passion for lawn care and garden maintenance to work within a very pleasant environment. The position is full time and permanent.

The successful candidate will work alongside the small, but growing, team of 3 gardeners, under the guidance of the Head Gardener. The main features of this diverse position are Flower Garden, lawn areas, woodland, formal hedges, wildflower meadows, orchard, bees, hens, outdoor swimming pool, shrubberies and trees. The role will consist of keeping all the above mentioned to a high standard. The gardens are not open to the public.

The requirements and responsibilities include; the ability to safely use and maintain various garden machinery is essential; spraying certificate is desirable and chainsaw certificate is advantageous, as is a tractor license. Applicants should have extensive hands-on experience working on a private estate and should be flexible and adaptable in their approach to the requirements in the garden. Proven gardening expertise with good communication skills, eye for, and attention to, detail, and a flexible and positive can-do attitude is important.

The Gardener / Groundsperson will ideally be a self-starter with a developing and widening skill base. It would be advantageous for the successful candidate to hold a horticultural qualification but not essential. He / She will be able to work independently, as well as part of a team and alongside other estate departments and contractors. The Gardener / Groundsperson will be conversant with health & safety protocols and safe working practices.

Working hours: 8am-4.30pm with occasional few hours at weekends.

SALARY:  £28,000 – £32,000 depending on experience
LOCATION:  Near Alresford, Hampshire
JOB No:  EC63171

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

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