Gardener / Groundsperson

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Gardener / Groundsperson required

Our client is seeking a Gardener/Groundsman to manage the development of a large private woodland burial ground that is maintained in the manner of a country estate. There is a burial grounds and existing areas of woodland that require maintenance and some tree felling.

The estate has floral displays in the grounds, with seasonal displays of plants that include, a country style garden, ericaceous plants, fruit trees, fresh produce, and willow/bamboo coppice.

Applications are invited from suitable qualified and experienced candidates with a horticultural qualification who have good general knowledge of plants and local soil conditions as well as groundcare. Experience operating large garden/grounds machinery is essential as would PA1/PA6 and chainsaw certificates and a full clean driving licence. Ideally you are a hands-on Gardener or Groundsperson with experience of working independently and able to manage your workload with minimal supervision as well as within a team of between 6/7 staff.

Typical duties would primarily be seasonal pruning/hedgecutting and maintenance of the various shrubs and floral displays. Working hours will be 08:00- 16:30, 5 days a week, Saturdays are necessary on a rota. There are overtime options as well as potentially flexibility in working time.

Excellent communication skills are a must as you will be working alongside the visitors and therefore could be required to deal with any enquiries and questions. Wiliness to be adaptable and flexible in your daily duties is also essential due to the varied nature of the role.

SALARY: Circa £25,000

LOCATION: Poole. Dorset

JOB No: EC32759

If this Gardener / Groundsperson vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sophie Sharpe on 01233 733510 or

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