Gardener/Handyperson

From English Country Gardeners

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Gardener/Handyperson required

An exciting opportunity has become available for a hands-on gardener with general handyperson skills, to maintain the gardens and assist on the wider estate of this beautiful private property based near Watton, Norfolk.  This is a live in position, with accommodation provided at a reduced rate in addition to the stated salary. This opportunity would suit an all- rounded gardener with a flexible approach to additional grounds duties as required.

The gardens surrounding the main house are 3 acres in size, featuring diverse areas such as topiary garden, main borders, walled vegetable garden, wood garden and lawns. The successful applicant will be responsible for the ongoing maintenance of these areas, therefore ideally having experience and knowledge of pruning, weeding, sowing of seeds, planting, lawncare, hedge cutting and strimming etc. Industry related tickets such as PA1/PA6 spraying, and Chainsaw certificates would be advantageous, however not essential as the owners would be willing to provide additional training as required.

Additional duties and responsibilities include collecting of leaves in winter, collecting eggs and feeding chickens, filling of eco wood boiler, maintenance of swimming pool, feeding and walking the dogs when owners are away (2-gun dogs & 3 terriers) and general basic handyperson skills would be an advantage. A driving licence is essential as occasional driving of owners to and from events/airport may be required.

Applicants will work closely with the owner on the gardening and will be able to take direction where necessary, but also be able to work under their own initiative.  Experience with the use and basic maintenance of garden machinery such as cylinder mowers and ride on mowers is important.

The accommodation provided with the role is a flat, and therefore would suit a single occupant or a couple.

SALARY:        £27,000
LOCATION: Near Watton, Norfolk
JOB No:          EC60987

If this Gardener/Handyperson vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Tom Little on 01233 733510 or info@englishcountrygardeners.co.uk.

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