Gardener / Handyperson

From English Country Gardeners

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An attractive opportunity has arisen near Swaffham, Norfolk, for a hands-on gardener with all rounded handyperson skills, to maintain the gardens and assist on the wider estate of this beautiful private property.  The vacancy is available as a live-in option with accommodation provided at a reduced rate in addition to the stated salary.  Applicants will primarily be experienced gardeners and possess the ability and willingness to carry out additional estate maintenance duties when necessary.

The Gardener will be responsible for maintaining the 3 acres garden surrounding the main house which includes a topiary garden, main borders, walled vegetable garden, wood garden and lawns. The successful applicant will have experience and knowledge of pruning, propagation, weeding, sowing of seeds, planting, lawncare, hedge cutting and strimming etc. Spray certificate PA1 /PA6 and chainsaw certificate is required but the owners would be happy to support the successful applicant through the courses.

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.

The successful applicant will need to be flexible, energetic and trustworthy, with a genuine passion for gardening. Candidates must have demonstrable hands-on garden experience, preferably within an estate environment.  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.

A competitive salary of £27,000 is provided for the successful applicant along with accommodation provided at the reduced rate. The accommodation is either a flat or a 3 bedroomed cottage that could be available to the right applicant depending on their circumstances. Council tax and bills are the tenant’s responsibility.

SALARY:        Circa £27,000 DOE

LOCATION: Near Swaffham, Norfolk

JOB No:          EC59242

If this Gardener / Handyperson vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sara Yassin on 01233 733510 or

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