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Gardener / Handyperson

From English Country Gardeners

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Gardener / Handyperson required

This is a unique and exciting opportunity for a confident and experienced Gardener to work within a private Estate in the North Cotswolds.

This is a key position within a recently acquired private Cotswolds Estate that comprises of traditional parkland area, fields and paths, traditional walled garden, kitchen gardens, formal and informal lawns, ponds, orchard, woods, arboretum, bed and borders of large Grade II listed Hall and its various guest houses and cottages.  The successful applicant will work within an existing of four other gardeners and on occasions will be required to assist with general handyperson duties.

Ideally candidates will have proven practical experience working within a private estate. Reporting to and working closely with the Head Gardener the Gardener / Handyperson will be involved in the regular maintenance of the formal gardens, whilst assisting with the ongoing development planned over the coming years. This role would suit someone hands on and able to carry out handyperson duties as and when required. Handyperson duties could range from putting up a shelf in the main house to repairing the boundary fences.

The vision for the estate over the next couple of years is to transition the current farming practices to more to natural wildflower rich fields, meadows, hedgerows with new additional woodlands and wetlands with the objective of increasing flora and fauna diversity.  The owners are keen to move towards self sufficiency and are keen to source produce from the kitchen garden, orchards and through foraging across the wider estate. Therefore, they are open to ideas moving forward to increase the productivity of the estate. Overall, the Gardening team will work with the Kitchen team to utilise the wider ingredients (e.g. Game meats) harvested within the Estate to produce healthy and nutritious meals.  

The Estate values and rewards colleagues that are aspirational and passionate about their roles and will work harmoniously in delivering the exciting legacy that the Principals have in mind.. Working week: 45 hours per week, Monday to Friday (with some shared weekend flexibility during seasonal intensive periods). References and a current DBS will be required. 

SALARY: Circa £28,000

LOCATION: North Cotswolds

JOB No: EC53554

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

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