Gardener / Housekeeper

From English Country Gardeners

Alternative Text

A self-motivated gardener and a diligent part time housekeeper are sought after to maintain the house and gardens of our client’s main residence in North Yorkshire. The position is open to a Sole Gardener offering 40 hours a week or a professional gardener (40 hours / week) and part-time Housekeepers (hours between 20 – 30 a week – flexible depending on candidate requirements) as a couple. 

The mature gardens of the 1-acre main property are made up of large herbaceous, perennial and some annual boarders, lawn, shrubs, hedges and a pond with a water feature. The Gardener will be responsible for the general maintenance of the gardens including planting, weeding, deadheading, pruning, mulching, lawncare, and hedge cutting. As well as general grounds maintenance and care of outdoor furniture.

The gardener will be self-sufficient and excellent at managing their own time. The successful candidate will have good all rounded horticultural knowledge for all areas mentioned above and ideally hold a horticultural qualification. Good lawn care and the ability to operate a range of garden machinery including a ride on mower, strimmer and the usual garden machinery would be advantageous. It would also be beneficial but not essential to hold a PA1 and PA6A pesticide and herbicide spraying licence.

The Housekeeper will be responsible for the maintenance, cleaning and the day to day running of the principal’s 6-bedroom property. This is the primary residence for the couple who have occasional visits from their adult children, so there will be times where the home will need to be prepped for the arrival of guests. Duties will include but not limited to daily cleaning and occasional deep cleaning of the property, changing beds on a regular basis and preparing spare rooms for guests, family laundry and ironing, care of antiques and specialist surfaces throughout the home, identifying any maintenance issues and liaising with appropriate contractors accordingly and stocking the home with appropriate items including coordinating grocery shopping (cooking not essential but would be a bonus).

The ideal couple will have proven experience working together in a similar role offering longevity and checkable references. Due to location, both sides will need to be confident drivers with their own vehicle. The principals travel in which case the couple will be responsible for the security of the property which would also involve pet sitting for the 2 family dogs (spaniels).

Accommodation is provided for the successful applicants as a 2-bedroom off site cottage approximately 5–10 minute drive away from the main property.

SALARY:        Gardener: £30,000 – 35,000 depending on if accommodation is required / Housekeeper: £12 / hour

LOCATION: Near Richmond, Yorkshire

JOB No:         EC58161

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

You will need to be registered with English Country Gardeners to find out where and how your personal data is used whilst using our work finding services please view our privacy policy.

To view more Gardening jobs click Gardening or to view Landscape jobs click Landscape.

To apply for a position with horticruitment you will need to complete a candidate registration form, please see Candidate Registration.

If you would like more information regarding horticultural qualifications and colleges, see our Career advice.

Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Gardener / Housekeeper vacancy.  Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications that we receive, it is not possible to respond to every one.  Therefore, unless you hear from us within the next 14 days, your application for this Gardener / Housekeeper vacancy will have been unsuccessful.