Groundsperson

From English Country Gardeners

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An excellent opportunity has arisen for a hands-on and all rounded Groundsperson on a full-time basis at a wonderful country estate in Surrey.

The beautiful all-seasons garden is part of a wider estate and comprises of a large pond, herbaceous and mixed borders with a vast array of ornamental species including a blue garden and a red garden, rose garden, kitchen garden, lawn, small arboretum with specimen oaks, and a woodland area.

The key responsibilities of the Groundsperson will be overall maintenance of the gardens, lawns and woodland as well as assisting with the wider estate. The successful applicant will be very hands on and physically fit, with the ability to assist with basic labouring tasks as required. Good craft skills and previous experience in the use of a variety of garden machinery would also be desirable, and the possession of a chainsaw certificate is advantageous. Working closely with the Head Groundsperson, applicants for this position should have clear enthusiasm for maintaining and assisting with the development of the garden and must take pride in their work. They should have the determination and drive to ‘get the job done’ to a high standard and be prepared to work outside in all weathers.  

The owners are keen to promote a friendly and rewarding working environment, so it is important that you have a positive attitude, with good communication skills and are able to get on well with all other staff members. The successful applicant will have a dynamic and flexible approach as assistance may be required in other areas of the estate.

This role is a live out position, therefore the applicant will need to hold a full driving license and personal mode of transportation due to the location of the estate.

Working hours are anticipated to be Monday to Fridays 8am -5pm with some variation depending upon the season.

SALARY: up to £35,000 depending on experience
LOCATION: Surrey
JOB No: EC51814

If this Groundsperson vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sara Yassin on 01233 732767 or info@englishcountrygardeners.co.uk.

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