Head Gardener

From English Country Gardeners

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A superb opportunity has arisen for a head gardener with the skills and knowledge to manage and maintain the gardens of a stunning Chateau situated in Verviers, Belgium.

This wonderfully located 55-acre estate comprises of extensive lawns, shrubs, mixed beds and borders, mature and new trees, pond, water feature, wildflower meadow, and three glasshouses. The client is based there 6 months of the year and is looking for head gardener to manage and maintain the gardens to a very high standard.

The head gardener will have experience working on a diverse private estate and have an excellent track record in maintaining gardens to a high standard. The successful candidate will manage a team of four gardeners plus a contractor to mow the lawn. He / She will need to be organised, able to plan and prioritise workload and have a vision for maintaining and enhancing the garden as required.

It is essential the successful applicant is fluent in French. Candidates should have excellent horticultural knowledge and ideally have a level 2 or 3 horticultural qualification. He / She will need to be proficient in the operation and maintenance of garden machinery. This role requires efficient time management and excellent attention to detail at all times. A full driving licence is required.

The position comes with a large, fully furnished onsite one bedroom apartment rent free and utility bills covered by the employer. The accommodation would suit a single individual or a couple. However, if the head gardener would like to live off site e.g. if additional rooms are required, then in agreement with the employer with regards to rental costs etc., the employer would be cover the rent for the agreed accommodation and additional costs such as water, electricity are at his expense of the head gardener.

SALARY:        £25,000 – £40,000 depending on experience
LOCATION:   Verviers, Belgium
JOB No:          EC27779

If this Head Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sara Yassin on 01233 733510 or info@englishcountrygardeners.co.uk.

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