Senior Gardener

From English Country Gardeners

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An experienced and enthusiastic Senior Gardener is required to work on a 108-acre, beautiful private estate located near Ely, Cambridgeshire. This is an excellent opportunity for a skilled gardener to become an integral part of the ongoing development and maintenance of the gardens, on a permanent full-time basis.

Surrounding the main property, which is a 10-bedroom modern mansion, are formal lawns, a rose garden, mature woods and a vegetable garden. Much of the estate is occupied by a stud farm which features approximately 30-35 stabled horses. The rose garden contains a spectacular variety of roses and seasonal plants. The vegetable garden consists of trees, bushes and plants – providing the main house with produce throughout the year. There are various cottages on-site which are lived in by estate employees and all benefit from spectacular views across the gardens, to the paddocks and beyond.

The gardens require a Senior Gardener to be part of a friendly, hardworking team and will be responsible for maintaining a stunning private garden to a high standard. The successful candidate will need to possess a true willingness to work alongside and to support, train and mentor other staff and volunteers.

Applicants should ideally hold a horticultural qualification at level 2 or above and a minimum of 2 years’ experience working in a similar environment. He / She will have a comprehensive level of plant knowledge including herbaceous borders, pruning, rose care, fruit and vegetable propagation and fine lawn care. Applicants should have a demonstrable background in horticulture and possess a good level of competency in the operation and basic maintenance of garden machinery. Chainsaw qualifications and spray certificates (PA1/PA6) are advantageous for this position.

Candidates must be presentable, positive in their approach to the job at hand, physically fit, able to manage their time efficiently and be able to apply excellent attention to detail at all times. The successful candidate will need to possess great communication skills and be required to produce costing, sourcing proposals to present to improve the estate at monthly meetings.

This position can potentially offer a range of accommodation options, with water bills provided by the client and all remaining bills to be covered by the employee. Candidates must hold a full UK driving licence and an offer of employment will be subject to a CRB check by the client.

SALARY: £28,000 – £33,000 DOE
LOCATION: Ely, Cambridgeshire
JOB No: EC47774

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