An experienced Sole Gardener is required for managing approximately 5 acres of private estate garden in Surrey. The garden includes a formal area of lawns, herbaceous borders and parterre, a kitchen garden and glasshouse, a rockery and less formal areas of lawns, ponds, a number of large trees, extensive hedging and woodland.
The candidate will need to attend to the formal garden and grounds to a high standard. He or she will manage the kitchen garden, supplying the owners with fresh produce. Additional duties will include ensuring the security of the property in the owner’s absence, undertaking minor handyman duties, providing firewood for the household and looking after the cars. He or she will occasionally drive the owners to the airport and as such, a full UK driving license is essential for this position.
Applicants will need to have a relevant horticultural qualification or proven gardening experience in a similar role. The successful candidate will have a broad knowledge of plants, composting and box blight treatment. Previous experience with a wide range of gardening machinery and PA1/PA6 spraying certification are a requirement for this position. Chainsaw certification is not essential but advantageous for this role as the client utilises a team of tree surgeons once or twice a year and management of external contractors on the estate will be a feature of the position.
The hours of work for this position are 40-hours per week, Monday to Friday with start and finish times dependant on the season. There will be occasional weekend work such as watering duties required so, candidates will need to be flexible in this regard. The position provides a 1 bedroom on flat onsite, rent and rates provided by the client, with its own entrance, a small courtyard and garage. This accommodation is suitable for a single person or couple and small pets are accepted.
SALARY: £28,000-£33,000 depending on experience
JOB No: EC46495
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