Eco-Gardener – J237

From horticruitment

Our client has an established garden design and maintenance company. They offer imaginative bespoke designs, considered planting plans and efficient construction management, offering a truly dedicated service.

Each project they undertake is unique, and they aim to provide the very best skilled craftsmen for each job.

They work with a select group of passionate, knowledgeable and hard-working contractors who provide the perfect tailormade team to make every project truly special.

Job Description :

The Experienced Gardener will be responsible for carrying on the company ethos in the ongoing maintenance of the gardens, looking after their VIP clients. These include large, high-end gardens in the Hertfordshire area. Specifically Berkhamstead, Chipperfield, Ashridge and St. Albans. You will work both independently and within a small team.

The person appointed will have the following key responsibilities:

  • All aspects of garden maintenance, such as weeding, pruning, planting, maintenance of irrigation and bed and border work.
  • Competent in using the appropriate power tools where required.
  • Liaising with clients, updating them on the work being undertaken and making recommendations on ideas to improve and develop their garden.
  • The company encourage as ‘green ‘ a possible approach to our gardens, so no spraying chemicals- we encourage our clients to use organic approaches to plant care (knowledge of this may well be useful).
The Candidate

Candidates must have excellent horticultural and plant knowledge combined with good practical skills and ideally a formal horticultural qualification. Candidates will also be honest, self-motivated, reliable, and able to plan ahead and have a friendly yet professional approach with clients and excellent communication. A discerning eye for detail is essential as well as a positive ‘can do’ attitude to your work.

This position could also suit a newly qualified gardener or career-changer who perhaps has completed a course such as Hort Level 2 or similar but may be lacking in experience.

It is an amazing opportunity for them to learn from the best and really throw themselves into their chosen career. An ability to absorb knowledge is a huge plus. You never stop learning in the garden!

The most important thing is that they are extremely passionate about their work, they need to have a real love for horticulture.

A full driving licence and your own transport will be required.

The position will be for an initial six month contract on a Self Employed basis. At the end of this six month period there will be a review.

If this Eco-Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Mark Bolam on 01233 732767 or markbolam@horticruitment.com.

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Eco-Gardener 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 Eco-Gardener vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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