Gardener

From horticruitment

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Ref – A999

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an experienced Gardener to be part of the team at a very prestigious site in London.  This role is an excellent opportunity for a talented and passionate gardener to join a close team on a varied site, under a talented and welcoming Head Gardener.

The Grounds Team are part of the Estates Department and are made up of 26 professional and highly motivated individuals who pride themselves on the maintenance and upkeep of the prestigious grounds.  The grounds include ten croquet lawns, thirty grass tennis courts, a cricket ground, a nine-hole golf course, two bowling greens and over a hectare of trees, flowers, shrubs and ornamental lawns.  It is through the efforts of the Grounds Team that the site’s guests are rewarded year-on-year with award winning sports surfaces and stunning seasonally changing flowerbeds.

Typical duties will include a variety of horticultural tasks such as bed preparation, seeding, planting and weeding as well as pruning across all garden areas.  The successful applicant will work closely with the Head Gardener, Senior Gardener and rest of the team at all times.  Candidates must be passionate and qualified horticulturalists (RHS Level 2, PA1 and PA6 spraying qualifications) and be able to demonstrate previous experience within a similar environment.  Applicants will have a can-do attitude, the ability to work under pressure and be friendly, polite and diplomatic.

Gardeners within the team work a 39-hour week plus compulsory (but not guaranteed) weekend overtime at one in three weekends, plus four events throughout the course of the year.  The short working hours at the weekend are 07:00–10:00 in the winter and 07:00-11:00 in the summer, for which overtime is paid at a flat rate.The successful candidate will benefit from 23-days’ holiday (rising to 28 days after 5 years’ continuous service) plus Bank Holidays, uniform, life assurance, Group Income Protection, hot meals on duty, onsite parking, a discretionary annual bonus scheme and an annual performance pay review, along other discretionary benefits.  References will be required for all applicants.

SALARY:       Circa £25,000 DOE
LOCATION:  London
JOB No:          A999

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

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

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