Gardener or Couple – EC7988

From English Country Gardeners

Gardener or Couple

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Gardener to manage and maintain the private gardens and grounds of a beautiful estate near Haywards Heath in West Sussex. This vacancy is also open to a Gardener and Housekeeper couple who may be looking for an opportunity to live and work on the same estate in their respective professions full time. 

The estate is surrounded by 200-acre fields and the 5-acre formal gardens consist of extensive lawns, flower beds, mixed and herbaceous borders, mature trees and a greenhouse. There is also on site a swimming pool, tennis court and paddock as well as a kitchen garden that is not fully utilised.

The owners have a keen eye for detail and the key responsibility of the gardener is to manage and maintain the gardens and grounds to a high standard, keeping the formal gardens looking immaculate at all times. He / She will be required to undertake a range of normal gardens duties, such as mowing, weeding, planting, strimming, and general maintenance of the garden.

Applicants should ideally have experience working in a similar role and garden. PA1/PA6 spray certificates and chainsaw certificates are required for the role, however, the client would be willing to support the training if required. The successful candidate will have good plant knowledge, excellent technical skills and experience operating and carrying out basic maintenance on a range of garden machinery.  

This is an excellent opportunity for a Gardener who is a good team player and also works well on their own. He / She will be organised, able to plan and prioritise workload and work to a high standard. Other requirements for the role are good communication skills and ability to support other staff as there currently is an assistant gardener / groundsperson working onsite. The Gardener should be prepared to work outside in all weathers and have a vision for maintaining and enhancing the garden as required.

The owners travel regularly and are looking for a trustworthy Gardener to live onsite. There may be some occasional assistance requested when the owners travel to look after their friendly French bulldog. A competitive salary is provided for the successful candidate which will be reviewed after a 6-month period as well as onsite accommodation is provided with council tax, water and electricity paid by the employer. The House keeping position is a full-time role with a similar package offered as stated below for the Gardener, depending on experience.

SALARY:        Circa £26,000 for Gardener or Circa £52,000 for a couple + accommodation
LOCATION:  Near Haywards Heath, West Sussex
JOB No:          EC7988

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