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Sole Gardener – Live In – EC6818

From English Country Gardeners

A superb opportunity has arisen for a sole gardener with the skills to meet the challenge of managing a sea-facing garden situated in the St. Tropez region of France.

This wonderfully located 4-hectare ornamental garden currently comprises of extensive lawns, shrubs, mature and new trees including avocado, olive, lemon, fig, banana trees. The client intends to make improvements to the existing site and the sole gardener will have the exciting opportunity to work closely with the owners on development projects.

The successful applicant will have an excellent track record in developing gardens and soft landscaping. You will need to be organised, able to plan and prioritise your workload and work to a high standard. The sole gardener will have the determination and drive to get a job done and have a vision for maintaining and enhancing the garden as required. He / She will need to be fully proficient in the operation and maintenance of garden and landscaping machinery and have good knowledge of irrigation systems.

It is essential the successful applicant has fluent English and conversational French. Candidates should have excellent horticultural knowledge and knowledge of plant life in the South of France would be a strong advantage. He / She will also ideally have a level 2 or 3 horticultural qualification. In addition to gardening, the role will include other duties such as receiving contractors, sending correspondence to the clients London based offices and notifying the client of any household security or maintenance issues. This role requires efficient time management and excellent attention to detail at all times. A full driving licence is required for airport transfers and the owners have 5 large dogs and the sole gardener may occasionally be asked to feed or look after the dogs.

The position comes with a one-bedroom cottage within the grounds so would suit a single individual, but the client will consider an employee with a partner. Water, electricity and internet are the tenant’s responsibility.

If this Sole Gardener vacancy is of interest please apply or contact Sara Yassin on 01233 733510 or info@englishcountrygardeners.co.uk.

SALARY: Euro 2,000 – 4,000 gross salary / month depending on experience

LOCATION: Near St. Tropez

JOB No: EC6818

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