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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Skilled Gardener to join a prestigious family owned and run business based in Cheshire.

Our client owns an impressive portfolio of commercial office, retail and residential properties. All refurbishment and maintenance are carried out by their own team of trades people and a small but select number of long-term contractors. All properties are in close proximity to take a highly personal approach to management.

This is an excellent opportunity for a Skilled Gardener to provide a professional gardening maintenance service to a high horticultural standard across residential and commercial properties in the Altrincham area. The successful candidate will maintain and develop lawns, planting, soil and shrubbery and will undertake hard landscaping within capabilities. He/She will also be expected to assist management in other areas of the business in addition to their core duties. Maintenance of the equipment and stock levels will fall under their remit.

He/She will prioritise workload under the guidance of the Estates Manager to ensure an efficient service is provided and complete tasks at agreed times in safe, professional and efficient manner. The ideal candidate will be comfortable working autonomously on multiple projects. They will be required to complete an annual program of works across the commercial buildings and residential properties and preventative maintenance plans. He/She will liaise with colleagues and tenants to plan work likely to affect the everyday running of the buildings.

The successful candidate will have excellent knowledge of trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants and be fully conversant with planting methods, soil properties, pest control, pruning and cultivation. They should be highly organised with the ability to complete projects to an extremely high standard. A good knowledge of health, safety and welfare together with a sound understanding of COSHH regulations is essential whilst a formal horticultural training qualification to level 3 and PA1/PA6 is preferred. A full clean driving licence is essential for the role.

The ideal candidate will be physically fit and have a ‘can-do’ positive and flexible approach.  They should be able to work on their own initiative but be adaptable to the changing environment. Weekend work may be required to ensure the efficient running of the buildings for which time off in lieu will be offered. Workwear, equipment and personal protective equipment will be provided, and the post-holder is responsible for the maintenance and safety of these items.

Other requirements for the role are good communications skills and ability to work alongside other staff and contractors. You should be prepared to work outside in all weathers, have the determination and drive to get a job done and a have a vision for maintaining and enhancing the gardens as required.

SALARY:        £25,000 + pension

LOCATION:   Cheshire

JOB No:          EC5497

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

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