Skilled Gardener

A great opportunity has arisen for a Skilled Gardener on a stunning Edwardian estate near Chepstow, Wales.  The gardens and grounds have recently undergone significant renovation and redesign by Arne Maynard. As a Skilled Gardener you will work with the team on the continued development and maintenance of the gardens which are maintained consistently to a high standard.

The two-acre formal garden incorporates the original structure of the Edwardian Garden as created at the beginning of the 1900’s, whilst bringing back the rich planting palette that has been lost over time, as well as hard landscaping materials appropriate to the period. 

The formal gardens incorporate many outstanding features including a large terrace with clipped enkianthus in pots with borders planted with irises. There is a large pergola garden supporting wisteria and roses together with a separate rose garden surrounding a formal pond planted with water lilies. Large copper beech topiary is set alongside the roses and provides structure and scale, with cloud topiary providing variation of form and a contemporary edge. 

A formal bowling lawn is enveloped by an original yew hedge, framing various sculptures, with large yew topiary, two water features and deep herbaceous and shrub borders to provide colour against the deep green background.  An informal meadow of long grass planted with a collection of cherry trees and spring bulbs provide a natural feel and a soft backdrop to the formal portions of the garden.  A rock garden surrounds a large water garden, itself providing a diverse and stimulating focal point when viewed from the sunny south-facing aspect of the main house.  Numerous existing trees at various stages of maturity have been retained, which play a significant role in maintaining the historic and established feel of the property. 

Applicants for this position will possess previous professional experience in hands-on gardening.  Suitable candidates will preferably hold a suitable horticultural qualification and have extensive knowledge of plants combined with good all-round practical skills in craft gardening.  Applicants must be physically fit and must be competent in the operation and basic maintenance of a full range of garden machinery.

The successful applicant will work under the guidance and supervision of the Head Gardener and within a team of three but must also be able to work efficiently on their own as required.

SALARY:  Circa £26,000 DOE

LOCATION:  Chepstow, Wales

JOB No:  EC42979

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

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

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Gardening Team Leader

Gardening Team Leader required

Job Ref K789

Our client is a well-established estate maintenance and grounds management company based in Surrey and provides a range of large-scale landscaping projects and garden / grounds maintenance, tree surgery and landscaping services to private residential clients through to High End Estates and Management facilities services to their clients. Their customer base is spread throughout Surrey and West Sussex.

Job Brief

The company are setting up new teams to match their rapidly growing client base in assisting all manners of gardening and horticultural services. They are in search of a Gardening Team Leader to take day to day responsibility for supervising another team member and play a part in a wider team, working for both commercial and domestic customers will involve managing standards, planning maintenance and works for their own given sites, supervising work, ensuring all provided tools / machinery and equipment is regularly maintained and fit for use, providing on-site training when necessary and be able to adapt to a wide variety of work and site requirements maintaining a level of pride in their achievements.

Key Responsibilities
  • Planning works for your dedicated sites and making sure you have adequate resources to complete specific tasks.
  • Ensuring work is completed safely, to a high standard, and within agreed time frames.
  • Ensure all equipment and machinery is well maintained and in good working order.
  • Provide training to team members as and when required.
  • To establish and maintain good working relationships with customers is key.
Candidate Skills

This is a hands-on role, and it is important therefore that candidates should have good technical and practical skills in grounds and garden maintenance including: mowing, strimming, hedge cutting, general garden clearance, pruning, planting/ plant knowledge, bed preparation etc. Able to manage large site requirements in terms of work carried out and customer facing,

Applicants must be hardworking and reliable, have good leadership, problem solving and communication skills, and must have the ability to plan and organize work making the most effective use of resources.  A full UK driving license is essential, and a horticultural qualification Level 2 or above highly desirable.

Working Hours:

Monday to Friday 07: 15- 17:00

Benefits:

All tools and equipment are provided and access to a company van for work related duties.

If this Gardening Team Leader vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Niall Anderson on 01233 732767 or niall@horticruitment.com.

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Gardening Team Leader 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 Gardening Team Leader vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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Junior Recruitment Consultant

We have a team, working to support the continued delivery of skilled horticultural personal to the industry. Based in our Head Office at High Business Park, outside of Ashford, we are all passionate about providing a quality recruitment service and are committed to growing the success of the group and our own careers.

30 years of permanent recruitment built by great people!

What is the company?

We are the leading recruitment agencies for the horticultural industry - established 1989 The Fuller Group consists of two specialist recruitment companies; Horticruitment (UK) Ltd and English Country Gardeners Ltd, our two agencies lead the way in providing a personalised and professional recruitment services across the UK and Internationally.

What can we offer you as a trainee recruitment consultant?       

A genuine career opportunity

Fantastic office space

Motivated fun environment

Update to tech

What are we looking for?

Ambitious character

Previous experience in sales/telesales/commercial environment

An understanding of what recruitment is

Great attitude and personality

Competitive nature– with a determination to succeed

If you enjoy winning - apply today!

The Junior Consultant will play a vital role in ensuring that our clients have access to the best quality candidates within the horticultural industry. The number of successful placements that we can deliver is only hindered by the amount of high quality and passionate staff we have working with us. If you have a little bit of recruitment experience to your name and are looking for a new and exciting challenge then we'd love to hear from you.

The Package

1. £25,000 - £30,000 OTE

2. Bonuses and commission

3. Membership to TRN; training, resources and masterclasses throughout the year

Working Hours – 08:30 – 17:00 Monday - Friday

If this Junior Consultant vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Ruth Bolam on 01233 732767 or ruth@horticruitment.com.

To apply for a position with horticruitment you will need to complete a candidate registration form, please see Candidate Registration.

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

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Sole Gardener

A Sole Gardener is sought to maintain and manage the gardens of a stunning private Estate in a beautiful part of the country in North Yorkshire.

The Estate sits on the site of an 11th century manor and is surrounded by landscaped gardens and a moat. The 1-acre formal gardens contain a vegetable garden, fruit garden, rose & peony garden, solardome greenhouse, herbaceous borders, extensive lawns, box hedging, ornamental grasses with alliums and a wealth of climbing roses around the whole house.

Our client is looking for a hands-on and driven sole gardener to undertake a range of garden maintenance duties to a high horticultural standard, including pruning and training roses, maintaining herbaceous borders, weeding, strimming, mowing and hedgecutting. The ideal candidate will have the determination, drive and vision to maintain and continue to develop the garden to a high standard.

Applicants should ideally have a minimum Level 2 horticultural qualification, PA1/PA6 spray certificates, combined with good plant knowledge. You will need to be organised, able to plan and prioritise your workload and work to a high standard. Experience with pruning and training roses and growing fruit and vegetables would be required for the role.

Other requirements for the role are good communications skills, you should be prepared to work outside in all weathers, be physically fit and have the ability to operate a range of garden machinery. Additionally, there is a herd of 22 alpacas on site, therefore someone who would be willing to help with occasional jobs such as bringing in for vet visits and feeding while the owner is away would be an advantage.

SALARY:        £32,500 Pro Rata DOE - 4 days/week
LOCATION: North Yorkshire
JOB No:          EC45309

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

To view more Gardening jobs click Gardening or to view Landscape jobs click Landscape.

To apply for a position with horticruitment you will need to complete a candidate registration form, please see Candidate Registration.

If you would like more information regarding horticultural qualifications and colleges, see our Career advice.

You will need to be registered with horticruitment to find out where and how your personal data is used whilst using our work finding services please view our privacy policy.

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

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Plantarea Assistant Manager

Plant Area Assistant Manager required

Job Ref: ADV410

Are you passionate about plants and gardening?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a permanent, full-time plant area assistant manager at our thriving independent garden centre.

The position requires an excellent horticultural knowledge and good understanding of the working of garden centre retail to maintain our great reputation for choice and quality across the centre.

You must have an adaptable approach and great interpersonal skills to maintain our high level of customer service.

Sharing your knowledge and enthusiasm you will lead a successful plant team in duties such as

Stock replenishment and plant maintenance.

Working alongside our visual merchandising team to create inspirational displays to enhance the customer experience.

Deputising in the absence of the plant area manager.

A good understanding of Epos systems and buying would be an advantage.

This role is on a rolling rota, 4 days per week with alternative full weekends.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £23,000.00-£25,000.00 per year

 

https://www.yarntonhomegarden.co.uk/


Garden Team Leader

Garden Team Leader required

Job Ref F448

Our client is a landscape design, installation and maintenance company based in London. The company ethos is to create a space perfectly fitting to each and every one of their clients needs, whilst being conscious of the natural environment that they play with. As a company they take due care to make sure they are enhancing the landscape they are taking over; not only for their clients, but for all endemic and natural beings within the locality of the space; working on design led projects where attention to detail and creativity is key. As a company they practice and implement organic methods of gardening and are constantly looking at how to be more sustainable in their practice. They are now looking for a new Garden Team Leader to join their growing award winning, and BALI accredited team.  The gardens they work on are scattered throughout London, and they give their gardeners a generous amount of time so they can set the highest standards for their work.

The Role

Daily duties will include:

  • Communicating with the head gardener; providing feedback on works completed
  • Lawn care, using pedestrian mowers
  • General watering and management of irrigation systems
  • Weeding, plant feeding, staking and cutting back where necessary of herbaceous borders
  • Hedge cutting
  • Planting
The successful applicant

Our client is looking for enthusiastic, passionate candidates who have a willingness to learn and progress within the industry. They want to hear from fellow nature and plant lovers. The ideal candidate will be a people person, well-mannered and presentable with a strong horticultural knowledge and plant base, horticultural qualification(s) would be an advantage but not essential. Must have the ability to work on their own initiative both in a team and alone with good time management skills. Training and career development is encouraged within the company.

  • Full clean UK driving license (Essential)
  • Experience using a wide range of garden machinery
Additional Information

Working hours are Monday to Friday 8:30am-4:30pm with paid overtime

Company vehicle is provided with on site parking, as is a company uniform

28 days holiday (including Bank Holidays) plus Birthday as a paid holiday.

Additional pay will include a loyalty bonus, performance bonus, tips and a yearly bonus based on company performance.

If this Garden Team Leader vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sophie Sharpe on 01233 732767 or sophie@horticruitment.com.

To view more Gardening jobs click Gardening or to view Landscape jobs click Landscape.

To apply for a position with horticruitment you will need to complete a candidate registration form, please see Candidate Registration.

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Garden Team Leader 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 Garden Team Leader vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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Skilled Gardener

An enthusiastic and passionate Skilled Gardener is sought on a full-time permanent basis to care for a beautiful 2-acre garden surrounded by fields of about 30 acres. The garden is maintained to a high standard and has been open to the NGS for 7 years in the past.

The garden consists of herbaceous borders, shrubberies, a pebble garden, a separate blue and white garden, box parterres, yew hedges, lawns (main lawn and 3 smaller ones) and a vegetable garden which is divided into narrow beds by brick paths, with a fruit cage and a heated greenhouse.  

The successful applicant will be responsible for the maintenance of the garden to a high horticultural standard as well as enhancing the garden when required. There are a small number of other duties such as looking after a Labrador dog when the owners are away, occasional driving and some security etc.

It is important that applicants are enthusiastic and self-motivated and able to work on their own initiative as well as liaise well with the owners who are knowledgeable and take great pleasure in the garden. Excellent plant knowledge is essential and ideally, candidates should have the ability to use and carry out basic maintenance on a wide range of garden machinery. A driving licence is essential as are spray certificates. A chainsaw certificate is desirable but not essential for the role.

A two-bedroom cottage constructed in 2010 with a small garden adjacent to the main house is available for the successful candidate. Partners and small pets are welcome. Council Tax paid by the employer. The working hours are 40 per week and holiday entitlement is 20 days plus bank holidays.

SALARY:        £22,000 – 25,000 DOE plus accommodation
LOCATION:  Nr Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire
JOB No:          EC45152

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

To view more Gardening jobs click Gardening or to view Landscape jobs click Landscape.

To apply for a position with horticruitment you will need to complete a candidate registration form, please see Candidate Registration.

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

www.englishcountrygardeners.co.uk


Assistant Gardener

Assistant Gardener required

Job Ref O222

A passionate gardener is required to join an established team and prestigious company, managing beautiful domestic and large estate gardens in Oxfordshire, on a permanent full-time basis. This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic gardener to take on a rewarding position with a respected company, where the focus on personal development and training is key to the company’s success and strong reputation.  The company does not take on commercial contracts but aims solely to attract and retain horticulturally focused private gardens on a long-term basis.  As such, employees get to know each of their loyal clients as a result of being involved in the development and care of their gardens through each season.

The company portfolio includes two large estate gardens, numerous manor house gardens and smaller private domestic properties, each of which require ongoing garden care to the highest standard. This successful business has flourished by listening to and understanding their clients’ wishes with respect to garden design, soft landscaping and year-round care via the adoption of the most current horticultural practices. Whether an established gardener or a budding horticulturalist, the company’s impressive portfolio of clients and existing team of highly skilled gardeners means they are able to provide ample opportunities which cater for the respective candidate’s prior ability and future goals.

Applicants for the role will need to demonstrate a passion for horticulture combined with, ideally, an RHS level qualification or similar. Suitable candidates will be presentable, positive in their outlook with a good sense of humour, excellent attention to detail and a strong desire to continually improve their knowledge and increase their skill set. A full UK driving license is essential.

There is always the opportunity for skilled and dedicated employees to climb the career ladder via one of the companies personally tailored growth plans. Our client has a policy and an excellent record for recognising potential and rewarding hard work and thus, fast-track programmes with the Head Gardener are implemented for employees showing promise. This role offers a diverse range of unique opportunities and exciting career paths such as visiting and meeting the owners of specialist nurseries, working with both internal and external RHS award winning designers or pursuing areas such as arboriculture, design or project management.

A pension scheme and 30 days annual leave entitlement (including bank holidays) rising by 1 day a year after three years to 33 days is offered. In addition, visits to specialist nurseries, horticultural shows and regular social events are provided with a view to continuing the development of the team and company.

If this Assistant Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Bevan Andrews on 01233 732767 or bevan@horticruitment.com.

To view more Gardening jobs click Gardening or to view Landscape jobs click Landscape.

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

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Skilled Gardener

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced and skilled Gardener on a beautiful private estate in Essex; on a full-time permanent basis.

The successful candidate will be required to join a small team on a beautiful 5-acre private estate in Essex.  The 2-acre formal gardens have been designed to a high standard, with mature trees and expansive lawns surrounding the main property.  The gardens consist of a mixture of areas housing ornamental shrubs, potted plants/trees, herbaceous borders and sculptures, ponds and woodland/ meadow grass areas.

The ideal candidate will be required to maintain the herbaceous beds and implement their maintenance plan, maintain hedging within the formal areas, topiaries and ponds. Developing the cut flower garden and producing seasonal flowers for the property, maintain and alternate seasonal bedding displays including a tropical summer theme to be grown on the estate, general maintenance duties of the estate such as tidying and pressure washing. The ideal candidate would have the capabilities to implement scheduled projects such as developing the woodland meadow and pest / weed control using cultural methods foremost only using chemical methods when necessary

In addition to previous experience of working on private estate gardens, the ideal candidate will have an excellent eye for detail and a comprehensive plant knowledge.  You should have a positive approach to your work, be attentive, self-motivated and be able to work cohesively in a small team. Excellent communication skills are essential, as is the ability to complete all tasks to a high standard and time efficiently.

The skilled gardener position would suit an individual looking to grow as a professional and within the role, ideally possessing a horticultural qualification to a level 2 standard or above with a minimum of 2 years’ prior experience working in similar environments. You should have a broad plant knowledge inclusive of herbaceous borders, pruning and best pruning methods, the care and maintenance of roses, fruit and cut flower production. Ideally the candidate should hold (PA1/PA6) spray certificates, but not essential as training can be provided.

SALARY:        £28,000
LOCATION:   Essex
JOB No:           EC45084

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

To view more Gardening jobs click Gardening or to view Landscape jobs click Landscape.

To apply for a position with horticruitment you will need to complete a candidate registration form, please see Candidate Registration.

If you would like more information regarding horticultural qualifications and colleges, see our Career advice.

You will need to be registered with horticruitment to find out where and how your personal data is used whilst using our work finding services please view our privacy policy.

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

www.englishcountrygardeners.co.uk


Deputy Head Gardener

A self-motivated and experienced deputy head gardener is sought after on a full time and permanent basis for a diverse trials garden in East Sussex. The garden is a private family garden but is open to the public on specified days each year. All plants are grown, trialled, and photographed for the owner’s catalogue and website.

The deputy head gardener will work within the genial and inclusive team and work in all areas of the intensively planted 3-acre garden, including the annual and perennial cutting gardens, the dahlia gardens, the rose gardens, the vegetable Garden plus all other areas. The role requires good plant knowledge and year-round upkeep as well as day to day care of a busy garden. A good eye for the continual evolution of the garden will be required

The ideal candidate will have excellent record keeping including tracking of all new trial lines from goods into final analysis of grown plants, ensuring all health & safety guidelines are apparent to all staff and are adhered to, experience in a supervisory role within a garden setting and the ability to turn your hand to anything including helping to run open days. It is important that the deputy head gardener has good communication skills within the team and face to face with visitors and has the ability to organise workloads and staff in the absence of the Head Gardener. A horticultural qualification will be an advantage.

The daily hours run from 08.30 – 17.00, some extra hours may be required during the height of the season. The role will start as soon as possible.

SALARY:        £26,000 – 29,000 depending on experience     
LOCATION: East Sussex
JOB No:          EC37142

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

To view more Gardening jobs click Gardening or to view Landscape jobs click Landscape.

To apply for a position with horticruitment you will need to complete a candidate registration form, please see Candidate Registration.

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

www.englishcountrygardeners.co.uk