Horticulturist

Horticulturist required

Job Ref ADV415

We’re looking for someone with good communications skills, who’s prepared to work outside in all weathers, alone or as part of a team, who is physically fit able to operate a range of garden machinery.

Our perfect candidate will have experience of plant propagation and nursery work.  They will also  have all the requisite skills and experience of renovation, seasonal pruning, maintenance and training of fruit trees, roses and climbing plants.

Key components of this role include: Planting, plant maintenance & weeding; formative pruning shrubs and young trees; the care of mature trees; hedge cutting & topiary; pesticide & weed control spraying; lawn mowing - pedestrian & ride-on; strimming and leaf collection.

The successful candidate will be required to safely and competently use a range of petrol/electric tools and machinery, including; various sized tractors/loaders; pedestrian & ride-on mowers; strimmers; hedge trimmers; leaf blowers and pressure washers. Any licences held for the use of this equipment is desirable but not essential. A current PA1/PA6 is required.

To ensure the preservation of our high horticultural standards and the most memorable guest experience it is essential that you have a minimum Level 2 horticultural qualification and time served experience in a garden open to the public. You will need to be organised, able to plan and prioritise your workload.

Bowcliffe is a busy, year-round estate, with tenants, guests and visitors using the grounds and ornamental gardens whatever the weather. We don’t close over winter. We are responsible for minimising potential risks to the public by undertaking daily health & safety checks within the ornamental garden and grounds, and taking appropriate action to resolve any issues.

We are seeking a person with a ‘can do’ flexible attitude to all tasks, be they garden related or helping support others working within the business, such as Maintenance and Hospitality. At Bowcliffe we are all on the same team.

www.bowcliffehall.co.uk

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Gardener

A great opportunity for a passionate individual to join a family owned and managed Estate in Sussex.  The gardens are currently managed by the Head Gardener along with input from the owners and some part time staff.

The Estate comprises stunning woodlands and extensive pasture stretching over 500 acres.  In the immediate vicinity of the property there are over 15 acres of private gardens containing formal areas, lawns, two lakes, a stream, orchard, kitchen garden, greenhouse as well as other self-contained gardens.  The family vision is to achieve an Estate that is highly sustainable, supports a rich array of biodiversity whilst also being maintained to a high standard.  The family have a strong ecological approach to gardening promoting organic practices and conservation opportunities wherever possible. 

The house and the gardens are currently undergoing a significant renovation project which will include re-developing many areas of the garden, building a walled kitchen garden, constructing a new glasshouse, potting shed and nursery, and installing a rainwater irrigation system.

The Gardener’s main role will be to work with the Head Gardener on maintenance of the current areas. Day to day duties will include strimming, pruning, irrigation, weeding, work in the vegetable garden and orchard, propagation, and hedge trimming. The role will also involve supporting the Head Gardener to implement new designs as well as siting trees, shrub beds and wildflower meadows. 

The ideal candidate will be someone with a strong passion for gardening, a desire to be a part of a large-scale garden renovation project, they will be able to take instruction and work independently and have a strong attention to detail. This is a fantastic opportunity for a gardener with a qualification and/ suitable experience looking to develop their skills and knowledge working on a private estate.

Essential skills for the ideal applicant are the willingness to take instruction implement tasks independently and have the ability to work well within a small team. Candidates will be physically fit and have a positive and flexible attitude.

Desirable but not essential skills are basic garden equipment maintenance skills, experience working with an organic system, Glasshouse/propagation experience, basic maintenance, and DIY ability, first aid qualification and a driving licence.

Working hours will comprise 40 hours per week, working time can be flexible but suggested hours are Monday to Friday, 8am – 5pm; with 45 minutes lunch break and two 15-minute tea breaks.  No scheduled weekend working is required but occasional work outside of the fixed hours may be necessary. Holiday entitlements will be 25 days per annum plus public holidays.

SALARY:  £24,000 to £26,000 DOE
LOCATION:  East Grinstead, Sussex
JOB No:  EC47294

If this Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sara Yassin 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 - Garden Team Leader has been sent out for signature to Benedict Skinnerthe 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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Garden Team Leader

Garden Team Leader required

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a team leader to join a garden maintenance and landscaping firm in central London. The client has over 20 years’ experience in landscape design and construction of gardens in London and the Home Counties, and a team of highly skilled and motivated landscapers and gardeners who work to a high standard. Our client believes a garden should not be a static space that looks the same year after year – it should improve and grow over time, and thrive throughout the seasons, and they have the vision and skill to develop gardens to attain their full potential, and then take them beyond that.

Job Brief

With a high demand for our client’s services, a team leader is required. He / She and will work with one other colleague; take full responsibility of a van and tools and lead the decision-making process on what needs doing with each gardening maintenance visit. As a Team Leader and a Professional Gardener, you will be hands-on and knowledgeable in all areas of gardening and experienced in leading a small team. The team leader will have a professional approach in all dealings with the client and whilst on their property. He / She will demonstrate the ability to prioritise and problem solve when required to be cost and time effective. Attention to detail is really important in all aspects of the job.

Key Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be responsible to train and develop their team to produce the best results.

  • Guide and support team members to ensure that jobs are completed as per quote within the allotted timescale and with 100% customer satisfaction.
  • Ensuring health and safety is adhered to at all times, and a safe working practice is undertaken
  • Daily cleaning and inspection of equipment and ensuring that the team respect all tools, equipment and machinery including the van and treat it as their own
Candidate Skills

Applicants will have a proven record of professionally maintaining gardens to a high standard, skills must include mowing, weeding, lawn care, seasonal pruning, topiary work and hedge cutting. Good general plant knowledge on trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals and weed identification is a requirement. He / She will be good at working towards deadlines, be able to identify, plan and action short and long-term improvements to the gardens in their care, have a high attention to detail and have effective and respectful communication skills with other members of the team, the public and clients.  The successful candidate will be self-motivated, physically fit and enjoy working in all weathers. A good knowledge of Health and Safety with respects to gardening and landscaping.

The ideal candidate will hold:

  • A full clean UK manual driving licence held for 2 years + (required).
  • Several years’ experience working within a similar environment
  • Experience using a range of machinery
  • Good horticultural knowledge
  • A good understanding of pests and diseases and their treatment

PA1/PA6a, NVQ are desirable, but not essential

Each morning, the day will start at 7:15am meeting on site in Fulham and the van will be ready for leaving the unit by 7:30am ready to begin work at 8am with a finish time of 5pm (season allowing).

The position is Monday to Friday, 45 hours per week. Overtime is available during the summer months.

If this Garden 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 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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Part-time Skilled Gardener

A new opportunity has arisen for a part-time Skilled Gardener to undertake general maintenance and continued improvement of a beautiful garden in a village near Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire.  This position is offered to self-employed skilled / qualified gardeners in the locality, on an initial basis of 2-days per week; these two days are flexible. The owner is extremely fond of their garden and is now looking for a reliable and knowledgeable Skilled Gardener to help maintain and improve the garden. 

The cottage style garden encompasses roughly 1-acre and comprises of several different elements. In the garden is large natural pond which the owner is keen to develop, rockeries, topiary hedges, specimen trees, herbaceous borders, and fine lawns. Also on site is a greenhouse which is open to a wealth of opportunities for the successful gardener to grow and develop a wide variety of plants. 

Applicants for this position will ideally hold academic horticultural qualifications and must be self-employed gardeners with demonstrable experience in managing and maintaining the grounds of similar domestic properties to a high level of detail.  Good plant knowledge is desired of applicants as well as excellent knowledge of species-specific pruning and plant training as well as an ability to identify and manage plant pests and diseases is required.

Candidates will need to be clean, tidy, and considerate of the property and its owner at all times.  Additional staff may be brought in to assist with larger development/improvement jobs if necessary and planned for the future. Applicants should be established self-employed gardeners in Cambridgeshire.  

SALARY:        £175 per day
LOCATION: Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
JOB No:          EC47025

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

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

www.englishcountrygardeners.co.uk


Part Time Experienced Gardener

Part Time Experienced Gardener required

Job Ref : ADV414

An exciting opportunity has become available for an experienced gardener to join a dedicated team at a private estate in Surrey.

The 12 acre gardens consisting of formal lawns, mixed borders, alpine rockery, sub tropical garden, orchards, ponds, woodland and kitchen garden are currently undergoing extensive renovations. The successful applicant would be required to carry out all aspects of gardening and use a wide range of machinery and tools. Qualifications are not essentials but proven experience in a similar role (plus spraying certificates) would be advantageous.

Applicants should be physically fit, confident with working at height and have a positive attitude. A full clean uk driving licence is essential.

The hours of work for this part time position are currently 8am - 4.15pm three days a week, with the potential to become full time in the future.

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Head Gardener - Fixed Term

Head Gardener required

Job Ref ADV413

Situated in 42 acres of landscaped grounds adjacent to the River Thames in Fulham, The Hurlingham Club is recognised as one of the world’s finest private member clubs. Since its opening in 1869, The Hurlingham Club’s croquet and tennis lawns, botanical gardens and stately Georgian Clubhouse, have made it a sought-after destination for exclusive sporting and social activities.

Department

The Grounds Team are part of the Estates Department and are made up of 29 professional and highly motivated individuals who pride themselves on the maintenance and upkeep of the prestigious grounds, including over a hectare of flowers, shrubs and ornamental lawns. It is through the efforts of the Grounds team that the Club’s members are rewarded year on year with award winning sports surfaces and stunning season changing flowerbeds.

The Role

As Head Gardener you will lead a team of eight, including one seasonal worker and one apprentice. You will work closely with the Grounds Manager and the rest of the team. You will work Monday to Friday, 39 hours a week, over five days with regular weekend work required. 

This is a fixed term role; the ideal candidate will ideally be available for approximately 14 months.Typical duties will include:

  • To be responsible for, and develop, specific areas of the Club gardens.
  • To organise and ensure the smooth running of the Gardens team and to chair and attend meetings in this capacity as required.
  • To supervise the Gardens team on a day-to-day basis.
  • To train members of the team in specific skills and new practises relevant to their duties.
  • To undertake all horticultural duties to ensure that the Club gardens are maintained and developed to a high standard as directed by the Grounds Manager.
  • To support the department as a whole by providing assistance in all other areas in which the department is involved.
Our Ideal Candidate

Candidates will embody our Club values; excellence, responsibility and courtesy. The ideal candidate will hold a National Diploma in Horticulture or equivalent, along with NPTC PA2 and PA6, CS 10 and CS 16 Certificates of Competence. You will have training and experience in landscaping, manual handling, risk assessments, health & safety and task allocation. You will have experience in a similar role and setting.

Benefits

Our benefits include 23 days holidays plus Bank Holidays (pro-rated), life assurance, meals on duty, onsite parking, a discretionary annual bonus scheme and an annual performance pay review, along other discretionary benefits.

The Hurlingham Club is passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity.

Please note that, due to the high volume of applications we receive, if you do not hear from us within four weeks then unfortunately you were not successful in your application on this occasion.

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www.hurlinghamclub.org.uk


Sole Gardener

An experienced Sole Gardener is required for managing approximately 5 acres of private estate garden in Surrey. The garden includes a formal area of lawns, herbaceous borders and parterre, a kitchen garden and glasshouse, a rockery and less formal areas of lawns, ponds, a number of large trees, extensive hedging and woodland.

The candidate will need to attend to the formal garden and grounds to a high standard. He or she will manage the kitchen garden, supplying the owners with fresh produce. Additional duties will include ensuring the security of the property in the owner’s absence, undertaking minor handyman duties, providing firewood for the household and looking after the cars. He or she will occasionally drive the owners to the airport and as such, a full UK driving license is essential for this position.

Applicants will need to have a relevant horticultural qualification or proven gardening experience in a similar role. The successful candidate will have a broad knowledge of plants, composting and box blight treatment. Previous experience with a wide range of gardening machinery and PA1/PA6 spraying certification are a requirement for this position. Chainsaw certification is not essential but advantageous for this role as the client utilises a team of tree surgeons once or twice a year and management of external contractors on the estate will be a feature of the position.

The hours of work for this position are 40-hours per week, Monday to Friday with start and finish times dependant on the season. There will be occasional weekend work such as watering duties required so, candidates will need to be flexible in this regard. The position provides a 1 bedroom on flat onsite, rent and rates provided by the client, with its own entrance, a small courtyard and garage. This accommodation is suitable for a single person or couple and small pets are accepted.

SALARY:        £28,000-£33,000 depending on experience
LOCATION:  Surrey
JOB No:          EC46495

If this Sole 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 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.

www.englishcountrygardeners.co.uk


Plantarea Manager

Plantarea Manager required

Job Ref T088

Our client has a well-established Plant Centre stocking the very best quality plants and horticultural products that come with an affordable price for complete customer satisfaction. 80% of the plants stocked are grown on their nursery, everything from small to large, very young plants to fully grown specimens. They are currently seeking a dedicated plants person to manage the outside plants department helping to create a pleasurable shopping experience with a great look and feel!

Job Description:

Duties and responsibilities would include the following:

  • Presentation and displays of a wide range of top-quality plants
  • Stock control and maximizing sales opportunities through themed displays
  • Good housekeeping standards across the department
  • Liaising with the Nursery Managers from their different nurseries for product availability
  • Delivering excellent customer sales and service
  • Supervision of staff
  • Duty management responsibilities of the garden centre as required
Key Skills:

The appointed person will be a great team leader with a good working knowledge of plants, able to work to high standards of retailing and confident to provide excellent customer service at all times in return for good long term career prospects with a family business who value their staff and encourage a good level of autonomy at all times

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

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Experienced Landscape Gardener and/or Team Leader

Experienced Landscape Gardener and/or Landscape Gardening Team Leader required

Job Ref ADV412

New Zealanders believe life is for living. It's about balancing a good day's work with time for family and friends. Explore the new life that you (and your family) could enjoy in New Zealand.

About Us:

Second Nature brings together a team of landscape experts who are dedicated to creating beautiful, sustainable and functional outdoor spaces. We take huge pride in creating quality gardens of diverse style and scale. We strive to be a leader in our field and the landscape company of choice for discerning clients, designers and employees.

Second Nature is built on the passion, dedication and expertise of our extraordinary team. The cumulative experience and knowledge across the craft of landscape gardening is extensive. The ‘landscape’ and people are central to our vision.

We seek individuals who share our passion for excellence, good design and the environment to join our dynamic team. We offer the opportunity to work alongside some of the best practitioners in the industry, to undertake work that is meaningful and creative, and to be part of an organisation that is committed to the well-being of its team.

Seeking Expressions of Interest:

We are seeking an Experienced Landscape Gardener and/or a Landscape Gardening Team Leader from the UK to join our highly skilled and dedicated professional Garden Care team. To be considered for the Experienced Landscape Gardener position, we are looking for a skilled Amenity Horticulturist with at least 3 years’ experience.  The Team Leader role would suit someone who is a capable Gardener with interest/experience in people leadership, ready to take the next step in their Horticulture career or alternatively someone who is already operating at a Team Leader level.

Both roles are full-time, permanent positions, where no two days will be the same. You will be responsible for looking after a portfolio of some of Auckland’s best gardens. For the right individual, with proven experience in all aspects of landscape garden maintenance, we can offer you:

  • Contribution towards your relocation costs;
  • Fulfilling role in New Zealand, doing rewarding work;
  • Fun team environment;
  • Excellent hourly rate
  • Five (yes 5!) weeks of Annual Leave, (plus 12 days of Bank Holidays, which we call “Public Holidays” here in NZ).

In return, we ask that you are:

  • Willing and able to relocate to New Zealand;
  • Passionate about gardens and working outdoors;
  • A skilled amenity horticulturalist, with relevant experience;
  • Fit and able to cope with physically demanding tasks, such as hedge trimming;
  • Committed to excellence, with an eye for detail and an affinity for garden design;
  • An effective team player;
  • Organised and an effective communicator;
  • Holding a clean driver’s licence (restricted or full is fine by us!).

If that sounds like a bit of you, we would love to meet you at our Second Nature Meet ’n’ Greet event in E8 London on either Thurs 28 July at 6pm or Sat 30 July at 2.30pm. An additional session will be held north of London, if there is the demand for it.

If you are interested in having a conversation about making the move to New Zealand and potentially joining our team please visit our Careers page and apply using the form on there, where you can also upload your CV and cover letter.  Make sure you let us know which Meet ‘n’ Greet event you would prefer to attend in your application.

Want to learn more about Second Nature and see some of our inspired creations?

Visit our website:  https://secondnature.co.nz/

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Senior Gardener

Senior Gardener required

Job Ref H077

Our client is an established company operating from West London specialising in the design and construction of bespoke residential gardens. They have won a number of industry awards for their work and unique designs which often incorporate specialist materials and features requiring the highest standard of workmanship. They currently have a vacancy for an Experienced Horticulturalist to be part of their successful and progressive company.

Job Description:

The person appointed will be working within a small team of 2-3 working on individual projects reporting to the maintenance manager. The successful candidate will be assisting in high end domestic garden maintenance.

  • General ground care, use of strimmer’s/mowers/hedge cutters
  • Maintaining beds and boarders
  • Weeding
  • Mulching
  • Planting
  • Pruning
  • Communicate with clients
  • Be aware of health & safety on site
Key Skills:

Candidates must have a dedicated and positive attitude to work with the ability to work in a team as well as independently. The successful candidate will have a keenness to learn and have experience in operating garden machinery with an eye for detail. Normal hours of work will be 07:30-16:30 with overtime, salary and level of position will be dependent on previous garden maintenance knowledge and experience, a current driving license is essential.

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

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