Head/Sole Gardener - EC3810

A genuinely exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced and ambitious Head/Sole Gardener to join a developing private estate in Beare Green, Surrey.  The site of approximately five acres is currently undergoing substantial redevelopment at the hands of a talented and visionary designer.  The project is in the early stage of development, so the new Head Gardener will join at a time where their involvement will be valuable and rewarding in equal measure.  A generous salary, use of a van, and a superb newly-refurbished flat awaits the successful applicant.

The stunning garden has expansive views over rolling farm land and mature oak trees to the rear, and by contrast will have a contemporary brimming water feature, formal and informal gardens with wild flower meadows, a vegetable garden, fire pit and 'sundowner' seating area.  The design also includes a large informal pond with an oak pavilion and cantilevered deck, surrounded by a woodland garden. The redesigned entrance will include water and substantial planting to soften the imposing Victorian façade.  Once complete, the garden will be a very impressive and diverse space.

The successful applicant will have significant input in the development of the site in terms of overall design implementation, planting, after care and ongoing management.  The privately owned estate will not be open to the public, but will require excellent attention to detail at all times.  The successful candidate will also have input in terms of gardening assistance as the site develops, however existing assistance is provided by way of part-time unskilled gardeners, to which you will be required to provide direction.  A proportion of the job will involve working as a Sole Gardener at times.

Applicants must be very experienced and skilled Senior or Head Gardeners with a demonstrable ability to manage Under Gardeners in a private estate setting.  Applicants should hold a level 3 horticultural qualification or higher as well as experience of kitchen gardens, cut flowers, greenhouse and propagation work.  Spray certificates (PA1/6) are desired.  The successful candidate must be capable of looking after a large private estate garden as a ‘Sole Gardener’ as well as managing skilled or unskilled assistants when required.

This position is offered with an on-site one bedroom flat that has been newly-refurbished to a very high standard.  The flat consists of one double bedroom and is therefore suitable for a single person or couple, but unfortunately no children or pets.  Rent and Council tax will be paid for by the employer.

This is an excellent opportunity for a talented, experienced and driven Head/Senior Gardener to join a fantastic garden project at an exciting stage. 

SALARY:  £30,000 + Accommodation & Vehicle 

LOCATION:  Beare Green, Surrey

JOB No:  EC 3810

If this position is of interest, please apply or contact Mark Read on 01233 733510 or info@englishcountrygardeners.co.uk

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

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Sole Gardener & Estate Worker - Live In - EC2737

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an experienced Gardener to manage a beautiful period estate in Kent.  The role will involve general estate duties as well as gardening, though the suitable candidate must be a Gardener in their primary area of specialism; with an academic Horticultural qualification and/or considerable gardening experience.

The Grade II listed property sits in 12 acres of land with a 4.5 acre established, stunning country garden.  The Sole Gardener / Estate Worker will be responsible for looking after the manicured lawns, hedges, mixed borders, orchard, vegetable garden and greenhouse.  The property also contains a large pond, a stream, chicken coop with 9 chickens, a swimming pool, tennis court and a 6 acre field for horses.  Numerous mature trees are located throughout the site which contribute significantly to the established feel of the gardens.

The role would suit an experienced, hard-working and knowledgeable gardener with a positive outlook and good sense of humour.  You will ideally hold a formal horticultural qualification and have good plant knowledge and experience with a range of garden machinery.  As the Sole Gardener / Estate Worker, the role entails general estate duties in addition to the primary gardening role.  As such, you must be able and willing to undertake typical handyman and estate duties such as painting, cleaning gutters, periodically washing the cars and emptying bins etc. if and when required. 

Primarily as a Sole Gardener, you should have experience with all of the above and be confident in your ability to manage a diverse garden on your own.  You should be self-motivated and energetic with a strong work ethic and a desire to take ownership of the property on a professional basis. 

You should be physically fit, hold a full UK driving licence, have good spoken English, no dependent children (due to limited space in the cottage), and no criminal record.  In return for your hard work a generous salary is offered with an all-expenses paid 2 bedroom cottage on site.

SALARY:  Up to £24,000 dependent on experience + 2 bed cottage

LOCATION:  Kent

JOB No:  EC 2737

If this position is of interest please apply or contact Mark Read on 01233 733510 or mark.read@englishcountrygardeners.co.uk

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

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Department Head Furniture - C583

Do you have a passion for garden centre retailing?

Do you enjoy working as part of a team delivering high standards with innovative displays?

Can you provide great customer sales and service?

Key points

•Creating stunning and inspirational visual displays

•Managing stock levels through seasonal changes

•Leading and motivating a team of staff

•To ensure the centre is well presented to high standards of retailing

•Helping to drive sales and maximise profits

Must haves

•The ability to achieve great results through your team

•Perform well under pressure and operate in a fast pace environment

•Have the ability to create an exciting and inspiring shopping environment

•Have a positive can do attitude at all times

 

If this position is of interest, please apply or contact Pauline Thomas on 01233 732767 or pauline@horticruitment.com

Thank you for the interest you have shown in the Department Head Furniture 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 the Department Head Furniture vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

To view more garden centre positions click Retail.

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.

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Plantarea Manager - J320

Are you interested to join an expanding independent garden centre?

Do you have a flair and passion for Plant Retailing?

Can you deliver excellent customer sales & service?

Then this is the role for you!

Key points

•Ordering of stock and liaising with leading suppliers

•Presentation and displays with good attention to detail

•Answering all plant related queries and problem solving

•Leading a team of staff to offer excellent customer sales and service

Must haves

•A good knowledge of a wide range of plants

•The ability to present stock to high standards

•Great team leadership skills with a flexible approach

•A passion for Horticulture with a willingness to deliver excellent results

If the position of Plantarea Manager is of interest, please apply or contact Pauline Thomas on 01233 732767 or pauline@horticruitment.com

To view more garden centre positions click Retail.

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.

Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Plantarea Manager 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 regarding the Plantarea Manager vacancy within the next 14 days, your application will have been unsuccessful.

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Head Gardener - EC3747

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an experienced and qualified Head / Senior Gardener to manage an existing team in Tonbridge, Kent.  The position would suit senior gardeners with demonstrable staff and garden management experience and excellent attention to detail.

The expansive gardens encompass sports fields, mature trees and shrubs, mixed beds and borders, manicured lawns, ponds, tennis courts, mixed hedges, as well as numerous paths and hardstanding.  Numerous greenhouses are located within the site and as such, development and plant propagation will also be the responsibility of the new Head Gardener.  In addition to the main grounds, approximately 20 small gardens will require scheduled management by the garden team.

The successful applicant will be able to provide supervision and guidance to a small team and will report to the Commercial and Operations Director on a regular basis in relation to seasonal plans and overall improvement of the gardens.  Candidates should be able to demonstrate experience and confidence in the management of garden budgets, planning and scheduling, external contractors, health and safety, and associated record keeping.  A basic level of computer literacy is required in order to ensure the above records and processes are managed efficiently.  Basic knowledge of Arboriculture would also be of benefit.

The new Head Gardener will be able to appoint landscape architects and associated contractors, ensuring correct checks are in place and with a view to developing the site through major projects.  The development work will be overseen by the Head Gardener in order to ensure the quality of work is to specification and within budget.

Applicants should hold a recognised academic horticultural qualification as well as spray (PA1/6) and ideally a chainsaw certificate (CS30/31).  Experience with a full range of garden machinery is required, i.e. hedge cutters, ride-on and pedestrian mowers, blowers etc.  Candidates should be capable of carrying out annual reviews of the garden team members and will be an effective manager in terms of staff development and discipline.  A good level of physical fitness is required as this is a hands-on garden management role.

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced senior gardener to play a key role in the development of a well-known complex of gardens and grounds within Tonbridge, Kent.  A defined pension contribution if offered in addition to a generous salary, four weeks’ holiday per year (rising to five weeks after five years’ service) plus Bank Holidays.  A free lunch is offered for the majority of the year, as is a discounted Sports Centre membership.  Applicants must be willing to undergo full history checks including that of Child Protection and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

If this position is of interest, please apply or contact Mark Read on 01233 733510 or info@englishcountrygardeners.co.uk

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

To view other gardening roles, please click on the following link: www.englishcountrygardeners.co.uk

 


Sole Gardener - EC3737

An experienced Sole Gardener is required to manage 2 acres of garden on a large privately owned Estate in North Shropshire that includes a working farm and partridge/pheasant shoots.  The Estate forms part of three family owned estates with the family dividing their time between Shropshire and the North and West of Scotland.

The garden was formed 10 years ago and contains formal lawns, large herbaceous borders, rose garden, productive walled kitchen garden, reflective pool, small woodland garden, and orchard and tennis court.

  Key responsibilities:

  • Maintain gardens and grounds to a consistently high standard all year round.
  • Produce vegetables, fruit and cut flowers for the household.
  • Propagate plants for border planting and pot displays
  • Maintain water features
  • Carry other reasonable duties and odd jobs as directed by the Principles
  • Supervise and coordinate contractors whilst working in the property grounds
  • Prepare, stock and stet fires in the family home and shooting lodge
  • Support estate activities

 Applications must possess the following skills:

  • Good plant knowledge and a high level of horticultural craft skills
  • Excellent time keeping, flexible in duties, attention to detail and take pride their work
  • Able to work well in  team and liaise with other estate staff
  • Capable of working unsupervised and on own initiative
  • Excellent health and level of fitness and positive disposition
  • Full clean driving licence
  • Experienced in using and maintain a wide range of garden machinery

Working hours are normally Monday to Friday 8-5pm. However applicants will be required to work evenings and weekends when required for harvesting of produce, watering duties, etc.

If this position is of interest, please apply or contact Mark Hudson on 01233 733510 or info@englishcountrygardeners.co.uk

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 the Sole Gardener vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

 ACCOMMODATION: 2 bedroom semi-detached, unfurnished cottage with a small garden.

 SALARY: £20,000 - £30,000 DOE

 LOCATION: North Shropshire

 JOB No: EC3737

To view further gardening vacancies, please click on the following link: www.englishcountrygardeners.co.uk


Soft Landscape Installation Manager - R009

Are you based in Yorkshire?

Do you have large tree planting experience?

Could you manage planting teams?

Would you like to work for an established company who grow and then plant their own trees and shrubs in a dynamic and mobile role?

Key points

The aim of this position is to oversee the installation of mature plants grown by the Company on sites throughout the Yorkshires / North Lincolnshire and occasionally the Durham region.

The Manager will be responsible for:

•Taking confirmed projects from the salesman to completion

•Hand over ensuring good customer care throughout

•Invoicing is completed correctly in a timely manner

•Make sure that the client is aware of any future maintenance needs

•Programming the works and coordinating all equipment and sundries such as diggers, trees guards, stakes etc. that are required on the site

•Bringing projects in on time and to budget and for reporting compliance

•All replacement planting under the Company’s guarantee programme

Must haves

•Full UK driving licence

•Tree planting experience

•Supervisory/Managerial experience in planting and landscaping

•The ideal candidate will have a horticultural qualification

If the Soft Landscape Installation Manager vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Mark Bolam on 01233 732767 or markbolam@horticruitment.com

To view more Landscape positions 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.

Thank you for the interest you have shown in the Soft Landscape Installation Manager 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 will have been unsuccessful.


Arboricultural Sales Person - S161

Our client is a specialist dealer of arboricultural and firewood machinery and equipment and are well established in the industry. They are looking for a dedicated and enthusiastic Arboricultural Sales Person to join their busy team.

Key points

You will report directly to the Sales Director, working from a combination of your home office and the local depot (Cannock or Leeds). You will be responsible for planning your own time to make sure you hit your sales targets.

Ideally, this is a full time role but we pride ourselves on being a very flexible employer. We love to get applications from people with a diverse range of backgrounds.

Must haves

Applications are welcome from proven sales professionals with experience in the arb sector, or related sectors. Our Client would also like to talk to arb industry professionals who would like to move into sales; you’d need to demonstrate excellent customer facing communication skills, great organisation and the attention to detail required to become an exceptional sales person.

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.

If this position is of interest, please apply  for the Arboricultural Sales Person role or contact Mark Bolam on 01233 732767 or markbolam@horticruitment.com

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


Department Head Furniture - A603

Do you have a passion for garden centre retailing and becoming a Department Head?
Do you enjoy working as part of a team delivering high standards with innovative displays?
Can you provide great customer sales and service?

Key points

•Creating stunning and inspirational visual displays
•Managing stock levels through seasonal changes
•Leading and motivating a team of staff
•To ensure the centre is well presented to high standards of retailing
•Helping to drive sales and maximise profits

Must haves

•The ability to achieve great results through your team
•Perform well under pressure and operate in a fast pace environment
•Have the ability to create an exciting and inspiring shopping environment
•Have a positive can do attitude at all times

If this position is of interest, please apply or contact Pauline Thomas on 01233 732767 or pauline@horticruitment.com

To view more garden centre positions click Retail  or senior management jobs click Senior Management.

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.

Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Department Head 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 regarding the Departtment Head vacancy within the next 14 days, your application will have been unsuccessful.


Project Leader - A171

Would you like to work for a company that can offer unrivalled all round capabilities in a variety of landscape and land management areas?

Are you committed to completing projects, big or small, to the highest standard?

Are you practical, hands on manager with excellent knowledge of landscape operations?

The objective of this role is to take responsibility for the liaison between clients and staff to meet the requirements of the customer.

Key points

•Managing customer relationships- arranging client meetings and liaising between clients and staff on site to achieve the highest standard of work and meet deadlines

•Management of staff- working with and overseeing your team to complete various projects and carry out regular site inspection

•Quotes and estimating- ensuring labour, plant and material requirements are estimated accurately as well as advising clients on budget allocations

•Site Operations- undertaking tasks such as hard & soft landscaping, fencing, maintenance and clearance works. Operate a wide range of machinery as well as overseeing and organising your team and materials on site to ensuring projects run smoothly and efficiently

Must haves

•Hands on, practical skills with proven management experience

•Proactive personality and able to work in a dynamic and demanding environment

•Experience and tickets for using large plant such as diggers and dumpers

•A full UK driving licence with B+E entitlement

If this position is of interest, please apply or contact Sarah Goodhew on 01233 732767 or sarah@horticruitment.com

To view more Landscape positions 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.

Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Project 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 regarding the Project Leader vacancy within the next 14 days, your application will have been unsuccessful.