Senior Horticulturist

Our client is a fast growing and well-respected garden design, landscaping and maintenance company operating across London. They are looking for a Senior Horticulturist to join their team.

Job Brief

The ideal candidate should have a real drive and desire to deliver exceptional quality garden (maintenance focused) services to high-end residential houses. The role will involve client management and supervision of a horticulturalist that works alongside you. A hand’s on and joyful attitude is required to fit into the company culture and a thirst for knowledge to continue progressing within the role.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Confident with plant health and cross contamination measures
  • Confident with all areas of shaping and pruning (with plant health as the main priority)
  • Understanding of pests and diseases with preventative and treatment methods being ecofriendly (we are environmentally conscious in everything we do, this is at the core of our ethos)
  • A strong knowledge of tools - we use a wide range of electric power tools everyday
  • (mowers, blowers, strimmers, hedge cutters) - as well as hand tools and other equipment - and how to use them effectively
  • Strong delegation skills and the ability to follow-up with the horticulturalist you are working with.
You will need:
  • Be a people person - personable, well-mannered and presentable. This is particularly important as they deal with high end clients
  • Full and clean UK driving licence and confident in driving electric vehicles around London roads
  • Have a strong horticultural knowledge and plant base and ideally at least 2-5 years experience working in high end residential gardens
  • Horticultural qualification(s)
  • Be physically fit and able to carry out a demanding and fast paced role 5 days a week
  • Be able to work on your own initiative both in a team and alone
  • Be flexible with work hours and pitching in with other tasks, when required - to get the job done
  • Be focused, hardworking and swift when on the job
  • Have excellent time management and organisational skills - as a guide they can maintain up-to 5 gardens per day
  • Tidy and considerate (side access is not always available so we often go through people’s homes)
  • Excellent communication skills - client management and constant communication with the management team is key to the success of the role.
  • Good garden management skills and the ability to plan ahead across the gardening year.
  • The ability to support the management team to ensure that your gardens look the best and that your clients receive the best possible levels of care.

If this Senior Horticulturist vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Jay Rimell  on 01233 732767 or recruitment@horticruitment.com.

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Sole Gardener or Couple

Sole Gardener or Couple required

The owners of this beautiful and well-maintained private garden near Alton, Hampshire are looking for a full-time gardener or a couple (Gardener and part time housekeeper) to manage and maintain their garden / property on a full time and permanent basis.

The stunning property has incredible expansive views. As part of a wider estate with about 9 acres of paddocks, the 3-acre garden consists of herbaceous borders and sloping lawns down to a reflection pond, rose garden, wildflower meadow, lime avenue with original yew hedges laid down 60 years ago, kitchen garden, ornamental grass area and a variety of mature and young trees. The gardens have previously been open to the public through the national gardening scheme.

The role of the Sole Gardener involves both standard and expert garden work to include: The cultivation and pruning of roses.  The cultivation of herbaceous borders and growing some annuals.  Shrubberies, seasonal fruit and vegetables, care of topiary.  Greenhouse and some propagation. Hedge cutting. Competence with garden machinery, mowing and hedge cutting. 

Additional duties include minding the owners very friendly dog when the owners are away and contributing to general security. Minor DIY jobs that may be required from time to time.

If applying as a couple for the gardener and part time housekeeper, then the role of part time housekeeper is to clean the main house 4 to 6 hours per day, 3 times per week. Salary to be discussed further.

This role offers a competitive salary of up to £30,000 per annum depending on experience, and accommodation is provided rent free as a detached 3-bedroom bungalow within the grounds and will be covered by a separate agreement. The gardener is to pay own electricity and oil costs (employers will provide 1 tank of oil per annum and pay council tax).

A driving licence is essential, and a DBS will be required from the successful candidate.

LOCATION: Alton, Hampshire
SALARY: £30,000 plus accommodation
JOB No: EC63456

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

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Garden Maintenance Foreman

Garden Maintenance Foreman required

Job Ref S487

Our client is a fast growing and well-respected garden design, landscaping and maintenance company operating across London. They are looking for an experienced full-time skilled Garden Maintenance Foreman to join their busy and innovative team.

Job Brief

The ideal candidate will have a passion for horticulture, a keen eye for detail and have strong leadership abilities to manage a team effectively. This exciting role requires team players who show initiative and can also work independently; they will report directly to the office. The successful candidate must hold a full driving licence and have experience driving vans. They will need to be self-motivated with good horticultural knowledge and be passionate about gardening with a desire to develop.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Lead a team of garden maintenance staff in daily operations, ensuring tasks are completed efficiently and to the highest standards.
  • Work as part of a soft landscaping team to plant and maintain prestigious, premium gardens and commercial sites across London.
  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively manage a busy and flexible schedule.
  • Deliver great customer services, able to build client relationships and respond calmly and politely to any queries.
  • Highlight and communicate any problems or developments to GM Manager.
  • Ensure all tools, materials and plants are taken to site when required.
  • Daily completion of electronic job sheets highlighting next steps for future jobs.
  • Ensure that the van is kept clean and tidy with a full set of tools.
  • Oversee and carry out general garden maintenance – including mowing, planting annuals and bulbs, pruning at the correct time, lawn care and overall garden development.
  • Ensure all health and safety procedures are followed
You will need:
  • Excellent horticultural knowledge with at least 3-4 years + experience in the industry to include: pruning, pest & disease control, planting, irrigation, lawn care, using a wide variety of horticultural machinery.
  • A desire and passion to continually learn and develop
  • A drive to deliver/create/nurture high standard gardens.
  • Knowledge of seasonal variations.
  • Good organisation and time management.
  • Excellent communication skills, able to communicate effectively and appropriately with clients, operations team and designers.
  • Right to live and work in the UK.
  • Full clean UK driving license, with experience of driving vans.
  • Recognised horticultural qualification, or a high level of horticultural experience/knowledge.

If this Garden Maintenance Foreman vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Jay Rimell on 01233 732767 or recruitment@horticruitment.com.

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Garden Maintenance Supervisor

Garden Maintenance Supervisor required

Job Ref S484

Our client is a fast growing and well-respected garden design, landscaping and maintenance company operating across London.

Job Brief

Our client is seeking an experienced Garden Maintenance Supervisor to join their busy and innovative team full time, responsible for ensuring the highest standards of care and customer satisfaction with domestic and commercial projects across London. You will be managing the maintenance department alongside the head of maintenance, to ensure the department is running smoothly and seamlessly.

This role requires a combination of horticultural knowledge and leadership skills. The ideal candidate will be responsible for managing a team of gardeners, assisting with scheduling and coordinating maintenance activities, and liaising with clients to ensure their gardens are maintained to the highest standard

Key Responsibilities:
  • Team Management, communication and reporting: Lead, motivate and manage a team of garden maintenance staff.
  • Scheduling and team coordination: Assist our client’s operations team in scheduling maintenance activities to ensure timely completion of jobs and consistency within team members and dates/times of regular maintenance jobs.
  • Client Relations and client satisfaction: Act as primary point of contact for clients. Conduct site visits, and engage with clients to understand their needs, providing accurate estimates and delivering exceptional customer service. Provide maintenance recommendations and address any concerns or feedback promptly.
  • Horticulture Care: Oversee all garden maintenance tasks throughout the year, including planting, pruning, weeding, fertilizing, pest control and irrigation management. Ensure all work is carried out to the highest horticultural standards. Issuing monthly maintenance tasks for the teams and checking in on the teams to ensure the correct horticultural care is being carried out.
  • Quality Control: Regularly inspect gardens/sites to ensure maintenance standards are met. Implement improvements as necessary to enhance garden aesthetics and health. Careful monitoring of irrigation systems, including planning and overseeing the dormant season shutdown and spring start up programmers.
  • Health & Safety compliance: Ensure all teams comply with health and safety regulations. Provide training and enforce safety protocols among the teams.
  • Equipment Management: Oversee the maintenance of gardening tools and equipment. Ensure all equipment is in good working order with regular maintenance service checks. Work with the Team Leaders to ensure all operatives are fully equipped each day with the necessary tools, equipment, and materials to complete required tasks. Ensure vehicles assigned to the Maintenance Teams are kept in good working order every week.
You will need:
  • Excellent horticultural knowledge with at least 5 + years’ experience in garden maintenance, with at least 2 years' supervisory or managerial role.
  • Ability to produce accurate quotes.
  • Highly organised and able to multitask effectively.
  • A desire and passion to continually learn and develop.
  • A drive to deliver, create and nurture high standard gardens.
  • Excellent leadership and team management skills.
  • Remaining calm and composed and able to deliver instructions clearly to the teams and during meetings.
  • A right to live and work in the UK
  • Full clean drivers licence.
  • Recognised horticultural qualification, or a high level of horticultural knowledge/experience.

If this Garden Maintenance Supervisor vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Jay Rimell on 01233 732767 or recruitment@horticruitment.com.

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Head Gardener

An exciting opportunity has become available for an experienced and passionate Head Gardener to manage, maintain and continue to enhance this extraordinary garden in the heart of a beautiful village near the historic market town of Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire.

The estate is 26 acres in total with 14 acres of parkland, lakes and wildflower meadows. Surrounding the sublime Grade I listed property, the gardens consist of 12 acres of formal gardens with two walled gardens, cutting garden, a potager, kitchen garden, greenhouses, orchard, large herbaceous borders, lawns and a tennis court.

The gardens were redesigned in 2007 by a renowned landscaper designer and has an incredible structure in place. The role would suit a Head Gardener who is organised and experienced to drive the gardens forward and continue to enhance the character of the individual spaces with colour, scent and atmosphere. Longevity and a realistic maintenance programme being key factors. The gardens are open to the public occasionally and kept to a high horticultural standard.

The Head gardener will lead a friendly team of 3 gardeners (full and part time) who have built strong working relationships and create a positive atmosphere. The employers have a keen interest in their garden and are looking for a Head Gardener who will collaborate with them, take their garden and make it his/her passion to develop it.

The successful applicant will be hands on in all aspects of gardening on the property. Applicants will ideally hold a horticultural qualification and / or experience as a Head Gardener in a similar setting. The Head Gardener will have a proven track record, be a knowledgeable plants person and a good leader and team player. Spray certificates and chainsaw certificates would be advantageous, and a driving licence is essential.

The position is permanent and full time – 8 am to 4 pm including lunch and tea breaks or the client would be open to 4 days per week on a pro rata basis.

SALARY: £35,000- £48,000 DOE
LOCATION: Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire
JOB No: EC63358

If this Head 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 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 Head Gardener vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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Senior Horticulturist

Senior Horticulturist required

Job Ref G301

Our client is not your average garden design company. Over the years they have built up a reputation for greatness; a testament to which is their growing client base. As a company they focus on garden design, landscape construction as well as the aftercare for the unique and bespoke gardens that they create. Their vision is to be the number one horticultural company in the UK; transforming individuals and companies’ outdoor spaces into gardens and grounds they can be proud of.

They also aim to educate their clients on the importance of sustainability, helping them to minimise the impact of their operations on the environment and create thriving green gardens that both they and the local wildlife can enjoy. Working with a wide range of domestic and commercial clients to further their own garden design experience and provide even more people with gardens, terraces, grounds and play areas their customers can take pleasure from.

Due to an ever-increasing client base, they are now seeking a skilled and knowledgeable Senior Horticulturist to join the team and work within some truly spectacular open spaces, showcasing your skills and horticultural knowledge.

Job Responsibilities

The Senior Gardener will drive the curation and aftercare of their projects forward to ensure ongoing horticultural excellence. In this hands-on role the successful candidate will be responsible for the day-to-day maintenance of high-end domestic gardens and luxurious commercial sites.    

Duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Planning and scheduling aftercare plans for each client.
  • Being the main point of customer contact and acting as an ambassador of the company dealing with any questions or queries the customers may have.
  • Adhering to Health & Safety Guidelines
  • Species specific specialist pruning such as top and soft fruit, pleached, espaliered, trained fruit trees, topiary and roses.
  • Operating a variety of machinery, tools and equipment safely

Our client requires reliable, enthusiastic, positive and experienced individuals to maintain and exceed the customer’s expectations. You’ll have excellent customer service skills, be naturally capable of demonstrating your knowledge and have core skills in all types of garden maintenance.

Key Skills 

The ideal candidate will be a plants person, with strong horticultural knowledge and a passion for all things gardening. The successful applicant will be self-motivated, organised, confident and enjoy working alongside the current team.

Requirements

  • A recognised Horticultural qualification of minimum Level 2 is desirable
  • Excellent horticultural practices with strong plant knowledge
  • PA1 & PA6 spraying certificates are desirable, however training can be provided.
  • Confidence working alone and with others in a supervisory capacity.
  • Experience with a wide range of garden machinery.
  • Able to complete physical work in all weather conditions.
  • Ideally must hold a full, clean UK driving licence.
  • Must be eligible to work in the UK.

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

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

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Head Groundsperson

Head Groundsperson required

Job Ref W451

Our client is the largest privately owned mid-sized provider of bereavement services in the UK. They offer a sustainable alternative to traditional cemeteries through beautiful woodland and traditional memorial parks. They operate multiple sites across the UK.

The client provides a unique end-of-life experience for bereaved families, with a focus on preserving and enhancing the natural beauty of these serene locations, providing families with a distinctive and often eco-friendly way to memorialise their loved ones.

Position Overview:

As the Head Groundsperson, you will lead, motivate and develop the Grounds team, to ensure the grounds and Park is maintained to a high standard all year round, with a genuine enthusiasm to help the families.

Strong leadership skills are required to achieve and deliver park objectives. The Head Groundsperson will ideally be from a landscape or horticultural background who will champion and promote exceptional customer service, within the teams they are managing.

Diary management and effective planning around required work are essential. Plus, providing support and guidance to your teams to achieve high volume output and productivity.

Key Responsibilities:
  1. CUSTOMER SERVICE
  • Ensure the park’s teams consistently promote the highest standard of professional customer service.
  • Customers are greeted and acknowledged in a warm and friendly manner and all questions are answered.
  • Plan and manage all funeral duties including the supervising/digging (and backfilling) of graves, transportation to local crematoria, ash interments and ash scatterings.
  1. WOODLAND /GROUNDS/ FACILITIES MAINTENANCE
  • Ensure all woodland maintenance tasks are implemented to the company WOW Standards for Maintenance.
  • Basic Tree felling /maintenance; coppicing, pruning, & chipping. A tree surgeon will be brought in to manage the larger tree work. Organise external contractors for stump removal & windblown trees.
  • Maintenance of buildings, facilities, site furniture and boiler (where applicable).
  • Plan and manage all grounds maintenance tasks and implement the Company Standard for the Maintenance of Burial Circles and Graves and the Landscape Maintenance Framework, including the surveying of plots and burial trees.
  • Ensure all “landscaping” is completed, including the planting, tree management, hedges, shrubs etc.
  1. PEOPLE MANAGEMENT
  • Develop the team through coaching and training, recommending where external training is required.
  • Develop and coach the Grounds Team through the 121 process.
  • Conduct 1-2-1’s and the setting of SMART objectives and targets for the business.
  • Recruitment and retention of quality employees.
  • Work with colleague numbers to provide excellent woodland/ grounds services within the salary budget.
  1. PROJECT MANAGEMENT
  • Delivery and input of the key projects for Mother’s Day (Spring), Father’s Day (Summer) and Remembrance event (Autumn) – ensuring; Vision, Mapping, Costing, Project planning and delivery are all undertaken to agreed timescales and deadlines.
  • Input into annual forecast and business plans.
  • Delivery of Woodland/ Grounds projects, such as seasonal planting, coppicing, creation of prestige areas etc.
  1. FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION
  • Manage all department costs to budget. PO management of all stocks and supplies for day-to-day use.
  • Manage stocks of materials and products required for the projects being completed to forecast.
  • Ensure all admin, financial and control processes associated with the grounds of the parks are followed.
  1. HEALTH, SAFETY AND SECURITY
  • Ensure colleagues are aware of evacuation & security procedures and alert senior managers to risks/problems.
  • Responsible for the maintenance of OHS requirements instilling good techniques & standards across the Parks.
  • If required take responsibility for first aid and follow the correct H&S procedures to ensure your own safety.
Qualifications / Experience:
  • Experience working either in landscaping or horticultural (ideally with a horticultural qualification) or has obtained / willing to work towards obtaining tickets for chainsaw, felling, grave digging etc.
  • Excavator experience is highly desirable.
  • Computer literate/data entry – (training will be provided on internal systems).
  • A full (Manual) Driving Licence is required.

Working hours per week: 37.5 hours per week, with occasional weekend work.  

If this Head Groundsperson vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sara Yassin on 01233 732767 or sara@horticruitment.com.

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Sole Gardener

A fantastic position for Sole Gardener has become available to carry out maintenance and development of a beautiful 3-acre garden at the heart of a 30-acre estate including paddocks and 15-acre woodland. The position is full time, permanent and is based near Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.

The 3-acre garden contains varying features including a pond, lawns, mixed beds and borders, and the sole gardener will have the exciting opportunity to further progress and enhance parts of the garden. The 1 acre walled garden has been converted from having a tennis court to include various beds and space to create a productive kitchen garden which will be maintained using a no dig method. The garden is currently being maintained to a good standard and is tidy and well looked after.

The role would suit someone hands on and physically fit who is able to work alone and has the experience to maintain the garden to a high standard. Although a sole position focusing on the garden, applicants should be a good team player and enjoy working and being part of a wider team on the estate.

Ideally candidates will have a horticultural qualification or equivalent and proven practical experience managing the routine maintenance and development of the garden. The ability to operate and maintain a wide range of garden machinery is essential and tickets such as spraying, strimming, chainsaw and tractor-driving certification would be advantageous. The new gardener should be willing and confident to assist with general estate duties including strimming paths in the paddocks.

The estate owners take pride in their estate and look forward to building a friendly working relationship with the new gardener to further develop their garden. The Sole Gardener may potentially have an assistant join them from the Agricultural College.

A full driving licence is required as the successful applicant will be insured on the vehicles onsite. A DBS will also be required

LOCATION: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
SALARY: £30,000 – £35,000 DOE
JOB No: EC63399

If this Sole 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 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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Skilled Gardener

Skilled Gardener required

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an experienced gardener to join a close estate team on a beautiful private property in Central Dorset, on a full-time basis.

The rural property is situated in a beautiful location, approximately 20-miles from the Dorset coast.  The historic main house is surrounded by formal gardens with parkland, mature trees and managed paddocks beyond.  Within the estate a small team of staff ensure the smooth running of the grounds, of which the successful applicant will play an integral part. The 100-acre estate houses a variety of formal gardens including ornamental bedding, borders and lawns, a glasshouse, walled vegetable garden, a swimming pool, 2 lakes’, an orchard and mature trees throughout.  This position will require applicants to have a good understanding of, and experience in kitchen gardening, as a wide variety of produce is grown for the house on an ongoing basis, along with a comprehensive plant knowledge and the maintenance of to provide the estate with fresh cut flowers.  

The Gardener will play an important role in ensuring the formal gardens are maintained to high standards while working closely alongside the wider team, that include the Head Gardener, a full time Groundsman and a part time colleague.

Suitable applicants for this role will have experience of working within a private estate environment from a hands-on perspective.  Applicants should have good plant identification skills, excellent attention to detail and a methodological approach to their work.  Demonstrable experience in kitchen gardening and plant propagation/glasshouse work is essential, as is competency in the operation and basic maintenance of garden machinery.  Spraying qualifications (PA1/PA6), an in-date First Aid certificate, and chainsaw certificate would be desirable, though training can be provided in the areas necessary for otherwise suitable candidates. Applicants must be tidy in their work, presentable, positive in attitude and possess a working understanding of the considerations required of gardeners on private estates.

SALARY:  up to £32,000
LOCATION:  Central Dorset
JOB No:  EC61076

If this Skilled Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Jay Rimell 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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Gardener / Groundsperson

Gardener / Groundsperson required

A large traditional and diversified private estate near Alresford in Hampshire seeks a motivated gardener/ groundskeeper with a passion for lawn care and garden maintenance to work within a very pleasant environment. The position is full time and permanent.

The successful candidate will work alongside the small, but growing, team of 3 gardeners, under the guidance of the Head Gardener. The main features of this diverse position are Flower Garden, lawn areas, woodland, formal hedges, wildflower meadows, orchard, bees, hens, outdoor swimming pool, shrubberies and trees. The role will consist of keeping all the above mentioned to a high standard. The gardens are not open to the public.

The requirements and responsibilities include; the ability to safely use and maintain various garden machinery is essential; spraying certificate is desirable and chainsaw certificate is advantageous, as is a tractor license. Applicants should have extensive hands-on experience working on a private estate and should be flexible and adaptable in their approach to the requirements in the garden. Proven gardening expertise with good communication skills, eye for, and attention to, detail, and a flexible and positive can-do attitude is important.

The Gardener / Groundsperson will ideally be a self-starter with a developing and widening skill base. It would be advantageous for the successful candidate to hold a horticultural qualification but not essential. He / She will be able to work independently, as well as part of a team and alongside other estate departments and contractors. The Gardener / Groundsperson will be conversant with health & safety protocols and safe working practices.

Working hours: 8am-4.30pm with occasional few hours at weekends.

SALARY:  £28,000 - £32,000 depending on experience
LOCATION:  Near Alresford, Hampshire
JOB No:  EC63171

If this Gardener / Groundsperson 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 / Groundsperson 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 Gardener / Groundsperson vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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