Couple

An incredible opportunity has arisen for a Gardener / Housekeeper Couple to join an important Grade 1 house near Salisbury in their respective fields. The Gardener will join on a full-time basis to rejuvenate and restore the prestigious listed garden around the house, with the objective to bring it back to its former glory. The housekeeper can join on a full-time basis or part time with the opportunity to increase hours in the future. The accommodation provided is a 3-bedroom flat in the coach house.

The property is a large Georgian country house surrounded by a 3-acre formal garden that is part of a wider estate including listed parkland, paddocks, woodland, swimming pool and tennis court. The 19th century formal garden to the West was terraced by William Butterfield and features yew topiary, stone urns and steps, fine specimen trees, water features, and extensive lawns. To the East is a large lawn and attractive pastureland framed by mature trees. To the North and South the property is bordered by woodland. 

The owners recently purchased the property and are looking to carry out a complete restoration of the house and garden. The ideal candidate for the gardening position will have an eye for detail and a strong interest in getting involved in a rejuvenating and renewal project. The Gardener will be hands on, and in the initial stages, there will clearing and restoring e.g., overgrown topiary and lawncare as well as assist on the wider estate. When the structural foundations are in place for the garden, the gardener will work on the design of the garden (potentially with a landscape designer) and be responsible for the care and maintenance of the grounds to a high horticultural standard. This would include maintaining the lawns, hedge cutting, pruning, transplanting, weeding, etc. with seasonal help as necessary.

Housekeeping duties will consist of the upkeep of the main house by way of cleaning, laundry, ironing, weekly shopping, and some preparation of food when the owners are in residence. 

This opportunity is also open to a live out senior gardener who is experienced, organised, has good attention for detail and can work on their own initiative. A competitive salary would be provided depending on experience.

SALARY:        Combined Salary of up to £60,000 depending on experience      
LOCATION: Salisbury, Wiltshire
JOB No:          EC49758

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

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Landscape Contracts Manager

Landscape Contracts Manager

Job Ref A432

Our client and its sister company, specialise in the Design and Build of luxury residential Gardens and Landscape projects in the super prime residential market.  As a company renowned within the industry, they are expected to deliver faultless service standards to the most discerning of clientele. Growth of the company requires the strengthening of the Project delivery teams on site with the appointment of a Contracts Manager for projects predominantly in West London, but occasionally extending into the home counties.

Job Brief

Your role will be to create and maintain a positive and pleasant work environment, ensuring high levels of organisational effectiveness, communication, and productivity. As Contracts Manager your responsibilities will include the day-to-day management of your project(s).  This will involve managing the implementation of the projects from the perspective of driving the quality and timely completion whilst maintaining strong management effectiveness and tight cost control. Delivery of the projects to the company’s exemplary and demanding quality plans is essential.  The successful candidate will be able to produce monthly reports specific to the project requirements, manage the record keeping of progress on site and be responsible for the advance procurement of long lead materials and overseeing the delivery and implementation of the projects in line with the project reporting requirements.

Key Responsibilities

This will include record keeping of materials, human resources, reporting on quality, deadlines, project performance and providing the directors with sufficient information with which to manage the ongoing performance of projects and assist with the running of their division. A successful Contracts Manager should also have experience with a variety of office software including e-mail tools, excel spread-sheets, MS Project or similar programming software, and be enthusiastic about learning new skills in a dynamic and creative working environment. 

This is an excellent opportunity to join a dynamic team and work closely with the Directors for their career development.

Candidate Skills

Ultimately the Contracts Manager should be able to ensure the smooth operational control of the projects regarding driving the timely completion of the projects to the required standard while working closely with the Project Managers, Site Supervisors, and reporting to the Directors. Strong organisational skills and time management along with a natural proficiency in written and verbal communication will be an integral part of the successful candidate’s skill set as well as being able to work calmly and efficiently under pressure in a fast-paced and demanding environment.

Existing skills should include a CSCS card.  SSSTS or SMSTS would be preferable, but training can be provided.

Working Hours:

Monday to Friday 08:00am - 5:00pm

Benefits:

Salary up to £55,000 p.a depending on experience

25 days holiday

Company pension Scheme

If this Landscape Contracts Manager vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Niall Anderson on 01233 732767 or niall@horticruitment.com.

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Couple

An exciting opportunity has become available for a Gardener / Housekeeper couple on a full time and permanent basis for a beautiful grade II* listed private estate on the Essex / Suffolk Border. The roles would suit a passionate and driven all rounded couple in their respective industries.

The garden was designed 25 years ago by the garden designer George Carter and has been developed into a stunning vista garden with incredible landscape views and expansive lawns. The estate covers about 50 acres including woodland, meadows and a 3-acre formal garden consisting of a rose garden, topiary, yew hedging a walled garden (cutting borders, raised beds, espalier fruit trees lining the walls of the garden, orangery) and a large, heated glasshouse housing tropical plants. There is also a croquet lawn and swimming pool area. The majority of the garden is kept organic, and the owners are looking to continue to promote organic practices and methods. The garden has occasionally been open to the public in the past to help raise money for charities.

The owners are friendly and have a positive working environment at the estate. There is a small team on the estate that work closely together. The Lady of the house has a keen interest in the garden and is passionate about plants. She used to be hands-on in the garden but has taken a step back and works closely with the gardeners. They are looking for an enthusiastic gardener to join a small team on a long-term basis to manage and maintain the gardens. The successful candidate must be a team player, hardworking, able to operate machinery, along with plant knowledge and a friendly manner with a flexible approach to their work.

Duties under the responsibility of the Housekeeper will consist of the upkeep of the main house by way of cleaning, tending to laundry, ironing, changing beds, taking deliveries, and shopping.

A 4-bedroom cottage is provided with rent, council tax, water and super-fast Wi-fi paid by the employer. Family and pets may be accommodated, subject to approval.  A very friendly informal environment, but with high standards. 

The estate is positioned in a secluded location therefore the candidates must be able to drive and be prepared to have a DBS check with references.

SALARY:        Combined salary of up to £50,000  
LOCATION: Essex / Suffolk border
JOB No:          EC49391

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

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Site Supervisor 

Site Supervisor Vacancy - ref R814

Our client is a multiple award-winning garden design and build company based in West London. Founded by two passionate Horticulturalists 7 years ago, the pair have worked together for more than two decades and as a company they seek to remain a close-knit team that strives for excellence at every step.  The company offer an end-to-end service to their clients, one that combines award winning garden design with industry leading landscaping. Earning an international reputation for understanding and interpreting ideas to create outdoor spaces beyond client imaginations and expectations and this is why they are trusted by such a collection of high-profile customers, companies, brands, and fellow professionals. They are now looking for an experienced Site Supervisor to oversee these exciting projects.

Job Brief

As Site Supervisor you will need the ability to see the project through from start to completion so both soft and hard landscaping experience will be required. The clients expect the best, so all finishes must be achieved to the highest standards. The role will be split approximately 70% production and 30% management, so candidates must be comfortable to be on the tools and be able to lead by example, ensuring the site team is working hard to complete projects on time, in budget and in line with health and safety procedures. As a Site Supervisor you would be responsible for the day-to-day operations on site and form a link between the Construction Managers and the on-site teams. Site Supervisors are encouraged to assist the Construction Managers in the compilation and modification of the project programmes, resourcing, procurement plan, monthly variations, and the change order process.

You would also be responsible for the day-to-day administrative activities such as:

  • Collating site paperwork (delivery notes etc)
  • Checking deliveries against orders
  • Completing daily site diaries
  • Attending daily site briefings
  • Undertaking H&S checks
  • Ensuring that project works are clean, protected and that there is no damage to site works by others
Key Skills 

Candidates must have experience in a client facing role, as well as proven ability to lead teams and be responsible for forward planning.

  • Candidates should be experienced and skilled landscapers, with CSCS (preferably SMSTS) qualifications and plant tickets.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in a supervisory role
  • Demonstrate some skills in interpreting plans, drawings and setting out sites.
  • Good communication skills are essential to be able to liaise with the Design Team and Clients in a professional and fluent manner, both on technical and non-project-related topics.
  • Candidates will have a keen eye for detail and a very positive work ethic and ability to motivate their teams to excel

Company Benefits

  • Use of a company vehicle of fuel allowance
  • 28 days holiday
  • A friendly, warm, and supportive work environment.
  • Competitive salary
  • Workplace Pension Scheme
  • Educational development
  • Access to healthcare
  • Company events

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

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Contracts Manager

Contracts Manager Job
Job Ref R812

Our client is a multiple award-winning garden design and build company now have available a Contracts Manager job. The position will have the responsibility for estimating and project-managing landscape projects that reflect the business’ commitment to client satisfaction and the highest quality standards. Our client is at that perfect stage of business development – they are small enough for the successful candidate to make a major difference to the team, while being big enough to have the resources to do exciting things. If you are passionate about creating bespoke spaces that people love like our client is, please read on.

Your key responsibilities will be: 

For the position of Contracts Manager the company offer their services to a wide range of clients including high end domestic, as well as luxurious commercial sites within London and the surrounding areas. Contracts range from £150,000 to £1.5 million with multiple projects being live at anyone time, so candidates must have extensive experience in managing these important, high end projects.

  • To prepare, present and progress estimates for high-end residential and commercial landscaping schemes with the assistance from our in-house estimator.
  • To manage Profit and Loss for individual projects.
  • To source hardscaping materials and plants, working in partnership with suppliers.
  • To coach and mentor Landscaping Team Leaders.
  • To champion and ensure compliance on all sites to the company’s Code of Conduct, Landscaping Standard Operating Procedures and Health and Safety Policy.
  • To build and sustain excellent client relationships.
  • To work collaboratively with designers, specialist contractors and other parties involved in projects (e.g. architects and engineers).

 

Skills and outlook: 

Excellent understanding of landscape design and build is key for this tole. You need to be educated to degree level or similar vocational qualification, with at least 5 years’ experience at managerial level of:

  • Costing & project managing high-end residential schemes.
  • Managing in-house teams and specialist contractors
  • Working effectively with discerning clients
  • Collaborating with other professionals including garden designers, architects and engineers.
  • In addition, you need to demonstrate:
  • Strong focus on client satisfaction and excellent client-facing skills
  • Passion for landscaping craftmanship and quality
  • Good plant knowledge
  • Professional communication abilities (verbal and written) & negotiation skills
  • Excellent planning and organisation skills
  • It would also be an advantage (but not essential) to offer design skills and experience of the design and build process.

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

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Estimator

Estimator Vacancy

Job ref R813

Our client is excited to offer a position for an Estimator/Buyer at their offices in West London. Our client is a multiple award-winning garden design and build company based in West London. Founded by two passionate Horticulturalists 7 years ago, the pair have worked together for more than two decades and as a company they seek to remain a close-knit team that strives for excellence at every step.  The company offer an end-to-end service to their clients, one that combines award winning garden design with industry leading landscaping. Earning an international reputation for understanding and interpreting ideas to create outdoor spaces beyond client imaginations and expectations and this is why they are trusted by such a collection of high-profile customers, companies, brands, and fellow professionals.

Key responsibilities:

Candidates will be working on high end projects, ranging from £150,000 to £1.5 million in value with multiple projects running at any one time. You will need to have 2/3 years’ experience in a similar role within the Landscaping Industry.

  • The ideal candidate will have a meticulous eye for detail and accuracy as they will be using specialist software to measure drawings to produce tender documents for pricing purposes which reflect the requirements of the clients in accordance with the specifications.
  • Provide accurate estimations in accordance with company process
  • Review, understand and complete client pricing requirements
  • Be able to undertake site visits, surveys and meeting with clients as required
  • Liaise with clients
  • Ability to work with large and/or incomplete data sets
  • Estimate the cost, materials and staff required to achieve the project specification
  • Identifying areas of risk during the tender process

This is a full-time permanent vacancy working 40 hours a week. Candidates are expected to be working mainly in the office with the opportunity to work remotely 1-2 days a week after a period of time.

What our client offers:
  • A friendly, warm and supportive work environment.
  • Competitive salary.
  • Workplace Pension Scheme
  • Educational development
  • Access to ‘Health assured’
  • Cycle to work scheme

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

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Sole Gardener

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a live-in Sole Gardener or Gardener / Housekeeper couple to join a picturesque private estate in County Limerick. The property is based in a beautiful Neolithic rural setting and therefore would suit a couple with demonstrable experience in private estate maintenance and housekeeping respectively who enjoy country living. The Couple will need to be self-starters as the principal is in part-time residence.

The impressive property consists of the Farmhouse, Pool House, Guest House, Caretaker's House all facing the Courtyard and a Stud Farm stabling on 94 acres. The gardens surrounding the houses include a Croquet Lawn, woodland Garden, mature and young trees, walled Garden with a fruit orchard, nuttery, wildflower meadows and mixed beds and borders. The farm is mostly Organic, with as little use of chemicals as possible. 

The gardener will be responsible for the maintenance and management of the gardens and grounds. This includes mowing and lawn maintenance, pruning, weeding, clearing pathway and rough grass area maintenance, upkeep of woodland and recently planted trees, maintaining the ornamental plants and ensuring that the health and safety requirements are met. Spray certificates and chainsaw certificates would be advantageous or the willingness to acquire as the principal would be happy to support the training required. As there are animals onsite owned by the neighboring farmer and are the responsibility of their owners, the gardener will be asked to keep an eye on the Horses/ Cattle/ Sheep grazing the land in case of emergency.  

Housekeeping duties will consist of the upkeep of the main house by way of managing the farmhouse to a high standard, care of fine art and antiques, care of bed linen and table linens. The housekeeper will cook on occasion for the principal, carry out flower arranging, arranging visitor's appointments and access appointments, overseeing tradesmen, taking deliveries, and shopping.

The property has eight-bedrooms, with six available for the principal’s guests and one for the Caretakers.  There should be approx. 8 weeks per year where there is a full house; otherwise, some occasional guests. The housekeeper will be responsible for preparing the accommodation, serving and clearing for guest visits as well as assisting with the cooking when there are guests and parties, etc.

The Couple will share responsibility for the general care of the house and grounds, maintaining a tidy courtyard and terraces, ground floor window-cleaning and bin management and recycling. A driving licence is required, and the gardener / housekeeper will be required to drive.

The accommodation provided with the role is a one bedroom, kitchen-living-room, bathroom in a converted barn. Utility bill will be covered by the principal and a car is available for use. The working hours are 40 hours per week and there is flexibility how this is worked throughout the week – to be agreed with the principal.

SALARY:  €55,000 combined + Accommodation
LOCATION:  Limerick
JOB No:  EC47750

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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Gardener Couple

A unique position has arisen for Gardener and Housekeeper couple to work on a beautiful private estate near Winchester on a permanent and full-time basis. This position is available the beginning of September, allowing for notice periods of the successful candidates. This is a live-in role with a two-bedroom cottage offered to the successful candidates; a small dog is welcome however the accommodation would be unsuitable for children. The ideal couple will enjoy a rural lifestyle and must love dogs.

The property itself is surrounded by expansive views and is set within 117 acres of land (used primarily for livestock and managed by a neighbouring farmer) in the beautiful Hampshire countryside, approximately 8-miles east of the historic city of Winchester.  The garden has been subject to extensive landscaping work over the past few, the 3-4-acre garden offers huge potential for the next phase that the successful candidate will be part of.

Garden features include a flint Ha-ha, terraced lawns, York stone paving, yew hedging, a roomed and walled rose garden with climbers, and an Orangery/garden room.  Existing areas include maturing trees, long grass with mown paths, orchids, and wildflowers in recently sowed meadows. Plans are progressing to establish an intimate cutting garden/kitchen garden for the successful applicant to advance further this year. 

This is an excellent opportunity for a Gardener with good physical fitness and plant knowledge to play a role in enriching the classical nature of the re-established gardens, working alongside one other gardener who lives on site.  The property is in a beautiful location, amongst parkland with far reaching views to the South Downs.  The ideal candidate will hold spray and chainsaw certification and demonstrable gardening experience on private estates and/or horticulturally diverse gardens. Academic horticultural qualifications are desired but are not essential if considerable gardening experience can be demonstrated via previous work and references.  The ability to operate and carry out basic maintenance of garden machinery is essential, as is possession of a full UK driving licence, and preferably your own vehicle.  Basic Arboriculture knowledge will be of benefit to ensure successful development and care of young trees. 

In addition to gardening duties, the new Gardener should be willing to undertake general estate management tasks such as interior and exterior maintenance, the upkeep of the swimming pool and tennis courts, pet sitting when the principals are travelling, driving duties, stocking wood, laying fires for the house, and assisting in the care of a flock of chickens.

In addition to the Gardener the client is looking for a Housekeeper that is an all-rounder, someone who is friendly, dependable, and proactive with an eye for detail who takes pride in their work.  The Housekeeper will ensure the home is kept organised, clean, and tidy to a very high standard. General duties will include keeping on top of the laundry, ironing and fabric care, care of antiques and delicate items, kitchen support, as well as running errands where required. The family also have friendly dogs, so you must be pet friendly and happy to help with their care.   

SALARY:       Combined salary of £50,000 - £55,000 Depending on experience
LOCATION:  Winchester, Hampshire 
JOB No:          EC45863

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

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Site Manager

Our client is an award-winning international design, landscape build and maintenance company, founded and managed by a renowned horticulturist with over 25 years’ experience. From residential garden design to sizeable commercial landscape projects, our client always provides the best design and build possible. Taking pride and joy in creating, building, and maintaining outstanding living spaces that enhance the lives and environments of their clients in a professional, friendly, timely and reliable way. They are now looking for a Site Manager to work on the highest calibre projects with top designers and high net worth clients, producing multi award winning projects to the highest possible standards.

Job Description

As the Site Manager, you will be part of the creation of outstanding living spaces that improve people’s lives and care for the environment while working as part of an exceptional team of experienced and passionate horticulturalists, designers, and foreman. The team is dedicated to constantly enhancing the company reputation, brand and customer satisfaction through exceptionally high standards of work. As Site Manager you will be:

-Developing and maintaining relationships with the team and customers to ensure optimum customer/team satisfaction. Resulting in retention of customers and a motivated team

-Maintaining and updating the work schedules sheet in order to ensure that all work is being completed in a timely manner. Maintaining accurate information on points and time of contact.

-Displays excellent knowledge of on-site procedures and paperwork.

-Managing sub-contractors and reporting, Human Resources, material requisitions, purchase orders, plants, and machinery resources management.

-You will be responsible for the smooth running of garden build projects and planting activities. As a people manager, you will be positive, encouraging and motivating, with a focused, can-do attitude.

Key Responsibilities

-Management or programme schedules, site costs, waste management and removal, material deliveries required for site within supplier lead times and the site programme

-Production of weekly site reports/updates as required. This may involve maintaining a daily photographic log and diary of all ongoing and finished works

-Liaising with suppliers’ logistics for delivery allocations and ordering of labour resource required to execute the works to the programme schedule

-Management of all on-site labour related to the contracted works, maintain branding & PPE to all site staff

-Maintaining a daily written log of works including and issues and changes

-Liaison and communication with clients (or delegates thereof) and scheduling meetings as required.

Candidate Skills

The Site Manager works in the construction department with the Construction Department Manager and under the direction of the Construction Manager. The main role is to oversee and manage the day to day running of a Company Construction site team(s) and be responsible for completing the tasks set by the Construction Manager on a project in relation to time/program and to ensure The Company’s workmanship and behaviour on site is to The Company’s exacting standards.

-Several years’ experience of running construction-based installations

-Experience of managing on-site operatives, and able to motivate a team

-CSCS qualified SMSTS qualified

-Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Project, Word

-Experience in all aspects of landscape and construction within the outside space

-A clear understanding of site protocol and operational requirements on both commercial and domestic projects

-Highly motivated, self-driven individual with excellent attention to detail while working in a fast-paced environment

-Strong verbal & written communication skills Able to work effectively and communicate clearly

-Good time management skills and the ability to multi-task

-High attention to detail finishes

-Full clean driving licence

-Ability to adapt to project changes efficiently and to observe contract and site-specific protocol

If this Site Manager 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 Site 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 for this Site Manager vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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Head Gardener

An opportunity of a Gardener’s lifetime has arisen in Gloucestershire for an ambitious and creative client, on a project that will allow the successful candidate to create their legacy.  This is a long-term collaborative venture between the owner, Chelsea Gold Medallist designer, and the new Head Gardener and Senior Gardener.  There are two potential opportunities on a full-time and permanent basis. One is for a Head Gardener or a deputy Head Gardener with the drive and hunger to become the Head Gardener and the other is for a Senior Gardener to join the team to be a key part of an exciting and extensive garden project development.

With the aim of being ‘the jewel in the Cotswolds crown,’ this garden development project is being spearheaded by a respected garden designer and now needs talented and knowledgeable gardeners. 

The 75-acre parkland estate is of a Capability Brown style in a varied landscape with woodland, a lake, paddocks, and undulating topography throughout.  The main house is undergoing refurbishment and improvement, such that the new owner expects to move into the building in 2023.  The garden/grounds design is complete, with implementation to commence by late summer, preferably with the new Head Gardener in position and ready to play a leading role. 

The Head Gardener’s role will initially involve horticultural input and project management, including that of contractors, whilst liaising with the garden designer and the owner.  Initial work for both the Head Gardener and Senior Gardener will involve some ground-based tree work such as clearing, thinning and planting, restoration of existing hedges and improvement of the formal garden area.  Following implementation of the design, the role will involve management and maintenance of the gardens to include an orchard, numerous trees (including extensive new planting), a rose garden, a 2-acre formal garden, 5-acre wildflower area with bulbs, a 3-acre lake with island planting to commence following dredging and shaping.  The owner has an interest in rewilding, thereby providing an opportunity for implementing sustainable management methodologies on the estate.

Applicants for this role must be physically fit, hands-on Gardeners at a high level. The Head Gardener will have project management/development experience both Head and Senior Gardeners will have experience in a similar setting, i.e., on large country estates with a high diversity of horticulture and landscape features. The management of health and safety considerations in relation to large landscape/garden development projects and associated staff is a requirement.  Strong ornamental plant knowledge is essential, as is an ability to carry out species-specific pruning, soil treatment/management, pest and disease control and the safe operation and basic maintenance of a wide range of garden machinery.  An academic horticultural qualification at RHS level 3 or equivalent/above is desired, as is the ability to operate a chainsaw safely, though the latter will not discount otherwise suitable applicants as training can be provided. 

This is a rare and exciting opportunity for a talented and highly experienced Head and / or Senior Gardener to make their mark on a project designed to impress.  The resulting estate will be a legacy for the owner, designer and the new Head Gardener.

SALARY:        Head Gardener £45,000 – 50,000
                        Senior Gardener £35,000 – 40,000
LOCATION:  Gloucestershire
JOB No:          EC37587

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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