Head Gardener

An experienced, enthusiastic and responsible Head Gardener is required to work in a private garden near Andover.  It is an extremely exciting opportunity to be involved in a site that is both an existing landscape as well as a new project.

The garden requires work to bring selected elements back into shape. They will have the chance to have an input into the setting up of some of the supporting garden infrastructure (e.g. contribute to the internal layout of the Machine Store). Some parts of the garden are also currently under construction, so they will be joining the project during the on-going implementation phase. The candidate should have strong horticultural knowledge, as well as extensive experience in both administrative and practical management of gardens and landscapes throughout the year and proven supervisory experience. 

The position is fulltime, and they will be required to work with and manage other garden staff and coordinate with external contractors, as required, for specialist horticultural projects. They will be expected to manage, programme and oversee any external maintenance and service contractors for items such as the irrigation, cascades, water features, lighting, energy systems etc. It will also be necessary for them to gain a working understanding of the relevant equipment for day-to-day management. They will be expected to keep up-to-date records and daily diaries accordingly. 

The site incorporates existing woodland, which has been enhanced with recent planting, mature specimen trees, veteran trees, and arboretum, mixed shrub and herbaceous borders, formal and informal planting, formal lawns, hedges, cascades, formal water features and a working walled garden planted for both produce and cut flowers with a mixed zone greenhouse, including one for houseplants and display plants. There will be a working compost area and they should be comfortable around animals, including horses.   

The successful candidate will be expected to maintain the grounds to the highest horticultural standards throughout the seasons and have a sound understanding of general garden machinery, their uses and maintenance.  They should be willing to undertake training as required and have qualifications in spraying (PA1 and PA6). Hedge-cutting and chainsaw use would be an advantage. They should be good at budget planning and have a comprehensive understanding of the relevant Health and Safety Regulations, environmental management, manual handling and risk assessment. 

Candidates must have excellent interpersonal skills, be self-motivated, capable of working as part of a team and have a valid driving license. 

References will be required

Role to commence in September 2024

Accommodation can be provided if required to suit the candidates’ circumstances

LOCATION: Near Andover, Wiltshire
SALARY: Circa £60,000 plus accommodation
JOB No: EC63067

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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Head Gardener

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Head Gardener to join the mature garden of a residential property located near Cirencester, Gloucestershire. The owners now require an experienced gardener with a proven track record of managing a large English country garden to assist in the ongoing maintenance and potential development of the garden and grounds. This exciting vacancy would be great for someone looking to work in a beautiful part of the country and join the community making this opportunity a way of life.

The estate in its entirety covers roughly 15-acres with 5-acres of formal gardens. The gardens are a fascinating blend of traditional elements with intensive planting and have been developed by the current owners throughout the years. Features include a walled garden, rose garden, formal topiary, prairie garden as well as a swimming pool area with mediterranean planting. The gardens also boast impressive herbaceous borders, bursting with colour and texture throughout the seasons as well as formal lawns and meadows. The garden is mature and has been professionally designed and maintained therefore the owners are looking for a highly skilled candidate to keep the gardens at a high standard. 

Our client seeks an experienced gardener to help maintain the gardens on a year-round basis following the annual calendar. Applicants will possess an academic horticultural qualification, such as a Kew Diploma, RHS level 2 or equivalent, combined with extensive experience working in a similar role. As such, excellent plant knowledge and technical skills are essential for this position with experience in compost management, propagation, spraying, weeding and rejuvenating beds. A self-motivated, organised individual with a self-start attitude and proven track record of managing both a mature English country garden as well as a small team. A strong work ethic, ability to work to their own initiative and willingness to work to consistently high standards are qualities which are essential for this role. Candidates will be flexible and willing to extend their duties where needed. As such, this is a physically demanding position which requires a fit and strong individual who is comfortable working in all weathers.

General maintenance duties will include but are not limited to pruning, propagating, weeding, edging and compost management. Experience in managing a small team as well as contractors will be advantageous for prospective candidates. Experience in the use and maintenance of a wide range of gardening machinery as well as PA1 and PA6 spraying certificates, and a chainsaw certification are desirable for this position. The house is equipped with machinery, which the gardener should be capable of maintaining between services.

Please note, the successful candidate with be offered subject to extensive reference checks (both written and verbal) and DBS check. Candidates will also need to provide evidence of qualifications held and hold a full driver’s licence. This is a full-time permanent position. Hours of work are Monday to Friday 8:00am – 4:00pm with holiday entitlement 20 days plus Bank Holidays.

SALARY:  Up to £60,000 depending on experience
LOCATION:  Gloucestershire
JOB No:  EC63006

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

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Landscape Team Leader

Landscape Team Leader required

Job ref E172

Our client was established in 1990 and has been building their reputation of providing high quality work and great customer service for over 31 years. They are a family-run, well established business that takes pride in their work and strives to provide the best service possible. They are comprised of a small team and looking for a new addition who is passionate and has great attention to detail.

Job Requirements:

The duties of the Landscape Team Leader will include hard landscaping implementing steps, fencing, walkways, driveways, drainage systems and patios for domestic clients.

Duties will be managing a small team and managing projects all from conception to completion with involvement with designers. Our client’s projects start from 20k all the way up to 100k in value. It is important that applicants are enthusiastic and self-motivated and able to work on their own initiative as well as in a team environment. The Landscape Team Leader will be assigned to a project and will oversee a team delivering high quality projects to their clients whilst liaising closely with the management team and client.

Key Requirements:
  • Full Driving License (Van will be provided - to be dropped off at site at the end of the working day.)
  • Previous experience managing projects from start to finish.
  • Candidates will need to have a minimum of 2/3 years’ experience in a similar role within the Landscaping Industry.
  • CSCS Card is ideal but not essential.
  • Previous general landscaping experience ideally with porcelain, paving and bricklaying.
  • To oversee the successful implementation and completion of landscaping projects.
  • Delivering projects to timescale and to budget
  • Organising and motivating the team, providing clear instructions and direction for their daily tasks.
  • Always Adhering to health and safety on site.
  • Minimum of 1 years Team Leader experience

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

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Garden Centre Manager

Garden Centre Manager required

Job Ref E171

Our client has grown into a leading independent gardening company with Six centers along with a garden maintenance business. Our client is now looking for a Centre manager to join one of their centers. The Centre Managers responsibility will be to lead the creation of outstanding customer retail / leisure experience and maximize the center’s commercial contribution.

Responsibilities include:

  • Profit management Manages the Garden Centre profit and loss to optimise profit contribution.
  • Operational management.
  • Manages the retail space and Garden Centre environment to optimise the customer experience, team member work environment and commercial contribution.
  • Team management
  • Recruits, motivates, and manages the team to ensure the successful delivery of the annual Garden Centre objectives.
  • Business planning.
  • Creates and refreshes the annual business plan for the Garden Centre to clarify the financial ambition.
  • Customer care
  • Resolve customer issues and complaints to bring about effective resolution and encourage customers to return.
  • Resource management
  • Designs and manages the resourcing approach for the Garden Centre to optimise the customer experience and cost management.
  • Business development.
  • Works in collaboration with the local community and concession partners to create customer offers and events that inspire customers to visit and buy.

Additional requirements

  • Leading people
  • Coaching Commercial awareness
  • Decision-making
  • Cost Management
  • Planning and prioritising
  • Problem solving
  • Driving for results
  • Business planning
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Horticultural qualifications desirable
  • Supervisory experience within a customer-orientated retail environment essential.

If this Garden Centre Manager vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Jay Rimell on 01233 732767 or recruitment@horticrutment.com.

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Cash and Carry Manager

Cash and Carry Manager required

Job Ref S527

With decades of industry experience and a culture firmly focused on quality and service, our client supplies large quantities of hedges to landscapers, garden designers, builders, hotels, pub chains and also a significant proportion to retail customers across the UK and parts of Europe.

An opportunity has become available for a Centre Manager to set up and launch the cash and carry department and continue to oversee the day-to-day running of the centre, while playing an integral role in driving the business forward.

Role and Responsibilities:
  • Work with management to fully set up and launch the business which will include everything from site planning and POS design to marketing strategy pre and post launch.
  • Run the Centre on site from the day it launches and recruit sales team members to assist them as they are required.
  • Grow the client base from ground zero by working directly with the MD to enact an outbound marketing campaign, generating opportunities and converting them into paying customers.
  • Once customers start buying from the Centre, the Centre Manager will develop a loyalty programme to continue to attract returning business, building and maintaining valued relationships with the customers.
Key Skills:

The appointed person will have a positive and determined attitude and possess extensive plant knowledge with proven experience in a nursery or plantarea environment. They will ideally have a hands-on management style with the ability to multitask under pressure and enjoy building and developing relationships in the industry. The successful applicant will work with energy, pace and passion and as it is a new area of the business, the ability to be responsive to challenges and demonstrate a ‘can do’ professional and flexible approach is essential.

This is an exciting opportunity to start and run your own business division within a successful, market leading plant specialist business. These opportunities don’t come around often!

If this Cash & Carry Manager vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Jay Rimell on 01233 732767 or recruitment@horticruitment.com.

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Growing Manager

Growing Manager required

Job Ref V245

An exciting opportunity has become available for an experienced and energetic Growing Manager to join the team on a 20-acre nursery in Lincolnshire. The successful candidate will specialise in glass and tunnel growing for their range of annual, perennial and hardy nursery stock.

Your Mission

As the Growing Manager, you'll drive innovation, sustainability, and excellence every step of the way. From the early stages of product life to the release of crop production, you'll be ensuring maximum efficiency while maintaining high standards of quality.

Key Requirements
  • Minimum of five years live plant growing experience
  • A recognised qualification in horticulture and agronomy.
  • Experience in space/capacity planning for optimum and efficient crop production.
  • To have a clear understanding of DEFRA and IPPFFS rules and regulations
  • Be a dynamic ‘hands-on’ grower.
  • Be computer literate with knowledge of glasshouse computer control systems.
  • Ability to inspire, enthuse and motivate a team.
  • Diligent initiative-taker with the ability to develop better processes.
  • Lead the high standards of growing and product care across all product categories from start to finish. Ensure adequate training is given to all staff.
  • Spraying, fertilizers, applications, and plant health compliance
  • Determine plant growing conditions in greenhouses, including temperature control, irrigation, planting, and care schedules.
  • Care for all needs of cuttings, including sticking, watering, misting, spraying, and feeding.
  • Position and regulate plant irrigation systems and program environmental and irrigation control.
  • Responsibility not just for the day-to-day growing of plants but also the implementation and introduction of smarter and reliable growing processes, lighting, temperature, growing media, nutrition, and monitoring the overall health of plants.
  • Flexibility within the role with a strong understanding of seasonality and forecasting to meet demand.
  • In line with the companies’ mission to initiate sustainability, environmental and greener polices.
  • A commercial understanding and realistic mindset to growing, market innovation and propagation.
  • Can do attitude and true passion for all elements horticulture with a love of growing.
Key perks
  • Enhanced holiday plus additional holiday for long service
  • Excellent staff discount
  • Friends and family discount
  • Birthday leave – an extra day’s holiday for your birthday
  • Free on-site parking
  • Access to discounted shopping – for flights, cinema, restaurants and much more.

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

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Head Gardener

Head Gardener required

Our client is one of London’s finest private residences, a spectacular Grade II listed 30,000 sqft Georgian mansion, which has undergone a ten-year extensive restoration and meticulous refurbishment. This magnificent property is situated in Southwest London just moments from Richmond Park.

Its three-acre estate has been dramatically re-presented by a celebrated landscape architect, Todd Longstaffe-Gowan and includes green house, potager, extensive lawns, parterres, mixed shrub and herbaceous borders, flower gardens, sunken secluded Italian garden, water features, mature trees and woodland planting, extensive yew hedges and topiary, a championship-standard outdoor tennis court, outdoor swimming pool, paddock, stabling and other outbuildings.

The client also owns and manages a number of Award-winning Executive homes in the area, each having smaller but beautifully designed and stocked family gardens, having a range of mature trees, plants and lawns.

The owners are seeking to employ an experienced and dynamic Head Gardener who will have excellent horticultural knowledge and have experience of, or affinity with, historic gardens, and a passion for maintaining grounds to the highest standards, working closely in line with the owners’ vision.  The role will be supported by a small team and seasonal help.

It is essential to hold an academic horticultural qualification at Level 3 or above and ideally CS30/CS31 and PA1/PA6A certificates. The successful applicant will work with the client to create and deliver the agreed strategies for our short, medium and long-term goals, including agreeing and managing the budget. Responsibilities will include:

  • the development and implementation of annual management plans for the estate’s gardens, formal parterre, herbaceous borders, greenhouse, vegetable/fruit gardens, lawns, water features, and newly planted and existing mature trees, liaising with specialist sub-contractors, where appropriate.
  • maintain or improve the existing gardens, including some hard landscaping, while also undertaking new projects.  All this work will be undertaken with a great eye for detail and a passion to achieve the highest standards.
  • have a detailed knowledge of the watering requirements for all plantings and manage the irrigation system to that effect.  The irrigation system is under an annual maintenance contract, although experience of minor repairs and adjustments is essential.
  • Assist with the implementation of sound Health and Safety practice, machinery and equipment maintenance.  You will be able to handle a wide range of garden machinery, including tractors, mowers and chainsaws.  The ability to maintain machinery is a bonus.

Candidates will be flexible and sensitive in respecting the principles of landscape design and have the imagination to retain and adapt these as necessary. The successful candidate will be highly self-motivated, energetic and enthusiastic, with a hands-on, proactive can-do attitude, excellent time management skills and you must be willing and able to work and join in as part of the wider team on the estate.

LOCATION: Southwest London
SALARY: £45,000 – £60,000
JOB No: EC62548

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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Gardener / Housekeeper Couple

Gardener / Housekeeper Couple required

A fantastic position of Sole Gardener / Housekeeper has become available to assist with the management of a beautiful 4-acre garden at the heart of a 600 acre estate for a 17th C Grade II* property. Successful candidates will be provided with a 2-bedroom cottage on site.

The garden itself is 4 acres with varying features which include lawns, herbaceous and shrub borders, vegetable garden with fruit and cut flower beds, rose beds, and clipped Yew, Box and Beech hedges. There is also a working greenhouse which is used to propagate and grow on plants for the garden and vegetable beds / cut flower garden. 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 have the experience to maintain the garden to an exceptional standard alongside excellent plant knowledge. Ideally candidates will have RHS level 2 qualifications or equivalent and proven practical experience managing the routine maintenance and development of a formal garden. The ability to operate and maintain a wide range of garden machinery is essential and the ideal candidate would hold spraying, strimming, chainsaw and tractor-driving certification and experience. The new gardener should be willing and confident to assist with general estate duties, particularly in the winter months to include interior and exterior maintenance, pet sitting, site security when the owners are away, log-splitting and stocking firewood. A full driving licence is required.

The owner is looking for a friendly part time Housekeeper (15-20 hours/week). A good all-rounder who takes pride in their work, they will be required to ensure the house is kept clean and tidy to a good standard. Generally, the position will involve cleaning the house and cottage, tending to laundry, ironing, and changing beds. Ideally both candidates will be good with animals as the owners have 2 dogs and from time to time the successful candidates will be requested to look after the dogs when the owners are away.

Accommodation is provided on site, and this comprises of a 2-bedroom cottage suitable for the successful couple but unfortunately is unsuitable for children. Council tax is paid for by the homeowner and all utilities are included. The property has a woodburning stove, and firewood is readily available on site to heat the property in the colder months.

A beautiful house and estate located in a picturesque rural location awaits successful candidates. The estate owners take pride in their estate and look forward to building a friendly working and personal relationship with the new employees. A generous combined salary is offered along with cosy on site accommodation with separate entrance.

LOCATION: Near Thirsk, Yorkshire

SALARY: £50,000 Combined Salary (£35,000 Sole Gardener / £15,000 Housekeeper)

JOB No: EC62363

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

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Gardener/Caretaker

Based in a beautiful rural setting in Normandy, France, a hands-on Gardener/Caretaker is sought. The 1000-hectare estate offers pastures, woodlands, informal gardens, arboretum, a small lake and an orchard. The main house is a 300-year old chateau and there are a number of outbuildings, including a workshop, guest cottage, and a separate 3 bed, 2 reception room house that comes with the position.  Roughly 9 hectares are maintained formally, with the rest comprising woodlands and pastures, some of which are let out.  It is certified as an organic farm and there is a small flock of sheep, some chickens, and a vegetable garden.  Although the property is rural, there is a town of 25,000 population 10 km away, and the coastal beaches are a short 30 min drive away.  This is a secondary family residence for our London-based client, who travel regularly to the property for school holidays and longer periods over the summer. 

Our client is seeking a live-in Gardener / Caretaker for a full time, permanent position.  The family is actively involved with the management of the property and is in direct communication at least weekly to discuss ongoing activity at the property.  They are a relaxed and understated family, with three school-aged children.

The position is the only employed member of staff on the property, although there are regular tradespeople to the property, including regular cleaning and upkeep of the interior of the chateau which is contracted out.  The role is ideal for someone who is hands on, multi-skilled from gardening to equipment maintenance to working with animals and is self-motivated.  It offers the scope to create and execute new projects, and the owners are very open to taking the property in a direction that aligns with the skills and interests of the caretaker.

The position is open to an individual or ideally, a couple.  Work should be locally part or full time for the non-employed partner, or of course this would be perfect for someone who’s partner works remotely or who stays at home with young children.

The main responsibilities of the Gardener /Caretaker role but not limited to, is to carry out garden maintenance duties, to include mowing, pruning, cutting, strimming, weeding, hoeing, raking, etc. as well as weekly, strimming and clearing of approx. 9 hectare park. Maintain and prune hedges. Planting out the summer and winter flower beds and planters Care as well as the maintenance of extensive rose garden. Clean and maintain koi pond. Tend to fruit trees in the orchard and plan, plant, and maintain organic vegetable garden, the propagation of seedlings and plants. Maintenance of woodlands including selected clearing of fallen trees and re-plantings.

The caretaker responsibilities are to keep the owners apprised of any minor or major damage and wear and tear to buildings and property, and either carry out or arrange and supervise repairs. Carry out repairs to fences and gates, keeping outside areas clean and tidy, including outbuilding. Weeding of pathways, replacement of light bulbs in internal and external lamps and supplying the main house with firewood. There will be occasional painting and basic carpentry, plumbing, and electrictics works required. Previous experience of maintaining the upkeep of tractor, chainsaws, strimmer, and other garden machinery and equipment is desirable. As there is livestock on the estate there will be the requirement to feed the animals (currently sheep, chickens, but may consider a few cows). Ensuring the security and the occasional errands into nearby village for supplies and picking up of guests will also be required.

Management of external contractors will be an additional feature of this position and therefore previous experience in doing so will be advantageous for prospective candidates. Applicants should be physically fit and with a ‘can do’ attitude. A self-motivated individual/s with a strong work ethic, ability to work to their own initiative and willingness to work to consistently high standards are qualities which are essential for this role.

The successful candidate will possess the following skills:

Will have experience in a similar position a good knowledge of horticulture, gardening and landscaping; horticultural qualifications a plus a basic knowledge of farming and agriculture, with organics a plus. Excellent attention to detail and take pride in their work. Additionally speak fluent English; some spoken French is required, to at least a basic conversational level and have a European passport or residency.

Terms of Employment:

  • Hours: 39 per week  
  • Occasional overtime when required (with sufficient notice)
  • Guaranteed days off:   Generally approx. 30 min of animal care on weekends / day, otherwise free
  • Accommodation: Live-in; 3 bedroom / 2 reception secluded cottage on the property; utilities paid.
  • Holiday allowance: 5 weeks paid vacation per year
  • Satisfactory references

Total Gross salary:     €43,000 -   €53,000

Accommodation:         3 bedroom / 2 reception secluded cottage on the property; utilities paid.

LOCATION:              Normandy, France

JOB No:                      EC60263

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

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Contracts Manager

Contracts Manager required

Job Ref B996

Our client is an award-winning Landscape company who specialise in all forms of landscaping, external works and natural & synthetic sports facilities. Traditionally dealing with Local Authorities, Royal Parks, Government Agencies, Sports Clubs, Consultants, Architects and Construction Companies, completing contracts from £100K to £5 million+

Currently work is secured via select lists, reputation, their marketing division and through a trading history that has been built up over 30 years.

Due to their continued growth, they are seeking a Contracts Manager with previous experience in managing and delivering commercial landscape projects, on time, to specification and producing the budgeted margin. Contracts in London and South East, ranging in value between £100K to £4.5 Million.

The Role:

  • Completion of contracts on time and to specification.
  • Ensuring gross margins are maintained on contracts.
  • Management of sub-contractors and direct labour.
  • Procurement and management of resources (plant, equipment and materials).
  • Delivering contracts in line with Health, Safety, Quality and Environmental standards.
  • Production and ongoing development of Construction Phase Plans
  • Production and management of programmes of work.
  • Maintaining site records.
  • Effective client/ project team communication and relationship building.
  • Proactive approach to contract delivery, highlighting any potential problems and proposing solutions.
  • Production and presentation of monthly progress reports
  • Production and submission of monthly valuations
  • Project reviews at the end of each project.

What We Are Looking For:

Proven track record within the construction/landscaping industry, be commercially minded and adept at managing site managers and subcontractors.

Full UK Driver’s License

Project Management qualification (Preferred)

SMSTS (Preferred)

If this Contracts Manager vacancy is of interest please apply or contact us on 01233 732767 or info@horticruitment.com

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