Head Gardener - Live In/Out - EC6885 - This position has now been filled

An experienced and talented Head Gardener is sought to play a leading role on a stunning 80-acre estate located in Ascot, Berkshire.  This position would suit a proactive, committed hands-on Head Gardener with demonstrable experience in all aspects of garden and staff management.  The client is offering accommodation for the successful applicant, if required, in addition to a generous salary in line with experience.

The Head Gardener will be responsible for managing the 13-strong garden team; overseeing day-to-day garden management and maintenance operations, as well as for providing horticultural training for all team members.  Applicants must be friendly, hard-working, trustworthy and honest, with common sense, initiative, and a positive character.  Due to the nature of the private estate, the Head Gardener must be discreet and respectful of the family’s privacy when in residence.

This Grade II listed property is part of the Crown Estate and includes approximately 60-acres of Grade I listed gardens.  The estate is privately owned and is not open to the public but is meticulously cared for by the dedicated team of gardeners.  The Head Gardener will be responsible for ensuring all the gardens and grounds on the estate and surrounding family-owned properties are maintained to the highest possible standard.  This will include hands-on management of the lawns, tennis courts, swimming pool area, lake area, rose garden, fountain garden and greenhouse, as well as supervision and direction of the garden team and management of the garden budget.  The Head Gardener will be required to manage contractors when on site and to work alongside various garden designers where necessary.  A report will be required, with photographs, to present to the family on a monthly basis with regard to progress and development within the garden.

Applicants for this role should hold extensive experience at Head Gardener level as well as an academic horticultural qualification at Level 3 or above.  Suitable applicants will have demonstrable experience of garden staff management on horticulturally diverse privately-owned estates and must have excellent plant knowledge.  The Head Gardener must have a strong knowledge of a full range of garden features, including kitchen gardening, roses, specialist pruning techniques and seasonal garden management considerations, plant propagation and cut flowers, with competence in managing house plants.  The Head Gardener will report to and will work alongside, the Operations Manager, particularly with regard to special events at the estate.

This is a rare opportunity for a talented gardener to take a significant step in their career and to utilise their varied skill set.  Applicants must be competent in all aspects of the above and must be flexible in their approach, dedicated team players, and must strive for excellence in every aspect of their work. 

Working hours for this role are 07:00 – 17:00 Monday to Friday, with some Saturdays and Bank Holidays required during busy periods.  Applicants are required to hold a full UK driving licence.  This position is offered as a live-in or live-out, depending on the successful applicant’s preferences and situation.

SALARY:       Up to £50,000 DOE + Accommodation
LOCATION:  Ascot, Berkshire
JOB No:          EC6885

If this Head Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Mark Read 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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Garden Centre Operations Manager - L514

Our client is a fast expanding group of highly successful Garden Centres who target consumers through their aspirational environments which deliver a point of difference within the sector. They are continually growing and are renowned as some of the best in the country, winning many retail and restaurant awards.  They have a unique opportunity for a Garden Centre Operations Manager to join the team where you will play a pivotal role in pulling together and maintaining high standards of all daily operations.

Would you like to become part of a fast-growing company and award-winning team? 

Can you deliver and maintain excellent standards of retail operations?

Are you meticulous in terms of presentation and display?

Key points
  • To lead and engage with Department heads with a culture of driving sales
  • Responsibility for the centre’s overheads in staffing, maintenance and other related costs
  • To monitor and review customer service levels through social media and take immediate action
  • To have an overview and understanding of the centres overall commercial performance
  • To lead train and inspire your team to perform to their full potential
Must haves
  • Excellent team leadership skills with meticulous attention to detail
  • The ability to monitor trends and maximise sales opportunities
  • Experience of managing a large retail operation
  • Have an inspirational approach to all daily tasks and activities

If this Garden Centre Operations Manager vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Pauline Thomas on 01233 732767 or pauline@horticruitment.com.

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Head Gardener - EC6601 - This position has now been filled

A very rare opportunity has arisen for an experienced Head Gardener and excellent plants person to take ownership of a stunning private garden in Monmouthshire, Wales.  Designed, owned, and lived in by one of the country’s most celebrated garden designers, this exceptional position will deliver substantial reward and ensure pride of place in the industry for the successful candidate. 

This is an opportunity to effectively become an ambassador for the brand; to be involved with assisting the client with national and international consultations/visits on client properties, mentoring, lecturing and training of existing employees on their respective client gardens, the provision of advice and associated backup in the office from a client consultation perspective, in addition to the primary role of hands-on garden management at the designer’s home.

The Grade II listed late medieval property is situated in a private valley in the Welsh countryside.  The two-acre garden itself is set within five-acres of land and comprises wild flower meadows, topiary, roses, perennial borders, fruit trees and vegetables as well as riverside and woodland gardens.  Rare and unusual plant species can be found throughout the garden, with meticulous overall maintenance playing a significant role in the overall feel of the garden in order to ensure an example to visitors of the designer’s work.  There is room for improvement in the garden, so the successful applicant will have a chance to demonstrate their talent by way of subtle and bold new ideas, with no restriction on innovative out-of-the-box thinking.

The surrounding woodlands, meadows and other significant areas of the garden are undergoing development and enrichment at present and as such, the successful candidate will play a key role in the enhancement of these aspects in addition to the formal areas of the main garden. 

Applicants must have previous Head Gardener experience, extensive plant knowledge, excellent time management skills as well as a genuine hunger and excitement for the possibilities associated with creating stunning and unique gardens.  The Head Gardener must be able to communicate effectively, particularly as they will be expected to assist with in-house training of other gardeners, each of whom work in gardens that have also been created by this distinguished designer.  Applicants must have clear and demonstrable experience of Head/Senior Gardening at a high level, excellent attention to detail and a positive, enthusiastic attitude towards their work and colleagues.  Academic horticultural qualifications are essential, as is at least five years’ experience of private estate garden management at Senior/Head level.  Applicants with excellent horticultural knowledge from other backgrounds, e.g. the education or nursery/growing sectors, will be considered, so long as they can also demonstrate good hands-on gardening/management skills.

This is a rare vacancy, and an opportunity that will be awarded to the applicant that can demonstrate experience and excellence in each of the above areas.  A generous salary is offered for what will be an exciting and very rewarding position.  Accommodation may be sourced in the locality for exceptional candidates as part of the package offering, if required.

SALARY:       Up to £50,000 DOE
LOCATION:  Monmouthshire, Wales
JOB No:          EC6601

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

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Head Gardener - Live In - EC6371 - This position has now been filled

Please note:  Applicants for this role are required to already hold a Green Card or the ability to work in the USA legally (citizenship etc.).

A very unique and attractive opportunity has arisen for a talented Head Gardener to take ownership of a beautiful private estate in The Hamptons, New York.  The Hamptons are a string of stunning seaside communities on the eastern Long Island’s South Fork, inhabited by affluent New York City residents.

The young and welcoming family spend the working week in the city and return to the property most weekends.  Due to the relocation of the current Head Gardener to another part of the country, a new full-time Head Gardener is required on a permanent, full-time basis.

The relatively young gardens have been designed by the reputable and award-winning designer Arne Maynard, and consist of two acres of mature trees, herbaceous borders, climbing roses, drifts of flowering shrubs as well as impressive herb and vegetable gardens.  As a very recent addition, the neighbouring property is now under the ownership of the client, so a new garden project will be underway in the near future.  The new property will require the successful applicant to manage an assistant gardener when the time comes, i.e. following implementation of the new design, as well as the combined gardens as a whole.  Accommodation for the Head Gardener will be located on the new site, the final details of which are yet to be confirmed.

The position requires a highly organised individual with a good eye for detail and experience of managing high-end private estate gardens.  The successful applicant will be responsible for managing the garden in conjunction with the property owner and the garden designer on a permanent basis.

Applications are encouraged from Head Gardeners with excellent plant care knowledge, including that of pest and disease management / Integrated Pest Management.  IPM is a significant part of horticulture and arboriculture in the USA and as such, applicants must have a good working knowledge of this aspect of garden management.  Typical Head Gardener duties will apply, i.e. management of contractors and grounds crews where applicable, seasonal garden planning, equipment operation/maintenance and hands-on gardening to a high standard.

Candidates will ideally hold an academic horticultural qualification at degree level or equivalent, at least eight years’ practical experience in private estate gardens, excellent horticultural knowledge, a chemical applicator’s licence (or the ability to obtain one in the first 90 days of employment), with a clean and valid New York driver’s licence and the legal ability to work in the United States being desirable.  This is a wonderful opportunity for the right candidate to work for a young and friendly family in a beautiful part of the world, to earn a very generous salary and to live in an extremely sought-after location on a permanent basis.

SALARY:       Circa £50,000  (Live in)
LOCATION:  The Hamptons, New York 
JOB No:         EC6371

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

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Gardens Manager - Live Out - EC6184

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an experienced Gardens Manager to manage and develop beautiful estate gardens set within the heart of London, owned by the same family spanning 300 years. Historic garden squares and dynamic open spaces provide a relaxing and spacious retreat for residents and visitors in Chelsea.

The estate’s 93-acres span a vibrant neighbourhood renowned for its unique mix of cultural attractions, stunning homes, international flagship stores, independent boutiques and lively cafes, bars and restaurants. The variety across the gardens consists of lawns, tennis courts, richly planted beds and statuary. Unusual plants such as black bamboo, maples, magnolias and palms and also host an impressive selection of trees and exotic plants such as Brazilian pepper tree, a Chinaberry tree, an old Persian Ironwood Tree and mulberry trees, much of which stand in once was a Repton garden lost to the war.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a Gardens Manager to create a lasting legacy developing and maintaining standards across 14 private garden squares as well as open and commercial high net worth spaces within the estate. The Gardens Manager will propose and implement weekly, monthly and annual programmes of work to include progressively raising standards with effective maintenance of all gardens and open spaces on the estate. The candidate will provide their horticultural expertise and will be expected to plan and budget for best value whilst achieving the objectives set out within the programmes of work. They will manage the administration of all garden task related operations, ensuring the professional maintenance of all digital tree, plant and financial records. Working closely with their direct manager and the gardens administration team, the successful candidate will make proposals where there is a need to consult outside of agreed authority. The role will also include the exciting opportunity to organise and implement a small number of successful garden events for charitable causes.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the direct management, safety, personal development and motivation of a garden team of four; one employee and three contractors. The Gardens Manager will also work closely with arboriculture specialists to oversee the delivery of the estate’s Tree Policy – both in terms of safety and sustainability. They will oversee the digital data collection (tree inspection programs and associated tree work), ensure compliance of all Health and Safety legislation and requirements in accordance with current Health and Safety at work and other relevant legislation.  It is paramount that the Gardens Manager captures the health and safety inspections using a digital data collection system. Experience with digital data collection applications and programs is therefore required of all applicants for this role. The successful applicant would need to manage contractors to ensure value for money, adherence with the estate’s processes, and for health and safety.

 The ideal candidate will be a qualified Horticulturalist with a minimum of 10 years’ relevant experience, supported by evidence of the innovative development and implementation of programs of work and long-term garden planning. They will have an eye for enhancing open spaces with attractive planting regimes. Good verbal communication skills and a positive attitude are essential, as is the ability to ensure customer satisfaction by acting as an ambassador for the estate.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced, Gardens Manager who is confident to lead the development, maintenance and flair to maximise their beauty standing within this impressive garden community.

SALARY:        Up to £50,000 depending on experience
LOCATION:   Chelsea, London
JOB No:         EC6184

If this Gardens Manager 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 Gardens 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 Gardens Manager vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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Garden Centre Manager - L642

A superb opportunity to join a thriving garden centre at senior management level.

Do you have a passion for garden centre retailing?

Can you make a real difference to the overall success of the business exceeding expectations?

Do you possess an innovative approach able to inspire your team to deliver excellent standards in customer care?

Key points:

  • Ensuring high standards are achieved throughout the centre
  • Driving sales and maximising profits to meet KPI’s
  • Leading and inspiring the team to deliver first class customer service
  • Monitoring trends and maximising sales opportunities
  • To plan and prioritise workloads and work on your own initiative

Must haves:

  • Excellent leadership skills with good attention to detail
  • A proactive and flexible approach to all tasks
  • A good understanding of garden centre retailing
  • The ability to ensure high standards are achieved at all times

If this Garden Centre Manager vacancy is of interest please apply or contact Pauline Thomas on 01233 732767 or pauline@horticruitment.com

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Senior Project Manager (Landscaping) – West London - E182

Our client is an established landscape company based in West London. They carry out a range of landscape projects, providing a full design/build and maintenance service to both commercial and domestic clients. Most of their work is in and around central London. They currently have a vacancy for a Senior Project Manager.

This is a key management position where the person appointed will be responsible for overseeing the successful delivery of both hard and soft landscaping projects, ensuring that they are completed within strict deadlines and agreed budgets. Applicants should have at least 3-5 years construction experience with a high level of organisational and time management skills. He/she will be highly self-motivated able to get the very best out of their teams. It is also important that you have competent IT skills. A current driving licence is essential, a company vehicle will be provided.

If this position is of interest, please apply or contact Mark Bolam on 01233 732767 

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Head of Retail - C269

Can you provide an industry leading customer experience through creating inspiring environments?

Do you have management experience within a quality retail business?

Are you an expert in P&L possessing strong analytical skills?

Key points

•To maximise the sales and profit for a flagship shop and plant centre

•To develop engaging customer experiences and events

•To manage ranges with the central buying team

•To manage and motivate a customer focused team to deliver exceptional standards of Retailing.

Must haves

•A comprehensive product knowledge of plants and associated Horticultural products

•Financial aptitude for sales, margins, profit performance and budgeting

•A proven track record in leadership within a business context

•A Horticultural qualification able to apply selling skills and act as a role model to the team.

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

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Head Gardener - Live Out - EC3762 - This position has been filled

A very unique and attractive opportunity has arisen for a skilled and talented Head Gardener to take ownership of a beautiful private estate in The Hamptons, New York.  The Hamptons are a string of stunning seaside communities on the eastern Long Island’s South Fork, inhabited by affluent New York City residents.

The young and welcoming family spend the working week in the city and return to the property most weekends.  The garden is currently being managed by a maintenance company, but the family would now like to employ a full-time Head Gardener on a permanent basis.

The newly completed gardens have been designed by the award-winning designer, Arne Maynard, and consist of two acres of mature trees, herbaceous borders, climbing roses, drifts of flowering shrubs as well as impressive herb and vegetable gardens.  The position requires a highly-organised individual with a good eye for detail and experience of managing high-end private estate gardens.  The successful applicant will be responsible for managing the garden in conjunction with the property owner and garden designer on a permanent basis.

Applications are encouraged from Head Gardeners with excellent plant care knowledge, including that of pest and disease management / IPM.  Integrated Pest Management is a significant part of horticulture and arboriculture in the USA and as such, applicants must have a good working knowledge of this aspect of garden management.  Typical Head Gardener duties will apply, i.e. management of contractors and grounds crews, seasonal garden planning, equipment operation/maintenance and hands-on gardening to a high standard.

Candidates will ideally hold an academic horticultural qualification at degree level of equivalent, at least eight years’ experience in private estate gardens, excellent horticultural knowledge, a chemical applicator’s licence (or the ability to obtain one in the first 90 days of employment), a clean and valid New York driver’s licence, and the legal ability to work in the United States.  This is a wonderful opportunity for the right candidate to work for a young and friendly family in a beautiful part of the world, and to earn a very generous salary.

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

Thank you for the interest you have shown in 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.

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

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SALARY:  Circa  £56,000  (Live out)

LOCATION:  The Hamptons, New York

JOB No:  EC 3762