Head of Gardens

An incredible and rare opportunity has become available for a highly skilled and experienced Head of Gardens based Guernsey, Channel Islands. The position is full time, permanent and comes with a competitive salary and relocation package.

The owners have four stunning properties in Guernsey and are looking for a Head of Gardens who is confident to lead the development, maintenance and has the flair and knowledge to maximise the beauty standing within the gardens and grounds.

The principal estate extends to over 18 acres and has two properties onsite with two different style gardens. The Prime Residence contains a South African specimen garden, lawns and other planted borders, woodland, 2 wildflower meadows and a smaller meadow, boundary hedging throughout and Guernsey bank hedging, newly planted orchard of heritage mixed fruit and a new orchard of cider apples to be planted autumn 2023, for production of premium apple brandy. An extensive bulb planting programme is in place to be carried out over the next two years. There currently is a lead gardener and 2 gardeners working on site. The other house onsite is a farmhouse with a vegetable garden, greenhouse and orchid house, fruit cage, small pond, trained fruit, traditional borders, raised beds, lawns and specimen trees.

The second property has extensive gardens including Japanese garden, carp pond, classic circular fountain pond, Italian garden and English garden, vegetable garden with two gardeners managing the site. The third property is a large garden on three levels, laid to lawn and borders and the responsibility is currently shared between the gardeners on the first two sites. The fourth property is made up of 17.5 acres and contains parkland, ponds and formal terrace. The ornamental garden is currently being re-designed, and the gardens are maintained by a lead gardener and assistant gardener.

The ideal candidate will be a qualified Horticulturalist with a demonstrable experience as a Head Gardener, Gardens Manager or Head of Gardens, supported by evidence of the innovative development and implementation of programs of work and long-term garden planning. They will ideally hold a horticultural qualification, level 3 or above. An eye for enhancing and developing gardens, good verbal communication skills and a positive attitude are essential.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a Head of Gardens to create a lasting legacy developing and maintaining four incredible private properties including progressively raising standards with effective maintenance of all gardens.

SALARY:  £70,000 per annum plus £10,000 relocation package
LOCATION:  Guernsey, Channel Islands
JOB No:  EC41965

If this Head of Gardens 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 of Gardens 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 of Gardens vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

www.englishcountrygardeners.co.uk


Analyst

Analyst required

In this unique role, you will play a key role in building the client supply side of this ecommerce company along with reporting into the CEO you will help identify the highest quality supply partners (across growing, manufacturing, garden centres etc.). You will need to be able to analyse partner and category stock performance to identify strategies to support overall trade in the business.

Due to the confidential nature of this role, please contact Ruth Bolam for more information on 01233 732767 or ruth@horticruitment.com.


Nursery Production Manager

Nursery Production Manager required

Job Ref P141

My client is a large and very established plant nursery located in Norway, with 30,000m2 of modern greenhouse areas. The nursery produces large numbers of high-quality potted roses in spring and summer, but have unrealised potential for late summer, autumn and winter production. The company are looking to capitalise on these unused areas and it is the company’s desire to have the new Production Manager play a leading role.  Applications are sought from experienced Production Managers as well as General Nursery Managers, as the potential exists for the successful candidate to step up to the General Manager position in due course.

The experienced Production Manager will be required to develop production in the period from July to March and contribute to rose production in Spring and Summer, as well as to manage this side of the business on a full-time basis.  Responsibilities will include planning and execution of plant production, management and maintenance of technical facilities and the operation of greenhouse climate control systems.

Suitable candidates will hold a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Horticulture or similar, and must have competency in greenhouse management, propagation and insect/disease control as well as being competency in mechanical maintenance.  Strong horticultural and floricultural knowledge is essential as is demonstrable knowledge of relevant plant pests and diseases.  Applicants must have held certification and official training in the use of plant pesticides, must be self-directed and able to work efficiently and effectively under limited supervision.  Applicants must have excellent English or Norwegian language skills, both spoken and written.

Applicants with staff management experience are encouraged to apply, though those without will also be considered on merit.  The company are offering a generous salary in line with the successful candidate’s experience, as well as the option for accommodation if needed.  The stated salary is negotiable for applicants with Nursery General Manager experience.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a successful and established nursery in a beautiful part of the world, on a permanent full-time basis.  The successful candidate will potentially have the opportunity to develop new product lines and cultures, as well as the reward for ensuring the nursery realises its full potential.

If this Nursery Production Manager vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Mark Read on 01233 732767 or mark.read@horticruitment.com.

To view more Nursery jobs, click Nursery.

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Nursery Production 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 Nursery Production Manager vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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Sales Representatives - L726

A medium size manufacturer of growing media and supplier of gardening products is currently seeking Sales Representatives across England to carve out a territory in their location.

Do you have previous field sales experience in this category?

Are you confident to reach and exceed sales targets?

Would you relish the challenge in taking the business to the next level?

Key points

  • To adopt and grow an existing portfolio of clients
  • Source new leads and generate new business
  • Meet clients and negotiate sales orders
  • Represent the company at trade shows and events

Must haves

  • Excellent communication and negotiating skills
  • A confident and professional manner
  • A proven track record in reaching sales targets

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

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Sales Representatives vacancy.  Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications that we receive, it is not possible to respond to every one.  Therefore, unless you hear from us within the next 14 days, your application for the Sales Representatives vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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