Skilled Gardener - EC10384 - This position has now been filled

An attractive opportunity has arisen for a self-employed Skilled Gardener to play a key role in the ongoing development and maintenance of a stunning Gertrude Jekyll orientated garden near Andover in Hampshire, on a 2-day per week basis.  This opportunity is open to self-employed gardeners who can demonstrate a thorough understanding of garden management, with excellent plant identification and time management skills.

The 1.5-acre arts and crafts garden was designed by Gertrude Jekyll and is approximately 100 years old.  The owners live on the property full-time, are keen and knowledgeable gardeners, and whilst they currently benefit from one other member of staff with regard to estate and garden maintenance, the amicable departure of their knowledgeable plantsman gardener (to Scotland) leaves an opportunity for a likeminded new incumbent.

Applicants for this role should be self-employed gardeners currently living within a one-hour commute of the estate, which lies approximately 5-miles east of Andover.  The garden has a happy atmosphere and comprises a wild garden, herbaceous garden and large borders, a gravel garden, gazebo and pond, roses and bulbs, with a strong focus on flowers throughout.  There is no kitchen garden or glasshouse, so associated propagation and vegetable/fruit growing will not be required of the successful candidate.  Hedge cutting will be carried out by external contractors, leaving the successful candidate to focus on the finer horticultural duties within the garden.  A no-dig approach is used to manage weeds, which works very well on the site and should be continued at the wish of the owners.  The successful applicant will be required to work from ladders at times and must be used to working on and managing large herbaceous borders as well as a diverse range of ornamental plants, shrubs and flowers. 

Suitable candidates will be self-employed, used to working alone, and should hold an academic horticultural qualification and/or extensive gardening experience, possess good plant identification skills, good physical fitness, an ability to operate and have a thorough understanding of seasonal garden management as per the above factors.  A driving licence is an essential requirement of all applicants due to the rural location of the property.

This is an excellent opportunity for a local freelance gardener to become involved with a n historic and impressive garden, on behalf of genuinely enthusiastic and welcoming gardener owners.  A generous hourly rate is offered in line with experience, with discretionary bonuses paid in recognition of the gardener’s commitment and quality of work.

SALARY:  Circa £26/hr DOE

LOCATION:  Andover, Hampshire

JOB No:  EC10384

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

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Skilled Gardener - EC6530 - this position has now been filled

An ambitious, skilled gardener is sought to join a very special 14-acre landscaped garden near Lymington, in the New Forest. This private seafront estate has areas which are designated of special environmental interest, including SSSI and SINC. Originally planted in 1897, the garden is continually evolving. The horticultural team care for the arboretum; woodland areas with mature rhododendrons, camellias and magnolias; wildflower meadows; ornamental grasses and wildlife ponds. There are also formal areas, a vegetable garden and two greenhouses for propagation. The emphasis is on developing the garden in an environmentally sustainable manner.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone looking to develop their career with scope for promotion to head gardener in the near future. The successful candidate will take a hands-on role but will also guide and motivate the team of two keen gardeners (one full time and one part time). He or she will report to the owner, a qualified horticulturist, who is currently acting as head gardener.

Applicants will ideally have a minimum Level 2 horticultural qualification combined with good plant knowledge. He or she will have a passion for horticulture and the drive and ability to develop the garden with the owner.

A charming two-bedroom Grade II listed cottage nearby, overlooking the sea, can be provided for the successful applicant if required. Council tax will be covered by the employer and all other bills will covered by the tenant.

The position is 37.5 hours week (flexible but currently 8am to 4pm with a paid mid-morning tea break of half an hour). No weekend work or overtime is required. Annual leave is 30 days (22 days plus 8 bank holidays).

SALARY:        £20,000 - £25,000 DOE and if accommodation is required         
LOCATION:   Lymington
JOB No:          EC6530

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

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Assistant Gardener - Live Out - EC3112 - This position has now been filled

A wonderful career opportunity has arisen for an Assistant Gardener in the New Forest, Hampshire. Candidates with a good level of all-round estate maintenance experience, i.e. machinery maintenance, swimming pools, animal care etc. in addition to garden maintenance, are encouraged to apply.

This stunning listed private country house includes several smaller cottages and 5-acre formal garden.  The main property is nestled within 180 acres of parkland in the beautiful New Forest in south west England.  The village of Bramshaw is a highly sought-after location; close to Lyndhurst and the historic market town of Romsey. 

The property is under ownership of a young and friendly family who are actively developing the already stunning gardens.  The main garden includes a cuttings garden, greenhouses, a vegetable garden to supply the house with a small amount of produce, formal lawn areas, hedges, mature trees, mixed borders, a pool and tennis court.  Staff currently working on the estate include a Head Gardener, House Manager/Chef, Assistant Gardener/Nanny, Groom, Gamekeeper, Junior Butler and cleaning staff.

The role will involve general garden maintenance; hedge cutting, mowing, weeding, dead heading, pruning etc. as well as working with roses, the beds/borders, the cutting flower garden and within the kitchen garden.  Applicants should have a good level of experience in general garden maintenance and a willingness to improve their horticultural knowledge where necessary, via training provided by the estate if required.  The suitable candidate will be positive in character and be willing to work within a small friendly team, but should also be happy to work autonomously in certain areas of the garden where required.  A spray certificate would be beneficial but is not essential for the role initially as training may be provided.  Applicants should be willing and able to carry out a range of general estate DIY tasks as well as gardening, so candidates with a broad skill set in this area are encouraged to apply.  The estate has the capacity to improve employees’ horticultural knowledge via internal and external training.

The successful applicant for this role will assist the Head Gardener in the routine maintenance, restoration and ongoing development of the garden on a permanent basis.  Candidates will ideally hold a recognised academic horticultural qualification, good/basic horticultural knowledge and gardening experience, and will ideally be from a private estate gardening or estate maintenance background.  Applicants should have good physical fitness and practical horticultural skills including competence with garden machinery. 

The client is looking for a friendly, flexible, positive and enthusiastic person to be part of the estate on a long-term basis.  A rich and enjoyable atmosphere awaits the successful candidate, as does a genuine opportunity to upskill under the direction of a talented Head Gardener and if necessary, external horticultural training.  Applicants must be commutable to Bramshaw in Hampshire and must hold a full UK driving licence with their own transport.

SALARY:       £23,000 - £26,000 DOE
LOCATION:  Bramshaw, Hampshire
JOB No:          EC3112

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

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Skilled Gardener - Live Out - EC3126 - This position has now been filled

Skilled Gardener Required

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a suitably qualified and experienced gardener to join a small team on a beautiful private estate near Alresford, Hampshire.  The welcoming family currently employ a talented Head Gardener, under whom the successful applicant will work and are now looking to expand the team to a total of four full-time employees.

Built in the late 1700’s, the Grade II listed house is situated within 45-acres of parkland with formal gardens of approximately 13-acres, originally laid out by Richard Woods; a contemporary of Capability Brown.  The grounds have been painstakingly restored to the original plans in several phases over the years, most recently since 2004 by the current owner, with more sensitive restoration planned.  The property owners are passionate about the gardens, such that only tree, shrub and flower species available in the mid-1700’s, have been used in the restoration. 

The formal aspect of the garden includes expansive lawns, hedges, a pool, herbaceous borders, a large kitchen garden, mixed beds/borders, ornamental shrubberies, young and mature/ancient specimen trees with woodland walks, topiary, a considerable Ha-ha and much more, all with impressive vistas across the estate and surrounding South Downs.

Applicants for this position will ideally be academically qualified to Level 2 or above and are confident in their plant knowledge, with excellent attention to detail and are self-motivated and driven to join a committed team of gardeners. Spray certificates (PA1/PA6) and chainsaw competence certification are desirable and a full clean driving licence, good physical fitness and experience with a wide range of garden machinery are required for the role.

This is a genuinely rare and exciting opportunity for a suitably qualified and experienced gardener to join a historically significant estate and gardener, under a knowledgeable Head Gardener, and for friendly and interested employers. 

SALARY:       Up to £26,000 DOE
LOCATION:  Winchester, Hampshire
JOB No:          EC3126
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Part-time Gardener - Live Out - EC8125 - This position has now been filled

Part-time Gardener required

An opportunity has arisen for a Skilled Gardener to play a key role in the ongoing development and maintenance of a private estate near Hambledon in Hampshire, on a 2-3 day/week basis.  This opportunity is open to self-employed gardeners who can demonstrate a thorough understanding of horticulture with excellent plant identification and time management skills.

 

The compact garden of approximately one-acre surrounds the house and is bordered by paddocks and copses extending approximately four-acres.  Located in a rural hamlet, the garden comprises lawns, herbaceous and perennial borders, mature and young trees, gravel areas and pathways, flagstone paving, climbing plants and shrubs throughout.  The garden is in the process of redesign and planting and as such, the new role is focussed on design implementation and the associated application of necessary horticultural knowledge.  The property does not currently include a kitchen garden or glasshouse, though this is something that is planned.  The expertise of the successful applicant will be drawn upon for this purpose specifically, in addition to that of the duties outlined below.

Heavy maintenance work is carried out by local garden contractors on a part-time basis, with assistance on the finer horticultural aspects currently being provided by a freelance Skilled Gardener.  The latter will be moving on from the role in early 2020, hence the requirement for a new Skilled Gardener to join the estate.  The successful applicant will be required to undertake general garden maintenance such as bed/border management and planting, pruning, and general seasonal garden management.  In addition to the above, other small maintenance tasks will be required to a lesser degree; raking gravel, sweeping of terraces, maintenance of outdoor paintwork and the water feature, for example.  At present, there is no requirement for mowing of lawns or paddocks, though this may be something that could be requested in instances where the maintenance contractors are on holiday.

Suitable candidates are likely to be self-employed, should hold an academic horticultural qualification and/or extensive gardening experience, possess good plant identification skills, good physical fitness, an ability to operate and carry out basic maintenance of garden machinery, and have a thorough understanding of seasonal garden management throughout the seasons.  Spray certificates (PA1/PA6) would be beneficial and a driving licence essential due to the rural location of the property.

This is an excellent opportunity for a local freelance gardener to become involved with a garden at an early stage of redevelopment and planting.  A generous hourly rate is offered in line with experience.

SALARY:       Circa £25/hr DOE
LOCATION:  Nr. Hambledon, Hampshire
JOB No:         EC8125

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Plantarea Manager

Plantarea Manager required

Ref - E365

Are you interested to join one of the leading companies in Horticulture who have continued to inspire and to provide the very best horticultural products and services?  They empower their customers by providing them with great ideas, information and quality products.  An exciting opportunity exists for an experienced Plantarea Manager who will lead and promote the highest standards of customer care. 

Do you possess strong commercial agility to maximise and drive the plantarea performance and profitability?

Do you take pride in leading and inspiring your team?

Key points
  • Take full responsibility for managing the day to day garden plant department
  • Assisting in the management of budgets and analysing weekly sales performance
  • Being at the forefront of ordering products as per seasonal requirements
  • Merchandising to maximise sales opportunities, promoting stock in key areas
  • To lead and promote the highest standards of customer care
Must haves
  • Sound knowledge of plants with the ability to share and coach the team
  • Ability to use good judgement and discretion at all times
  • Competent in ensuring exceptional operational and commercial standards
  • Strong communication skills to deal with colleagues at all levels

If this Plantarea Manager vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Ruth Bolam on 01233 732767 or ruth@horticruitment.com

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Skilled Gardener - Live Out - EC7999 - This position has now been filled

Skilled Gardener required

A rare and fantastic opportunity has arisen on an historic private estate near Winchester, for an experienced gardener with dedication, flexibility and a passion for garden management.  This role would suit a knowledgeable gardener with excellent time management skills, good physical fitness and a demonstrable understanding of the considerations required on private estates.

The property has a very strong history, dating back nearly 3000 years in terms of being a known settlement.  The present property and garden are a mere 300 years old in their current form, with the gardens being developed throughout this time by the respective owners.  The pleasure gardens encompass 22-acres and are surrounded on three sides by a ha-ha, a pinetum and large collection of young and mature native and exotic trees, a lake, fountains and a natural spring, parterres, formal lawns, mixed and perennial/herbaceous borders, a rose garden, Temple Garden, Orangery, walks and paths, a walled garden (in need of repair), courtyard areas and numerous container planting, with specimen trees throughout.  The estate is open to the public for one day per year as part of the National Garden Scheme.

The property owners are private and traditional in keeping with the style and history of the estate and its management to date, so are looking to appoint a Skilled Gardener with experience on estates of a similar nature.  Following the retirement of a dedicated Gardener of 20-years, contractors have been brought in to assist with the garden, however there is now a desire to employ a full-time permanent Skilled Gardener with the ability and willingness to dedicate their time to the deserving site.

Applicants for this position may be academically qualified but must, more importantly, be able to demonstrate by previous experience their knowledge and understanding of hands-on garden management on large and horticulturally diverse private estates.  Applicants should have extensive experience (and ideally some certification) with a range of garden/estate machinery, i.e. tractors, chainsaws, chemical spray applicators, hedge cutters, strimmers, ride-on and pedestrian mowers, blowers etc.  Candidates must have strong knowledge of seasonal garden/plant management, excellent time management skills, and must be team players with a flexible and a helpful approach at all times. 

The varying seasonal duties of the successful candidate will be supplemented by external contractors where necessary and as such, an ability to work alongside other gardeners as with other estate team members, with sensitivity and diplomacy, is essential.  A full UK driving licence is required for this role.  Due to the nature of the site and the preference of the welcoming owners, discretion and sensitivity is required at all times.

In addition to a salary in line with the successful candidate’s experience, private health care is offered as well as a pension scheme, whereby the employer will contribute a generous 9.5% (with the employee contributing 4%).  Annual holiday entitlement is 28-days (including Bank Holidays).

SALARY:       £25,000 - £30,000 DOE
LOCATION:  Winchester, Hampshire
JOB No:         EC7999

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

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Assistant Growing Manager - S718

An exciting opportunity to join an award winning, environmentally aware company employing over 200 staff, using established LEAN principles and innovative growing technology. They are the UK’s largest producer of indoor ornamental pot plants supplying over 8 million plants every year to major retailers. They are currently seeking an Assistant Growing Manager to help produce and develop consistently high-quality plants in their advanced growing facilities. 

Do you have several years experience in commercial crop production?

Are you familiar with pest and disease identification?

Do you have knowledge of plant protection products and irrigation systems?

Key points
  • Assist the department manager in all growing activity
  • To monitor growth and ensure only excellent quality plants are produced
  • To provide technical assistance to partners growers in the UK and overseas
  • To be involved in young plant ordering and production planning
  • Working closely with their customers technical managers to represent them well
Must haves
  • A degree in Horticulture with several years experience in a similar role
  • Be familiar with LEAN principles and innovative growing technology
  • Ideally experience in protected cropping systems
  • Able to consistently deliver top quality plants on a commercial scale

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

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Horticultural Manager - S643 - This position has now been filled

Horticultural Manager required

A superb opportunity for an experienced Plantarea Manager to join a large destination Garden Centre packed full of traditional and varied exceptional quality plants which have been sourced from across the country and internationally.  You will be joining at an exciting time as the outside Plantarea will double in size in January 2020 keeping in line with customer demands.

Do you have excellent plant knowledge? 

Are you an experienced plant buyer in touch with leading plant suppliers?

Can you maintain and deliver the highest standards in plant retailing?

Key points
  • To be responsible for stock investment in the Horticultural department
  • To merchandise products boldly with clarity and good clear signage
  • To promote the importance and benefits of effective team working
  • Prepare the department layout plans in advance of seasonal changes
  • To set and share daily and weekly targets and objectives with your team
Must haves
  • The ability to lead and inspire the team to deliver high standards of retailing
  • Excellent Horticultural knowledge
  • Strive to reach and exceed sales targets
  • Be well organised with good attention to detail in all tasks

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

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Landscape Foreman - R021

Our Client has been established for over 20 years and have been involved in commercial soft landscaping right across the South East, spanning as far north as Peterborough and as far west as Bristol. They have completed landscape schemes for a wide variety of clients, including company headquarters, new schools and academies, business and retail parks, superstores and industrial estates, as well as involvement in ecologically sensitive areas. The business has had a change of ownership in the last two years and a new CEO recently. They are currently looking for a motivated and skilled Landscape Foreman for a variety of soft landscape construction projects.

Job Description:

Team supervision Ensure team are on site on time, breaks are monitored, uniform and PPE are worn correctly and site is left in a good state each day in a safe and secure location.
Reporting absence To lead on compliance with absence reporting procedure, ensuring team communicate and absence is recorded correctly.
Health and Safety Ensure all Health and Safety criteria onsite is met. Report any issues to the Contracts manager and ensure reporting mechanisms are used.
Supervision of deliveries Oversee onsite deliveries. Ensure any issues are communicated ahead of time. To oversee safe delivery and off load of all deliveries. All materials are to be checked upon delivery. No operatives or foreman are to enter the delivery vehicle. Check the quality of stock, any defective/damaged stock i.e. twisted/broken trees are to be rejected. Inform your contracts manager immediately before delivery leaves.
Site issues/queries Ensure all issues/queries are reported to your Contracts Manager and the office immediately so they can be dealt with, with quality management in mind.
Care of company property Ensure all company property is looked after. Carry out daily pre-start checks to each tool that has an engine. Ensure that ALL tools and equipment are cleaned twice per month thoroughly and after each use. Vehicles are to be left clean inside at all times and washed weekly. If medical kit is used, inform the office once supplies are running low. Ensure there is always enough eye wash for two people for both eyes at all times. All tools and equipment to be stored safely and returned to the van each day. Any maintenance required should be carried out as required.
Daily updates Keep lines of communication open with your Supervisor and Manager. Ensure reporting and emails are checked/completed daily. 
Works evidence Before and after images are to be taken each day of the works carried out by yourself and your operatives (no exceptions). To be sent to your office Contracts Administrator (email and contact number will be provided)
Training It will be your responsibility to ensure that you and your team are working to the required standard. These standards and training methods will be monitored by your Contracts Manager and senior management and will form part of your PDR review.
Site responsibilities You will be responsible for direct conversations with the site manager. Each morning you need to carry out a ten-minute daily risk assessment. Ensure all paperwork is logged/retained correctly.
Near miss & Accident reports You will be responsible for informing your Supervisor/Manager and the office if you or anyone within your team encounter a near miss.

Near miss/accident reports are to be completed in full and submitted to the office for record and to allow the safety manager to advise of any control measures required.

 

RAMS & Toolbox Talk signatures At the start of each job you will be required to carry out a toolbox talk (TBT) for each task on site you are likely to carry out (provided inside the RAMS folder) These are to be read to your operatives and signed by each member. Any new operative on site MUST carry out a TBT.

You will be required to ensure your operatives read, understand then sign the risk assessment and method statement pack given to you on the first day of a new site.

Quality Management Assist your contracts manager to monitor and record quality control measures during project completion from start to finish. Ensure you keep good communication with your manager. Issue resolution and improvements to be communicated and recorded.

Key Skills:

  • Previous experience as a Foreman or Team Leader within the landscape construction industry.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to plan and execute work efficiently.
  • Good leadership skills are also important as are good organisational skills and an eye for detail.
  • Good horticultural and plant knowledge.
  • Good practical and machinery skills

Driving licence and CSCS card are essential requirements.

If this Landscape Foreman vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Mark Bolam on 01233 732767 or markbolam@horticruitment.com.

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