Skilled Gardener (Live out) - EC4340 - This position has been filled

A rare opportunity has arisen for a Skilled Gardener to join the small team on this beautiful private estate in Hertfordshire.  The impressive period property is framed by gardens designed by a highly respected Chelsea Gold Medal winning designer who continues to be involved with the gardens at a consultative level.  This is an excellent opportunity for a passionate and enthusiastic gardener to build upon existing skills and knowledge, whilst working within a friendly and talented team, under the direction of the Head Gardener.

The privately owned estate encompasses approximately 30 acres, of which five are gardens maintained to a very high standard.  The gardens are open once a year at the end of May as part of the NGS scheme, and as testament to their popularity, have recently broken the regional record for the most successful turnout in a day.  The varied site comprises of a ¾ acre walled garden, a 1 ½ acre ornamental garden with water features, trees, shrubs, perennials and a long list of additional features, plants and areas beyond.  Glasshouses on site are used for propagation and the storage of tender house plants.  The remainder of the estate encompasses paddocks/ménage, a tennis court, rough grassland and a swimming pool.  The garden team are noted for their small but much-praised production of fruit and vegetables, of which some are used for home-made preserves and juices. The estate also provides a home for various animals (cows, sheep, horses etc.) so you may be asked to assist in their management at times.

An opening has arisen for a new Skilled Gardener to join the team of four Gardeners.  Applicants for the role should be enthusiastic with good horticultural knowledge and experience in an ornamental and kitchen garden. Spraying certificates and experience with garden machinery is essential.   You will be working under the direction of the existing Head Gardener; a very knowledgeable horticulturalist and well-respected educator and mentor at the estate.

A full driving licence and your own transport are required, with a positive attitude and good sense of humour essential.  Typical hours of work are 08:00 – 16:30 in winter, and 08:00 – 17:00 in summer, Monday to Friday.

SALARY:  £18,000 - £26,000 DOE

LOCATION:  Ayot St Lawrence, Hertfordshire

JOB No:  EC 4340

If this position 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 Skilled 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 the Skilled Gardener vacancy will have been unsuccessful. 

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Plantarea Manager - L163

A chance to work for one of the leading businesses in Horticulture who continue to supply a fantastic range of plants and gardening accessories, all of the very highest quality. 

Do you possess excellent plant knowledge and good people skills?

Can you take on a good level of autonomy for maintaining high standards throughout the outside plants department?

Key points

  • Purchasing of stock and ensuring the department is fully stocked according to each season
  • Presentation and displays with good housekeeping standards
  • Leading and motivating a small team by example
  • Providing excellent customer sales and service for all gardening needs

Must haves

  • Excellent plant and product knowledge
  • Good team leadership skills
  • An  eye for detail and quality control
  • A passion for Horticulture able to deliver high standards in your work

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 Plantarea 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 the Plantarea Manager vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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Sole Estate Gardener - Live Out - EC4090

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an experienced and qualified estate gardener to take ownership of a small private estate garden near Potters Bar, Hertfordshire.  The role will suit a qualified and experienced gardener with the ability and willingness to help out with general estate maintenance tasks.

The 1.5 acre garden comprises primarily of formal and informal lawns with mixed beds and borders, a small pond, mature trees, and hedges consisting of hornbeam, laurel, yew, beech.  The property is surrounded by open meadows and is located less than two miles from the centre of Potters Bar.  There will be no kitchen gardening, plant propagation or glasshouse work, so the primary focus of the role is to ensure correct species-specific management of existing plants, and to maintain the non-horticultural aspects of the estate to a high standard.  Professional contractors will be brought in where necessary, but applicants should have a good working knowledge of handyman/DIY.

The ideal candidate will hold an academic horticultural qualification, good physical fitness, a proven ability to manage their own time and demonstrate competency in the operation and basic maintenance of garden machinery.  Applicants must be able and willing to help out with other estate duties as they arise such as general indoor and outdoor DIY, including some painting on occasion, for example.  This is to ensure year-round employment on the estate, specifically during the winter months.

The primary focus of the role is gardening, so applicants must be gardeners/horticulturists first and foremost.  Applicants will ideally hold spray certificates in addition to a Level 2 or 3 Horticulture qualification, a full driving licence, and a positive ‘can-do’ attitude.

SALARY:  £28,000 DOE (Live-out)

LOCATION:  Potters Bar, Hertfordshire

Ref:  EC4090

If this position is of interest please apply or contact Mark Read on 01233 732767 or mark.read@englishcountrygardeners.co.uk

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Sole Estate 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 Sole Estate Gardener will have been unsuccessful.

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Outside Team Leader - C413

Outside Team Leader Required

Do you have a real passion for Horticulture?

Would you enjoy the challenges of working as an Outside Team Leader in a large outside Plantarea as part of a successful team?

Do you have a creative flair for merchandising and displays?

Key points

  • Supporting the department manage in all daily operations
  • Supervising and training of staff
  • Ordering of stock as appropriate within agreed parameters
  • Merchandising and displays, maintaining a good level of housekeeping
  • Offering excellent customer sales and service

Must haves

  • A good knowledge of Horticulture confident to ensure high standards of retailing
  • Good communication skills leading a team of staff by example
  • Attention to detail in all daily tasks
  • Be confident to take on a good level of autonomy

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 Outside Team Leader 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 Outside Team Leader vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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Under Gardener - K456

Are you a passionate and experienced horticulturalist?

Are you able to work within a team as well as individually?

Do you have excellent plant knowledge and previous experience working on a private estate?

Working alongside the Head Gardener the role of Under Gardener will be to provide support in the upkeep of the estate to the highest possible standard.

Key points

•Regular maintenance of formal and informal gardens

•Upkeep of surrounding grounds and parkland

•Working within a team as well as under your own initiative

•Use and maintenance of various horticultural machinery and equipment

Must haves

•Previous experience with good plant knowledge

•Professional and presentable manner with the ability to communicate at all levels

•A formal horticultural qualification will be an advantage

•A full clean driving licence

This is a live out position with 28 days annual leave including bank holidays. Hours of work will be Monday- Friday 7am-4pm you will be expected to be on call for emergencies as required.

If this position is of interest please apply or contact Mark Read on 01233 732767 or mark.read@horticruitment.com

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Under 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 the Under Gardener vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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Part-Time Gardener - EC3861

A superb new opportunity has arisen for a Part-Time Gardener in West Hertfordshire to manage 5 acres of garden due to the retirement of the current gardener. The grounds consist of beds, borders, amenity lawns, shrubs, hedges and an additional 7 acre area of paddocks that the Gardener is not required to maintain.

Applicants will need to be suitably qualified and experienced and able to provide references. The owner is looking for someone who has good plant knowledge and technical ability to maintain the gardens to a consistently high standard. Applicants must live within a 20 mile radius of the house and have their own transport not only for getting to work but also to purchase fuel and other supplies for the garden.

The appointed person will be employed on a self-employment basis to undertake maintenance of the garden and also willing to take on handyman duties when required. Work will include maintenance of beds, weeding, pruning, lawn maintenance and other general duties when required. The owners are looking for an energetic self-starter who manage their time and work load with minimal supervision

ACCOMMODATION: Live out position

SALARY: Circa £15/hour depending on qualifications and experience

LOCATION: West Hertfordshire, near Berkhamsted

JOB No: EC3861

If this position is of interest please apply or contact Mark Hudson on 01233 733510 or mark.hudson@englishcountrygardeners.co.uk

Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Part Time 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 the Part Time Gardener vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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Skilled Nursery Person - A905

Do you want to work for an award winning highly respected specialist tree nursery?

Do you have a passion for growing with a proactive attitude whatever the challenge?

Do you have previous experience with specimen tree production with a keen understanding of how things grow?

Due to expansion our client is looking to hire additional team members within the production department. Candidates will preferably have specimen tree production experience, with a “can do” attitude whatever the challenge and in any weather.

Key points

•Working effectively within an established team

•Production of Air-Pot container and field grown trees to the highest quality

•Plant husbandry and stock pruning

•Use of machinery and handling large specimen trees

Must haves

•A formal horticultural qualification is highly desirable

•Previous experience with container production and preferably with specimen tree production

•Pest and disease knowledge along with PA1 and PA6 will be useful

•A passion for growing and a professional and proactive attitude

Knowledge of machinery such as forklifts and telehandlers will be a distinct advantage.

Hours of work will be 7.30 am - 4 pm along with weekends on a rota basis.

If this position is of interest, please apply or contact Sarah Goodhew on 01233 732767 or sarah@horticruitment.com

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Skilled Nursery Person 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 regarding the Skilled Nursery Person vacancy within the next 14 days, your application will have been unsuccessful.

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Gardener - Live Out - EC3227

A rare opportunity has arisen for a Gardener to join the small team on this beautiful private estate in Hertfordshire.  The impressive period property is framed by gardens designed by a highly respected Chelsea Gold Medal winning designer who continues to be involved with the gardens at a consultative level.  This is an excellent opportunity for a passionate and enthusiastic gardener to build upon existing skills and knowledge, whilst working within a friendly and talented team.

The privately owned estate encompasses approximately 30 acres, of which five are gardens maintained to a very high standard.  The gardens are open once a year at the end of May as part of the NGS scheme, and as testament to their popularity, have recently broken the regional record for the most successful turnout in a day.  The varied site comprises of a ¾ acre walled garden, a 1 ½ acre ornamental garden with water features, trees, shrubs, perennials and a long list of additional features, plants and areas beyond.  Glasshouses on site are used for propagation and the storage of tender house plants.  The remainder of the estate encompasses paddocks/ménage, a tennis court, rough grassland and a swimming pool.  The garden team are noted for their small but much-praised production of fruit and vegetables, of which some are used for home-made preserves and juices. The estate also provides a home for various animals (cows, sheep, horses etc.) so you may be asked to assist in their management at times.

Due to the departure of a long-serving employee, an opening has arisen for a new gardener to join the remaining team of four Gardeners.  Applicants for the role should be passionate horticulturalists, enthusiastic and ideally with a good basic knowledge or some experience in an ornamental and kitchen garden. Spraying certificate and experience with garden machinery is an advantage.   You will be working under the direction of the existing Head Gardener; a very knowledgeable horticulturalist and well-respected educator and mentor at the estate.

A full driving licence and your own transport is required, and a positive attitude and good sense of humour are essential.  This is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to develop their skill set in a beautiful setting, alongside a supportive and knowledgeable small team.

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

To view more gardening positions please click on the following link: www.englishcountrygardeners.co.uk

If you would like more information regarding horticultural qualifications and colleges see our Career advice

Thank you for the interest you have shown in this 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 will have been unsuccessful.

SALARY:  £19,000 – 21,000 DOE

LOCATION:  Ayot St Lawrence, Hertfordshire

JOB No:  EC 3227


Sports Ground Professional - A057

Are you an experienced Sports Ground professional? Are you based in Hertfordshire? Would you like to work for an established company in a position specialising in setting out, marking and maintaining sports pitches and fields?

Key points

The person appointed will be responsible for sports field marking and maintenance tasks where a high standard is essential. You will be working within a team servicing long established commercial clients throughout London, Hertfordshire and the Home Counties.

This position offers a range of benefits, as well as training, development and career progression opportunities.

Must haves

•Full UK driving licence

•Experience in using a broad range of horticultural machinery and equipment

•Practical experience of sports field marking and maintenance.

 

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

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Sports Grounds Professional 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 regarding the Sports Ground Professional vacancy within the next 14 days, your application will have been unsuccessful.


GM Team Leader - A067

Are you an experienced Grounds Maintenance Team Leader? Are you based in Hertfordshire? Would you like to work for an established company who specialise in providing grounds maintenance and gardening services to both high-end commercial and residential clients?

Key points

The ideal candidate will already hold a similar supervisory position or be able to demonstrate a readiness and aptitude to move into a supervisory role and be comfortable driving company vehicles.

The successful applicant will be knowledgeable, experienced in horticulture, proactive, customer-focused, reliable and committed to ensuring their team continues to deliver the high standards that clients expect. Our client is looking for a Team Leader who can run long term grounds maintenance contracts across a number of sites. This position offers a range of benefits, as well as training, development and career progression opportunities.

Required Skills

•Full clean UK driving licence (essential)

•Good solid plant knowledge (essential)

•A formal horticultural qualification to minimum of Level 3 Certificate/Diploma (essential)

•3 To 5 years’ experience in Horticulture (essential)

•Hold a PA1 & PA6 licence (desirable)

•Trailer licence (desirable)

•First Aid at Work certificate (desirable)

•Experience of conducting appraisals (desirable)

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Grounds Maintenance 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 regarding the Grounds Maintenance vacancy within the next 14 days, your application will have been unsuccessful.