DAILY HEAD GARDENER

Beaulieu, Hampshire

Contract:
Full Time

Accommodation:
N / A

Salary:
£35,000 – 40,000

Job Ref:
HU3492

Job Category:
Gardener Jobs

DAILY HEAD GARDENER
Beaulieu, Hampshire
Essential Requirements: Previous Private House Experience, Drivers Licence, Pet Friendly

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly experienced, knowledgeable Head Gardener to work on a 25-acre property in the New Forest.  Candidate will be assisted by an experienced Junior Gardener.  Outside maintenance company is usually called in during the Season to lend a hand.

Candidate will be required to maintain this property to the very highest standard all year round.  When the principals are in residence, you will be expected to be very flexible with your time.  

Responsibilities will be the following, which is not an inclusive list.  Candidate must be flexible.

 

  • Maintenance of extensive floral gardens and surrounding grounds
  • Woodland Management
  • Maintenance of inground watering systems
  • Use and maintenance of machinery including tractors and farm machinery
  • Greenhouse propagation of vegetables used in the kitchen garden, produce of which is extensively used by Chef
  • DIY and Basic Repairs
  • Management of garden projects
  • Horse paddocks
  • Cut flowers and plants for the household

The garden is in need of someone enthusiastic and passionate, someone who takes pride in their work and is able to work in an efficient, organised and focused manner. Candidate must have excellent attention to detail, to see issues before the principals do and the ability to take initiative and be proactive. There are always new projects happening on the estate, so candidate will be heavily involved in these.  Creativity is essential.

There are 2 dogs on the property when the principals are in residence, the household is busy with entertaining and which is fully staffed.  This is very much a ‘all-hands-on-deck’ environment whereas the team work closely together to ensure the smooth running of the property.

A pickup truck will be provided for work purposes. Extensive previous experience on a private estate is essential. Good communication and computer skills required.  References will be checked.

5 day working week, flexible during busier periods.  When the Principals are in residence (usually 2 months per annum), you will be working 7 days. Strictly non-smoker.  ASAP start.  Salary in the region of £ 35,000 – 40,000.   (HU3492)

 

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