New Forest, Hampshire
DAILY ASSISTANT GARDENER
New Forest, Hampshire
We seek to employ a full-time experienced assistant gardener with experience to join a small team within a private family estate near Brockenhurst, Hampshire.
Applicants must have an eye for attention to detail and be self-motivated, ability to work alone or under direction, and as part of a team. Flexibility to assist with non-garden estate tasks and be comfortable with horses/dogs when required is essential.
The applicant needs some experience of the day-to-day maintenance of large gardens. Encompassing lawns, hedges, formal herbaceous - mixed borders, woodland/trees and a wide range of shrubs, wildflower areas, ponds, kitchen garden, greenhouse/house plants, ditches, drainage, and fencing.
This is a fulltime position working Monday – Friday from 8.00am – 4.30pm, with some additional watering and summer cover requiring one in three weekends to assist in watering and gardens cover Mid-June – End August. Salary negotiable based on experience, circa £28,000 - £29,999. Must have excellent references. Strictly non-smokers. START DATE December 22 (HU3956)
EXPERIENCED DOMESTIC COUPLE
HOUSEKEEPER/FAMILY COOK/HANDYPERSON/MAINTENANCE GARDENER/DRIVER
Essential Requirements: Flexible proactive couple with experience working in a country household, genuine animal and country lovers, long term, family oriented, team players, BOTH must drive, willing to work weekends when needed
An experienced domestic couple is required to share the day-to-day management of a large country household in the Meon Valley, approx. 20 mins drive from Winchester. This is a part residence home of a mature couple who also have a home Overseas and a property in London. Essential that candidates have a flexible attitude to their work and can keep the residence running smoothly in the principal’s absence.
Grounds/General Household responsibilities
Working week: 5 days inc weekends when required. 2 days off per week.
Accom 2 bed cottage within the grounds of the residence, newly refurbished, can be furnished or unfurnished. Sorry no dogs (ideally no pets) or dependents.
SALARY NEGOTIABLE DEPENDING ON PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE ASAP Start. (HU3973)
Essential Requirements: Previous private house experience, knowledge of irrigation systems, woodland management, strong communications skills
We are looking for a dedicated and knowledgeable Head Gardener to maintain the beautiful 25-hectare estate gardens for discerning clients according to their preferences and aesthetic sensibility. The candidate will be assisted by an experienced Assistant Gardener plus two part-time junior gardeners. The Head Gardener duties will include:
Candidate must be respectful of his/her fellow colleagues which will contribute to a positive and welcoming working environment. Excellent communication skills are essential.
You 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.
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 identify issues before the principals do and the ability to take initiative and be proactive in resolving them. There are always new projects being undertaken on the estate, so the candidate will be heavily involved in these. Creativity is essential.
There are 2 dogs on the property when the principals are in residence and the household is busy with entertaining and the house is fully staffed. This is very much a ‘all-hands-on-deck’ environment where the Team work closely together to ensure the smooth running of the property.
A pickup truck will be provided for work purposes so valid driver’s license is essential. A great track record of experience on a private estate is essential.
5 Days / Week – flexible during busier periods. Must reside on site one weekend a month to cover for House and Stable Managers. When the principals are in residence for July and August, you will be working 7 days. Start Date ASAP. A non-smoker is essential, as are exceptional references. Salary £40,000. (HU3021)