A large private estate situated between Reading and Newbury requires an enthusiastic and experienced Gardener to manage 10+ acres of landscaped gardens, working alongside the Estate Manager. The gardens comprise sizeable shrub and flowerbeds, rose garden, small vegetable garden, greenhouse and large areas of lawns, woodlands and river frontage.
Applicants will need to have a recognised horticultural qualification and experience managing a large private garden of a similar nature. It is expected that you will have excellent plant knowledge and good all round horticultural skills with ability to direct and manage a team of 2 fulltime and 2 part time Gardeners. PA1/PA6 spray certificates and a chainsaw licence would be desirable, though not essential as training can be provided if required.
The estate has a warm and welcoming environment therefore applicants should have a friendly and flexible approach to work with a willingness to work hard and be an integral part of a small friendly team. You should be prepared to assist the Estate Manager with other estate tasks when required, whilst having the day-to-day responsibility for overseeing the garden team and maintaining the gardens according to the season. The residence is a secondary home and can be very busy during the Summer, therefore you will be expected to work longer hours in the week(s) proceeding clients arrival as well as the possibility of longer hours continuing during clients time in residence. Plenty of time off in-lieu during the quieter periods between visits.
An excellent salary is on offer for the successful candidate.
Full security screening and references will be required before the vacancy is offered to a successful candidate. Driver with own car essential. NON-SMOKER (HU3327)
|Job Category||Full time, Live out|