Enthusastic Gardener/Horticulturist- Part time
- Location: Tonbridge, Kent
- Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
A new and exciting opportunity has arisen for an Enthusiastic Gardener/Horticulturist to join a small team, assisting with the maintenance and upkeep of a large commercial business site with extensive and mature grounds part- time (3 day week)
Over recent years a major redevelopment project has taken place under the design of renowned landscape architect Tom Stuart- Smith. Included was extensive re-landscaping and the installation of a wild flower meadow, an extended pond, prairie, and replanting throughout. In addition a greenhouse and vegetable garden have been installed. The site is an 80,000 sq. ft. office environment set within 50 acres of landscaped gardens, woodland, agricultural land, meadow fields and roof gardens. The role will also cover 4 residential properties and 2 smaller office buildings nearby and may occasionally include visiting the London office garden and Surrey campus.
Key responsibilities will include assisting the senior horticulturalist as part of a small team; nurturing the garden, in particular themed areas which have been developed to fit in with the company corporate culture, and ensuring they are in keeping with the original concept. Experience/training with tending trees, shrubs and perennials will essential and an academic horticultural qualification preferable. Good plant and horticultural knowledge covering all aspects of maintenance gardening will be required. Duties will include; watering, weeding, pruning and spraying etc. As part of a small team you will be involved with sowing and raising plants, shrub and tree maintenance, as well as propagating new plants. You must be confident with the use and maintenance of both hand and mechanical machinery, i.e. hedge cutters, mowers, strimmers etc.
Week days worked are negotiable, hours of work would be, 7am to 4pm. This role will require the successful applicant to spend most of their working time outdoors. Other working hours may be occasionally necessary for which overtime will be paid.
Salary, part time: £13,500 + 17 days holiday ( including bank holidays pro-rate) per year.