Head Gardener and Grounds Maintenance

  • Company: Private Estate
  • Location: near Haywards Heath, East Sussex
  • Salary: Dependant on Experience
  • Contact Email: privatehousehold.hiring@gmail.com

Description

Job Summary:

·  To maintain the existing grounds to a high standard, and help to develop and then implement a plan of ongoing improvement to the gardens and grounds, sympathetic to the house and its surroundings.

Main duties:

·  Lawn maintenance and cultivation.

·  Soil cultivation, digging, forking, mulching, watering, raking, weeding, edging, pruning, bed preparation and planting.

·  Prepare rockeries, herbaceous borders and shrubberies.

·  Planting and nurturing vegetables and herbs.

·  To keep the borders, footpaths clear and leaf free.

·  Tending existing poultry, with a view to introducing further livestock and develop/maintain a grazing pasture.

·  The use and maintenance of hand tools and basic light machinery.

·  The use of cylinder/rotary ride-on mower and hand-held mowers.

·  Schedule and manage your own work load, as well as that of the current groundskeeper.

·  Follow best practice and ensure health and safety is maintained at all times.

Requirements:

·  A relevant horticultural qualification.

·  A passion for and practical approach to gardening.

·  Strong plant knowledge.

·  Experience keeping small numbers of livestock.

·  Experience working on a private estate or similar historic garden.

·  Must be able to deal with the demands of a physical role.

·  Clean UK driving licence.

Job Type: Part-time, 2-3 days per week to be agreed

Salary: Dependant on experience

Other: This job description indicates only the main duties and responsibilities of the post. It is not intended as an exhaustive list.

To apply please send a CV with relevant experience and contact details to: privatehousehold.hiring@gmail.com

Applicants must be able to provide references upon request.

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