Sole Gardener - 36451

Location : West Malling Kent
Salary : 20 -24K + Accommodation
Vacancy ID : 36451

Sole Gardener

This is an opportunity for an experience, creative, mature Gardner to put their mark & upgrade the grounds of a grade II Country House estate in Kent.  The 12 acres grounds include a beautiful, well established 4.5 acre garden consisting of lawns, mature trees, borders, orchard, a new planted vegetable garden & a greenhouse. There is also a large pond; stream; 6 acres field for horses; chicken coop with 9 chickens; swimming pool & a tennis court. The estate is well equipped with machinery and tools. Accommodation consists of a detached 2 bed furnished non-smoking cottage (suitable for a couple) including all white goods and will including utilities and council tax. 

Responsibilities

·         Maintenance & upkeep to a high standard of both the formal & informal areas of the garden including: bed & borders; lawn; hedges; trees & field; lawn care, growing produce in the kitchen garden, orchard maintenance

·         Experience in the use & maintenance of a range of horticultural machinery

·         There will also be swimming pool maintenance, handyman, basic maintenance such as painting; replacing tiles and clearing the gutters

·         General estate work such as emptying bins and washing cars

Person Specification

·         Experience in a similar role

·         Hort qualified

·         No criminal record

·         Full clean driving licence

·         Good spoken English

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Please quote 36451 when speaking with one of our consultants.

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