Assistant Head Gardener - 40853

Location : London
Salary : 25 - 30K DOE
Vacancy ID : 40853

Our Prestigious Client are looking for an Assistant Head Gardener to join the Team            .

Duties

  • To deputise for the Head of Gardens and supervise the gardening team and contractors as required.
  • To ensure that the gardens and grounds are beautifully presented and kept.
  • Grounds maintenance to include but not limited to, planting, pruning, weeding, use of light machinery, litter picking, clearing leaves and watering.
  • Machinery maintenance and their relevant safety checks
  • Help ensure the maintenance of orderly conduct by visitors to the gardens in line with the estates code of conduct.
  • Respond to garden visitor enquiries and grievances
  • Assist with garden planning and procedures
  • Positively present and promote the gardens and its activities
  • Comply with health and safety legislation and safe working practices
  • Other relevant duties as may from time to time be required

Person specification

  • Good practical skills in soft landscaping and grounds maintenance
  • Wide range of machinery skills including ride on mowers.
  • Knowledge of plants, garden management and broad range of horticultural skills
  • Horticulture level 3 or 5 years working in a horticultural environment
  • Physically fit with previous experience in similar manual work
  • Good interpersonal skills including the ability to inspire colleagues and work as part of a team. Enthusiastic, self- motivated, and flexible
  • Understands sensitivities of the environment
  • Ability to interact with residents with tact and diplomacy and being firm where necessary
  • Understands health and safety issues relating to gardening and public spaces

Desirable

  • Previous experience working in a quality garden or park
  • Driving licence

The package will include BUPA Healthcare, a non-contributory pension, 25 days holiday exclusive of bank holidays and on-site parking if required

Please quote 40853 when speaking with one of our consultants.

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