Estate Gardener

Location : Berkshire
Salary : £24-£27k DOE
Vacancy type : Permanent
Vacancy ID : 48284

Estate Gardener
Our client currently have an exciting opportunity to join their very well established but always growing business as an Estate Gardener for a high-profile private client on a prestigious 70-acre Berkshire estate.
The estate comprises extensive high end formal gardens, parklands, waterways and features, woodlands and leisure facilities.
It would be preferred if the candidate had a recognised horticultural qualification, but this is not essential. Training in the ways of good horticultural practice will be provided on the job.

The candidate should have strong experience of high-end gardening, with private estate team work preferred.
Day to day responsibilities include, but are not limited to;
All aspects of horticulture; specialised and more general
All aspects of lawn care
Chemical applications and record keeping (PA1 & PA6 required)  subject to training and supervision as required
Ground clearance and seasonal work
Sweeping and maintenance of hard surfaces / furniture within the gardens
Tending to borders and lawns
Specialised pruning and trimming
Care of artificial tennis court - under instruction
Maintenance of waterways, lakes and stream, irrigation system
Safe operation of machinery subject to training

As well as good horticultural ability the candidate will be able to demonstrate the following skills / qualities:
Cooperative and enthusiastic nature
Ability to work positively in a tight knit team
Willing to take direction and follow instruction as required
Able to work independently and take ownership for work
High levels of energy and self-motivation
Strong attention to detail
A pro-active and can-do attitude
Good time-management
Ability to work under pressure
Strong work ethic
Integrity and discretion
A desire to develop personally and undertake training
A full clean driving licence and own transport are preferred due to location of the estate.
They are able to offer a competitive salary between £24,500 - £27,000 for the right candidate, dependent on experience and qualifications and 28 days holiday inclusive of bank holidays. Uniform, PPE and relevant training will be provided.

Please quote 48284 when speaking with one of our consultants.

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