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Estate Gardener

  • Location:

    Ascot

  • Sector:

    Facilities Management & Maintenance

  • Job type:

    Full-time

  • Salary:

    £20000 - £24000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Craig Harrop

  • Contact email:

    charrop@aktonrecruitment.com

  • Contact phone:

    0161 233 0034

  • Job ref:

    CH-5

  • Published:

    28 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    15 Oct 00:00

  • Startdate:

    2019-09-16

My client currently have an exciting opportunity to join their 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.
 
Ideally, the successful candidate will have a recognised horticultural qualification and proven experience gardening on a high-end private estate.
 
Day to day responsibilities include, but are not limited to;
 
Horticulture
  • 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 exceptional 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 essential due to location (Ascot / Sunninghill area).
20 days holiday plus bank holidays. Uniform, PPE and relevant training will be provided.
Immediate start****