Caretaker Job in Surrey

Location United Kingdom
Sector Private Households & Estates
Job Role Gardener
Job Type Permanent vacancy
Salary See below
Job Number  43115
Created 29 May 2017

Caretaker Job in Surrey


The primary purpose of this position is to enhance the infrastructure and grounds of a prestigious family owned estate in Surrey.

You will report to the Head Gardener and work alongside the established gardening team, but will have set caretaking responsibilities on a daily and regular basis. This role will be diverse at times which will involve you being an important asset in helping with the smooth running of the property. You must therefore be flexible, practically minded and have excellent communication skills.


Duties primarily involve


  • Regular cleaning of external furniture – seating, light fittings, bollards, camera posts, and other infrastructure within the grounds.

  • Cleaning/ jet washing pathways and hard surfaces – grit salting in cold weather.

  • Checking and cleaning low level drains and gullies, cleaning low level windows and sills

  • Clearing debris from tennis court, artificial turf and play areas.

  • Clearing debris from ponds, pools and lake.

  • Organising the estate refuse, cleaning bins and running errands when necessary

  • There will also be an element of light gardening duties to be undertaken – clearing leaves, watering, assisting with bedding plant changes etc.

  • Regular cleaning and servicing of client bikes and children’s toys

  • Cleaning estate utility vehicles and garden machinery

  • There is also a requirement to provide a supporting role to the house staff ensuring the smooth running of events, and the home on a daily basis .e.g. helping to move furniture, helping with deliveries, arranging out door cushions etc.



No formal qualifications are needed for this role, however: the ideal candidate must be highly organised and demonstrate a practical and methodical approach to work. This varied role interacts with many departments so it is essential that the candidate can demonstrate a positive and can-do attitude, be adaptable and have excellent ability to communicate. It is desirable to have estate/ private household working experience. It is essential that the candidate has a basic understanding of property maintenance and mechanical knowledge. A full driving licence is essential.



  • This position is a full time post, working days Wednesday to Sunday inclusive


  • Annual leave is 28 days, not including bank holidays.


  • An enhanced DBS will be required and a Non-Disclosure Agreement is in place.


  • Salary: £21,000 – £24,000 with a discretionary annual bonus


  • Job ID; 43115


  • Consultant to contact; Laura Reeves

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