Head Gardener / Head of Gardens job Lincolnshire
(44898) Greycoat Lumleys are pleased to be offering candidates the opportunity to apply for an exciting new role on one of Britains most historic country estates in Lincolnshire.
Our client is looking for a talented and experienced Head of Gardens who is able to offer both hands on horticultural experience as well as being able to manage the gardens and gardening team.
The estate itself has extensive gardens and grounds, landscaped by Capability Brown, covering 45 acres including parkland occupied by a herd of fallow deer and a 26 acres man-made lake.
Key elements of this role include:
Being responsible for the restoration, conservation, ongoing development and overall management of the gardens
Planning of the annual garden budget and allocation of funding
Planning and monitoring of plant care programmes including design, landscaping & propagation
Conducting risk and COSHH assessments
Management of on-going machinery maintenance programme
Must have an understanding of water treatment
Experienced in the management of staff
Be able to interact with members of the public and visitor groups
Must hold academic horticultural qualifications level 3 or above
Have spray certificates (PA1/PA2)
Full clean driving licence
Previous practical experience in a historic garden or recognised horticultural establishment
A chainsaw certificate is desirable but not essential
Be IT literate and be able to produce progress reports including financial data
The successful candidate is offered a generous salary in relation to experience and pension scheme as standard.
Accommodation is not offered as part of the role but there is the option to rent accommodation from the estate if required
Laura Harrall, North of England office 01298 600 414