Head Gardener Job

  • Sector: Private Households & Estates
  • Function: Head Gardener
  • Contact: Laura Harrall
  • Contact Phone: +441298600414
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Location: Altrincham
  • Salary: £38,000 TO £40,000 GPA
  • Job Ref: 115994
  • Contact Email: laura@greycoatlumleys.co.uk

Head Gardener Job - Altrincham Greater Manchester / Cheshire - start ASAP - full-time - £38,000 to £40,000 GPA depending on experience

Two new and exciting opportunities have arisen for an active and motivated Head Gardener and Assistant Gardener to join a friendly team on a stunning newly renovated 8-bedroom property near Altrincham which includes leisure pavilion and pool.  

There are 4 acres of gardens which are the culmination of 4 years careful planning.  Laid out with a variety of areas there is a classic frame of mature trees and hedges with a series of specific set piece areas.  These include large greenhouse and vegetable borders, patios and terraces and a series of herbaceous borders with lawned walkways, rockery and water gardens, all within a unique collection of planting.

The gardeners will be responsible for the maintenance of the gardens and grounds to a high standard throughout the year.  They will produce and supply the house with vegetables, fruit and cut flowers and will also be requested to co-ordinate and supervise any contractors whilst working in the property grounds.

The successful Applicants will have strong plant knowledge and horticultural skills. They will be excellent at timekeeping, flexibility and attention to detail.  Ability to work unsupervised and on own initiative is essential as well as they must work well as part of a team and be able to liaise well with other staff.  It is important that the gardeners have discretion at all times and a respectful attitude towards the Principals and their property. The ideal candidates will have a positive disposition and be candidates who takes pride in their work. Candidates should also be experience in using and maintaining a range of garden machinery and have a full, clean driving licence.

The working week is Monday - Friday, with flexibility required as determined by weather conditions.  Some evening and weekend work will be required, including harvesting of fruit and vegetables, summer watering and similar season-dependent tasks for which, time off in lieu will be given.

These are long-term positions requiring commitment and flexibility and a positive attitude is essential.  5 years’ experience in a similar role essential.  

Excellent references and Enhanced DBS checks required

£38,000 to £40,000 GPA depending on experience