Head Gardener Job

Location Inverness, Scotland, UK
Sector Private Households & Estates
Job Role Gardener
Job Type Permanent vacancy
Salary £25,000 GPA
Job Number  50643
Created 15 November 2018

Head Gardener Job Near Inverness

 

Greycoat Lumleys client are seeking an experienced Gardener to join their team. The Principal’s grounds consist of a business, farm and private residence with gardens open to the public. There is a real focus on organic and bio-dynamic. The Principal also designs gardens for clients and there will be involvement in those gardens too.

 

The Principal’s aim is to improve biodiversity within the farm and also in the gardens they install for clients.

 

They are also increasingly developing a fruitful relationship within the community and are starting a pilot scheme with local charities and schools.

 

The role will be to develop and maintain 10 acres of gardens and woodland liaising with the gardener in charge of vegetable production, organising the help he needs and assisting with the planting element of the commissioned gardens. There will be overall responsibility for gardening staff and volunteers.

 

The Head Gardener will be responsible for the upkeep of all machinery, equipment and tools.

 

The Head Gardener will report to the Principal and have 3 gardeners and woofers/Volunteers reporting into them.

 

A wonderful opportunity, a role with a difference and varied.

 

The staff all meet once a week to discuss upcoming activities and lunch is provided every day where everyone sits down together. There is real sense of working together.

 

 

Start: Will wait for the right person

 

Salary: £25,000 per annum, rising to £26,000 after 12 months

 

Accommodation: Can be offered initially with a view to the gardener finding somewhere locally

 

Annual leave : 28 days including bank holidays

 

Hours: November to February inclusive 9am - 4pm

March to October inclusive 8am - 6pm

 

Job Number: 50643

 

 

Due to the high volume of applicants, we will only get back to candidates we are taking to the next stage.

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