Live In Gardener Job

  • Sector: Private Households & Estates
  • Function: Gardener
  • Contact: Laura Harrall
  • Contact Phone: +441298600414
  • Start Date: October 2024
  • Location: Bakewell
  • Salary: £30,000 to £40,000 GPA DOE
  • Job Ref: 116290
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Live In Gardener Job - Nr Bakewell, Derbyshire - Excellent 3 bed accommodation suitable for a small family - October 2024 start - £30,000 to £40,000 GPA DOE

Greycoat Lumleys is working with a client who is looking for an experienced Gardener to take on a wonderful role in a stunning location in the Derbyshire Dales.  The client is looking for a Gardener who will settle with them long-term and also become part of the local community. 

The client has designed and re-developed most of the garden themselves over the last 25 years and they are looking for someone who can take over the running and hands on maintenance while still consulting with the client / owner.  The Gardener should be able to work on their own initiative, be observant and identify what needs doing given the time of year and keep the garden well maintained to a high standard.

The main areas of the garden are well established borders and flower beds, many planted with Rhododendrons and Azaleas as well as a small walled garden, greenhouse, orchard and extensive lawns.  The client is also keen to have someone interested in parkland trees and their care. Good horticultural knowledge and appropriate qualifications are essential.

Duties will include:

  • All hands on gardening including greenhouse propagation, use of fertilisers etc.
  • Cutting back shrubs, pruning roses, trimming Box balls etc.
  • Keeping Lonicera, Holly and Yew hedges in shape with hedge-trimmer
  • Tree work including use of a chainsaw
  • Vegetable and fruit growing
  • Assisting with lawn care although there is someone employed to look after the lawns
  • Seasonal planning for garden maintenance and planting – ideas to be shared with owners
  • Use and care of garden machinery
  • Greenhouse and garden sheds to be kept clean and tidy
  • Driver essential with own vehicle

The role is live in and offers some of the best accommodation possible.  Within a lovely rural village setting is a 3 bed cottage with its own large garden and outbuildings.  The property will be fully renovated with new kitchen and bathroom and ready for occupancy from October 2024.  The accommodation would be best suited to a small family as there is a lovely school in the village (Primary – Ofsted Outstanding) and it also falls into the Lady Manners catchment area.  The cottage will be provided unfurnished at a concessionary rate of rent, council tax paid by the employer and other utility bills to be paid by the employee.

£30,000 to £40,000 gpa depending on experience

October start

Please email Laura Harrall if you would like to apply to this position.