Live In Head Gardener for Estate near Dumfries Scotland
Greycoat Lumleys' client are seeking the right calibre of candidate to replace their longstanding Head Gardener who has been with them for a substantial number of years. The longevity of the current Head Gardener speaks volumes about his commitment to the role and relationship with the principals.
The grounds consist of approx. 14 acres. The ideal candidate will manage and assist with the future development of the house gardens which consist of lawn, formal and informal planting, mixed borders, vegetable garden, greenhouses, trees, shrubs, ponds and policy woodland. The role includes production of fruit, vegetables, herbs and cut flowers for the house. The gardens are open to the public for charity one day a year.
This role requires an enthusiastic, self-motivated and skilled gardener with prior experience working in a formal garden setting, preferably as part of a team. Good knowledge of horticulture and vegetables is essential. The successful candidate will demonstrate good planning and organisational skills and work closely with the owners, wider estate team and managing agent, as well as having day to day reasonability for managing two assistant gardeners.
A working knowledge of health and safety standards and a full clean driving licence are essential.
A flexible approach to occasional non-gardening duties is desirable.
Job Number: 47576
Responsible Consultant: Lesley Jones
Start Date: 1st July 2018
Accommodation: Cottage within the grounds of the estate