Live out or Live in Groundsman Job

  • Sector: Private Households & Estates
  • Function: Groundskeeper
  • Contact: Georgia Lester
  • Contact Phone: +442072339950
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Location: Buckinghamshire
  • Salary: £30,000 - £50,000 GPA
  • Job Ref: 115965
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Live out or Live in Groundsman Job in Buckinghamshire

A fantastic opportunity to work as a Groundsman within a large team on a stunning estate in Buckinghamshire. The client is seeking a skilled Groundskeeper who is adept at both hands-on tasks and managing external contractors to maintain and enhance our estate.


  • Assume full responsibility for the upkeep of all Estate landscape areas including mature woodlands, lawns, fields, pond, and a developing wildflower meadow.
  • Be instrumental in the development of these specialist landscapes by introducing and maintaining new planting, flowers and trees
  • Maintain and nurture the produce garden and orchard, ensuring healthy growth of vegetables and fruits
  • Maintain and nurture the cutting garden ensuring healthy growth of all flowers and vegetation.
  • Maintain lawns and gardens using mowers, trimmers, and other landscaping equipment.
  • Manage and carry out tasks relating to soil health, including mulching, composting, and fertilization.
  • Perform seasonal garden tasks such as pruning, trimming, and leaf clean-up.
  • Maintain paths, driveways, and other hard landscaping to ensure safety and aesthetic appeal.
  • Understand the complex requirements of large specialist trees and be instrumental in their care and management
  • Operate and maintain a range of machinery and tools, including tractors, chainsaws, and irrigation equipment.
  • Monitor the health of plants and trees, and treat pests, diseases, and other plant issues.
  • Implement wildlife management strategies to handle the presence of pheasants, squirrels, deer, and other local wildlife, ensuring a balanced ecosystem and minimizing damage to the grounds
  • Manage irrigation systems to ensure efficient water use, including scheduling planned and unplanned servicing
  • Assist with the planning and execution of new landscape projects.
  • Ensure all outdoor furniture and decorative elements are clean and well-maintained.
  • Work with other staff on estate and wider family office to coordinate larger maintenance or construction projects.
  • Ensure compliance with environmental regulations and preservation of local wildlife.
  • Ensure integrity of property perimeter fencing and hedging
  • Report on functionality of estate gateways and assist with scheduling planned and unplanned maintenance and servicing


  • Proven groundskeeping experience, ideally in a large estate or public park.
  • Strong horticultural and landscape maintenance knowledge.
  • Proficiency in operating landscaping machinery and hand tools.
  • Ability to perform physically demanding tasks.
  • Experience managing external contractors and coordinating work projects.
  • Horticulture or landscape management qualifications are advantageous.
  • Excellent communication skills for effective teamwork and contractor liaison.
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.
  • Offer dependent upon receipt of a clean Enhanced DBS Check (to be organised by employer)

Start: ASAP

Working days & hours: Monday to Friday, 40-45 hours a week

Accommodation if required: Studio flat on the estate. No pets allowed

Salary: £30,000 - £50,000 gross per annum, depending on experience and if the candidate lives in or out

Consultant: Georgia Lester

Vacancy Number: 115965