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Assistant Head Gardener Job

Location London, Greater London, UK
Sector Private Households & Estates
Job Role Gardener
Job Type Permanent vacancy
Salary £30,000 GPA
Job Number  55405
Created 04 December 2019

A daily Assistant Head Gardener Job within the Cadogan Estate, London



Duties to include

  • To support the Head of Gardens and supervise the gardening team and contractors as required.

  • To ensure that the gardens and grounds are beautifully presented and kept.

  • Grounds maintenance to include but not limited to, planting, pruning, weeding, and use of light machinery, litter picking, clearing leaves and watering.

  • Machinery maintenance and their relevant safety checks

  • Help ensure the maintenance of orderly conduct by visitors to the gardens in line with the estates code of conduct.

  • Respond to garden visitor enquiries and grievances

  • Assist with garden planning and procedures

  • Positively present and promote the gardens and its activities

  • Comply with health and safety legislation and safe working practices

  • Other relevant duties as may from time to time be required



Skill set required

  • Good practical skills in soft landscaping and grounds maintenance

  • Previous experience working in a quality garden or park

  • Wide range of machinery skills including ride on mowers.

  • Knowledge of plants, garden management and broad range of horticultural skills

  • Horticulture Level 3 or 5 years working in a horticultural environment

  • Physically fit with previous experience in similar manual work

  • Good interpersonal skills including the ability to inspire colleagues and work as part of a team.

  • Enthusiastic, self- motivated, and flexible

  • Understands sensitivities of the environment

  • Ability to interact with residents with tact and diplomacy and being firm where necessary

  • understands health and safety issues relating to gardening and public spaces



Reporting to: Head of Gardens

Salary: £30,000

Working week / Hours: 37 hours per week excluding breaks. 8am to 4pm Monday-Friday

Driving: Must hold a clean driving license



Job Reference Number: 55405

Responsible Consultant: Nicola Forster

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