Live In Estate Manager/Head Gardener Job in Jersey
An experienced, dynamic, and passionate Estate Manager/Head Gardener is required for a beautiful manor house in Jersey. You will be responsible for the development and management of five acres of kitchen garden, as well as formal gardens and lawns. The ideal candidate will be proactive, with excellent attention to detail and strong horticultural knowledge. You will be required to take initiative and prioritise your workload.
Ideally, you will be a well-rounded individual with excellent communication and management skills. You will be quick on your feet and be able to work independently with little direction. Must have good organisation skills, and be able to set up financial budgets for the estate for the calendar year. You will be required at times to negotiate with contractors on various projects, and will also be responsible for monthly bookkeeping, training, and recruitment of employees.
We are looking for a well-rounded individual who is used to working in a private household, with experience in fine dining, arts and culture. Must be well versed in etiquette. Working hours at times will be quite demanding but extremely rewarding to the right individual.
Your duties will include but will not be limited to;
Managing the running and maintenance of the grounds
Fruit and vegetable production
Lawn, hedge and topiary work
Managing the housekeeper and two gardeners
Budget management and tracking expenditures
Occasional driving of the principals
Working week; Full time
Accommodation; Newly refurbished three bedroom flat
Salary; £35-40k depending on experience
Job ID; 54207
Consultant to contact; Laura Reeves