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Gardener Job

Location UK, Scotland, Inverness
Sector Private Households & Estates
Job Role Gardener
Job Type Permanent
Employment Type Full-time
Salary Competitive
Job Number  90178
Created 04 February 2021

Greycoat Lumleys are seeking a Gardener to carry out the day-to-day up-keep of the gardens on two Estates in the Highlands of Scotland 1 hour north of Inverness.  The Gardeners will be run in an efficient and effective manner, working closely with the Estate Manager and the House Manager.

This Estate has a great sense of community and it is very important that the Gardener can join the team in a rural setting where many of the employees live and work on the estate.  The Gardener must be proactive and self motivated and able to manage and motive the General Gardener.

 

Duties include:

  • Carry out all aspects of ground maintenance and gardening in-keeping with good horticultural practice to a high standard, this includes having good plant/shrub knowledge, with experience in this field.
  • Carry out planned and timetabled seasonal maintenance, including mowing, planting, weeding, pruning and hedge cutting etc.
  • Set out and maintain formal gardens, including operations on fine turf and decorative beds.
  • Use and maintain a full range of horticultural equipment to include ride on machinery and be part of the grass cutting/ shrub maintenance team.
  • Plan and maintain a kitchen garden for the main house, with a selection of fruit, vegetables and herbs to be available all year round.
  • Make use of greenhouses in producing bedding plants, vegetables, fruit, etc as required.  
  • Ensure ditches, drains, ponds are maintained all year round.
  • Adhere to health and safety standards.

Additional duties may be expected from time to time as the Employer reasonably requires

A current driver's licence is essential to carry out the duties.

Hours:       Hours of work are 40 hours per week, with flexibility according to the seasons. Occasional weekend work will be a requirement of the role. 

Salary:      Salary is negotiable depending on experience. 

Benefits:   Accommodation is provided to a very high standard, however there is no obligation to live on the Estate. 

Start:          ASAP

Consultant:  Lesley Jones

Job:             90178

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