Live out Head Gardener Job in Surrey
A fantastic opportunity has arisen for head gardener on a private estate in Surrey. The candidate must be hands on and have a proven track record in estate management .The applicant must also be enthusiastic and self-driven. The vacancy is a live out position. The Historic garden boasts many rare rhododendrons, Camellias and azalea in addition to numerous mature shrubs, within the ten acre garden. There is also a mature pinetum and wildlife pond.
Responsibilities to include;
- Overseeing two under gardeners
- Maintaining a large tree collection
- Terraced Lawns
- Rhodedendron, Azalea, and Camelia walk
- Large Rock Garden
- Croquet Lawn
- Mixed Shrub / Herbaceous Borders
- Water Features
You will be working with two Under Gardener. This is a hands on role and you must work well within a team. You should be confident using a wide range of Gardening Machinery including ride on mowers, rotary and cylinder mowers, hedge cutters, strimmers, and chainsaws. Strong knowledge of plants, trees, pests, and diseases is existential.
The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, flexible, reliable, and hard working.
Horticulture Qualification minimum level 3 is required
Chainsaw License minimum CS30/31 is required
Chemical Spray PA1/PA6 is required
Working week; Monday – Friday 8am - 5pm
Start Date; ASAP
Salary; £32,000 - £37,000 - Depending on experience.
Responsible consultant Nicola Forster
Job reference number: 83717