Live In Head Gardener, Surrey
An excellent opportunity for a Head Gardener to manage a team of 3 on a beautiful country estate close to Guildford - after many years of service the current Head Gardener is retiring
The Estate is situated in 500 acres and has an Estate Team and a Gardening Team - as a Head Gardener you will be heading up the Gardening team who is responsible for the formal gardens which is approx 3 acres.
Manage the day-today running of the garden at the Estate. Ensure that the gardens are developed and maintained to the highest standards.
Take a hands on approach to lead the garden team effectively and professionally, and with energy and enthusiasm.
Review and refresh the annual maintenance programme. Develop plans and provide professional input, energy with regard to priorities, timescales, budgets, resources.
Take direct responsibility for the line management of all garden staff
Manage the supervision of contractors
Plan and implement projects in-line with owners requests and requirements.
Assist and comply with health & safety audits. Ensure that all machinery and equipment is in safe working order and that staff receive adequate training and wear PPE where required.
Ensure that tools and machinery are maintained and serviced as required.
Undertake and schedule the role of garden duty manager on a rotational basis e.g. weekend activity, watering etc
They are looking for Head Gardener who holds Horticultural qualifications and has ideally worked on private estates and has a wide range of knowledge, you should be hands on and have great attention to detail and be a good leader. You should be IT literate and oversee the budget for the garden and liaise with the Property Manager on any developments/issues in the gardens.
Accommodation - A separate Cottage on the estate - 2 bedroom - suitable for families and pets
Start Date - ASAP - however for the right candidate they are wiling to wait until after the summer
Working Week - Monday to Friday - Occasional weekend if family require
Salary - £30K-£35K Gross per Annum
Responsible Consultant - Hannah McKeown
Job ID - 93685