Head Gardener Job Near Inverness
Greycoat Lumleys client are seeking an experienced Gardener to join their team. The client has an organic drink manufacturing business, an organic farm, two bars, a hostel, and a
garden that is increasingly opening to the public, a garden design business, and a furniture
We want to develop a strong and fruitful relationship within the community and work with
local charities to bring bereaved, ill children, or children with special needs to the farm for
Tours through garden touring companies and local wildlife education centres mean we have
about a five hundred visitors to the garden annually and we would like to increase the
number of visitors we have. Education of our visitors and our volunteers is part of our raison
We have about 20,000 visits to our shop.
In 2021 we will be converting the farm buildings into workshops, volunteer accommodation
and a cafe.
The garden is divided into two distinct areas;
greenhouse, and five acres of land. The land is mostly given over to vegetable
production with a small section used for growing plants for the ornamental garden.
The vegetables are grown for use in the bars and the house.
The current head of vegetable production is leaving in October 2020 and the successful
candidate will take over that position and will also take over the management of the
We are looking for someone who has had already been a head gardener and also has
experience growing vegetables commercially ideally using bio-dynamic methods. We will be
converting to a no-dig system so ideally the successful candidate will have either direct
experience of no-dig or a keen interest in no-dig gardening.
Good administrative, record keeping and organisational skills are necessary, as is an easy
open manner with those under your authority and a desire to bring on and educate the
young people who come here to help.
The Head Gardener will be responsible for the upkeep of all machinery, equipment and
In addition to the head of vegetable production there is an experienced gardener, as well as 2 - 4 volunteers throughout the year apart from a month from mid-December to mid-January.
The staff all meet once a week to discuss upcoming activities. There is a group lunch once a week. There is a real sense of working together.
Salary: £30k gross annual salary
Accommodation: 2 bedrooms property on the estate.
Temporary accommodation initially before the cottage is ready.
Annual holiday: 28 days including bank holidays
Hours: 8.00am - 5.00pm – must be flexible
Job Number: 50643
Due to the high volume of applicants, we will only get back to candidates we are taking to
the next stage.