Live In Head Gardener Job,
An excellent opportunity to work in the gorgeous countryside of Oxfordshire.
You will join an existing team of an Estate Manager, 3 gardeners and a household team. They are looking for an experienced Head Gardener to join the team to manage the gardeners on a daily basis, who can ensure, when the estate manager is on holiday, that the estate is run smoothly and who can take responsibility in his absence in dealing with contractors etc.
The property is situated in 12 acres of garden with a further 600 acres for farm land.
As a Head Gardener your responsibility is the 12 acres which is made up of a large kitchen garden, including a green house, where an abundance of fruits and vegetables are grown.
It is essential that you have experience in propagating & growing fruits & vegetables and bring creativity to the kitchen garden as this supplies the main house and the community.
The gardens are well established, it’s a large country garden with roses, wisteria, it has many herbaceous borders, again they require someone with some creativity each season to make it colourful and a joy for the family to walk around each day.
You should know the horticulture calendar, plan and prepare yourself and the team and be able to give regular updates to the Estate Manager on the days ahead.
It’s a hands-on role and requires a candidate with previous management experience and a good communicator is essential.
You will be using large garden machinery and will be responsible for their maintenance and servicing.. You will also be required to use a chainsaw, therefore will need an update certificate along with a spraying certificate.
This position is suitable for a candidate who is hands on, enjoys managing a team as well as having a keen eye for details. A great opportunity to work for a lovely Couple who enjoys spending time in their garden and encourages creativity.
Accommodation- 2 bedroom bungalow with 2 bathrooms
No private garden, however there is shared outdoor space. Partners, families and dogs are welcome
Working Week – Monday to Friday with a rota for weekend work which is 1 in 4 and in general is 2 hours in the winter and maybe 6 in the summer if required, this is paid as
Start date - April 2020
Salary- Circa £30K gross.
Driver - Essential you are a driver, a car is provided for work purposes
Responsible Consultant – Hannah Mckeown Job ID - 56568