Live In Sole Gardener Job, Kent
An excellent opportunity for a Sole Gardener to work for a family in their beautiful home in the countryside in Kent close to Ashford. The large Georgian property with more than 10 bedrooms has been in the family for many years and their Gardener is retiring after 40 years of working for the family. The family have 4 children aged 2 - 9 years old, it's their main residence.
The Garden includes 20 acres of lawns, woods, river features (stream & river) and flower beds. The woods are maintained by Woodland contractors but the gardens require full time attention.
Main Duties to include but not limited too:
Flower bed maintenance
Maintaining Herbaceous borders, Rockery's
Cutting edges of the grass
Stream clearing and riverside planting
Shrubbery maintenance plus other garden maintenance
Using and looking after garden machinery
Dealing with external contractors where required
There is also a regular requirement for 'handyman' jobs around the estate. There is an assistant gardener who helps out in the summer months in one part of the garden but on a limited basis.
The family are looking for a skilled Gardener who has good interpersonal and social skills, is proactive, loyal, a hard worker, gets on well with children and is reliable and trustworthy.
You should be happy to carry out heavy duty tasks including handling garden machinery, extensive lawn mowing, able to maintain high standards across 20 acre garden
Ideal candidate would be ex military/forces however not essential.
If you had a partner who was looking for part-time Housekeeper role there could be part-time hours available
Start date - March/April 2021
Accommodation - Separate un-furnished 3 bedroom property which has it's own private garden - Partners and Pets are welcome
Working Week - 5 days - Monday to Friday
Driver - Essential your a driver
Salary - £25K- £28K GPA
Responsible Consultant - Hannah Mckeown
Job ID - 90225