Sole Gardener Job

Location UK, North West England, Macclesfield
Sector Private Households & Estates
Job Role Gardener
Job Type Permanent
Employment Type Full-time
Salary £30,000 GPA
Job Number  97988
Created 10 January 2022

Sole Gardener Job Nr Macclesfield, Cheshire - start asap - £30,000gpa+

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an experienced, enthusiastic, creative and committed sole gardener with great plant knowledge to maintain, improve and further enhance a country garden situated between Alderley Edge and Macclesfield, Cheshire.

The 4-acre garden comprises of formal lawns, herbaceous borders, a lake, watercourse, and mature woodland. The garden contains extensive hedges of yew, beech, holly and box. A further 5 acres is laid out with mixed tree copses, arboretum trees, and wildflower meadow.

The successful candidate will have a hands-on role in the daily care of the garden and this offers an opportunity to continue the improvement and development of the garden. He/She will be someone who is passionate and takes pride in their work and will maintain the garden to a high horticultural standard.  The candidate will need to be self-motivated, organised, able to plan and prioritise their workload. The individual will work closely with the owners, and should be able to work in a small team as well as alone, and manage external contractors engaged from time to time.

 Responsible for:

  • Maintenance of the gardens
  • Weeding, deadheading, trimming, cut flowers and plants for the house
  • Care and management of plants, shrubs, lawns hedges and trees
  • Develop new projects when required
  • Maintaining the woodland garden
  • Routine garden machinery maintenance
  • Management/organisation of external contractors as/when required
  • Budget responsibility and keeping accurate paperwork
  • Clear understanding and working within Health and Safety regulations

 Applicants must have:

  • Time served experience or a minimum Level 3 horticultural qualification or similar
  • Spray certificates (PA1 and PA6)
  • Positive, enthusiastic and hardworking
  • Excellent plant knowledge coupled together with technical skills, experience of thinning/renovating mature shrubs and pest and disease knowledge would be ideal
  • Need to be able to communicate well with visiting contractors and the other members of the team supervising where necessary
  • Full driving licence is essential

 Package:

  • Salary £30,000 to £35,000 gross per annum depending on experience
  • 28 days holiday (including Bank Holidays)
  • 45 hours per week Monday to Friday
  • Pension scheme

Contact Laura Harrall Managing Consultant for Cheshire 01298 600 414 laura@greycoatlumleys.co.uk

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