Under Gardener Job

Location UK, South East England, Oxfordshire
Sector Private Households & Estates
Job Role Gardener
Job Type Permanent
Employment Type Full-time
Salary £18,000. GPA
Job Number  102096
Created 05 August 2022

Live Out Under Gardener Job in Oxfordshire

 

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a keen gardener to join our experienced and welcoming team of two. The estate comprises of herbaceous borders, shrub beds, water features, extensive lawns, edibles production, glasshouse and polytunnel. We are currently undertaking redesign projects, with potential for the renovation of a kitchen garden. A family weekend home; the ethos centers around wildlife and ecologically friendly practices. The successful candidate will work under direction of the head gardener, can hone their skills and become responsible for areas of the garden as they progress. This role will be ideal for someone who is keen to further their horticultural development.

Duties Include:

  • Undertake tasks including but not limited to propagation, weeding, irrigation, pruning, hedge cutting, strimming, mowing, seasonal lawn care, training, planting, staking, composting, pest and disease management
  • Maintain and develop the gardens to an exceptionally high standard
  • Use of a wide range of tools and machinery
  • Occasional work around the wider estate i.e. fencing, feeding hens
  • Very occasional weekend watering during peak season
  • Work in a manner that ensures the safety of self and others at all times
  • Liaise with the owners, head gardener and wider estate staff to ensure the effective day-to-day running of the estate

Key attributes

  • Professional, can-do attitude
  • Self-motivated and driven with ability to work well both alone and within a team
  • Ability to show initiative
  • Keen eye for detail
  • Effective communication skills
  • Willing to work outside in all weathers
  • Able to deliver on physically demanding tasks

RHS Level 2 or equivalent and estate experience are an advantage.

Working Days: 5 days per week

Start: ASAP

Salary: £16,000 - £20,000 GPA

Vacancy Number: 102096

Consultant to Contact: Aaron Lebon aaron@greycoatlumleys.co.uk

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