LIVE-OUT HEAD GARDENER UHNW FAMILY IN WEST SUSSEX


Reference Number
HG105
City
West Sussex
Country
United Kingdom
Salary From
£30000.00
Salary To
£32000.00
Salary Period
annum
Job Type
Permanent
Job Hours
Full-time
Internal ID
306
Vacancy Category
Private household

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LIVE-OUT HEAD GARDENER UHNW FAMILY IN WEST SUSSEX

An ultra-high net worth private family are looking to recruit an experienced, talented and creative Head Gardener for their countryside property in West Sussex. This permanent live-out position will involve taking a lead on managing the gardens of the 50-acres estate and managing a number of contract gardeners.

Primary responsibilities will include all general maintenance tasks related to the garden including monitoring the health of all plants and greenscapes, watering, feeding and nurturing plants, weeding gardens, pruning trees and shrubs and keeping green spaces and walkways clear of debris and litter.

Usual hours will be Monday to Friday 08:00-16:30, with occasional flexibility required.

DUTIES TO INCLUDE:
Carry out daily inspections of all garden areas, lawns and green spaces.
Maintain and develop the garden to ensure it meets specific requirements and expectations.
Draw up and maintain seasonal and monthly work plans.
Forecast and create monthly orders of supplies required for the maintenance of the garden.
Produce planting plans and garden designs as needed.
Plant and nurture new trees, flowers, and plants.
Responsible for watering and feeding of plants including those in the pool room.
Ensure all paths, beds and gravel areas are free of weeds, leaves and other garden debris.
Maintain flower beds to a high standard.
Source, liaise and oversee contractors for specific garden projects, as and when required.
Utilise resources efficiently and negotiate best prices for required supplies and third-party works.
Maintain a clean garden by clearing rubbish and litter from the garden and grounds.
Provide guidance on matters related to the garden.
Liaise and cooperate with the rest of the staff to ensure the smooth running of the property.
Ensure a safe working environment by adhering to health and safety regulations.
You may be required to undertake other duties from time to time as we may reasonably require.
 
ESSENTIAL CRITERIA:
Relevant qualification and experience in Horticulture
Previous experience of working as a Head Gardener at a countryside property is preferred
Comfortable working with people with different levels of knowledge and skills
Tidy in your work with a very high attention to detail
Self-motivated and positive
Flexible
Valid driving licence
Non-smoker
Excellent checkable reference
 
If this sounds of interest, and you meet the essential criteria, then please apply within or get in touch to find out more.

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