LIVE-IN HEAD GARDENER FOR UHNWI IN SOUTH OF FRANCE


Reference Number
HG106
City
Saint-Tropez
Country
France
Salary From
£30000.00
Salary To
£35000.00
Salary Period
annum
Job Type
Permanent
Job Hours
Full-time
Internal ID
307
Vacancy Category
Private household

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LIVE-IN HEAD GARDENER FOR UHNWI IN SOUTH OF FRANCE

We are working with an ultra-high net worth individual to recruit a live-in Head Gardner for their large estate in Saint-Tropez, South of France. This Mediterranean style garden (large grass area, fruit trees, olive trees, bushes, flowers, vegetable garden) stretches approximately 4 hectares and you would be assisted by an Assistant Gardener to help maintain the grounds.

The accommodation provided is a separate cottage of 1 bedroom & bathroom, kitchen, drawing room, terrace, which is inside the property grounds (electricity/water/wireless paid by the owner, other expenses paid by the post-holder).

The ideal candidate will have experience gardening in a Mediterranean climate and would speak both English and French, but the client will consider just one of these languages. A driver would also be beneficial although not essential.

Usual week would consist of 40 hours per week, with overtime paid if required and you would be hired on a self-employed basis.

DUTIES TO INCLUDE:
Soil preparation and planting.
Sow and protect the plans,
Replace plants at the end of the cycle,
Maintain lawns and lawn (mowing, treatments, roller passage),
Maintain trees and shrubs (prune them for example),
Evacuate and recycle green waste such as cut grass or dead leaves in particular,
Maintain the tools and machines used for his work such as motor mowers, tractors, leaf vacuum cleaners
Maintain the irrigation system and fix it when necessary,
Suggest landscaping modifications and new plants.
In addition to this there is also an element of dog care (feeding, applying medication, walking, visits to the veterinary, etc.)
Driving may be requested time to time (shopping/airport trips) if the postholder is a driver.

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 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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