LIVE OUT GARDENER/HANDYMAN – UHNW FAMILY IN SURREY


Reference Number
LF45
City
Weybridge
Country
United Kingdom
Salary From
£30000.00
Salary To
£35000.00
Salary Period
annum
Salary Information
NEGOTIABLE
Job Type
Permanent
Job Hours
Full-time
Business Area
UHNW
Internal ID
615
Vacancy Category
Private household

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LIVE OUT GARDENER/HANDYMAN – UHNW FAMILY IN SURREY

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Gardener/Handyman to join the household team at an ultra high net worth family’s residence in Surrey. The garden duties include maintaining the 2-acre garden, mowing the lawn, trimming hedges, and looking after the plant and flower beds. There is also a small greenhouse with vegetables, so any knowledge in growing organic produce would be beneficial.
 
You must have comprehensive experience and knowledge of working in gardens to a high standard, and also be hands-on and practical when it comes to maintenance issues, able to deal with any small maintenance tasks in and around the property, such as leaky taps, broken fences, faulty equipment etc. The property also has an indoor and outdoor pool, so ideally you will have some knowledge and experience of pool cleaning and maintenance as well.
 
Usual working hours are 8 hours per day, 5 days per week (including occasional weekends) with 2 days off during the week. There are cats and dogs at the property, so being pet-friendly is essential. Knowledge and experience of chainsaw operations would be a huge bonus.
 
DUTIES TO INCLUDE BUT NOT LIMITED TO:
- Soil preparation and planting
- Maintaining and watering flower and plant beds, as well as the vegetable greenhouse
- Maintain lawns (mowing, treatments, watering)
- 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 this work such as motor mowers, tractors, leaf vacuum cleaners
- Maintain the irrigation system and fix it when necessary
- Deal with any minor repairs/maintenance issues on-site such as leaky taps, fences that need fixing, faulty equipment etc.
- Swimming pool maintenance and cleaning
- Pet care - walking, feeding, and bathing
- Cleaning and maintenance of outdoor areas – patios, driveway, walkways etc.
 
ESSENTIAL CRITERIA:
- Relevant qualification and experience in Horticulture
- Previous experience of working for an UHNW family in a private household
- Self-starter who can work autonomously
- Hands-on and practical
- Problem solver
- Tidy in your work with very high attention to detail
- Eligibility to live and work in the UK
- Excellent checkable reference

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