An excellent opportunity has arisen for an experienced Head Gardener to work on a beautiful rural private family estate near the historic market town of Skipton in Yorkshire.This position comes with a 3 bedroom cottage.
The successful candidate will be responsible for one full-time and one part-time gardener on the five acre private property.The garden comprises of terraced and walled gardens with lawns, mixed borders, roses, a kitchen garden, climbers and hedges of various sizes and species.
The role will entail management of the small team in terms of direction, supervision, scheduling of work and mentoring as necessary.This is a hands-on position, so you will be expected to undertake typical gardening tasks such as mulching, pruning, leaf clearing, weeding, planting and maintenance of trees, shrubs and herbaceous borders alongside your team.As Head Gardener however, you will work with the estate team with regard to staffing, overall garden planning and management.
Applicants must possess good working and theoretical horticultural knowledge including propagation and seasonal plant management.Applicants should have good plant identification skills and demonstrable experience of working on private estates at supervisory level.A chainsaw license (CS30/31) and spraying certificates (PA1/PA6) are desirable, and a full and current driving licence is essential.
Working hours are 08:00 to 17:00 Monday – Friday, with the usual requirement for overtime between spring and autumn.Applicants must be willing to work in all weather conditions, be physically fit, and have a strong work ethic.This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Head Gardener, or for an Assistant Head Gardener looking for an opportunity to take the next step in their career.A three bedroom cottage is included as part of this generous offering, with rent paid by the client.
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