Job Summary: To assist with the year round care and maintenance of over 8 acres of organic gardens and grounds of a Manor House just east of Box, Wiltshire. The role is considered suitable for a recently qualified gardener who is willing to work within an existing team of gardeners on all manner of horticultural duties although an interest in biodynamic growing would be an advantage The following provides a brief summary of the duties involved in this post, but it should not be regarded as an exhaustive list: Maintaining a diverse mix of trees, shrubs, perennials and bulbs. Performing seasonal landscape work including pruning, leaf removal, transplanting and general tidying. Soil cultivation, digging, forking, mulching, raking, weeding, hedging, seed sowing, bed preparation and planting. Lawn mowing and lawn care. Carrying out regular hedge cutting/clipping to a diverse array of hedging species, including topiary work. The use and maintenance of hand tools and basic light machinery, including repairs, daily pre-start checks and operator maintenance in accordance with the manufacturers’ specification. Maintaining the kitchen garden and growing a wide array of fruit and vegetables. Assisting with the preparation and care of house plants and displays. Assisting with the efficient running of various glass houses. To be aware of Health and Safety requirements, noting that all duties must be carried out to comply with current Health and Safety at Work legislation. The employee may also be required to make small local deliveries and collections with use of an Estate vehicle, so a clean UK driving licence would be an advantage. The employee may be expected to provide some weekend cover on a rota basis to include greenhouse duties. The Employer reserves the right to amend this Job Description from time to time according to their specific needs. Thank you for the interest you have shown in this vacancy. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications that we receive, it is not possible to respond to every one. Therefore, unless you hear from us within the next 14 days, your application will have been unsuccessful.
Carter Jonas LLP