A very attractive and unique opportunity has arisen for an Estate Manager / Gardener on a beautiful private house and small holding between Aylesbury and Leighton Buzzared, Buckinghamshire. The position would suit an experienced and skilled gardener with demonstrable garden management experience. There is also smallholding with rare breed pigs and geese which the Estate Manager / Gardener will be involved in a development capacity.
The house and smallholding comprises about 8 acres, of which 5 acres are formal gardens and 3 acres being part of the smallholding.
The Estate Manager / Gardener will be responsible for maintaining the gardens with the assistance of a part time gardener maintaining the lawns and overseeing general maintenance, fences, hedges and gates, etc.)
Applicants should have experience of the above, be confident and be physically fit with good horticultural knowledge and plant identification skills. A knowledge of husbandry is desirable.
The ideal candidate will have well-rounded experience in a private house setting, and will be willing to take ownership of a varied and attractive garden. Accurate record-keeping, good communication skills and ability to manage to a budget are also essential.
Applicants must have experience with a wide range of gardening machinery. Candidates should be willing and able to undertake the general garden handyman duties required of a sole gardener, and of the house security when the owners are away. A full, manual driving licence is required.
A one bedroom self-contained accommodation is available.
If you have the enthusiasm, experience and dedication to succeed in a role like this please send your CV to Basil Blanco