Gardener | Virginia Water & Belgravia

£25,000 Neg D.O.E

 

Purpose of Job:

To maintain the gardens and landscape in an efficient and high quality manner to ensure beautiful gardens and courtyards are presented to the highest standards.

Half the week will be spent maintaining the garden at the property in Belgravia, London while the rest of the week will be spent helping to maintain a private estate in Virginia Water.

This would suit candidates already situated in, or close to, Virginia Water or London.

Reporting to: Head of Gardens

Contract type: Full-Time & Permanent

Salary:  £25,000 Neg | Dependant On Experience

Benefits: 2x  Annual Bonus (Jan & Jul) / depending on performance

Hours: 7:30 am – 3:30 pm / 5 day week / some weekends

Important: Applicants must have their own car/vehicle, to drive between Virginia Water and Belgravia with milage reclaimed as an expense, at 45p per mile, along with charges incurred for congestion. 

JOB REFERENCE

#7838

SALARY

£25,000 Neg D.O.E

CURRENCY

GBP

LOCATION

Virginia Water & Belgravia, London

POSITION

Gardener

ACCOMMODATION OFFERED

No

LOOKING FOR COUPLE

No

TYPE OF HOUSEHOLD

Mansion, Professional / Philanthropist, Formal Household, City Based, Rural Location

PERKS

Important: Applicants must have their own car/vehicle, to drive between Virginia Water and central London, with milage reclaimed as an expense, at 45p per mile.

EXPERIENCE

5+ years

LANGUAGE

English

DRIVING LICENCE

Yes

PREFER NON SMOKER

Yes

VALID DBS

Yes

Roles and Responsibilities

  1. To ensure that the gardens and planting both internal and external are beautifully presented and kept to the highest standards
  2. Traveling between properties as required (Virginia Water & Belgravia, London)
  3. Grounds maintenance including planting, pruning, weeding, strimming, litter picking, clearing leaves, watering and general maintenance activities
  4. House plants are watered, deadheaded, clean and well presented
  5. Pots and window boxes are watered, fed, clean and well presented
  6. Assist the team with soft and hard landscaping, including planting and setting out as required.
  7. Mowing and associated task on both pedestrian and ride on machines
  8. Light cleaning
  9. In winter, snow clearing and salt spreading
  10. Comply with health and safety legislation and safe working practices
  11. Other relevant duties as may from time to time be required

Entry Requirements

  1. Driving license
  2. Good practical skills in soft landscaping and grounds maintenance
  3. A practical knowledge of indoor plants and their presentation
  4. Wide range of machinery skills including strimmer’s, leaf blowers, mowers and tractor etc.
  5. A good knowledge of plants, garden management and broad range of horticultural skills
  6. Horticulture Level 2 or 5 years working in a horticultural environment
  7. Physically fit with previous experience in similar manual work
  8. Good interpersonal skills including the ability to inspire colleagues and work as part of a team
  9. Enthusiastic, self- motivated, and flexible
  10. Understands sensitivity of working within a private estate and household
  11. Understands health and safety issues relating to gardening and public spaces
  12. Previous experience working in a quality garden or park

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