A private family home of some 10-11 acres, comprising limited ornamental formal gardens, and approx. 8 acres of orchard type land.
You'll be primarily responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the grounds and gardens including, but not limited to, caring for the health of all plants, installing training & supports, managing the irrigation system, use of chemicals for weedkilling, fertilising & pest control, occasional mowing. For this you will use a variety of equipment including a strimmer, chainsaw, hedge trimmer, brushcutter, small tractor, and cylinder hand mower.
You will be replacing a longstanding member of staff, a rare opportunity to take over an established garden and care for and nurture it.
What you'll need
A knowledgeable and experienced horticulturalist
An excellent timekeeper who is reliable and trustworthy
Ability to prioritise workload, working from a list of duties as part of the long-term garden plan
A positive approach to solve, rather than present, problems is important
Knowledge and experience of pesticides and chemical applications
Experience using chainsaws and other horticultural machinery
Chainsaw Maintenance/Crosscutting and PA1/PA6 desired but not essential
Love of the outdoors and working in all weathers
Happy to turn your hand to other projects required by the family, such as maintenance work
A Full UK driving licence and your own transport.
Where you'll be based
The estate is based close to Saxmundham, a short distance from the A12.
What you'll receive
- £25,632.32 per annum (full time equivalent)
- Ideally 3 days per week, Monday/Tuesday/Friday although 2 days considered
- Directly employed by the family's company
- Working between 8:30am-4:30pm with a 30 min lunch break (or 8:30am-5pm with 1 hour lunch break)
- 28 days holiday including bank holidays
- Stunning working location in the Suffolk countryside
Find out more
To discuss this position in more detail, please send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07983 967143.
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