Garden and Estate Manager Sought for Beautiful Estate on Greek Island

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A VIP family who have a property on a beautiful island in the Ionian Sea, Greece are looking for a Garden and Estate Manager to oversee their estate. You must speak fluent Greek for this role.

Package Offered

  • €65,000 - €85,000 gross per year.
  •  A relocation package can be provided.

Family Background
Located on a beautiful seaside property, a busy family are looking for a long-term estate manager to oversee the property and beautiful gardens. The island is usually very busy in the summer, whereas in winter it is very quiet. The family are in residence 8 – 10 weeks of the year. The main property is a high-end home, consisting of 5 bedrooms and a small number of cultivated garden terraces around the main house and cottage and a large wilderness garden and olive groves. The property took ten years to build, with many of their current staff having been involved throughout. The family also have an experienced house manager, cleaner and an experienced gardening consultant running gardening team and are looking for the person to harness all the teams and manage the estate as a whole.
 
Duties
When the family are in residence which is 8 – 10 weeks of the year it would be all hands on deck. Your role would be to manage the estate - mainly the gardens as this makes up the majority of the estate - so you should have a keen interest in gardening and land management.

You will also be managing the staff and ensuring that the house and gardens are ready and prepared by the respective teams to the highest standards for the arrival of the family. You will be the go-between for the principal and the staff, helping manage the entire team. You should be highly organised and efficient at your job and used to managing staff and multiple personalities

You should have a positive and discreet professional approach, and you should be highly flexible to focus fully on the needs of the principal and their family.  From managing contractors, dealing with any problems, hiring and recruiting new staff, through to day to day running of the family estate.

You will prosper monthly reports combining your information with that collated of the House manager and Garden manager.

Location/Accommodation
The property is based on an island on the Ionian sea, Greece. Accommodation can be provided as part of the relocation package.

Days/Hours

  • Working a 6 days a week in the summer
  • Hours will change depending on the winter/summer months, you will work earlier in the summer and later in the winter. When the family are in residence the hours will be long and to be agreed with the family’s PA and estate manager.
  • Working approx. 50 hours each week

Languages
You should speak and write a good level of English and Greek for this role.

Special Skills
You should be happy to take a senior role in the house, managing the entire team. Experience in garden management would be a bonus. 

Interview/Start date 

The family are looking to start interviewing ASAP. We are recruiting safely within the COVID-19 regulations

Permanent
Posted on: 8 November 2021
Gardener
€65,000 - €85,000 gross per year