Gardener Sought for Beautiful Estate near Basingstoke, Hampshire

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A beautiful estate near Basingstoke, Hampshire are looking for a Gardener/Horticulturalist to take responsibility for their garden which includes an organic market garden, kitchen garden and greenhouse. You must have a full driving licence for this role. This is a live in or live out role.

Package Offered      

  • £30,000 - £50,000 gross per year, depending on experience
  • Working Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm
  • 40 hours per week
  • A cottage on the estate can be provided if you are not local

Family Background
The family own a stunning estate near Basingstoke, Hampshire. They are looking for a Gardener/Horticulturalist to take responsibility for their garden which includes an organic market garden, kitchen garden and greenhouse, and to tend to the nursery and some of the trees.

Duties
You will be responsible for liaising with the owners regarding the running of the organic market garden.
 
You should have an eye for detail and a passion for the upkeep of beautiful gardens and some knowledge of organic produce.  You should be knowledgeable about plants, especially fruit and vegetables, such that you can contribute confidently to the maintenance and development of the garden.  You should be confident to deal with contractors such as tree surgeons and be able to manage them. 
 
You will be responsible for the upkeep of the gardening equipment including vehicles, ensuring they are regularly serviced (by external contractors) and in good working order.  You should be organised and tidy.   You should be a strong, self-motivated team player, and be looking for a long-term role and a wonderful project to be involved with for years to come.

Location
The estate is near Basingstoke, Hampshire. This is a live in or live out role. If you wish to live out you must be within easily commutable distance. If you live in you will be provided with a cottage on the estate – the family are happy for you to bring partners/pets with you.

Days/Hours
Working Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm
40 hours per week

Languages
You should speak a good level of English. 

Special Skills
You should be an experienced and skilled Horticulturalist for this role. Experience in organic farming will certainly help for this role. You must have a full driving licence.

Interview/Start date
The family are interviewing now for the right person. We are recruiting safely within the COVID-19 regulations

Permanent
Posted on: 13 September 2021
Estate Manager
£30,000 - £50,000 gross per year