Senior Groundsman/ Team Leader
A Private Estate in West Berkshire is looking for a Senior Groundsman to join its gardening team and help deliver an exemplary quality of turf management and horticulture across c:33 acres of grounds. The estate is a historic Lutyens-Jekyll collaboration, with both planting and grounds recently brought up to date by the owners in collaboration with the designer Dan Pearson. Reporting to the Head Gardener, the successful candidate will help maintain and enhance all aspects of the estate’s landscape portfolio – from fine lawns, through to orchards and wildflower meadows.
The role is primarily hands-on, with a small amount of electronic reporting and record keeping. The successful candidate will have direct line management responsibility for a junior member of staff, including overseeing their on-going CPD. As with most estate teams, the role requires seasonal working with other sections of the garden team as required and directed by the Head Gardener, so this role would suit a candidate with a broad general interest in horticulture as well as a core passion for turf management and landscape.
An eye for fine detail and exceptional standards is essential, as is proactive ‘can-do’ attitude. Candidates will be expected to work autonomously when required, while still possessing strong team-work skills. There are opportunities for CPD-linked progression. Prior experience of managing golf/high-end sports turf/formal lawns (or equivalent) is essential. Although the estate is primarily organic, PA1/6 qualifications are also required in addition to a full, clean driving licence.
Seasonal duties to help support the broader team including (but not limited to):
• Implementation of seasonal planting schemes (including ground preparation)
• Planting and staking of trees within shelter-belts
• Planting of bulbs within meadow areas
• Hedge cutting
• Assist with compost turning (tractor)
Leave entitlement: 24 days p/a (plus public holidays)
Please send your CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
|Reference:||Senior Groundsman/ Team Leader|
|Type:||Senior Groundsman/ Team Leader|
|Hours:||Live Out, Full-Time|