GARDENER/GROUNDSPERSON - Ref 729

Hovingham Nr York


We are looking for a full-time live-in gardener/groundsperson who would report directly to the owners.

Duties to include:

· Grass cutting and lawn maintenance

· Maintenance of mixed herbaceous borders and flower beds

· Planting, care of and provision of vegetables for the kitchen

· Garden machinery maintenance, arranging servicing and repairs

· Pruning of fruit trees and large shrubs

· Mature yew hedge cutting

· Maintenance of gravelled areas and courtyards

· Autumn tidy up, clearing up leaves

· Caretaking duties also required for the Hall, including looking after the cars.

· House security (on call weekends/keyholder), this responsibility is shared with other Estate staff.

Basic Skills Required

· Essential: Full Clean Driving license

· Essential: Associated Machinery Operation e.g. tractors & mowers

· Essential: PA1 & PA6 Certificates – use of pesticides

· Desirable: Chainsaw maintenance & crosscutting licence

· Desirable: RHS Level 2/3

We are looking for someone with good organisational skills, who can work independently and as part of a team.

Salary £24,000 to £26,000 per annum.


Contact the Estate Office for more information.

The Estate Office, Hovingham, York, YO62 4LX office@hovingham.co.uk 01653 628771

Closing date: 31st January 2022

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