Junior / Assistant gardener - Ref 650

Small estate in Shenley

Junior / Assistant gardener

Hours of work 08:00-17:00

Driving licence not essential but desirable

Pay: negotiable depending on experience.

Location: Small estate in Shenley

Position: Permanent.

A great opportunity has become available to work on the gardens of a private 800 acre estate with approximately 10 acres of gardens and grassland. This is an excellent position to learn all aspects of the garden in a very varied and challenging role and a great place to build your skills for a career in this industry. The right candidate will have the opportunity to obtain further qualifications and courses too – whilst also benefiting from the experience and knowledge of the current members of the team.

Under the guidance of the head gardener and as part our small team, you will be working in all areas of the garden including, but not limited to:

- Large ornamental flower beds

- Kitchen garden, fruit cage and espalier orchard

- Formal lawns and informal grassland

- Perennial wildflower meadow

- Glasshouses and polytunnels

- Planting and hedge care

- Large ponds both formal and informal

- Occasional work with other departments (stables and farm) so candidate must be ok working with animals

The right candidate should:

- Have good interpersonal skills and the ability and desire to work independently when required.

- Take pride in your own work, pay attention to detail and have enthusiasm to for all parts of the job.

- Be hardworking and keen to learn. This is by far the most important aspect.

- Have a desire to progress and work in this industry.

- Ideally be studying or have studied some form of horticultural or gardening qualification or be able to demonstrate a keen interest or passion for gardening.

- Or be working in garden maintenance and have a desire to broaden their knowledge and skills.

Please send a C.V and covering letter to info@woodhall.com

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