Gardener

Location
Leatherhead, Surrey
Salary
Competitive
Posted
28 Dec 2018
Closes
28 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Single Handed Gardener

Hours to be worked:

39 hours per week

8am to 5pm Monday to Thursday,

8am – 4pm Friday with one hour for lunch

Reporting to:

Michael Baxter, Estate Manager

The following is a brief guide to the maintenance / restoration work that will be required, which is not intended to be an exhaustive list.

  • Mowing terrace lawns using a ride on cylinder mower.
  • Cutting larger rough grassed areas using ride on tractor mower.
  • Weeding & maintaining borders.
  • Pruning & tying back shrubs, roses, honeysuckle etc. to terrace walls.
  • Edging off lawns.
  • Feeding, scarifying, rolling and weed control on lawns as necessary.
  • Clearing river / riverbanks of obstructions.
  • Strimming river / canal banks and other long grassed areas.
  • Spraying gravel paths to keep clear of weeds.
  • Maintaining private gardens around cottages used by Estate owner and other family members.
  • Maintaining area around Bothy Offices.
  • Planting bulbs, trees, shrubs etc.
  • Propagation of replacement plants and care of house/garden plants for Estate owner in small greenhouse.
  • Cutting beech and other hedges in season.
  • Clearing leaves in season.
  • Other duties as necessary.

The salary package will include a basic salary, 22 days holiday plus bank holidays per annum, entitlement to join the Estate’s contributory money purchase pension scheme with a 10% contribution from the employer and 5% from the employee after one years completed service, death in service benefit.

For job description and application form please contact 01483 282032 or e-mail info@westhorsleyplace.org

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