Head Gardner / Ground Maintenance Leader
- Full Time
Job Title: Head Gardener
Location: Holkham, Wells-next-the-Sea
Closing Date: Monday 19th February 2019 5pm
The Estate extends over 25,000 acres and has an annual turnover of £19m. The land and property based enterprise include residential lettings, commercial lettings, property maintenance and development, farming, forestry, country sports, a hotel, a holiday park, beach and car parks. The operations centred on Holkham Hall include day visitors, catering, filing, outdoor events and concerts.
The Estate policy is to manage the location as a progressive commercial operation set within a thriving local community where rural values are upheld. The aim is to ensure the long-term prosperity of the Estate and of those who live and work on it.
This established post has responsibility for all activity undertaken by the gardens team in the park and across the wider estate. The presentation, maintenance and conservation of the estate grounds and Grade 1 listed park are key to the role, in particular the presentation of the Hall's Terraces, the Arboretum, the 6 acres of the walled garden and the grounds of The Victoria Inn and Longlands.
They are looking for an experienced manager with proven ability for motivating staff, an excellent knowledge of horticulture and a track record of delivering projects on time and to budget. Experience of managing volunteers is also very desirable. This is a hands-on role, whereby you will need to be highly visible and active. Genuine enthusiasm, a keen eye for detail, an appreciation of quality and a willingness to lead from the front and to work calmly under pressure are essential as this post covers an extensive and varied remit.
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Candidates with experience of; Garden Maintenance Team Leader, Ground Maintenance, Operative, Gardener, Experienced Gardener, Grounds Maintenance, Maintenance, Garden Maintenance, General Maintenance, Garden Designer, Landscape Gardener, Grounds, Gardener, Garden Maintenance, Grounds Maintenance, Team Leader, Landscaper will also be considered for this role.