River Keeper / Estate Gardener (Live in)

17 Sep 2020
06 Oct 2020
Contract Type
Full Time
AR57 - River Keeper / Estate Gardener (Live in)

Location: Ashford, Kent

Salary: GBP18,138


First Military Recruitment are currently searching for a River Keeper / Estate Gardener (Live in) for their client based in Ashford, Kent. This is a rare and interesting opportunity that has arisen for a River Keeper/ Estate Gardener/ Water Bailiff to join a Paper Mill Estate within the heart of the Kent countryside.

Our client owns a popular fishery which includes course and trout fishing lakes as well as river fishing and clay shooting. The 26-acre estate comprises a Trout Lake, Coarse Fishery, River, Woodland and Lawn. They currently seek an enthusiastic and driven River Keeper/Estate Gardener/ Water Bailiff to maintain the fishery, as well as carry out other general gardening and maintenance duties around the estate.

The position requires being based on site therefore a 2-bedroom unfurnished cottage is offered with this opportunity. All bills including council tax, water and electricity are the responsibility of the tenant. Logs to fuel the central heating boiler may be gathered from the estate

Duties and Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will maintain the garden consisting of grass, flower beds, trees, hedges, gates and fences on site.
Responsible for the security of the house and fisheries site including the care park and fire station
Controlling the levels of the River and the Lakes is part of the role and must be managed at all times, therefore the candidate is responsible for the handover of this duty to a specific individual when leaving the site.
Testing the fire pump, hydrants and fire hoses on the site in conjunction with the Mill Engineer.
Responsible for all mowers, boats, tools and equipment owned by the client and managing the upkeep and maintenance of the stock, fishery and shooting grounds including vermin control.
Other Duties:

It may be necessary for the smooth running of the estate, the fishery and Shooting Grounds including maintenance of the swimming pool.
Assisting in the organising and the running of corporate let days as well as the organising and leading of working parties to carry out specific tasks at the fishery / shooting grounds.
Skills and Qualifications:

Chainsaw Certificate
Back Pack Sprayer
Full Driving Licence
Shot gun Certificate
You must be able to use your own initiative.
Work efficiently and should be able to use a chainsaw, backpack sprayer, tractor mower and be able to swim.
You must be dog friendly as they would be expected to look after the owners dogs in their absence.
Location: Ashford, Kent

Salary: GBP18,138

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