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Estate Foreman/Skilled Gardener - job post

Farndale Estate
North York Moors National Park
£30,000 a year - Full-time

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Pay

  • £30,000 a year

Job type

  • Full-time

Shift and schedule

  • Weekend availability
  • Monday to Friday

Location

North York Moors National Park

Benefits
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  • Company pension

Full job description

Job description – Estate Foreman/Skilled Gardener, Full-time Employed.

A privately owned Estate located within the North York Moors National Park is looking for an Estate Foreman/Skilled Gardener to oversee and maintain all aspects of the Estate (including a portfolio of guest accommodation, let properties and the owner’s principal house). All maintained to the highest standard.

Successful applicants will be part of a small team working with the owner, Estate Manager, Landscape Gardener and wider Estate team.

Previous experience on a private estate and horticulturally diverse gardens preferred. Professional Horticultural skills and qualifications are also preferred, ideally RHS qualification level 2, spray certificate level PA1/PA6 and chainsaw training.

Competence in the safe operation of common garden machinery is essential.

A full clean driving licence is required for the commute to and from the rurally located estate.

Typical duties will include but may not be limited to: -

  • Management of a small team of employed gardeners and self-employed contractors
  • General routine maintenance within the property portfolio
  • Dealing with private house/estate duties (e.g. waste disposal, solid fuel fires, gutter cleaning, blocked drains, decorating, meter readings, car valeting, provision of firewood)
  • Maintenance of driveways and external hard landscaping (e.g. york stone paths)
  • General garden maintenance and management of all plantings
  • Lawn cutting, strimming, weeding, spraying, planting, pruning, watering, hedge trimming, drainage
  • Assisting with maintenance of all garden machinery
  • Establishing and maintaining a fruit orchard and a vegetable garden
  • Weed & pest control
  • Assisting with composting
  • Beating up of woodland plantations
  • Cross-cutting of timber

Working Week: Monday to Friday (winter 8am – 4:30pm, in summer 8am - 5pm)

Emergency on-call weekend cover shared on a rota basis.

Holidays based on 30 days including 8 bank holidays.

Start Date As soon as possible

To apply, please send covering letter and CV to enquiries@farndaleestate.co.uk

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £30,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • Company pension

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability

Experience:

  • Gardening: 1 year (required)

Licence/Certification:

  • Driving Licence (required)

Ability to Commute:

  • North York Moors National Park (required)

Ability to Relocate:

  • North York Moors National Park: Relocate before starting work (required)

Work Location: In person

Application deadline: 16/02/2024
Expected start date: 01/03/2024

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