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Horticulturalist and Landscape Gardener - job post

GreenArt Garden Care and Development Ltd
Wallingford
£24,000 - £30,000 a year - Full-time
Responded to 75% or more applications in the past 30 days, typically within 5 days.

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Pay

  • £24,000 - £30,000 a year

Job type

  • Full-time

Shift and schedule

  • Monday to Friday

Location

Wallingford

Benefits
Pulled from the full job description

  • Additional leave
  • Bereavement leave
  • Company events
  • Financial planning services
  • Free parking
  • Health & wellbeing programme
  • On-site parking

Full job description

Are you looking for permanent, all year-round work with a company that provides training and career development?

We're looking for a Landscape Gardener/Horticulturalist reporting to the Landscape Gardening Supervisor.
The purpose of the job is to care for and develop private gardens and estates to a high standard as part of a team of Landscape Gardeners.

The main responsibilities are to provide all aspects of garden maintenance, including:

  • Weeding, pruning, cutting back, splitting, re-potting, tying in and general seasonal bed and border care
  • Planting of trees, shrubs, perennials and bulbs and plant propogation as part of a garden development plan
  • Pond care including pump and filter maintenance
  • Digging over beds, soil conditioning and mulching
  • Hedge trimming, lawn mowing, strimming, scarifyong, edging and low level tree pruning and lopping
  • Identification and treatment of pest and disease using environmentally friendly treatments and techniques
  • Use, care and maintenance of hand tools (including secateurs, loppers and other blades), petrol lawn mower, leaf blower, weed burner, hedge trimmer and strimmer – all according to Health and Safety guidelines.
  • Liaison with clients on site, updating them on the work being completed and undertaking specific tasks as requested by them, in line with seasonal plans developed in conjunction with the Landscape Gardener Supervisor
  • Working effectively as a team, using systems provided to update the supervisor on work completed, outstanding or incomplete tasks, issues arising, materials used/required and suggestions for future garden care and development.
  • Assisting the Design and Landscaping department from time to time with plant care, planting and other soft landscaping task as directed, under supervision.

The post holder must also undertake other duties within his/her competence or otherwise appropriate to the grading of the post as required by the Company
Directors.

Qualifications & Experience

  • At least 3 years’ experience in maintaining private gardens/estates in the UK
  • Holds or is working towards a Level 2 RHS or equivalent qualification in Horticulture
  • Full, clean and valid driving license Trailer towing qualification B+E or experience & competence in towing

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Good plant identification skills and knowledge of how to care for trees, shrubs and herbaceous perennials commonly found in private gardens in the area.
  • A thorough understanding of relevant Health and Safety policies and procedures
  • High level of physical fitness and is prepared to work outside in all weathers
  • Good time management, ability to work to deadlines and be flexible to changes in plans
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to maintain positive relationships with clients, colleagues and sub-contractors/third parties
  • An understanding of the concepts of GDPR and confidentiality with regards to personal data handling
  • Good written, verbal and non-verbal communication skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Ability to follow instructions, learn from previous mistakes and ask for help and guidance when required

Personal Attributes

  • Patience, persistence and consistency
  • Reliability, flexibility and a willingness to ‘go the extra mile’
  • Ability to be tactful, respectful and sensitive to the needs of others
  • Emotional resilience and ability to take constructive criticism in a positive manner
  • Enthusiastic with a positive and optimistic outlook and a sense of humour.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £24,000.00-£30,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • Additional leave
  • Bereavement leave
  • Company events
  • Financial planning services
  • Free parking
  • Health & wellbeing programme
  • On-site parking
  • Private medical insurance
  • Sick pay

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus scheme
  • Loyalty bonus

Experience:

  • Gardening: 3 years (preferred)

Licence/Certification:

  • Driving Licence (required)

Work Location: In person

Reference ID: LG/H0723

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