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Newburgh Priory Estate
Up to £23,500 a year - Permanent, Full-time

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  • Up to £23,500 a year

Job type

  • Full-time
  • Permanent

Shift and schedule

  • Monday to Friday



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  • Free parking
  • On-site parking

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Groundskeeper Job Vacancy

Opportunity to join a small yet dedicated grounds and maintenance team on a rural North Yorkshire Estate near Coxwold.

Newburgh Priory is a family owned and lived-in house open to the public in the summer and holding weddings and events throughout the year. Situated within the picturesque Howardian Hills AONB on the edge of the North York Moors it comprises of approximately 30 acres of lawns, herbaceous borders and includes a beautiful water garden and well-established Walled Garden.

Main responsibilities

· Maintaining the grounds and gardens of the principal house and small sections of the Estate’s woodland.

· Grass cutting, leaf raking, edging, soil cultivation, digging, forking, mulching, watering, raking, weeding, pruning, bed preparation, hedge cutting and planting new trees, flowers and various plants together with the use of all necessary tools and machinery.

· Weeding with knapsack, hedge cutting with petrol cutter and seasonal pruning with hand tools.

· The use of cylinder and rotary mowers, strimmer’s, leaf blowers etc.

· Driving small 50hp tractors & trailers, general robot mower maintenance and occasional hired in plant and machinery.

· Ensuring all equipment records are updated after general tool/machine maintenance is completed together with the use, safe handling and storage of all materials, tools, equipment and chemicals in compliance with health safety regulations.

· Assisting the head gardener with planting and maintaining various flower beds, herbaceous borders and shrubberies.

· General basic upkeep of garden related buildings and garden furniture.

· Help the estate property maintenance team from time to time.

Candidate requirements:

· Must have a full driving licence.

· Be an experienced groundsman, keen to grow in the roll and have a good broad knowledge of the various duties.

· Work both on your own initiative and under instruction as part of a team.

· Approachable and polite as the property is open to the public for weddings, various events and house visits.

· Be fit, healthy and used to working nearly entirely outdoors throughout the seasons.

· Experience of maintaining tools and basic tractor/machinery checks.

· Spray licence PA1 & PA6.

· Basic chainsaw licence (not essential).

We Offer

· 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday

· 20 days paid holidays per annum plus bank holidays

· Ongoing vocational training and any additional required courses/licences.

· Full PPE where required

· NEST workplace pension contributions

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £23,500.00

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Pay: Up to £23,500.00 per year


  • Free parking
  • On-site parking


  • Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • York: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)

Work Location: In person

Application deadline: 21/06/2024
Reference ID: Newburgh Gardens

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