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Head Gardner

Job Title: Head Gardner
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Fyfield, Essex
Industry:
Salary: 25000 - 25000
REF: EM03
Contact Name: Emily Larham
Contact Email: emily.larham@nenerecruitment.com
Job Published: 9 months ago

Job Description

Head Gardener required for a Private Household in Fyfield Essex.

Nene Recruitment are delighted to be working on behalf of our exclusive client based in Essex.

Responsibilities:

• Undertake turf and garden maintenance and landscape construction activities.
• Plant propagation and removal.
• Apply pest management and plant nutrition programs.
• Contribute to design and planning of garden works.
• Maintain all machinery and equipment.
• Maintain plant stock.
• Lead and direct other staff.

Required Skills and Experience:

• Previous gardening experience to include, Greenhouse Propagation, Roses, Kitchen Garden, Herbaceous Borders, Tree and Lawn care.
• Skills in various gardening techniques and equipment and an ability to maintain and service equipment.
• Good plant identification skills.
• Experience in handling pest and weed control chemicals.

Working hours and conditions: -

You will usually work 42.5 hours a week. Your working hours will vary depending on the time of year. It is a requirement that you are able to do overtime during busy periods. This is a physical job and involves a lot of digging, lifting and carrying loads.

Required education:

• Secondary education.

Required licences or certifications:
• HNC/HND in horticulture/amenity horticulture or equivalent experience.
• Full UK Driving Licence.
• PA1 and PA6 certificates.
• RHS qualifications.