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Job Title: Gardener

Hours: 39 hours per week (Full Time)

Overview of the Role

To assist in maintaining a high standard of presentation and care of the private gardens and grounds of Stow Hall  3 days a week on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday. On Monday and Friday to have sole responsibility to do the same job at a large holiday house garden in Shouldham Thorpe, owned by the same family.

 

Main Duties & Responsibilities:-

  • Cutting lawns and grass using pedestrian and ride on mowers and strimmers.
  • Maintenance of borders including pruning, weeding, planting and mulching
  • Leaf clearing by rake, blower and mower
  • Pruning wall shrubs, roses and climbers
  • Chemical weed killer spraying and application of fertilisers
  • Maintaining tools and equipment in the correct and safe manner
  • Using the garden tractor with trailer and other attachments
  • Maintenance of trees including planting, pruning and using a chain saw
  • Fruit and vegetable growing and picking
  • Maintaining good relationships with other staff and garden visitors
  • Keeping garden buildings clean, tidy and safe
  • Undertaking other duties as required
  • Occasional weekend working (Time off in lieu will be given)
  • Ensuring that safe working practices are adhered to.

 

Personal Attributes- Candidates should have:-

  • The ability to work in a team or alone, with little or no supervision
  • Conscientious and hard working
  • Physically fit
  • Prepared to work outdoors in all weathers
  • Have some experience
  • Be prepared to undertake any necessary training
  • Must hold a clean driving licence

 

Salary and Conditions

The salary will be circa £17,000, dependent on experience. The position is a permanent post subject to a six month probationary period. The basic hours are 39 per week.

Benefits include a pension scheme & 21 days holiday plus bank holidays per annum.

 

Please e-mail your CV with an accompanying letter to wendy@stowestatetrust.co.uk.

Please include 2 references.