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Head Groundsman

Oxfordshire, Salary dependent on experience

EHS #7023

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Live-out Head Groundsman required for a large Estate close to Banbury in Oxfordshire.

Reporting to the House Manager, this position is responsible for land management/care of private estate, ensuring all grounds, land are well kept and maintained.

Main Duties:

  • All general grounds maintenance for large 80-acre estate: maintenance of grounds: mowing, hedge cutting, strimming, weeding, gardening (minimal flower beds but overall lawn and bed grooming)
  • Kitchen garden
  • Maintenance of fencing, gate, barn, outbuildings, walkways
  • Poultry and dog walking/feeding/care
  • Maintenance of machinery/tools/service providers and supplies for estate
  • Ensuring efficient systems in place to support all machinery and horticulture needs
  • Exterior of house: jet washing, leaf blowing, ensuring daily terraces and furniture are on point for summer season; Winter season support with festive furniture changes
  • Occasional support with house; ad hoc items such as minor electrics/repairs/moving furniture
  • Ad hoc and minimal driving duties for the family
  • Always maintaining confidentiality and professionalism while working closely with family

This is a diverse, busy, and very varied role and would suit a professional with a flexible "can do" attitude.

Ideal Candidate:

  • Proven experience 3-5 years within a private estate as Head Groundsman
  • Land/grass management experience and knowledge is key
  • Fruit tree/orchard experience a plus
  • Time management skills
  • Adaptability
  • Team management skills
  • Team player with positive can-do attitude is essential
  • Pet friendly: dog, cat, and chickens

Working days: Monday to Friday with 1 weekend per month
Working hours: 8.00am–5.00pm
Salary: Depending on experience

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Head Groundsman

EHS #7023

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