Live-in/out Sole Gardener

Scotland, Inverness, Salary £32,000 - £36,000 DOE

EHS #5646

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Our clients are seeking an experienced Sole Gardener for their estate which is based just 20 minutes south of Inverness on a privately owned Estate with a pheasant shoot.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is enthusiastic and dedicated to continue the upkeep and further develop the existing established gardens.

The garden grounds include formal lawns, herbaceous borders, walled kitchen garden, large greenhouse, polytunnel, tennis court and dell area. There is also the garden and surroundings of a nearby holiday let to maintain.

Outline of Key Responsibilities:

  • To maintain gardens and grounds to a high standard throughout the year
  • Produce vegetables, fruit and cut flowers for the household
  • Propagate plants for border planting and pot displays
  • To carry out any other reasonable duties and small odd jobs as specified by the Principals
  • To coordinate and supervise any contractors whilst working in the property grounds

The successful candidate will possess the following skills:

  • Possess a good plant knowledge and high horticultural skills
  • Excellent timekeeping, flexibility and attention to detail
  • Must work well as part of an estate team and be able to liaise well with other estate staff and others on the estate
  • Ability to work unsupervised and on own initiative
  • A good level of health and fitness and a positive disposition
  • Take pride in their work
  • Discretion at all times and a respectful attitude towards the Principals and their property
  • Clean driving licence
  • Candidates should also be experienced in using and maintaining a range of garden machinery

The Terms of Employment:

  • Hours: Monday - Friday 8am – 5pm  (Due to the nature of the role and weather dependency flexibility will be required over the above hours, there will be evening & weekend work including harvesting of fruit & vegetables when ready and summer watering during dry spells.)
  • Accommodation: Live-in or Live-out
  • If Live-in: Unfurnished 2 – 3 bedroom detached cottage available with own garden and driveway available; Council Tax included, remainder of utilities unpaid
  • Offer is subject to satisfactory references
  • Salary £32,000-£36,000 dependent on experience

Start Date: Flexible

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Live-in/out Sole Gardener

EHS #5646

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