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Gardener

UK (regional) SALARY: £35,000 - £35,000 PER: Annum TERM: Permanent

An exciting opportunity has become available for an experienced gardener to work full time in a beautiful newly built private household garden in Virginia Water, Surrey.  

 
The 3-acre garden consists of formal ornamental lawns, mixed bedding around the house and a variety of mature and young trees.

The Role

  • Recommend and continuously assess a lawn treatment/ fertiliser program to prep and recoup throughout the different seasons
  • Undertake general maintenance of the gardens to a high standard to ensure the home maintains a clean and well-kept environment
  •   Regular watering, weeding, fertilising, spraying, trimming and pruning flowerbeds ensuring they look attractive throughout the year
  •  Hedges to be kept neat and tidy to the agreed height throughout the year- scheduling main cuts and carrying out regular trimming throughout the year to maintain an attractive presentation.
  •   Monitor trees & garden areas on a regular basis and inform the client if any concerns arise
  •  Ensure all hard surfaces including paths, driveway and patios, are free from leaves and debris
  •  Herbicide applications to be made as necessary to control moss and weeds
  •   Remove all waste created from site
  • Ensure that chemicals (insecticides) paints, proprietary cleaners and varnishes are used and stored only in accordance with manufactures instructions and guidelines
  • Carry out tests and checks as laid out and required by HC-One.

 
The Candidate

  • Applicants must be enthusiastic and self-motivated and able to work on their own initiative
  • Understands and respect the household’s privacy and maintain confidentiality- not permitted to talk about clients/clients’ properties outside the workplace- includes the use of photographs on social media networks etc. without permission
  • Proficiency and good knowledge in the use and maintenance of relevant machinery (including chainsaws, mowers etc.)
  • Competence and certificates in relevant health and safety legislations applicable to the role- i.e., FEPA certificates, PA1/PA6 spraying certificates and chainsaw certificates etc.
  • Experience of working in a large garden of a similar nature would be advantageous.
  • Good knowledge of irrigation systems would be advantageous.

Please email christina.elsom@tiger-recruitment.co.uk if you are interested in this opportunity attaching your cv. 

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POSTED: 21 Jul 2021 JOB ID: CEGN2939