Gardener

Overview

Our client is seeking a dedicated Gardener to maintain the expansive grounds of their private estate in a village near Newbury. The role encompasses a diverse range of gardening duties and groundskeeping tasks, ensuring the property is kept in pristine condition. The successful candidate will join a welcoming family environment and will have the opportunity to contribute to the upkeep of various outdoor spaces, including a natural swimming pool, orchard, and ornamental fishpond.

Start date: May.

Job duties:

Responsibilities of the Gardener near Newbury include:

  • Perform lawn care duties such as mowing, strimming, edging, and seasonal renovations (e.g., scarifying, feeding, and weed control)
  • Maintain beds and borders by weeding, feeding, and pruning a variety of shrubs and perennial plants, including Roses, climbing roses, and Wisteria
  • Prune and cut hedges and topiary as needed
  • Provide care for trees, including seasonal planting and general maintenance
  • Manage wildflower areas and tend to the small vegetable area and orchard
  • Maintain the natural swimming pool and ornamental fishpond, including filter system upkeep
  • Operate and maintain various garden machinery
  • Ensure the upkeep of garden buildings such as the BBQ Lodge, Shepherds Hut, and poolside BBQ area
  • Maintain hard, paved areas, and the driveway surrounding the property
  • Assist other staff members with various tasks, as required
  • Oversee oil deliveries and occasional driving responsibilities, including collecting children from boarding school and airport runs for the family
  • Provide care for the family dog when necessary

Candidates must be/have:

  • Experience in gardening and groundskeeping roles preferred
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Full, clean driving licence (a car will be provided)
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Strong attention to detail and a proactive approach to tasks
  • Physical fitness and stamina for outdoor work
  • Flexibility to occasionally work Saturdays to catch up on tasks, although this will be infrequent

Accommodation

Three-bedroom house in the village (pets, partners, and children all welcome).

Hours

Monday – Friday, 08:00 – 16:00 or 08:30 – 16:30 (flexible hours)

Location

Near Newbury, Berkshire (RG20)

Salary

£30,000

28 day holiday allowance (including bank holidays)

Job ref

CP634 Gardener near Newbury, Berkshire (RG20)

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Gardener