Head Gardener

Position Filled
Posted on
February 27, 2019
Job Type
Permanent / Full-time
Private Household & Estate / Gardener / Groundsperson

Full Time, experienced Head Gardener with Level 3 Horticultural Qualifications required for large country Estate in Wells -next-the-Sea, Norfolk,
This is a fabulous opportunity for someone who would genuinely love to work in a stunning environment covering some 25,000 acres including Park Land, Farm land ( arable and vegetable), woodland and formal gardens.

The ideal person will be responsible for all activity undertaken by the gardens team in the Park and across the wider Estate. Excellent communication and organisational skills essential to manage the team of 8 staff and 60 volunteers. The ability to support, advise and train staff members will be required. The ability to liaise and support other departments within the Estate as required with weddings,events,education,conservation shoots and tours.Confidence with the public essential to engage with local community and visitors enabling good educational relationships to continue. Occasional tours and talks.

The presentation, maintenance and conversation of the Estate Grounds and Grade 1 listed park are key to the role, in particular the Hall terraces, the Arboretum and the Walled Garden.

Overseeing the vegetable and cut flower growing for use on the Estate.

Use and upkeep of large garden machinery also part of this role.

The successful person must understand budgets and have a proven track record of delivering projects on time and to budget.
This is a mixed role with some hands on working and the Head Gardener will be highly visible and active with a good level of fitness.
A keen eye for detail, an appreciation of quality and a willingness to lead from the front. The ability to work calmly when under pressure is essential.

Car driver with clean driving licence required.
Competitive salary offered.

Interviewing now for start date to be agreed.