Grounds and Maintenance Person- Ipswich, Suffolk Ref JF1392

Position Filled
Posted on
July 4, 2023
Location
Ipswich, Suffolk
Job Type
Permanent / Part-time / Live out
Role
Private Household & Estate / Gardener / Groundsperson

Part Time experienced Grounds and Maintenance Person required for private country house located approx 8 miles east of Ipswich.

We are looking for a reliable, enthusiastic person to join this small team working 2 or 3 days a week, 8am to 4pm.

The formal gardens include many unusual trees and plants, in addition there is a small woodland and wildflower meadows. The owners are working to increase the land as a haven for wildlife.

The Position:-

  • Maintaining borders and lawns
  • Helping with the vegetable garden
  • Tree pruning
  • Watering
  • Strimming and weeding
  • Hedge cutting
  • Leaf collection
  • Log cutting
  • Using large garden machinery, ride on mowers, small tractor, leaf blowers, hedge cutters.
  • Keeping the general areas tidy
  • Occasional painting of external areas and garden fixtures
  • Smaller property maintenance tasks such as maintaining gates and fences
  • Keeping small drains clear of leaves and debris
  • Helping with animal husbandry ( chickens, geese, ducks, sheep)
  • Occasional extra visits to check on property when owners are away

The Person:-

  • Reliable, punctual and willing to work with others
  • Enthusiastic, self motivated and discreet
  • Will have a full driving licence
  • Be physically fit
  • Happy to work outside in all seasons
  • Knowledgeable about trees, plants and shrubs
  • Be interested in creating wildlife habitats

A good hourly rate will be offered to the successful person who can provide fully checkable references.

Tel Jackie 07979 501997