An experienced Head Gardener is required for a large private garden on a stunning, large Dorset coastal estate. A good horticultural qualification, organisational skills, experience of prestigious gardens, a passion for gardening and flexibility within the role is essential. An energetic approach and ability to enthuse and manage others is also required. Some computer skills would be helpful. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a renowned privately owned estate, working in beautiful gardens. The estate encompasses twenty square miles of fabulous scenery including five miles of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage site. It is visited by thousands of visitors every year who love this special place, its geology, history, flora and fauna, dramatic scenery and coastline. This is a full-time, permanent position. Live out with a potential for subsidised accommodation in the future. Staff discount card at local outlets, generous pension after twelve months’ service, uniform and safety equipment provided.
A minimum of four years’ experience of working in a prestigious garden.
A minimum qualification of NVQ Level 3 in Horticulture (or its equivalent).
A passion for gardening and a flexible approach.
Experience of managing and enthusing a team.
Some basic computer skills.
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