Head GardenerLocation: Fakenham
Salary: £35,000 - £35,000 per Year
Start Date: 2019-03-15
My client located in North Norfolk are looking for a Head Gardener to join their team. The suitable candidate should have a track record of strong management and people skills, as well as an excellent knowledge of Horticulture.
This exciting role will involve the upkeep, presentation and organisation of an extremely large area.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES WILL INCLUDE
To lead, direct, supervise and train a permanent and seasonal garden staff.
Maintaining lawns, hedges, flowerbeds, trees, greenhouses and topiary
Oversee and ensure a smooth-running relationship with contractors
Maintaining garden equipment and machinery arranging regular servicing when necessary.
Maintaining and updating records and inspections in an accurate and timely manner.
To take responsibility of and manage subcontractors
Engage with visitors
Oversee growing of crops and flowers
Liaise and support events
To be fully conversant with fire and emergency procedures as well as Health & Safety regulations.
Adhere to an agreed budget and be accountable for financial
control of the department.
The successful candidate will have/be :
Qualified to a level 3 in relevant subject and significant / proven experience of working at this level in Horticulture.
Chainsaw License and pesticide tickets desirable but not essential as training can be given.
Own transport is essential due to the location of the role.
A full job description will be available to potential candidates.
This is a full time, permanent position with an attractive salary and plenty of other benefits including a live-in option.