An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic Gardener to join the Estate team in the maintenance and development of our Award winning grounds at Middleton Hall Retirement Village. We have approximately 20 acres of formal grounds and an additional 60 acres of woodland and tenant farmed fields, consisting of; extensive lawns, grasslands, meadows, woodland walks, herbaceous & wildlife areas, ponds, allotments, glasshouses, a bowling green and a golf course.
The Role will include the planting and maintenance of trees, shrubs, herbaceous plants, ground cover and annual bedding, glasshouse work, animal husbandry, hedge cutting, strimming, pruning and mowing. You will also assist volunteers and lead or support residents in horticultural based workshops and wildlife activities.
The ideal candidate will have demonstrable subject knowledge in this area and previous experience of working in a similar role. We require someone who possesses good communication skills, is a team player and who is genuinely passionate and enthusiastic about the work they do. This is a demanding physical role, therefore a good level of fitness is required. We are also looking for someone with a ‘can do’ attitude, a proactive approach and who is self-motivated.
A Pesticide PA1/PA6 Certificate would be desirable, along with previous experience of using/operating associated gardening equipment or machinery such as tractors, chainsaws and ride-on and pedestrian mowers. Any hard landscaping skills such as paving and fencing would also be of benefit.
The position is full time, 40 hours per week with flexibility towards weekend work and overtime.
Middleton Hall Retirement Village is a Living Wage Employer. Successful candidates will be need to have a DBS check carried out as part of the recruitment process.
Do you feel you have the skills, values, personality and approach to be successful in this type of environment, if so you can apply by downloading an application form from our website, or use the link below.
The closing date for applications is 11th March 2018.
Please note we only accept applications from candidates made on our application forms:-