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Title

Grounds Person/ Gardener/ Estate Maintenance job in <:>Wiltshire<:>

Farm TypeHorticulture, Other
Description


A unique opportunity has arisen for a full time, long term career, gardening and estate maintenance position in Wiltshire.   We are a  family run business in Ramsbury near Hungerford and consists of a large private garden within a 600 acre sporting estate. 



The garden is approximately 2 acres and is enthusiastically endorsed by the family who lives here.  The family includes 4 children, ranging from 19-3, but extends to two dogs, a cat, 3 alpacas, 3 Shetland horses, two donkeys, ducks, guinea fowls, chickens and three other members of staff!  Getting along with this wider family and wanting to feel part of it – will be okey to the long term success.



Ideally applicants for the role will need to have good plant knowledge and a horticultural qualification at Level 2 or higher.  However, we will happily train a less qualified and possibly younger applicant with plenty of potential, self motivation and energy.



Character is key - we are looking for a naturally hard working person, with a happy and warm demeanour who will enthusiastically have a go at anything that this progressive family might throw at them.  Most importantly they must should aspire to a traditional way of life and want to feel part of this family unit and help us grow the estate into something special.  The owner has a semi complete canvas and we need help making into the happiest of masterpieces!



We estimate that two thirds of this job will have a horticultural bias but a third will be divided between estate maintenance and forestry.   The farm also has a small high quality family shoot and an excellent simulated shooting business.  The candidate is welcome to be involved with these enterprises albeit the garden remains a priority.  The applicant should be ideally competent with basic agricultural machinery and being qualified for chainsaw work.  Any handyman skills, that could help with cottage maintenance, would be also be helpful.



A cottage could be available for the long term.  Salary ranges between £18-25k depending on age, experience and need for accommodation.  The position is available immediately but equally could be deferred to the early spring next year.

CountryUK
AreaSouth West
PostcodeSN8
Job LengthPermanent
DatesStart: 17/09/2019, Finish: Not Specified
Driving License Required?Full UK Driving Licence
Hours40
Pay£Due to experience
Employment TypeArable, Fencer, Other
Accommodation Available?Yes
Accommodation TypeHouse/Flat
Accommodation PriceN a
Other Accommodation Information
Distance from shops and amenities1 mile
Smokers Accepted?No
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