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

Farm TypeHorticulture, Other

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.

AreaSouth West
Job LengthPermanent
DatesStart: 17/09/2019, Finish: Not Specified
Driving License Required?Full UK Driving Licence
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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