Head Gardener – Austin Heath, Warwick

West Midlands

Do you love the idea of cultivating your own gardens within the grounds of a luxurious later living community? Do you have a passion for the outdoors and take pride in working as part of a team? Then this might be role for you!

We are excited to be recruiting for a Head Gardener to join our grounds maintenance team at our Austin Heath village on a permanent, full-time basis.

The role will suit a knowledgeable, confident, and personable Head Gardener who can communicate well with others while managing a large estate. You will be passionate about gardening, whilst developing the function and maintaining relationships with our residents.

The Role:

  • Taking responsibility for all aspects of horticulture and grounds management i.e. lawn management, hedge cutting, planting, pruning, feeding, and weeding
  • Managing and leading a team of gardeners
  • Cultivating the grassed areas, flower beds, hedges, shrubs and borders and hard landscaping areas including drainage clearance, pathways, and steps
  • Clearing leaves around the site as required, both by machine and manually
  • Carrying out minor repairs to external facilities and assisting with hard landscaping repairs
  • Taking responsibility for estate management duties i.e. chainsaw operations, repairing of fences and other similar tasks
  • Managing garden pests and weed control.

Key Requirements:

  • Previous experience working as a Head Gardener
  • Ability to work on your own as well as within a team environment
  • Confident, personable with strong communications skills
  • Hold a full driving licence
  • Any qualifications within the horticultural trade would be desirable.

The Offer:

  • Up to £23,000 per annum (depending on experience)
  • BUPA health care
  • Life Assurance at x4 your annual salary
  • 28 days annual leave (increasing by 1 for each year served)
  • Gift of Time – 3 additional days leave for charity or voluntary work per year
  • Big birthdays off (those ending in a 0)
  • 5% matched pension scheme
  • Retail discounts on a variety of outlets
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Ongoing learning and development opportunities
  • Working in a newly built office in a scenic environment.

More enjoyment. More satisfaction. More like one big family. If you’re looking for a career that means more and gives you more, hit that apply button!

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