13 Nov, 2022

Craft Gardener - The Europe Hotel & Resort

  • Killarney Hotels Collection
  • The Europe Hotel & Resort, Fossa, Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland
Full time, Permanent Aboriculture Agriculture Forestry Gardener Craft Gardening

Job Description

The Europe Hotel & Resort comprises of approximately 250 acres including parkland, woodland and formally managed beds. You will be reporting directly to the Head Gardener of Killarney Hotels Collection.


·         To manage the day-to-day, year-round maintenance of the gardens and surrounding areas

·         To manage the continuing development of the gardens working closely with the Head Gardener of Killarney Hotels Collection

·         To maintain records for garden, machinery and health and safety policies

·         Pruning, planting and fertilising trees and plant beds

·         Use of 2-stroke tools - strimmer, hedge cutter, blower, etc.

·         Weed control

·         Maintaining indoor plants and Green Wall

·         Litter picking

·         Maintain a tidy workshop, tool store and gardener's canteen

·         Maintenance of tools and machinery



·         A recognised horticultural qualification and previous experience in a similar role

·         An accredited chainsaw training course would be ideal, candidates without certificates will be considered if they can demonstrate appropriate knowledge, risk assessments etc.

·         A basic spraying course is required, candidates will have good knowledge of working with chemicals/fertilizers for lawns and plants and be aware of the risk procedures 

·         The ideal candidate will be comfortable and experienced operating and maintaining lawn tractors, ride-on lawn mowers and electric gaitors

  • A valid Class B driving license is essential  

·         Excellent tree and plant knowledge, and gardening skills

·         You must be physically fit, hard-working, and have the desire to achieve high standards at all times

  • Good communication skills are required for interacting with both colleagues and hotel guests, attention to detail, a keen eye for design and a flexible approach to non-gardening duties on occasion

·         Good proficiency in the English language, both verbal and written


The salary and package for this full-time position (5 days per week, typically Mon – Fri) depends on experience and qualifications and would suit a person with ambition and drive. 


Tickets Required/Preferred:

·         Chainsaw Operations & Handling Ticket

·         Handling and application of Pesticides/Handheld Sprayer Certification of Competence

·         Class BE Full Irish Drivers License

Job Benefits


·         Competitive salaries

·         Pension Scheme

·         Employee Discounts

·         Career Development

·         Training

·         Tax saving Schemes

·         Employee Social Events

·         Employee Assistance Programme

·         Uniform and PPE provided


Tickets Required/Preferred *(many employers provide these as ongoing training)

Chainsaw Operations, Hand Held Pesticide Application, Handling and Distribution of Pesticides, Manual Handling, Safepass, Safety and Health at Work, Workplace Safety, **Training offered for required tickets to the right candidate**

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