Full time, Permanent
Our Client is seeking a head gadener for a historic property in West Cork, Ireland. The property is situated in a secluded location benefitting from the gulf stream and is located close award winning Clonakilty town. A wide range of plants, including some uncommon and rare specimens, are grown because of the very mild coastal climate. Its most important feature is a recently restored 2 acre walled garden, dry stone terracing, glasshouses, cold frames, potting sheds and ponds. The layout of the walled garden includes a flower/vegetable/fruit production garden, Italian garden, rose garden, exotic borders and informal wildlife pond. Other features of the property include lawns, mixed borders, several ponds, a saltwater lagoon/marsh, woodlands, courtyard garden and wild flower meadows.
Our clients team culture places a high value on commitment to tasks, collaboration with fellow team members and owners, and professional development. Testimonials available from former employees can be reviewed. After a reasonable period of time and mentorship to develop the necessary skills, the chosen applicant would be expected to progress to the position of Head Gardener at the property. Therefore, applicants will ideally have already gained a good track record and want to progress their career.
Reporting directly to the Head Gardener, you will assist in all the duties required for the care, maintenance and development of the gardens. This includes propagation, vegetable and flower production, greenhouse management, woodland and grounds maintenance.
You should have a college qualification, with excellent gardening and horticulture knowledge. A commitment to wildlife-friendly and sustainable garden practices is essential. You must possess good interpersonal and communication skills, show attention to detail, manage your time efficiently and have a working knowledge of health and safety standards.
This is a full-time position with attractive remuneration based on experience.
Working in landscape, garden retail, private gardens & edible/amenity production around the Republic of Ireland and the UK can be hard work but is rewarding for both employer and employee. Building and recruiting for your team? You need a focal point for all of the talent in horticulture to congregate and experts to help grow you and your business through organic talent and excellent work.
Who we are
Combined, we have the recruitment expertise and horticultural knowledge to grow your business into a strong and robust company. We are a specialised agency who work exclusively with horticultural businesses and their recruitment needs. Couple this with our reach within the industry, and you will have access to the best talent in the marketplace.
Why you should be working with us as candidates
We have massive visibility on the horticulture market as thousands of horticultural professionals across the Republic of Ireland and the UK read our newsletters and our seasonal magazine.
We work with the leading names in the industry and you working with us means you will have access to the hottest jobs when they are available.
You will also be partnering with leading recruitment experts who can guide you through the often convoluted recruitment process. We are trained negotiators and will work to get you the best wage/salary possible for your career level.
We prepare you for your interviews with extensive interview preparation. This will be done with experienced recruiters who will give you the opportunity to practice your skills with them and real time feedback in your technique.