28 Apr, 2021

Gardener

€10.00 - €20.00 hourly
  • Caledon Estates Company
  • Caledon, Northern Ireland, UK
Full time Forestry Horticulture Landscaping Machinery Plantscaping

Job Description

Caledon Estates Company

Are seeking an enthusiastic Gardener

To join our team on our beautiful estate and gardens

The successful applicant must have at least 2 years’ experience

In a large garden setting with

 wide ranging knowledge

The Gardener should:

  1. Have a full driving licence and be experienced with small and medium size machinery, this is a distinct advantage.
  2. Be willing to train for or have the following qualifications if required: weed spraying (PA1 & PA2, PA6), telehandler/excavator, chain saw operation, and trailer towing licence. It is not necessary to have these but is desirable.
  3. Show ability to operate on their own with minimal supervision as well as working as a wider team
  4. Have a good knowledge of grass/lawn care, general groundscare maintenance and the operation of grass cutting machinery, strimmer’s etc
  5. Show enthusiasm to learn and be adaptable to the work involved with the different enterprises on the estate such as livestock, fencing, general farm work.
  6. Be willing to work at weekends and holiday periods if required. There will be, on occasion, periods where work outside normal hours is expected. (Normal working hours are 8-5 Mon-Fri)
  7. Be willing to carry out any other reasonable work that is directed by the Estate Manager.
  8. The Gardener should be a plantsperson and  have competent skills in ornamental gardens, particularly as the estate contains terraced and walled gardens with a variety of flowers, shrubs, and plants for various seasons. An in depth understanding of planting, maintaining, and providing nourishment to the wide range of plants is essential, as well as good knowledge of grass care and lawn maintenance. A large portion of the amenity is kept in grassland which is topped annually. Attention to detail is essential.

 

Job Benefits

Accommodation may be available if required

Wages will be commensurate with ability, experience and negotiable upon successful interview.

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

**Training offered for required tickets to the right candidate**

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