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LIVE IN - Estate Gardener

Kent - Ashford
£18138 per annum, +accommodation
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HR GO are currently recruiting for a Live-in Estate Gardener for a client based on the outskirts of Ashford.

This is a job like no other... this role is no Monday to Friday 9-5 job, this role is a vocation and a real country way of life.

Due to the nature of the role you will be required to live on site. Accommodation will be provided as part of the package rent/mortgage free however you will be responsible for your own bills (council tax, utilities, television licence etc.)

You will be entitled to 20 days annual leave plus the standard 8 bank holidays. Hours will be mutually agreed between yourself and the client on a weekly/monthly basis to fit the needs of the site.

Your duties

  • The upkeep and maintain the grass, flowerbeds, trees, hedges, gates and fences of the site.
  • Security of the house, fishery site, car park and fire station.
  • Testings of the fire pumps, hydrants and hoses on site in conjunction with the Engineer.
  • Controlling the levels of the rivers and lakes.
  • To upkeep and maintain all stock, fishery and shooting grounds, including vermin control.
  • The organisation and the leading of working parties to carry out specific tasks at the facilities on site.
  • Assist with the organisation and the running of corporate days.
  • Maintain the mowers, boats, tools and equipment owned by the client.

About You

  • You must be able to use your own initiative and work efficiently.
  • You will be able to use equipment like chainsaws, backpack sprayers, tractor mowers and be able to swim.
  • You will be dog friendly, as you will be responsible for keeping the Owner's dogs in their absence.
  • Ideally you will hold licences for chainsaws, backpack sprayers, full UK licence and a shot gun certificate.


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