HEAD GARDENER

 

A brilliant opportunity has arisen for an experienced and knowledgeable Head Gardener to join us at a private country estate at Overbury on the edge of the Cotswolds.  Applications are invited from Head or Senior Gardeners with demonstrable experience on a private estate and supervising a small team (Assistant role is currently also available).

Overbury Court gardens contains formal hedges and borders, kitchen garden, pools and waterfalls, orchard and wild meadow areas, with the wider estate including glasshouses, tenanted properties, farms and woodlands.  The Landscape and Grounds Department is well equipped with a wide range of top quality garden equipment and machinery, as are other departments you will interact with, therefore tickets to drive machinery such as a mini digger would be desirable.  The main house gardens are sometimes opened by the owner for charity and other events where the gardens will be on show.

This position would suit someone with an excellent horticultural background and who is proficient at plant identification, with the ability to manage large gardens efficiently, holds spraying certificates, is conversant with COSHH, is computer literate and able to work with annual work schedules, planting records and general admin duties. You will be passionate about disseminating horticultural knowledge to under gardeners via ongoing training, alongside generating ideas to develop the gardens further by working with the family and a leading garden designer.

This full-time role is offered with a competitive salary (dependent on experience), 21 days annual leave (excluding bank holidays), and a wonderful rural working environment.  A house would be available if required.

To apply, please send your CV with a covering letter explaining why you feel you would be suited to this role to: jobs@overburyenterprises.co.uk or call: 01386 725111.

 

 

ASSISTANT GARDENER


A varied and interesting role for a keen, motivated gardener with good plant knowledge to assist the Head Gardener and team on a large country estate. You will have a minimum of two years’ experience in a similar environment and qualifications to RHS level 2 or equivalent or be able to show demonstrable evidence of suitable gardening knowledge to that level. Experience in operating and carrying out maintenance of garden and estate machinery is essential. Spraying PA1, PA6 and Chainsaw CS30-31 qualifications are also desirable. This is a physical role so good fitness is required. Broad ranging duties to include (but not limited to):

  • Pruning and propagation
  • Mowing and hedge cutting
  • General garden maintenance
  • Flexibility and teamwork in line with the needs of the estate parks and gardens

Our kind of people are:

  • Positive, pro-active with a can-do approach
  • Hungry to learn, with a curious mind
  • Care about the details
  • Good communicators, with open and honest approach, who are happy to ask questions
  • Trustworthy and committed

What you’ll get in return:

  • Competitive salary (depending on experience)
  • 21 days annual leave (excluding bank holidays)
  • Opportunities to learn and develop
  • Wonderful rural work environment with walks on the doorstep
  • 40 hours per week

Interested?

To apply, please send your CV with a covering letter explaining why you feel you are suited for this role to: jobs@overburyenterprises.co.uk

We aim to reply to all emails, however if you have not heard from us please call: 01386 725111

 

Housekeeping Apprenticeship


A varied and interesting role, with broad ranging duties to include (but not limited to):

  • Traditional large property housekeeping.
  • Cleaning, laundry, bedmaking.
  • Meeting, greeting & hosting at guest house and meeting room facilities.
  • Support to chef and house teams during event delivery, including table service.
  • Stock takes and record keeping.
  • Communicating across teams from House staff and office staff and external guests and customers.

Our kind of people are:

  • Positive, pro-active with a can-do approach.
  • Hungry to learn, with a curious mind.
  • Care about the details.
  • Good communicators, with open and honest approach, who are happy to ask questions.
  • Trustworthy and committed

What you’ll get in return:

  • Competitive salary (depending on experience).
  • 21 days annual leave (excluding bank holidays).
  • Opportunities to learn and develop.
  • Wonderful rural work environment with walks on the doorstep.
  • Training provided by HIT training to provide a qualification on completion of NVQ in Housekeeping Level 2.
  • 40 hours per week (to include some weekend work – flexibility is required & offered in return).

Interested?

If you would like to apply for this role please contact the PA,  Becky Holmes, on pa@overburyenterprises.co.uk or 01386 725119.