Due to further company expansion, we are seeking to recruit another part time gardener. This position will be based in Northampton, but covering many of the surrounding villages. We are a rapidly expanding company, with a growing reputation for providing skilled, qualified horticulturalists to domestic clients.
The main duties/responsibilities of this position are:
Working unsupervised, in domestic gardens, to provide a high standard of garden maintenance services. This will include weeding, pruning, lawn maintenance and hedge cutting
Working outdoors in all weather conditions
Providing clients with planting advice and ideas, ordering plants and planting them
Being the face of the business and ensuring that customers are always treated in a polite and respectful way
Making recommendations to customers on the general improvement of their garden
Communicating to customers, if there is a problem with keeping to their appointment, due to adverse weather etc
PLEASE NOTE: This is not a grounds maintenance or landscaping role. The core of your daily activities will be providing border maintenance to a very high standard. Mowing, hedge trimming etc, form a very small part of the role.
At this point in time, we are only seeking applications from gardeners with strong, professional experience, who are able and confident to work independently from the outset. It is desirable that you will have a horticulture qualification, such as RHS, along with two references and a minimum of 2-3 years experience. It is essential that you have a full UK driving license and the use of your own transport. You will be provided with all necessary tools and equipment. Contracted hours of work are 20 per week, all year. But employees are required to work between 21 and 24 in the summer months, to allow for reduced hours during the winter months/periods of bad weather.
Job Type: Part-time