Gardener (/ GroundsmenDB850)

  • Job Reference: DB850B
  • Date Posted: 4 June 2024
  • Recruiter: HomeOrganisers Ltd
  • Location: Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
  • Salary: £35,000 to £40,000
  • Sector: Domestic
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Job Description for Head Groundsman in Bishop Stortford

Position: Permanent

Job Reference: DB850

Job Title: Head Groundsman

Location: Bishop Stortford

Pets: 2 dogs, 11 horses, 3 cats & a flock of domestic ducks

Salary: £35,000-40,000 gross per annum

Holiday: 28 days holiday, performance based annual bonus

Start Date: ASAP

Hours Required: Monday to Friday, typically 8am to 4.30pm

Driver: Rural setting - Driver with own car required, as lack of public transport


This is a fantastic opportunity for a Head Groundsman working on a private estate set within 45 acres of beautiful parkland just outside Bishops Stortford. Land consists mainly of parkland style garden with some paddocks for horses. Plans for formal garden & kitchen garden are underway.

We are looking for a Head Groundsman with some gardening knowledge. You will be able to manage a small team of groundsmen/gardeners. You will have the ability to look around the estate and identify what needs doing and to keep the estate to a very high standard.

The successful candidate will be heavily involved in all aspects of parkland maintenance and have some gardening experience. You will have a strong parkland and horticulture focus, plant knowledge, practical skills, mechanical knowledge, and experience in working on a private estate.

Duties will include:

  • All general grounds keeping & gardening duties,
  • Lawn & plant care,
  • Maintenance round the estate,
  • Winter jobs like hedge cutting etc
  • Autumn duties bulb planting etc.

You will be someone who has a motivated and get up and go attitude. The estate is a busy, fast paced environment and the right candidate should bring energy, organisation, and experience to the role.

HomeOrganisers Ltd acting as an Employment Agency for this permanent position. Along with your CV, you must also have an up-to-date DBS, or be willing to obtain, along with a minimum of 2 last / current employer professional referees that are immediately contactable.

Apply for this job Please quote job reference number DB850.