Head Gardener

Surrey | £29,000 pa per annum

Application Close Date: 15/08/2020 (Closed)


Head Gardener

Private Estate Surrey


This is an outstanding career opportunity with a market leader providing green services to private and public sector businesses. 


An excellent opportunity has arisen for an experienced and qualified Head Gardener to manage a team at a private estate in Surrey.  The position would suit senior gardeners with demonstrable staff and garden management experience and excellent attention to detail.


The Opportunity

  • The expansive gardens encompass extensive woodland, shrubs, mixed beds and borders, manicured lawns, ponds, car parks, mixed hedges, as well as numerous paths and hardstanding.
  • The successful applicant will be able to provide supervision and guidance to a small team and will report to Glendale’s local Contract Manager as well as liaise with the estate manager on a regular basis in relation to seasonal plans and overall improvement of the gardens. 




The Person

  • Candidates should be able to demonstrate experience and confidence in the management of planning and scheduling, health and safety, and associated record keeping.
  • Applicants should hold a recognised academic horticultural qualification as well as spraying  (PA1/6). 
  • Experience with a full range of garden machinery is required, i.e. hedge cutters, ride-on and pedestrian mowers, blowers etc
  • Candidates should be able to demonstrate effective management in terms of staff development and performance. 
  • A basic level of computer literacy is required in order to ensure the above records and processes are managed efficiently. 
  • Basic knowledge of Arboriculture would also be of benefit. 


What can Glendale offer you?

  • Competitive salary
  • Generous annual leave
  • Free gym membership for you and a nominated person
  • Employee health cash plan
  • Employee discount portal – discounts on travel bookings, high street vouchers, gift cards, cinema tickets, days out, leisure activities and your day to day spending
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Pension Scheme
  • Company sick pay
  • Career progression
  • Training and development


Glendale is a well established business that is continuously growing. Successful applicants can look forward to joining a company that can offer career prospects and believes in investing in its people.


How to Apply

If you feel like you could bring some fresh ideas to the table we want to hear from you.  Please apply with a letter of application and CV to recruitment@glendale-services.co.uk


Closing Date

  • 28th August 2020


About Glendale

Glendale is one of the largest green space management service providers in the UK and specialises in tree care and management, grounds maintenance and landscaping. For more information visit www.glendale-services.co.uk.


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If you are interested in applying for this role, we suggest that you do so at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment as interviews will be held throughout the process. Please note that if you have not received correspondence within 21 days then please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.


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