Estate Worker

Hestercombe Gardens Trust

Taunton, Somerset
£18,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent 07825269198 Claire Greenslade

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, food, farming & horticulture

Closing date: Sunday, 1st September 2019  

We are looking for a strong, hardworking person to join our estates team at Hestercombe. The role is varied and you will be adaptable to work in different areas day to day. The main role is to maintain an 18th century landscape garden but also includes developing and maintaining two areas of woodland, and managing a wild flower meadow. Day to day jobs vary from forestry style work using chainsaws and log splitters, to grounds maintenance with strimmers, flails, and mowers, to ecological work such as tree planting and improving grassland areas. The job will also include maintenance work around the buildings such as cleaning gutters and ladder work. This is a very physical hands-on job. You will need stamina, and a can-do attitude. The role is customer facing so a sunny disposition will help. Part of your responsibility will be to assist our team of volunteers and students. We are a small, tight team with many varied skills enabling us to cope with the varied challenges that working in an estate can bring.

Full-time role, 40 hours a week. £18,000 per annum. Must hold a chainsaw license. Accommodation available.

See Hestercombe website to apply.

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