Gardener / Horticulturist

  • Full Time
  • Epsom

Royal Automobile Club

Private Members Club

At the Royal Automobile Club we are looking for a passionate Horticulturist to join our dedicated Gardening Team for our Country Club, set in a 350 acre estate in Epsom.

The Gardens at Woodcote Park are undergoing a complete restoration spanning many years and this unique opportunity encompasses not only general garden maintenance but also elements of soft & hard landscaping and the creation of bespoke planting schemes.

Working in a dynamic environment, with a broad palette of plants and an innovative style of garden management, will give the right candidate plenty of opportunities for professional development.

Role responsibilities include:

To implement the day to day order of works to ensure gardens are at the required standard
Liaise with Head Gardener on the upkeep and maintenance of estate grounds and gardens
Manage all the estate garden areas in accordance with the Club’s best practice (beds, borders, hedges, lawns, containers, etc…)
Ensure all Health & Safety systems protect and promote a safe working environment
Communicate clearly & respectfully to members on issues relating to the gardens
Our ideal person:

Demonstrable passion and interest in horticulture
Horticulture qualification – NVQ 2 or RHS level 2 or equivalent work experience
Full driving licence essential
Understanding of Health & Safety regulations
Excellent communication skills
Experience managing gardens to high standard
Demonstrable managing annuals, perennials, shrubs, etc.
Previous experience in identifying plant pest and diseases
Experience in pruning
Proven experience in using handheld machinery
Desirable previous experience in woodland gardens or forestry along with chainsaw licence
Benefits include:

Free meals on duty
Free shuttle bus from Epsom station
Perkbox discount scheme
European RAC cover
Interest free season ticket loan
Staff uniform
Generous pension
Employer paid health cash plan
Staff fund
Staff accommodation potentially available
The Royal Automobile Club embodies both the rich history of British motoring and the best tradition of private members’ clubs – prestigious yet always welcoming. Here at Woodcote Park in the heart of the Surrey countryside we’re passionate about pioneering ever-higher standards of dining, accommodation and sporting facilities.

Most importantly, you’ll share our values. We combine a passion for our heritage with a desire to achieve new levels of excellence. We exceed expectations, treat each other with respect, and ensure mutual trust is at the core of everything we do. If you can live these values, you’ll see your efforts recognised and your potential nurtured in an organisation that’s full of individuals who have come up through the ranks, learned new skills or taken their careers in surprising new directions.

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