Head Gardener M/F

  • Full time
  • Dreux
  • Posted on 7 November 2023

Description of the Job Offer :

Our client, the owner of multiple estates situated near Dreux (Eure et Loir), is currently seeking a Head Gardener (M/F) to oversee the maintenance and enhancement of the green spaces across these diverse properties and to lead a team of 5 gardeners already in place.

This role is a full-time permanent position to be filled immediately.

Accommodation options are available.

Responsibilities and duties of the vacancy:

  • Supervision of staff with daily briefings
  • Assignment of tasks among team members
  • Oversight of general maintenance work and its completion
  • Ensuring adherence to safety regulations (uniform and PPE compliance)
  • Care and maintenance of gardens, terraces, and infrastructure across various estates
  • Management and maintenance of orchards, vegetable gardens, and tree nurseries
  • Planning and oversight of forestry activities
  • Management of both automatic and manual irrigation systems
  • Collaboration with subcontractors for estimating and cost forecasting
  • Supervision of teams regarding the use of plant protection products, ensuring compliance with treatment protocols
  • Oversight of proper use and maintenance of provided equipment
  • Scheduling management and organization according to needs
  • Regular reporting to the employer

Candidate profile requirements:

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in a similar job
  • Strong knowledge of local biodiversity
  • Proficiency in driving agricultural machinery
  • High level of flexibility and organisational skills
  • Experience in team management
  • Attention to detail and dedication
  • Flexibility and autonomy
  • French spoken
  • Driving license required

Employment conditions:

  • Job title: Head Gardener
  • Position to be filled: Immediately
  • Location: Near Dreux, France
  • Employment contract: Permanent full-time, 40 hours per week
  • Accommodation: Independent
  • Working hours: Monday to Friday, hours to be defined

Head Gardener Salary:

Net monthly salary based on defined working hours: €3 000

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