Landscape Gardener

Yulong Investments
Published
December 10, 2019
Location
Nagambie
Category
Job Type
Skills
Minimum 5 years experience as a Landscape Gardener in a similar role
Country
Australia
State
Victoria

Description

A large thoroughbred horse stud farm, based in Nagambie Victoria, is seeking a highly skilled landscape designer and gardener to manage the grounds on its two properties.

We are looking for a hands on individual who has experience in both hard and soft landscaping. Accuracy, precision and ability to work autonomously and in a team are all characteristics required for the role.

The role will report to the Chief Operations Officer.

The role will be:

  • Full time, Monday to Friday
  • 38 hours per week
  • Immediate start in a friendly and supportive team

The successful applicant shall require:

  • Ideally 5 years experience in high-end, prestige gardening/horticultural
  • Team Leader experience
  • Certificate III in Horticulture (minimum)
  • Bobcat and excavator licence preferred
  • Preferred: First Aid Certificate

Skills and experience required:

  • Strong experience in designing new landscape areas including advanced planting, lighting, turf and construction skills
  • Discuss and prepare site plans, specifications, and cost estimates
  • Excellent garden maintenance understanding and skills
  • Previous experience leading a team of gardeners
  • A comprehensive knowledge of plants and plant health
  • Strong pest and disease identification skills
  • Comprehensive irrigation knowledge, including installation, servicing and problem solving
  • Ability to operate relevant machinery and tools on a daily basis
  • Perform routine maintenance checks on machinery, tools, and work being done on site
  • Establishment and management of fertiliser, disease and weeding programs for gardens, lawns and plants
  • Competent in reading and interpreting existing landscape design plans
  • Passionate, highly reliable and strong work ethic
  • Good communication skills
  • Strong knowledge of work, health and safety requirements and management of all personnel using the associated equipment and chemicals
  • The ability to work unsupervised
  • An ability to adapt to change

Remuneration:

  • Wages negotiable with suitable candidate
  • Company vehicle, phone

The successful applicant will have a high attention to detail and a passion for landscaping, including the establishment of new garden beds and maintaining existing  gardens and lawns to be eye catching, impressive and always perfectly maintained.

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