Job Vacancy: Senior Grounds Keeper

A fantastic opportunity for the role senior Grounds Keeper at Fairlight Hall Gardens, not far from Hastings.

The gardens are situated within the 90 acre estate, and is located just outside Hastings and commands impressive views over the English Channel and along the south coast. This fine and busy garden run on organic principles is home to a variety of beautiful and interesting flower borders, impressive kitchen garden, various lawns, lakes, and woodland and wildflower areas. The garden is well stocked and equipped which makes for the ideal garden to work in and is home to a friendly team of gardeners.

The Role

The Senior Grounds Keeper is a full time post Monday to Friday, they will report to the Head Gardener and be responsible for the daily maintenance and upkeep of the grounds within the garden including drive, paths, lawns, hedges, trees, meadows, woodland areas, compost and machinery yard, water features and a tennis court. In this diverse role, which requires initiative, flexibility and working to high standards, the applicant must be familiar with use of a wide range of garden machinery both ride on and pedestrian.

You will work together with and give direction to one assistant Grounds Keeper, Trainees and Part time staff. The Senior Grounds keeper will plan out and schedule works around the garden; they will be required to complete skilled tasks such as mowing, use of chainsaw, hedge cutting, brush cutting, leaf clearance, keeping the driveways and hard standing areas weed free, maintenance of water features. Responsible for the upkeep of the chickens and peacocks and collecting eggs for the house. Liaising and assisting the Estate Manager and House Manager when required for the setup of events and needs and requirements of the House.

This role gives an excellent opportunity to work across a wide range of areas, commanding a wide range of skills. No two days are the same. Some offsite garden tasks will be required from time to time.

Closing date: Monday 5 December 2022


Closing date for applications Monday 5 December 2022.
Please email your CV to Matthew Brewer

One thought on “Job Vacancy: Senior Grounds Keeper

  1. Faye YANG says:

    My daughter is 14 years old, she is now in involved in Duke of Edinburgh for volunteer section for Bronze, she want to find the best volunteer that is suitable for her, she is very polite and helpful, she is now studying in Claverham Community College, she would like to join in the organization which can help her to improve and get kind of responsibility in team work. Would you please email to me or call me back.

    As we are looking for many website which provide the chances for her age,but there are few of opportunities for 14 years’ age. Would you please provide this kind opportunity to her?

    I am looking forward to your reply.

    Thank you & best regards

    Faye YANG
    07714389237 / 07421263529

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