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Temporary Kitchen Gardener (Maternity Cover)

Ham Court
Bampton, Oxfordshire

Posted: 20 Jan 2023

Deadline: 10 Feb 2023

Compensation: £1,833 per month



Job description

Ham Court - Gardener Maternity Cover - deadline for applications - 31st January 2023

Paid maternity cover required for the season from end of March until October. Ham Court is a one acre productive garden and additional 3 acres of surrounding grounds between Oxford and Faringdon. OX18 2HG.

The current head gardener and owner will plan and support the work. Therefore this job would suit someone new to gardening with a keen interest in learning skills. The successful candidate will also enjoy doing practical and physical tasks outdoors.

There will be a short period of handover with the current head gardener Becky - who will be living on site, so can be on hand.

The garden is a mixture of productive and ornamental; vegetables, fruit, cut flowers, greenhouse and polytunnel. The owner is a keen gardener and will work in the garden from time to time. The community on site is very friendly, with all living here participating in the work at Ham Court. The grounds are beautiful and you are free to explore when you're not working. We are host to several events during the year including Fool’s Delight Circus and public and private garden tours. This is a live in job, accommodation is in a large static caravan with mains water, WiFi and electricity included. Accommodation would suit a single person. Pay is £1833.00 per month and will be PAYE. 40 hours/week.

You will be:

  • Strong and physically fit
  • Confident driver with licence
  • Living on site during the season and perform weekend watering and opening/closing polytunnel/greenhouse
  • Able to take direction and ask for help or clarification
  • A good attitude to work is more important than experience as training can be provided.
  • Neat, tidy with an eye for detail and aesthetics
  • Confident English speaker and listener

Application information

Please email with cv and cover letter explaining why you are interested in the role and how you feel you are suitable. 

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About Ham Court

Multidisciplinary creative business, hosting events. 1 acre productive garden; growing flowers, vegetables and herbs with additional 3 acres of wildlife sensitive grounds including ornamental borders. Garden open for public and private events with increased focus on events for 2023.