Wildlife Gardening Specialist

  • Tredragon Rd, Mawgan Porth, Newquay TR8, UK
  • Full-time

Company Description

Bedruthan and Scarlet are set into the clifftop above Mawgan Porth beach in North Cornwall and belong to the group, Red Hotels. Owned by the same family, we are committed to sustainably offering guests luxurious experiences that don’t cost the earth.

Our ethos is to take a truly holistic view, treating each guest as an individual, caring for and nurturing our staff and our environment so that everything we do contributes to the wider wellbeing of our planet, our customers and our team.

Job Description

We love and cherish our gardens here at the Bedruthan and Scarlet and looking for someone with the same passion to join the grounds team. You will cherish the outdoors, be passionate about horticulture and be inspired by the best gardens in the UK and globally. 

Being located on the North Coast, you will need to embrace and enjoy the location; understand what is needed to grow successfully in this coastal environment.  Learning, reading, watching and experimenting will be at the front of seasonal planting. You will embrace the freedom that your work gives you, being able to work on your own initiative and propose to the directors your plan for garden activations and improvements.

Priorities:                  

  • Landscaping design, respecting and building the local wildlife through plant selection
  • Maintain boundaries, hedges, borders and plant cultivation
  • Growing plants and succulents for planting and future sales
  • Maintenance and efficient working knowledge of machinery such as lawn mowers, blowers, strimmers
  • Forward planning for seasonal planting and grounds development
  • Develop an annual plan for grounds and garden upkeep

Qualifications

  • Horticultural qualification or equivalent experience
  • Nursery experience and/or landscaping qualifications (desirable) 
  • Exceptional knowledge of plants including coastal varieties and a willingness to continually learn and improve your horticultural knowledge
  • Demonstrated literacy, numeracy, and attention to detail
  • Knowledge of wildlife preservation
  • Ability to self-direct workload
  • Demonstrated literacy, numeracy, and attention to detail

Please note:  Please ONLY apply if you have the relevant experience and/or ELIGIBLE to work in the UK.

Additional Information

We offer:

  • £22,500 per annum
  • Maternity contract of 42.5 hours including days/weekends and the occasional evening
  • Relocation temporary accommodation available
  • Uniform
  • Development and training
  • Career progression opportunities
  • 28 days holiday per year / 29 after 1 year 
  • Discounts on services and products at Red Hotels. 

As one team we take responsibility for reducing the negative impacts our actions and activities have on the environment and our local community; something we feel is right and is our way of life.

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