Job title: Grounds Maintenance Supevisor
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Salary type: Annual
Salary: negotiable
Location: Kent, UK
Job published: 21-06-2024
Job ID: 38087

Job Description

Grounds Supervisor Opportunity in Historic Location

Join a prestigious and historic estate situated in a picturesque setting, offering a unique opportunity to take on the role of Grounds Supervisor.Location:  Kent, UK

Pay: £28,000.00-£30,000.00 per year

Key Responsibilities:

 - Maintain high standards of presentation for the grounds of the place, including lawns, hard landscaping, Woodland Gardens and wider managed estate land & woodland.
 - Managing the maintenance of lawns, trees, shrubberies, and flower beds
 - Overseeing the implementation of horticultural best practices and techniques
 - Collaborating with the Head Gardener to plan and execute enhancement projects
 - Coordinating closely with external contractors and suppliers
 - Ensuring compliance with health and safety regulations within the grounds
 - Participating in the training and development of grounds staff

Key Requirements:

- Minimum NVQ Level 2 qualification.

- Good knowledge of Health & Safety/legal compliance related to grounds work.

- Good understanding of nature conservation & biodiversity.

- Understanding of requirements and complexities of working in heritage environment & listed landscapes with extensive public usage.

Experience – Essential

- Operating & Caring for Machinery (Chainsaws, Tractors, Strimmers, Mowers)

- Lawn care, planting schemes, tree surgery, woodland & waterways management.

- Budget management.

- Planning & delivering proactive & reactive programmes of work.

- Proven supervisory skills.

- Working with volunteers.

- Working in a listed landscape/heritage environment.

Skills – Essential

- Computer literate, with Microsoft skills

- Ability to work on own initiative, prioritising workload according to weather conditions and scheduled commitments, including the supporting of other department projects.

- Good attention to detail and pride in workmanship.

- Good communication skills, with staff, volunteers, tenants, local community.

- Strong team player, willing to support others & the needs of the business.

- Adaptable to surroundings and business demands

The postholder should therefore expect occasional weekend and Bank Holiday working when business requirements dictate.



• Bereavement leave

• Company events

• Company pension

• Discounted or free food

• Employee discount

• Enhanced maternity leave

• Enhanced paternity leave

• Free flu jabs

• Free parking

• Health & wellbeing programme

• Life insurance

• On-site parking

• Private medical insurance

• Sick pay

• Store discount


• Driving Licence (required)

• L2 NQV Qualification in Horticulture/Groundworks (required)

Don't miss the chance to be a part of our esteemed team overseeing the picturesque grounds of the Historical place.