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5 months ago
Location: Berkshire
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Maintenance
Category: Caretaker Jobs
De Vere Wokefield Estate

Wokefield Estate has recently undergone an extensive and careful refurbishment to become one of the flagship hotels at De Vere. It’s just one of the reasons why we’re excited about the careers we can offer here. So whether you’re interested in joining our teams in golf, conferences and events, banqueting, housekeeping, kitchen, our fabulous 1560 restaurant or even at the onsite BMW Training Academy, you’ll have the opportunity to work and develop in a hotel estate that’s truly inspiring.

There’s great career development on offer for all our colleagues and we offer great perks at Wokefield Estate such as shuttle buses between Reading, free parking for drivers, discounted gym and golf membership (including free access to the golf driving range!) and free meals whilst on duty in our staff canteen. So as well as offering great career opportunities, we always strive to make Wokefield Estate a truly engaging and rewarding place to work.


What is the main purpose of the role?

This is a stunning venue in an exceptional setting and the role will involve establishing, maintaining and managing the gardens to the highest horticultural standards. You will be passionate about delivering the best experience for our visitors and guests and instrumental in the creation and restoration of our outdoor spaces. Here at De Vere, we are investing in our special places and you will be part of a small team in the pursuit of elegant and innovative gardens and green spaces as part of the larger estate.

Your duties will include lawn care, hedge-cutting, pruning, weeding, planting and all associated garden tasks under the direction of the Head Gardener.

The Ideal Candidate

This is a post with a wide and varied range of outdoor duties. The ideal candidate will have the ability to work independently and as part of the wider hotel team, in the day to day maintenance and development of the gardens and grounds.

You should have RHS level 2 or equivalent with previous experience in a similar role, good plant knowledge and skilled at using and maintaining garden machinery. It would be beneficial if you also had an interest/experience in historic gardens.

You'll be positive and flexible with a can-do attitude, you'll also bring with you IT and reporting writing skills.

Successful candidates will also need a full UK driving licence.


* A competitive salary

* 28 days holiday each year, including bank holidays (this increases annually up to a maximum of 33 days)

* Hotel based incentive and recognition schemes

* Access to our Exclusively Yours, Voluntary Benefits portal, which includes discounts on some travel, leisure time activities, health, retail and motoring

* Discounted accommodation with competitive colleague rates at our other hotels

* Long service awards which increase with length of service

* Excellent training and development opportunities within the hotel, the Company and our online e-learning portal

* Financial rewards for delivering sensational service

* Free meals on duty

* Free uniform provided

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