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Current City Escapes Jobs - Situations Vacant

City Escapes is always interested in hearing from talented gardeners and landscapers either with qualifications or confirmed gardening experience to join our existing Teams serving both the Domestic and Commercial markets in Sussex and Kent. 


If you are a communicative, personable and proactive gardener who takes pride in their work please get in touch

Supervisor/Team leader Horticulturists and or gardeners

City Escapes - Etchingham

£24,000 - £35,000 a year


For a qualified Horticulturist or experienced gardener, perhaps seeking to progress towards a semi managerial role, the exciting opportunity of either a supervisory or a team leading role has arisen to join a well established bespoke professional gardens and grounds maintenance business based in Burwash, East Sussex. The ideal candidates will have proven horticultural skill, hands on, physically fit, able to lead and be able to share knowledge as well capable of using skill and initiative to achieve the best possible results in a time efficient manner whilst upholding good horticultural practice.

A recognised hands on Hort qualification is advantageous but not essential to either role. EG ND, RHS City and Guilds

The ability to interact directly with Clients in this non micro managed role is advantageous. We tend garden areas up to 10 acres, Cemeteries of global importance, "gated" communities as well as private family gardens.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer and welcome applications from all dedicated horticulturists and gardeners.

Ideally, you will or have;

  • a valid UK valid Driving license and have transport to our rural yard.

  • able to competantly operate a full range of garden machinery.

  • above average Plant identification skills.

  • diverse Horticultural ability for large, currently up to 10 acres and more typical gardens.

  • ideally hold PA1 PA6 though training will be offered to the right person.

  • the desire to get on, be flexible, punctual and reliable.

  • be physically fit and able for this demanding profession.

  • be personable, capable and of a trustworthy disposition.

  • good communication skills.

  • be HSE aware though training will be provided.

  • be able to work in all weathers.


In return by negotiation we can offer either an above average Salary or hourly rate dependent on your skills and ability as well as-

  • A pleasant varied work environment.

  • Responsibility and opportunity for individual development.

  • Uniforms, machinery and all PPE.

  • Training. Cpd.

  • Pension contributions.

  • 28 days paid leave inc Christmas New Year shutdown


  • Company pension

  • Free parking

  • On-site parking

  • Sick pay


  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental pay types:

  • Yearly bonus

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Etchingham: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)

Application question(s):

  • Please outline briefly why you are the best for this role?

To apply or gain further information please either send your CV via email or call on 01435 868211 or 07831 302107.

Work Location: One location

Reference ID: Horticulturist or Gardener Supervisor/Team leader


Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £24,000.00-£35,000.00 per year

Please use the form below to make contact with us, or email your CV to


Contact Damian or Sarah Mackay

Millands Farm, Shrub Lane
Burwash, East Sussex
TN19 7EB

Tel. 01435 868211

Mobile.  07831 302107

Thanks for your interest in City Escapes.

We will get back to you shortly.

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