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*** LONGLEAT - Groundsman
Title:*** LONGLEAT - Groundsman
Department:Grounds and Gardens
Longleat can offer you some of the most beautiful outdoor spaces in the UK to work in, a mixture of public and private gardens. Though Longleat may be best known for its Capability Brown landscape, it also has a rich tradition of more formal gardens from the romantic Love Labyrinth, the Secret Garden designed by Russell Page and some of the newer additions like the Sun Maze and Lunar Labyrinth, to the charming Peacock Garden which boasts some truly impressive topiary.


We have an excellent opportunity for Groundsman to join our Grounds and Gardens department. This role offers great experience working within the grounds of the magnificent Longleat Estate.
This role will be instrumental in undertaking work regarding the upkeep of Longleat grounds, including parkland grass and trees as well as being responsible for operating tractors and a range of implements maintaining an exceptional standard to protect and preserve our natural and built heritage.


You will be able to work independently with little supervision and also work as part of a team on larger projects. You will be able to work under pressure, excellent communication skills are essential as you will be interacting with our guests on a daily basis, offering polite and professional service. Previous experience of operating ride-on mowers along with experience of power tools inclusive of strimmer’s and hedge cutters is a desirable. A full driving licence is essential for this role.


The role is a seasonal position on a zero hours contract until 6th January 2019. Working hours will be up to 5 out of 7 days and a degree of flexibility is required to meet the needs of the business which may include weekend and bank holiday working due to the nature of our business.


As part of the Longleat team, we offer unique benefits such as complimentary Longleat and Cheddar Gorge & Caves Day Tickets, attractive discounts on annual passes, special nightly rates on group hotels, discounted hotel Spa treatments, life assurance cover, and 29 days paid holiday (pro rata).

We expect all of our team to embrace our company values, and display ‘Longleat behaviours’.

At Longleat, we focus on our People and our Guests, to listen actively, to work as a team, to empower others and to show empathy. Our values are:

We Engage and Inspire – We focus on engaging and inspiring our guests, delivering unique and lifelong memories
We Put People First – We seek to serve others and put their interests first. We treat them with respect, we value their opinions and collaborate to be better together
We Continuously Improve – We embrace change and pursue excellence in everything we do
We Act with Integrity – We work in a principled, open and conscientious manner
We Take Safety Seriously – Never compromising on a safe and secure environment

When we recruit we place equal emphasis on technical ability and personal attributes to match our brand values.