The Europe Hotel & Resort comprises of approximately 250 acres including parkland, woodland and formally managed beds. You will be reporting directly to the Head Gardener of Killarney Hotels Collection.
- To manage the day-to-day, year-round maintenance of the gardens and surrounding areas
- To manage the continuing development of the gardens working closely with the Head Gardener of Killarney Hotels Collection
- To maintain records for garden, machinery, and health and safety policies
- Pruning, planting, and fertilising trees and plant beds
- Use of 2-stroke tools – strimmer, hedge cutter, blower, etc.
- Weed control
- Maintaining indoor plants and Green Wall
- Litter picking
- Maintain a tidy workshop, tool store and gardener’s canteen
- Maintenance of tools and machinery
- A recognised horticultural qualification and previous experience in a similar role
- An accredited chainsaw training course would be ideal, candidates without certificates will be considered if they can demonstrate appropriate knowledge, risk assessments, etc.
- A basic spraying course is required, candidates will have good knowledge of working with chemicals/fertilizers for lawns and plants and be aware of the risk procedures
- The ideal candidate will be comfortable and experienced operating and maintaining lawn tractors, ride-on lawn mowers, and electric gaitors
- A valid Class B driving license is essential
- Excellent tree and plant knowledge, and gardening skills
- You must be physically fit, hard-working, and have the desire to achieve high standards at all times
- Good communication skills are required for interacting with both colleagues and hotel guests, attention to detail, a keen eye for design, and a flexible approach to non-gardening duties on occasion
- Good proficiency in the English language, both verbal and written
The salary and package for this full-time position (5 days per week, typically Mon – Fri) depends on experience and qualifications and would suit a person with ambition and drive.
- Chainsaw Operations & Handling Ticket
- Handling and application of Pesticides/Handheld Sprayer Certification of Competence
- Class BE Full Irish Drivers License