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Our latest vacancies can be found below. If you have any questions about any of our vacancies, or would like an informal discussion about working on the Hovingham Estate, please contact Mrs Alice Hayter MRICS, Estate Manager, via email at

Gardener/groundsperson - Live-in

We are looking for a full-time live-in gardener/groundsperson who would report directly to the owners.

Duties to include:

  • Grass cutting and lawn maintenance

  • Maintenance of mixed herbaceous borders and flower beds

  • Planting, care of and provision of vegetables for the kitchen

  • Garden machinery maintenance, arranging servicing and repairs

  • Pruning of fruit trees and large shrubs

  • Mature yew hedge cutting

  • Maintenance of gravelled areas and courtyards

  • Autumn tidy up, clearing up leaves

  • Caretaking duties also required for the Hall, including looking after the cars.

  • House security (on call weekends/keyholder), this responsibility is shared with other Estate staff.

Basic Skills Required

  • Essential: Full Clean Driving license

  • Essential: Associated Machinery Operation e.g. tractors & mowers

  • Essential: PA1 & PA6 Certificates – use of pesticides

  • Desirable: Chainsaw maintenance & crosscutting licence

  • Desirable: RHS Level 2/3

We are looking for someone with good organisational skills, who can work independently and as part of a team.

Salary £24,000 to £26,000 per annum.

Contact the Estate Office for more information.

The Estate Office, Hovingham, York, YO62 4LX 01653 628771

Closing date: 31st January 2022

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