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- Contract type
- 1012 days ago
Job Title Groundsman
Reporting to Owner of the Property
Lodgings provided Possible shared accommodation
Location Epsom, Surrey
Working hours 8 hours per day, one hour lunch Monday to Friday. 2 hours on alternate Saturday mornings, 0800 - 1000
This Estate is one of the oldest and most well known Horse Racing yards in Epsom. With a history steeped in the Racing industry the owners have brought it back into racing hands. There are currently over 20 horses on the property. This position is perfect, whilst not essential, for somebody who has an interest in racing.
Maintenance of all aspects of the Private Garden consisting of:
Maintenance of Paddocks and Gallop consisting of:
Cutting, Treating and Fertilising
Repairing/Construction of Post and Rail fencing
Maintaining water system
Cutting and care of hedgerows
Care of all-weather gallop and ménage
Servicing and maintenance of all machinery
Use of the Massey Tractor
Care for exterior wood furniture
Organising tradesman and taking deliveries as is necessary
Ensuring wood stocks are satisfactory for the open fires in the Main House
Occasional masonry repairs
Use of pesticides
Enthusiasm, self motivator and hard worker is essential
Ability to work on ones own
Preference for the ability to handle horses
Knowledge of grass and paddock care
Willingness to turn hand to anything
The candidate will be expected to check the horses at 1930 on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings, flexible by prior arrangement. This takes no more that 10-15 minutes
The lodgings are provided rent free however bills are covered by the tenant
The estate is a total of 35 acres, there are 32 stables both wooden and masonry, the private garden comprises of 5-8 acres and the paddocks and gallops cover the remainder.
Care for the Estate when family are abroad/attending engagements.