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EMPLOYMENT QUALIFICATIONS

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

03/2000 – 06/2000 - Garden Labourer

Self Employed  - Grass cutting, Digging, Garden Clearing, Wood cutting

 

07/2000 – 08/2001 - Soft/Hard Landscape  Gardener

Slab Laying, Block Paving, Slab/Block cutting, Pointing,  Rotavating, Preparing ground, Turfing, Planting,

 

Carrier Landscape Services,

Bottom Green Cottage,

Upper Broughton,

Leicestershire

 

09/2001 – 05/2004 - Apprentice Gardener

All activities involved in N.V.Q levels 2 and 3 Amenity Horticulture, PA1 and PA6

 

The National Trust,

Calke Abbey,

Ticknall,

Derbyshire

 

06/2004 – 02/2005 - Senior Gardener/Supervisor

Staff Management, Staff co-ordination, preparing/managing maintenance specifications

 

Countrywide Environmental Ltd,

76 Sapcote Road,

Hinckley

Leicestershire

 

03/2005 – 12/2005 - Professional Gardener

Self Employed - Management and work planning, Horticultural advice, Garden design, Garden maintenance.

 

12/2005 – 03/2012 - Head Gardener

15 acre estate with 7 acres of highly-maintained garden involving potager, glass house, soft fruit and trained fruit trees, fine amenity turf with surrounding mixed herbaceous borders, clipped box parterres and cloud hedging, lily pond, natural lake and woodland garden

Large planters with summer/winter bedding schemes as well as spring bulbs. Seasonal indoor pots  and displays.

The main garden was designed by Arne Maynard, who interviewed me for the job and with whom I worked in my first year at Soundess.

Poly tunnel management all year round with constant production of oriental salad crops, tomatoes, capsicums etc. Production of leaf mould and compost.

On-going design development including Mediterranean pool garden and orchard.

Management of 1 full time and 3 part time members of staff  

 

Oxfordshire

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09/2004 - The National Trust Diploma (Bursary from the National Garden Scheme)            

01/2003 - National Vocational Qualification Level 2 Amenity Horticulture                            

07/2004 - National Vocational Qualification Level 3 Amenity Horticulture                            

06/2003 - R.H.S General Certificate              

09/2004 - City and Guilds Garden History Certificate                                                                    

11/2002 - FEPA – PA1 Foundation Module                                                                              

11/2002 - FEPA – PA6 Hand Held Applicators                                                                        

11/2003 - NPTC Manual Handling Certificate                                              

JOSEPH OWEN JONES ~ 0787 295 5539 ~ JOSEPHJONES5@HOTMAIL.CO.UK ~ WWW.GARDENSBYJOSEPH.CO.UK