Gardening employment: advice and advertising

For further details of either receiving the Jobsheet or placing an advertisement contact Peter Fields, telephone 01332 881429 (evening/weekend) or 07768 387453 daytime or e-mail: employment@pgg.org.uk

Advertising within The Professional Gardener is handled by Hall-McCartney Ltd, the publisher of the magazine, and prospective advertisers should contact them direct.
Email: maz@hall-mccartney.co.uk
Telephone: 01462 896688
Fax: 01462 896677

Employment help and advice from the Professional Gardeners Guild

 

Employment advice and advertising

The Guild does not attempt to function as an employment agency, nor do we ever recommend individual members to prospective employers. We do, however, have the facilities to advertise vacancies and we are increasingly sought out by discerning employers in search of high calibre staff.

Our membership is probably the largest body of gardeners working in private gardens and estates anywhere and must be the obvious place to seek the services of skilled, experienced and practical staff, be it a Head Gardener, Assistant Gardener or even a Trainee. This growing awareness of the Guild amongst employers of all kinds brings benefits to members, in that the range of vacancies available, often exclusively, to them is also growing, thus widening the choice of those seeking a new post.

PGG quarterly journal ‘The Professional Gardener’
The two means of advertising that we have are, namely, our quarterly journal, The Professional Gardener, which is sent to all members and our Jobsheet. Advertising within The Professional Gardener is handled by Hall-McCartney Ltd, the publisher of the magazine, and prospective advertisers should contact them direct by email – maz@hall-mccartney.co.uk, tel – 01462 896688 or fax – 01462 896677

Subscribe to the PGG’s ‘Jobsheet’
The Jobsheet is available only to members by subscription, which is a nominal first class stamp per issue (U.K. only, overseas members by individual arrangement), and is distributed only when there are vacancies to advertise. In practice this averages out at one Jobsheet every ten days over a twelve month period with a weekly issue being normal, rarely if ever does the period between Jobsheets exceed three weeks. Because advertisers pay for the service, as opposed to an amount per word or column centimeter as is normal publishing practice, the advertisements tend to contain much more information, which, in turn, makes the decision whether to apply or not much easier, therefore saving time and expense on wasted applications and interviews. Advertisers are more often than not happy to give a telephone number so that an informal chat can also help in the decision making.

For further details of either receiving the Jobsheet or placing an advertisement contact Peter Fields, telephone 01332 881429 (evening/weekend) or 07768 387453 daytime or e-mail: employment@pgg.org.uk.

PGG ‘Guidelines for Working Conditions’

PGG Work Guidelines pdf download

Download the PGG ‘Guidelines for Working Conditions’ – issued to indicate the standard of working conditions a professional gardener should expect in their place of employment. Under the Health & Safety at Work regulations every employer has a duty to ensure, as far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare at work of all his employees.

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