Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay Bodrum Turkey

Bodrum, Turkey

Chief Gardener (Turkish Only) – (in English)

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Nestled on the cliffs overlooking pristine Barbaros Bay, Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay Bodrum is located on a private bay with a ‘blue-flagged’ private beach facing the magnificent Aegean Sea, offering its guests a unique and luxurious vacation. In one of our spacious rooms or luxurious suites, we guarantee that your vacation will be a sophisticated and fulfilling experience. Through a rich variety of restaurants, bars and the magnificent Sanitas Spa, we always strive to serve you the Kempinski promise of European luxury.

Chief Gardener (Turkish Only)

 The Chief Gardener role is mainly focused on ensuring the gardening activities are maintained in a safe and reliable condition. It is also expected to actively assist other engineering colleagues as and when there is a need. The Chief Gardener will be service orientated and flexible enough to support both the guest and colleagues needs alike.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Daily meeting with gardening team to identify top priorities and allocate resources, which may include trees, palms, forest, grass, ornamental plants, ground cover, and landscaping structures (e.g., walkways, water features and lighting)

  • To support and guide the gardening team to ensure all plant management is carried out according to life cycles and recommendations

  • To ensure colleagues work according to Safe & Sound guidelines outlined in the hotel’s Health & Safety manual

  • To ensure colleagues work according to KEA standards in accordance to Kempinski luxury service standards

  • Personal daily inspection of the landscape to identify quality of plants, irrigation systems and put remedial solutions on place

  • Create landscape design when needed following construction work and/or operational demands.

  • Control of the whole irrigation system (programs, pumps, water tanks, sprinklers and drips)

  • Estimating costs and negotiating prices for plants and equipment

  • Schedule work, planning daily work activities, and monitoring the work being done. 

  • The Chief Gardener is also responsible for training colleagues, especially on safety procedures when large equipment or hazardous materials are involved.

  • To be aware of, and comply with, safe working practices as laid down under Company H & S Manual, as applicable to your place of work. This will include your awareness of any specific hazards at your work place.

  • To be aware of, and comply with Food Hygiene Standards.

  • To wear any appropriate protective clothing provided by or recommended by the Hotel.

  • To report any defects in the building, plant or equipment according to the Hotel procedures.

  • To ensure any accidents to colleagues, guests or visitors are reported in accordance with Hotel procedures.

  • To attend statutory fire training and to be fully conversant with and abide by all rules concerning, fire, health & safety.

  • To attend any training deemed appropriate by your Head of Department.

  • To elect a departmental health & safety representative.

  • To ensure H&S representative attends all meetings

  • To undertake responsibility for supervising, training and instructing colleagues in terms of H & S.

  • To carry out any other reasonable request as directed by your manager.

Desired Skills & Qualifications:

  • At least three years’ experience in the same capacity at a luxury resort supervising teams

  • Horticultural studies as (life cycles and health issues of the plants ) as well as knowledge or irrigation and pest control

  • Competent in the use of equipment and tools, which may range from large earth-moving machines to hand tools and Including high experience managing irrigation systems

  • Landscape architect studies are desirable

  • Good level of English and Turkish.


At Kempinski Hotels we pride ourselves on delivering a beautiful performance for each and every one of our guests. Dedicated to please, educated to entertain and never compromising on the European elegance of service, we are driven by our passion for crafting distinct and meaningful experiences. Each of our remarkable properties is a stage upon which our people perform their best and every day is an opportunity to apply their unique talents. We offer recognition for your skills, an environment that encourages personal growth, and respect and support from colleagues and leaders. Connected by our shared values, our passion for craftsmanship, and our care for one another, we are a global community of hoteliers. Your stage awaits.

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