Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz Gozo Malta

San Lawrenz, Malta

Head Gardener – (in English)

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The Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz is an exclusive hideaway resort with all the comforts 5 stars can offer.  It provides 140 airy rooms, each of which are elegantly decorated in a traditional Maltese style.  The entire resort creates the ideal surroundings to relax the mind and body.

Head Gardener

Key Responsibilities:

Manage the overall day to day maintenance of all aspects of the garden and garden 

building such as sheds, greenhouses etc and managing the team who perform these roles.

Plan rotas for planting and maintenance

Manage and maintain agreed standards

Manage and maintain general cleanliness in the garden area

Manage and maintain gardening supplies

Adhere to agreed budgets and maintain applicable quality standards and records

Ensuring sufficient team members at all times and within agreed budgets

Quality control of all aspects of gardening including health and safety

Assist your Line Manager

Meet your targets and those of the team as a whole

Contribute towards the smooth running of the of the organisation

Training and development of the gardening team

Adhere to statutory obligations and agreed quality and best practice guidelines

Understand all aspects of gardening services and management and train the gardening 

team to enable them to confidently deal with all aspects of their roles

Manage organisation expectations and deal and resolve with all queries

Day to day responsibilities

Manage the day to day running of all aspects of the gardening

Day to day care and maintenance of gardens include insert as applicable e.g. orchard, 

herbaceous borders, cut flower border, vegetable garden with raised beds, fruit trees, 

fruit cages, rose garden,

Day to day care and maintenance of hedging, including

Day to day care and maintenance of the greenhouse

Provide knowledge input and advice relating to all aspects of the garden including 

pruning staking feeding and spraying.

Carry out an agreed annual programme of maintenance work in order to maintain the garden 

to the agreed standard.

Undertake weekend watering duties as and when required

Regularly inspect any garden structures and undertaking minor repairs or advising line manager

General garden carpentry such as assembling and maintaining furniture, replacing handles and 

similar hardware.

General minor painting & decorating to maintain garden appearance

Carry out planned tasks in accordance with contract/agreed requirements

Carry out tasks within agreed time limits

Ensure compliance to agreed codes, legislation, and procedures including health and safety

Maintain accurate records/documentation associated with your work

Report to Line Manager

Immediately report problems/failures that may impact on the organisation and/or its visitors, 

clients/customers to Line Manager

Meet your targets and contribute to those of the team as a whole

Contribute towards the smooth running of the team

Adhere to all organisation policies and procedures

Identify hazards, defects and the need for repair; to ensure compliance with agreed codes, 

law, working practices and health and safety

Allocate workloads to team members

Supervise, manage and direct the overall performance of the team

Subject to agreed criteria, recruitment, training, set action and targets, appraise and manage 

performance, development, coaching and general support of all gardening team members to ensure 

targets are met

Maintaining accurate records and accounts as required and reporting as agreed

Set an example for team members of commitment, work ethic and habits and personal character

Responsibly use resources and control expenses to operate within budgetary controls

Adhere to all organisation policies and procedures

From time to time you may be expected to be part of special projects as are reasonably required of your job role. You are responsible for your allocated workload and must meet all targets as agreed with your  Line Manager. You must contribute towards the smooth running of the organisation generally.


Have achieved the qualifications insert as applicable e.g. NVQ2 in Amenity Horticulture (or an equivalent qualification)., PA1 and PA6 Spraying Certificates and a Chainsaw License, /D Horticulturist RHS General Certificate

Hold the following additional certificates insert as applicable

Experience in this type of job role – insert as applicable e.g. minimum 2 years

Requisite knowledge of the tools, equipment, and materials common to the trade

Practical knowledge of plants plus experience and using general garden machinery.

Demonstrate knowledge of applicable codes, standards, and regulations for this role

Skills in general gardening and maintenance

Able to share knowledge

Leadership with ability to drive and develop a team

Genuine desire to serve the needs of customers with a strong personal responsibility for achieving customer satisfaction

Excellent analytical, interpersonal, organisational and communication skills.

High integrity and honesty in all dealings

Project management skills

Attention to detail

Ability to work under pressure

A full driving licenceYou need to have and maintain (with regular training and updates as necessary) the knowledge, technical skills and qualifications that are necessary to perform your job role to comply with the requirements of the Organisation and any applicable rules, regulations and with any law which applies to your job role.

Special Working Conditions

You may be expected to work in accordance with the organisation’s overtime policies  

About Kempinski

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. Discover a career crafted by you.