Job vacancies

GARDENER

£17,681 - £18,672 per annum

(starting salary dependent on qualifications and experience)

Job Reference T35

The Parks & Recreation department are looking for someone to assist with the general maintenance of the Borough’s parks, cemeteries, sports facilities and other horticultural areas.

Duties will include soft and hard landscaping; sports turf maintenance including setting out and marking of pitches; cemetery maintenance including grave digging; grass cutting; hedge trimming; clearing leaves and litter; planting; arboriculture work; pruning; chemical control. It will be necessary to use a wide range of tools and equipment including ride on mowers, powered hand tools and light plant to undertake these activities.

With the ability to work as part of a team or on your own initiative, and be able to deal with members of the public in the correct manner. You must also possess a City and Guilds (or equivalent) qualification, up to and including phase 2 or in service training leading to a comparable level of skill, together with good practical experience.

You should also have literacy skills in order to complete timesheets and records etc., and numeracy skills in order to make simple calculations and measurements.

As you will be required to travel around the Borough, a current, full driving licence is essential for this position. 

This post is exempt under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and the successful applicant will be subject to a police and / or other record check, known as a Disclosure, to confirm suitability for the post.

If you would like to apply for this vacancy:

For people with hearing difficulties who have access to a minicom, please dial 01282 878992 using the minicom machine.

Closing date for applications is 5pm on Wednesday 5th September 2018