Whats the role about?
The purpose of this role is to contribute to the effective and efficient maintenance and development of The Leckford Estate gardens and Grounds. The post holder will undertake works to the required standards as set out by the Gardens Team Leader and Gardens & Grounds Manager. You will be working on all aspects of ground maintenance including the use and operating of Tractors, Ride on mowers and all types of Hand held horticultural Machinery.
Why will you love working at Leckford?
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What will you be doing as Gardener / Grounds-person:
To assist with the improvement and maintenance of the Gardens, ensuring they are presented at the highest standards, which retain the gardens in their pre-eminent position within the Partnership and the horticultural world at large.
To efficiently undertake all horticultural and maintenance tasks as requested, ensuring high levels of craftsmanship.
To maintain and use a wide range of tools and powered equipment and complete any records required.
To ensure and promote the Health and safety of yourself and others in accordance with Partnership requirements.
To foster good working relationships with other Partners and Managers.
To welcome and communicate with visitors to the Gardens, which can include giving talks, selling tickets and answering questions.
To maintain a current knowledge of horticultural practices and environmental considerations and apply where appropriate.
To provide Department out of hours cover on a rota basis.
To support and take part in Estate events as required, which will involve occasional extra hours at weekends and evenings.
What you'll have:
Minimum NVQ Level 2 Amenity Horticulture or equivalent professional experience.
Minimum of 2 years of professional gardening experience with good plant knowledge.
Good knowledge & experience of operationg Tractors, Ride on mowers and all types of Hand held horticultural Machinery.
What else you could bring:
PA1 &Pa6a Pesticide certificate
NPTC CS30/31 Chainsaw certificate.
We have a number of different ways to work flexibly so at your interview feel free to talk about what flexibility means to you. There are no guarantees, however, it may open the door to not only a new role but a new way of working.
Please review the advertised working hours and contract length to be certain that you can commit to these or we may not be able to progress your application.
Please consider the following when making your application:
- We occasionally close vacancies early in the event we receive a high volume of applications. To avoid disappointment, we recommend you apply early.
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- Ensure you have an up-to-date CV.
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