Grounds and Gardens Assistant

Job Type Maintenance and Facilities
Location Cookham - Odney Club
Partnership Level 10
Closing Date 28/07/2021
Vacancy Type Permanent
Salary £18,500.00 - £22,500.00
Salary Frequency Annual
Hours of Work Full-Time 37.5 hours per week, Mon-Fri & 1 in 6 weekends on rota basis, hours will vary


Whats the role about?

The purpose of this role is to contribute to the effective and efficient maintenance and development of Odney Club gardens and grounds. The post holder will undertake works to the required standards as set out by the Gardens & Grounds Manager.

What will you be doing as Gardener / Grounds-person:

  • 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 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 Club 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.

  • Experience with Sports Area management.

  • Proven experience and competence in the safe use and maintenance of powered grounds machinery.

What else you could bring:

  • NPTC PA1/PA6a Pesticide certificate

  • NPTC CS30/31 Chainsaw certificate.

Additional Information:

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.
  • Print off the job description now if you require it.
  • Ensure you have an up-to-date CV.

Duties and Responsibilities

To work as part of the Grounds and Gardens team. Developing the estate’s grounds, gardens, sports areas, lakes, play areas and woodland. Delivering high standards throughout the grounds and gardens. to enhance the reputation of the hotel, providing an excellent guest experience.

We positively celebrate Diversity & Inclusion in the John Lewis Partnership. Our aim is to become the UK’s most inclusive business - for our Partners and for our customers, reflecting and connecting with the diverse communities that we serve. We want people from all walks of life to feel valued for their individuality, thrive in our business and share a sense of belonging. To find out more about D&I in the John Lewis Partnership click here -


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