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Reference number: SW-006641
  • Salary: £22,209 to £23,850 per annum
  • Job Type: Full-time
  • Employer: Southwark Council
  • Location: Southwark
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Southwark council are looking to recruit 11 Gardeners on a permanent basis.

Purpose of the job

To carry out a full range of horticultural duties necessary for the provision and maintenance of Housing Estates and Highways sites within the borough and any other areas as may be required.

Principal accountabilities

  1. To attend training sessions organised by supervisory staff and to use new equipment after training, and to carry out new methods or procedures as and when directed.
  2. To carry out all gardening tasks required for the job, having gained a recognised qualification and/or suitable experience.
  3. To undertake all grass maintenance operations as necessary.
  4. To check and carry out routine maintenance of machinery, equipment and tools
  5. To carry out formative pruning of the following as directed :
    1. Herbaceous Plants
    2. Shrubs and roses.
    3. Annuals/Bulbs
    4. Formal and informal hedges
  1. To assist with the design, preparation, installation and maintenance of annual planted areas including containers, beds, borders and hedges.
  2. To follow all procedures relevant to maintaining the security of Council property as directed.
  3. To clean, maintain and store all cleaning equipment and materials as directed and to report all defective equipment and materials to the Team Leader.
Essential rquirements:

Experience of working in a cleaning, grounds maintenance, waste management or related work environment.

Full, clean, UK Driving License

If interested, please email your CV to Andreia at

Date posted: 13/10/2021

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