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Gardener (full time / permanent)

Reference number: SW-004580
  • Salary: £22,209 - £23,850
  • Job Type: Jobs
  • Employer: Gardener (full time / permanent)
  • Location: London

The Role

Use your gardening skills to help make Southwark bloom! We are looking for keen gardeners to carry out a wide range of gardening tasks across the borough to keep Southwark’s estates and highways as attractive and pleasant as possible for everyone who lives and works on them.

Ideally a qualified horticultural professional, you will undertake a wide range of gardening tasks such as:

– grass cutting, pruning, weeding and planting.

– cleaning, maintaining, and storing gardening equipment and materials.

Gardening experience is essential and ideally with a relevant NVQ or equivalent horticultural qualification to back up your experience.

Training on specialist equipment will be provided along with a full uniform.

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About you

You will:

– Have experience of working in a gardening or grounds maintenance or related environment.

– Ideally hold a horticultural qualification.

– Be able to carry out a wide range of gardening duties using appropriate tools, materials, plant, and equipment.

– Be able to work to deadlines and schedules, within a team and on own initiative.

– Be aware of relevant legislation

– Be able to complete manual labour duties for up to 7 hours per day.

– Be happy to work outdoors in all weathers and to work flexibly over 6am – 6pm period.

If you hold a driving license, this would be welcomed but it is not essential to have one.

Application process:

Apply online by clicking on the ‘apply now’ button on this page. You will need to complete a short online form with your details and tell us a bit about the skills you can bring to the role. (laptop / computer / smart phone required).

Additional details

– We are delighted to offer this role on a permanent contract basis.

– Working schedule is 36 hours per week, Monday to Saturday, between 6am and 6pm. (Although we expect most rotas to fall Monday to Friday).

Recruitment Timetable

Application deadline: 11:59pm 22 June 2021

Interviews: W/C  28th June 2021 and W/C 5th July 2021
We will aim to carry out in-person interviews but this will be in line with and subject to government guidance beyond 21 June 2021.

Date posted: 04/06/2021

If you are a Southwark resident and would like help in applying for this job, or one that suits you, please register your interest below.

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