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Seasonal Gardener/Groundsperson

  • Employer: Guildford Borough Council
  • Reference: 3/24/281729
  • Published: Wed 22/05/2024, 10:48 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 28/06/2024, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 41 hours per week
  • Salary: £12 per hour
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Stoke Park Nursery, Nightingale Road, Guildford GU1 1ER, Surrey

Enjoy working outdoors and learning new skills?

We have opportunities for full time seasonal staff working within our parks, gardens & open spaces 

This is an opportunity to help maintain floral displays and shrub beds, carry out grass cutting and assisting with the preparation of sports surfaces.

You will be working ‘hands-on’ with our team of gardeners during the busy Spring and Summer months.

You will need a degree of physical fitness and an aptitude for working outdoors, along with an interest in gardening and the desire and ability to quickly learn on the job. Some knowledge and experience of horticulture and grounds maintenance would also be useful but not essential in this role.

Working 41 hours a week Monday to Sunday, this role may include early starts.  The contract is temporary for 3 months initially with the possibility to extend further. Overtime shifts may also be available.  A licence valid to drive in the UK in order to drive Council vehicles around sites would be an advantage.

In return we offer:

  • a competitive salary
  • generous annual leave package
  • full training and PPE
  • good variety of work

You must be Physically capable of undertaking the duties of the job, including lifting machinery. Ensure you complete the application form in full and include all employment history for the last 3 years.

About Guildford

Guildford is a regional centre for leisure, business, education, shopping and culture set in beautiful countryside that includes the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Guildford is a thriving market town and is a principal shopping destination with a vibrant night time economy. The town’s geographical location provides excellent transport links in all directions, London is just 30 minutes away on the train and the town is well-served by frequent bus routes and subsidised Park and Ride facilities.  All of this contributes to a quality of life that attracts many people to live, work in and visit Guildford.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need. Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff and post-holders to share this commitment.  To fulfil this commitment we have robust systems in place for the safe recruitment of staff and volunteers.

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  • Reference Form for posts with no DBS standard or enhanced check
  • Job Profile

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  • Employer: Guildford Borough Council
  • Reference: 3/24/281729
  • Published: Wed 22/05/2024, 10:48 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 28/06/2024, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 41 hours per week
  • Salary: £12 per hour
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Stoke Park Nursery, Nightingale Road, Guildford GU1 1ER, Surrey

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