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Gardener

  • Employer: Guildford Borough Council
  • Reference: 3/24/282891
  • Published: Tue 04/06/2024, 9:48 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 21/06/2024, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £26,633 - £28,724
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Stoke Park Nursery, Nightingale Road, Guildford GU1 1ER, Surrey

We have an exciting opportunity for a Head Gardener working within our Castle Grounds.

You will be working ‘hands-on’ as on-site supervision with our team of grounds people too ensure the highest possible standards are maintained in all aspects of Guildford's Castle Grounds.

You will need a degree of physical fitness and an aptitude for working outdoors. Some knowledge and experience of horticulture, Sports pitch maintenance and supervision of a team is essential. 

Working 41 hours a week in the Summer and 29 hours a week in the winter Monday to Friday, with the possibility of weekend work and early starts. Overtime shifts may also be available. A licence valid to drive in the UK in order to drive Council vehicles around sites is essential.

In return we offer:

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

To be shortlisted for interview your application should clearly evidence your ability to meet the job specification and 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.

 

Please see job description for full details

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: 3/24/282891
  • Published: Tue 04/06/2024, 9:48 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 21/06/2024, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £26,633 - £28,724
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Stoke Park Nursery, Nightingale Road, Guildford GU1 1ER, Surrey

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