Gardener/Maintenance Operative

Horsham, West Sussex
£19,500 per annum
13 Jul 2018
31 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Full Time


Gardener/Maintenance Operative
East & West Sussex
37.5 hours per week
£19,500 per annum 

YMCA DownsLink Group is a supported housing provider with around 600 units of shared and self-contained accommodation within around 80 properties, across East Sussex, West Sussex and Surrey. We are recruiting a Gardener/Maintenance Operative to provide a responsive grounds maintenance and maintenance service across supported housing projects and other buildings managed by the charity.

You will be required to carry out gardening and grounds maintenance work as required, assist in the day-to-day maintenance/repairs within the supported housing schemes, and efficiently manage and maintain stocks of gardening equipment and materials. 

The position comes with excellent benefits, including 27 days annual leave per annum (plus bank holidays), a company sick pay scheme, a life assurance policy of 2x your annual salary, and an interest free bike loan. Please download a job pack for more information about other benefits offered.

You must have substantial gardening experience, an understanding of the issues faced by vulnerable young people and the impact this has on behaviour, and an enthusiasm and genuine desire to help support the young people we work with. 

You will need to have the ability to work alone and be capable of carrying out the physical aspects of the role.

For more information please contact Peter Colmer on 01273 222585 or email

YMCA DownsLink Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Successful applicants are required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). 


Closing date for applications: Tuesday 31st July 2018 at 9am

Interviews date: To be confirmed


Please note that we do not accept CVs.
To apply, please download an Application Pack and an Application Form from YMCA DownsLink Group,, or email or contact the Human Resources Department at 47 Church Road, Hove, BN3 2BE, tel. 01273 222595.