Head of Grounds Maintenance

Recruiter
Anonymous
Location
Abingdon
Salary
24000.00 - 25000.00 GBP Annual
Posted
20 Jul 2018
Closes
17 Aug 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
A highly competent Groundskeeper/Gardener is required for a beautiful remote location, to assist with its upkeep and ensure it is well presented all year round.

The Head of Grounds Maintenance

1. To undertake a wide variety of horticultural duties, particularly rose bed maintenance pruning, dead heading, edging etc.

2. To carry out the maintenance of shrubs, planting, pruning, grass seeding and grass cutting to a high standard.

3. To undertake general grounds maintenance, including laying turf, maintenance and creation of memorial areas, site preparation and construction as necessary.

4. To be responsible for allocated machinery. Duties will include routine general maintenance and cleaning, arranging for quotes and periodical servicing of equipment in addition to the care of a range of hand tools and plant.

5. Deal accordingly in assisting visitors and help with requests from the general public.

6. Assist in the running of other areas of the centre when required, including assisting other members of staff in their duties at busy times.

7. Work with the centre's IT systems, making bookings and updating any maintenance works, ordering new equipment or plants where necessary, while sticking to the company's budgets.

To be successful, you will require the following:
- Some landscaping / gardening experience
- Moderate IT Skills (Microsoft Office (particularly Word and Excel / An administration package)
- Machinery operation is desirable but not essential
- Some background with working in office environment / administration is desirable but not essential
- The successful candidate will have strong communication skills, attention to detail, customer relationship management, creative vision and the ability to multi task effectively.
- Willing to work outdoors in all weather conditions
- A driver with your own transport to be able to access remote location of the site
- You must be versatile and willing to adapt your workload according to the needs of the business

What's On Offer

This is a full-time position, working 40 hours a week with some flexibility on hours. There may be occasions when you will also be required to work on weekends, depending on the requirements of the business. The salary is GBP25,000 per annum for the successful candidate and there is a generous benefits package on offer.

Disclaimer

Please note, only successful applicants will be contacted and that no terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of a person's gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation. Every candidate will be assessed only in accordance with their merits, qualifications and abilities to perform the duties of the job

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