31 Jul 2019
28 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Role: Gardener

Location: Wembley, London

Salary: GBP21,500

Hours: 35 hours a week

As the gardener, you will contribute to our vision of being the leading residential property manager, as recognised by others by:

Efficiently and professionally managing the hard and soft landscape areas of the development.
Provide a safe, secure attractive and well-maintained external landscaping environment.
Undertake all minor maintenance around the external grounds.
This role reports into the development manager and does not have team of colleagues reporting into them.

About Us

FirstPort is the largest and most experienced residential property manager in the UK, employing more than 3,000 colleagues dedicated to looking after peoples' home.

Great property management is about more than just bricks and mortar. We recognise and value the contribution our people make to our business and we are committed to ensuring they are skilled and equipped to do the best job they can and that they have the opportunity to realise their full potential.

Our Values set out the commitments we have made to deliver excellent service and they inform the relationships that we have with customers and clients. They shape our culture and are used in measuring and rewarding performance.

Main Responsibilities

Maintain the gardens and planters at the development, using best horticultural practices
Daily visible check with works planned and conditions report, compiled across the entire estate.
Organise the purchase and installation of replacement shrubs, trees and seasonal bedding.
Keep all shrubs cultivated and well maintained with all flower borders free of weeds and debris.
Plan and action landscaping works based on seasonal requirements, including fallen leaf litter, planting and pruning.
Report on the condition of all plants and trees, freshen and redesign areas as needed.
Plan and carry out minor landscape works such as new entrance ramps, paving repairs, or new shrub borders and take responsibility for the developments general repair work.
Undertake thorough checks inside manhole covers and drainage solutions to ensure they are free flowing of soil and leaf debris.
Manage environmental elements of the site: pest control, wildlife, foxes and petrol storage. In particular, maximise the use of recycling.
Keep hard-standings free of weeds and/or moss.
Advise on and operate, garden machinery such as shredders, mowers etc., keeping an inventory and arranging servicing as required.
Skills and Experience

Significant experience required in groundworks and landscaping preferably holding a horticultural qualification such as RHS level 3 (or equivalent) and PA1/6.

Relevant experience with the minimum of one year as a gardener, being responsible for the general maintenance of a large estate.

Excellent eye for detail with a pride in the consistent presentation of the development.

Understanding of Health and Safety regulations including COSHH and safe use of ladders.

Confidence with the use of power tools and working at heights training would be an advantage.

Confident, polite and courteous communicator with the ability to build and maintain strong relationships

Exceptional customer service experience, with the ability to work multi-task, prioritise and manage various task simultaneously

Our Values

Friendly - We look out for people's best interests, and show them we care by dealing with them in a warm and friendly manner.

Inventive - We're creative and resourceful. We strive to improve what we do and how we do it, so we can provide the best ideas and solutions to look after people, their homes and communities.

Respectful - We listen, consult and take on-board people's opinions and needs. We understand the importance of the home and community in people's lives, and act with respect at all times.

Skilled - We've the qualifications, experience and take great pride in our work to consistently deliver the highest standards and value for money. We're informed, and we're always building on that knowledge to constantly improve our quality of service.

Trustworthy - We're always professional, reliable, open and honest. People can depend on us to keep our promises and follow through on our commitments.

The Benefits

Our customers deserve the best and the same applies to our people. We'll support you with all of the technology, training and support that you need to do your job well. We offer competitive salaries and a range of benefit packages. In addition to the core benefits, we also offer a range of exclusive discounts on extra benefits to help you and your family make the most of your money, safeguard your future and look after your health.


We're committed to promoting diversity at FirstPort and recruit on merit. We will consider applications from job share applicants.

Ready to Apply?

Click here to apply for this role. We will ask you to upload your CV and answer a few questions. You may also be asked to complete verbal and numerical reasoning tests online.

If you meet the criteria for the role we'll be in touch to arrange a short telephone interview and our shortlist of candidates will be invited to attend interviews with the hiring manager and up to three other key stakeholders

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