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Grounds Maintenance Craft Gardener

Vacancy Summary
Adur & Worthing Councils
Starting from £22,183 to £24,491 per annum
Highdown Gardens
Working Pattern:
Full Time
37 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
09/05/2021 at 23:55
Vacancy Description

Grounds Maintenance Craft Gardener

Salary: Starting from £22,183 to £24,491 per annum

Grade: Grade  4

Hours: 37 hours per week

Place of work: Highdown Gardens

Closing date: 9th May 2021

Interviews: 18th May 2021

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Craft Gardener to join the award winning Highdown Gardens team which manages the chalk garden built in a disused chalk pit by the famous plant collector Sir Frederick Stern. The successful candidate will provide skills and expertise to help maintain and deliver horticultural excellence at Highdown Gardens and at our prestigious Parks and Open Spaces.

It is essential that you hold a Current Driving Licence, and hold a college diploma in horticulture or provide evidence of equivalent knowledge. 

The successful candidate will be physically fit in order to manage heavy lifting of materials, have experience of maintaining herbaceous borders, woody shrubs, climbers and trees, and must have a keen eye for detail in spotting and controlling pests and diseases.  Interest in, and maintenance of wildflower areas is becoming increasingly important to the role as we evolve our planting schemes to be more sustainable and to adapt to the changing climate.

You will be expected to be skilled and experienced in the use of various powered machinery and will be expected to work outdoors throughout the year.  You will have a positive approach to working and take pride in the work that we do.  You will be able to demonstrate high standards of behaviour and professionalism in dealing with the public.

Does this sound like you?  For an informal discussion about this post, contact Peter Keefe, Senior Highdown Gardener at peter.keefe@adur-worthing.gov.uk

Equal Opportunities
Adur and Worthing councils have a commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Adur District and Worthing Borough Councils are equal opportunities employers and encourages applications from people with disabilities, ethnic minorities, people of any religion or belief or sexual orientation and job sharers. Childcare subsidy is payable in appropriate cases. Work base location is indicated, however you may be asked to work at any such place within the Adur District and Worthing Borough Council Service’s area as required. Additional Information As part of Adur & Worthing Council’s ongoing commitment to redeployment, please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any stage of the recruitment process, without prior notice if a suitable redeployee (internal employee at risk of redundancy) is identified.
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