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Grounds Maintenance Craft Gardener

Vacancy Summary
Employer:
Adur & Worthing Councils
Salary:
Starting from £22,183 to £24,491 per annum
Location:
Commerce Way, Lancing
Contract:
Permanent
Working Pattern:
Full Time
Hours:
37 hours per week.
DBS Check:
No
Closing Date:
01/11/2020 at 23:55 PM
Reference:
CD/20/134936
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: Parks and Open Spaces

Closing date: Sunday 1st November 2020

Interviews: Tuesday 10th November 2020

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Craft Gardener to join the  award winning Parks and Foreshore team which manages sites across Adur and Worthing. The successful candidate will provide skills and expertise to help maintain and deliver horticultural excellence 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, 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 a 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 Steve McKenna, Assistant Parks and Open Spaces Manager at steve.mckenna@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.
How to apply

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