ASSISTANT GARDENER – PERMANENT POSITION – start as soon as possible

Main purpose of the position:

To maintain the grounds and gardens to a high standard

Key Tasks:

  • Grass cutting using pedestrian and ride-on mowers; carrying out other seasonal grass care operations such as aerating lawns and scarifying
  • Hedge trimming, hedge laying and tree work
  • Brush cutting and strimming throughout the season
  • Maintaining wildlife habitats such as river bank, woods, hedges and wildflower areas
  • Maintaining and preparing the grounds and gardens for special events such as weddings
  • Carrying out fencing and landscaping projects
  • Supporting a range of horticultural activities in the main garden and vegetable garden
  • Upkeep and maintenance of car parking areas
  • Actively upholding the Centre’s environmental policy and approach
  • Drive on and off site when required
  • Helping occasionally with the small number of animals at the centre

This list of tasks is not exhaustive and will be reviewed from time to time in discussion with the post holder.

Mill on the Brue is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young adults and expects staff and volunteers to share that commitment. An enhanced disclosure barring check will be sought in relation to the successful applicant for this post. This will be shared with Personnel and may also be shared with the Directors.

Person Specification

You will ideally hold at least one of the following:

  • Valid Driving Licence
  • Chainsaw proficiency qualification

Essential

  • Candidates should be physically fit and able to work in a multi-level garden and estate
  • A keen interest in horticulture and organic principles
  • Knowledge of an interest in wildlife
  • Experience and track record of maintaining large grounds to a high standard
  • Candidates should be able to work as part of a team, as well as being self-motivated and able to work alone as required
  • NPTC or LANTRA qualified in basic principles of mowing, brush-cutting and chainsaw, etc. or proven long term experience

Desirable

  • Experience of animal management/husbandry
  • Experience of working in a location with a variety of clients

Job Type: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £21,500.00 per year

To apply please click here

Alternatively, please send a CV detailing your experience and suitability for the role to:  personnel@millonthebrue.co.uk

For an informal discussion about the role, please call Heather on 01749 812307