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Gardener

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Four Acres is a unique site within our portfolio located in a private estate just outside Kingston Upon Thames.  Set in beautiful grounds this tranquil venue offers the perfect facilities for its residential meeting and training programmes

 

 

Role Responsibility

  • Assist with the upkeep of all lawn areas, trees, shrubs, and woodland to high standards, including the planning and implementation of seasonal treatments.
  • Mowing of lawns
  • Cutting & pruning of hedges and bushes
  • Watering grounds as required
  • Leaf blowing of pathway, driveway, and carparks
  • Responsible for maintaining and servicing of machinery and tools
  • Ensure all tools are cleaned and stored after use
  • Never leave tools unattended
  • Upkeep of garden furniture
  • Keep site clear of rubbish and litter
  • Clean bin area weekly
  • To minimise operational costs by using all equipment and products as directed and manufacturing instruction.
  • Dispose of waste following the recycling procedures
  • To ensure that each store area serving your allocated work area is kept clean, tidy, and secure at all times.
  • Ensure that COSHH regulations are always followed.
  • Wear PPE provided
  • To portray a professional image at all times dealing with visitor’s requirements in a warm welcoming and effective manner.
  • To carry out routine safety checks in accordance with the Service Level Specification
  • To communicate regularly with the Manager
  • To report any maintenance requirements, you may discover during your working day
  • To take all reasonable steps to ensure the safety of guests, property, and the building.
  • To carry out any other reasonable request as directed by the Manager or Senior Management.
  • Assist with pond maintenance..
  • Ensuring that all mechanical equipment is correctly fuelled, maintained and kept in proper working order.
  • Cleaning of paved areas.
  • Follow safety policies and procedures on site.
  • Assist with landscape works and development as directed.
  • To have an up-to-date knowledge of the safe use of range of motorised equipment such as mowers, strimmer’s, hedge cutters, blowers, rotovators, including their maintenance and adjustments.
  • To ensure all equipment and machinery in your charge are secured during working hours.
  • To undertake such training as required to
  • a) maintain a suitable skill set,
  • b) develop additional skills to assist in higher level activities as required.
  • To be responsible for one’s individual health and safety and that of colleagues, residents and passers-by within your responsibility or affected by your work.
  • To remove litter and rubbish trapped in shrubs and hedges following the trimming of these.
     

The Ideal Candidate

Our ideal candidate will have a passion for gardening and making an impact on first impressions as guest and visitors arrive through the gates of Four Acres

Requirements

  • Previous experience in a similar role
  • Punctual
  • Ability to use own initiative.
  • High standard of personal hygiene and appearance.
  • Flexible, can do approach to work.
  • Willingness to learn.

Desirable

  • Horticultural qualification
  • FEPA PA1 & PA6aw (pesticides)
  • Tractor Driving
  • Strimming & Brush cutting
  • Using a Hedge Trimmer
  • Good communication skills
  • Good command of English

Package Description

This position offers an excellent work life balance with sociable working hours Monday – Friday 

Onsite Parking

Meals on duty

Leisure Facilities

About the Company

In the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs some 36,000 employees to deliver integrated facilities management services to clients at over 2,000 locations in the energy, corporate, healthcare, education, leisure, defence and justice sectors. With an annual turnover of over £1bn, we provide everything from catering, cleaning and reception to security, laboratory and grounds maintenance services, enabling our clients to focus on their core business.

At Sodexo we are committed to a leading role in promoting equality opportunities and valuing diversity and inclusion. We seek to create a work environment based on mutual respect for all individuals, building a culture that appreciates and values the experiences and skills brought by each person to benefit our organisation and work hard to ensure that all people, whatever their race, colour, sex, gender identity  disability, nationality, national or ethnic origin, religion or belief, marital/partnership or family status, sexual orientation, age, social class, educational background, employment status, working pattern, are welcome to and included within our organisation. 

We’re a Disability Confident Leader employer. We’re committed to changing attitudes towards disability, and making sure disabled people have the chance to fulfil their aspirations.

We are building on our support to the Armed Forces community through the development of specific pathways within our recruitment process to  support ex-forces personnel and reservists, those applying for jobs with us who meet the ideal candidate criteria for the role advertised are guaranteed to progress to the selection process.

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