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Gardener/Groundsperson

  • Employer: Guildford Borough Council
  • Reference: 3/24/268627
  • Published: Thu 25/01/2024, 10:00 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 16/02/2024, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours
  • Salary: £24,388 - £25,197
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Stoke Park Nursery, Nightingale Road, Guildford GU1 1ER, Surrey

We have a opportunity for a full time Grounds person working within Stoke & The Mount cemeteries.

You will need a degree of physical fitness and an aptitude for working outdoors, along with an interest in gardening, grounds maintenance and a desire to learn on the job. Some knowledge and experience of horticulture, grounds maintenance machinery and working within cemeteries is desirable. 

Working 41 hours a week Monday to Friday in the Summer months and 29 hours, 4 days a week in the Winter, with the possibility of weekend work and early starts. Overtime shifts may also be available. A licence valid to drive in the UK in order to drive Council vehicles around sites is desirable.

This post is a full time, 2 year fixed term position.

In return we offer:

  • a competitive salary
  • generous annual leave package
  • full training and PPE
  • good variety of work

To be shortlisted for interview your application should clearly evidence your ability to meet the person specification requirements. Ensure you complete the application form in full and include all employment history for the last 3 years.

 Please see job description for full details

Interviews dates: TBC

About Guildford

Guildford is a regional centre for leisure, business, education, shopping and culture set in beautiful countryside that includes the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Guildford is a thriving market town and is a principal shopping destination with a vibrant night time economy. The town’s geographical location provides excellent transport links in all directions, London is just 30 minutes away on the train and the town is well-served by frequent bus routes and subsidised Park and Ride facilities.  All of this contributes to a quality of life that attracts many people to live, work in and visit Guildford.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need. Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff and post-holders to share this commitment.  To fulfil this commitment we have robust systems in place for the safe recruitment of staff and volunteers.

 

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  • Job Profile
  • Employer: Guildford Borough Council
  • Reference: 3/24/268627
  • Published: Thu 25/01/2024, 10:00 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 16/02/2024, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours
  • Salary: £24,388 - £25,197
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Stoke Park Nursery, Nightingale Road, Guildford GU1 1ER, Surrey

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