Gardener / Groundsman (Static)
Job Ref: SE3035
Post Code: DA17 6JY
Due to continued expansion we are now looking to immediately employ a full time Gardener to help in maintaining the grounds at a large static site based in Belvedere, Kent. This is an ideal opportunity for someone to develop a career within the grounds maintenance sector. You will be based on this permanent site.
Nurture provides landscape maintenance teams at some of the UK's most prestigious commercial centres as well as some of the most iconic public spaces. Since starting in 2008 we now turnover in excess of £35 million and have over 500 gardeners who are building their careers with us. We strive to maintain landscapes to complement both their environment and the character of each venue.
REQUIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
You will be working ‘hands-on’ with a team of gardeners to provide a top class horticultural environment for their client. You must be able to demonstrate an interest in horticultural together with some horticultural skills and experience – ideally from within a similar environment.
This is an ideal opportunity for someone who is looking to develop a career within the grounds maintenance sector.
We are looking for a candidate who can show the following qualities:
Personal Qualities - Well presented, punctual, good mannered and respectful to all. Keen and eager to learn all aspects of Nurture Landscapes operations
Team Player - You will be able to take instruction and discuss any issues clearly. You will make a positive contribution to your work team and be prepared to meet all challenges in a positive and constructive manner
Communication - You will communicate clearly and positively with all parties including your team leader and the public, meeting targets and deadlines and ensuring the efficient use of resources
Materials, Plant and Tools - It will be your responsibility to ensure that you have the correct materials, plant and tools to complete the jobs given to you. You will also ensure that the daily maintenance of the vehicles, plant and tools is carried out and company property is looked after and respected
Health & Safety - You will be responsible for your own day to day health and safety and of those around you. You will only complete tasks in which you are competent and trained and will ensure that all works is completed in accordance with Nurture Landscapes health and safety policy, risk assessments and method statements
Quality – You will ensure that all your work is completed to the best possible standard, in accordance to any instructions and specifications you have been given and to the satisfaction of the client
You will report directly to your Team Leader and be working as an integral part of our grounds maintenance team.
If you have a PA1/PA6a qualification for spraying and a full licence this would be a positive attribute to your application.
In return we can offer you the chance to develop your career with one of fastest growing companies in our sector.
We pride ourselves on "Nurturing our Employees" and can provide you with many opportunities to develop your career in our family by comprehensive training programmes and promotion. Providing our clients with meticulous attention to detail together with learning the many differing aspects of landscape maintenance and horticulture help make Nurture a rewarding place to work.
If this is the role for you please apply now by using the APPLY button. We look forward to hearing from you.
Nurture Landscapes Profile:
The key service of Nurture Landscapes Ltd is the provision of an external landscape maintenance service to the Corporate and Public Sector throughout the UK. This represents 90% of our business.
1.Landscape Maintenance to the Corporate and Private Sector including Tree Surgery
This is the provision of a landscape maintenance service to all types of corporate sites e.g. business parks, corporate headquarters, hotels, superstores, etc. This service is provided via a static service or mobile service.
2.Landscape Maintenance to the Public Sector
This is the provision of grounds maintenance to schools and housing associations.
3.Interior Plants, Cut Flowers including Christmas trees
This is the provision of interior plant displays and cut flowers to many of our corporate/business park/hotel clients.
4.Design and Build Construction
A Design and Build service is provided to our existing contract base seeking to improve/upgrade their sites.
GBP 15000 - 18750 Annual Salary
Career Level Required
About Nurture Landscapes
Nurture is an award winning, dynamic and expanding national horticulture and landscape maintenance business focused on enhancing asset value and enriching the environment. Our brand "Nurture" was chosen because one of our key aims is to "nurture" our environment as well as our clients and employees.
Before founding Nurture Landscapes Managing Director Peter Fane was co-owner of Waterers Landscapes plc. Starting from a single office in 2008 we now work nationwide through a strategic network of offices and depots located across the UK.
We are passionate about what we do and how we do it and continue to work hard to bring the Nurture team together to create an exciting privately owned company. We have ambitious plans for growth and opportunities will always exist for those who can match our passion for excellence.