Job Role: General Maintenance / Gardener Location: Dartford, Kent Salary: £19,000 Hours: 35 hours a week As a Gardener, you will contribute to our vision of being the leading residential property manager, as recognised by others by: • Efficiently and professionally managing the hard and soft landscape areas of the development • Provide a safe, secure attractive and well-maintained external landscaping environment • Undertake all minor maintenance around the external grounds This role reports to the development manager. About You You will have relevant experience working as a gardener and being responsible for the general maintenance of a large estate. You will have a key eye for detail and will take pride in great the presentation of the development, you will be technically sound with a relevant spraying licence as well solid horticultural knowledge. About Us FirstPort is the largest and most experienced residential property manager in the UK, employing more than 3,000 colleagues dedicated to looking after peoples’ home. Great property management is about more than just bricks and mortar. We recognise and value the contribution our people make to our business and we are committed to ensuring they are skilled and equipped to do the best job they can and that they have the opportunity to realise their full potential. Our Values set out the commitments we have made to deliver excellent service and they inform the relationships that we have with customers and clients. They shape our culture and are used in measuring and rewarding performance. Main Responsibilities • Daily visible check and works planned and conditions report to be compiled across the entire estate. • Ensure tidiness of development is maintained - clean water features of all litter and leaves, clean out all bin store areas, sweep all hard surfaces including footpaths and all car-parking areas, etc. • Keep all shrubs cultivated and well maintained and all flower borders are free of weeds. • To report on the condition of all plants and trees. • To coordinate all externally contracted landscape and groundworks including tree surgery works. • Plan and action landscaping works based on seasonal requirements including fallen leaf litter, planting and pruning. • Undertake thorough checks inside manhole covers and drainage solutions to ensure they are free flowing of soil and leaf debris. • Maintain all equipment and storage facilities keeping them in good working order. • Carry out any other instructions/minor repairs as directed by the Development manager. Our Values Friendly – We look out for people’s best interests, and show them we care by dealing with them in a warm and friendly manner. Inventive – We’re creative and resourceful. We strive to improve what we do and how we do it, so we can provide the best ideas and solutions to look after people, their homes and communities. Respectful – We listen, consult and take on-board people’s opinions and needs. We understand the importance of the home and community in people’s lives, and act with respect at all times. Skilled – We’ve the qualifications, experience and take great pride in our work to consistently deliver the highest standards and value for money. We’re informed, and we’re always building on that knowledge to constantly improve our quality of service. Trustworthy – We’re always professional, reliable, open and honest. People can depend on us to keep our promises and follow through on our commitments. The Benefits Our customers deserve the best and the same applies to our people. We’ll support you with all of the technology, training and support that you need to do your job well. We offer competitive salaries and a range of benefit packages. In addition to the core benefits, we also offer a range of exclusive discounts on extra benefits to help you and your family make the most of your money, safeguard your future and look after your health. Diversity We’re committed to promoting diversity at FirstPort and recruit on merit. We will consider applications from job share applicants. Ready to Apply? Click the below apply button to start your application for this role. We will ask you to upload your CV and answer a few questions. You may also be asked to complete verbal and numerical reasoning tests online. If you meet the criteria for the role we’ll be in touch to arrange a short telephone interview and our shortlist of candidates will be invited to attend interviews with the hiring manager and up to three other key stakeholders.