Gardener

Location
Chelmsford, Essex
Salary
Grade 4 - Starting at £20,415 per annum and rising to £21,777
Posted
15 Jul 2019
Closes
29 Jul 2019
Ref
REQ00001279
Contract Type
Full time

We are looking for candidates who would love the opportunity to maintain Chelmsford City's Parks and Green spaces; the successful candidate must demonstrate experience and ability in similar work with expertise operating a variety of horticultural machinery, ride-on mowers, and driving vehicles with trailers.  Experience in Amenity Horticulture, maintaining sports pitches, fine turf, soft and/or hard landscaping, and a keen interest are essential.  You will need to be self-motivated, reliable, conscientious, and capable of working individually and as part of a team.  A full driving licence is essential.    

You will be required to work Monday to Sunday 5 consecutive days with 2 days leave per week with seasonal working hours (10 weeks at 32 hours, 10 weeks at 42 hours and 32 weeks at 37 hours).  Successful candidates will need to demonstrate flexibility as there will be a requirement to alter working pattern subject to service requirements.

Chelmsford City Council is committed to safeguarding vulnerable groups and expects all employees to share this commitment and have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practices across our services. The Council's Safer Recruitment process contains pre-employment vetting which includes safeguarding training, obtaining references and ensuring compliance with the Disclosure and Barring Service process.