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Student Gardener

Chelmsford City Council
Chelmsford, Essex
Grade 2 - £17,715 per annum
Closing date
4 Oct 2021

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Public and Third sector
Contract Type
Full time
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Job Details

We are looking for candidates with a desire to improve their skill and knowledge within the horticultural industry the use of a variety of horticultural machinery/equipment and ride-on mowers and horticultural practice. You will need to be self-motivated, reliable, conscientious, and capable of working individually or as part of a team. A full driving licence is desired or.


The successful applicant will also undertake an NVQ Level 2 study programme in horticulture to gain a recognised industry standard qualification.


You will be required to work Monday to Friday with flexible 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 some late evening, weekend and Bank Holiday work will be required


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.


Working at Chelmsford City Council

Chelmsford City Council’s core objectives are to provide high quality public spaces and increase the quality of life of the citizens. Chelmsford is also committed to promote a more sustainable and healthier environment.

As employer, Chelmsford has a strong focus on career growth and skills development, offering a variety of training opportunities for staff. 

Why work for Chelmsford?

  • Competitive salary.
  • Great railway connections.
  • Interest free loans for bus or train season tickets.
  • Training and development.
  • Employees will have cash plan scheme to cover healthcare costs, such as dental or optical costs.
  • Generous annual leave allowance.
  • Work/life balance.
Find Us
01245 606606
Civic Centre
Duke Street
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