Base: The Grange in Rectory Lane, Bookham

    Hours:   21 hours a week

    Accountable to:  Cleaning & Grounds Supervisor

    Purpose of the Role

    To operate as part of a small team, ensuring the maintenance, presentation and development of the gardens is maintained to the highest standard at all times.

    Responsibilities:

    • To be responsible for organising and carrying out the work appropriate to the gardens upon own initiative and/or instruction. Day to day duties include:
      • Ensure the lawns are regularly mown with neat edges
      • Keep all hedges trimmed as necessary, to maintain neatness
      • Sweeping leaves
      • Make certain weed, pest and disease control is carried out where and when appropriate, or as directed
      • Ensure the paths, gates and other hard landscaping are maintained to a high standard of cleanliness
    • Be aware of the health, safety and welfare of yourself, the public and the people we support, reporting any hazard to the line manager
    • Clear snow and ice and spread salt on the grounds
    • Maintain the equipment that is specific to the role
    • Undertake cleaning duties on an ad hoc basis i.e. due to the weather under the guidance of the supervisor
    • Attend training courses and meetings as required
    • Participate in the promotion of The Grange and its activities and work to enhance the good reputation of The Grange
    • Adhere to The Grange’s policies, procedures and behaviour framework
    • Carry out other appropriate duties as required by the Cleaning & Grounds Supervisor / Head of Housing

     
    Person Specification

    Essential:

    • Fit and able enough to carry out work required, i.e outdoor working in all temperatures
    • Ability to use and maintain hand-held power tools
    • Confident in communicating to work colleagues, the people we support and visitors
    • Able to read and write English language
    • Good team worker
    • Able to work on own initiative
    • Gardening experience
    • Attention to detail
    • Reliable and trustworthy
    • Thorough and efficient at getting tasks done in the required timescale

     Desirable:

    • Understanding of a Social Care environment
    • Horticulture knowledge

    Closing date: 30 October 2018

    Apply online 

    or contact Wendy Dunk   [email protected]    Tel: 01372 4522204