Purpose of the Role:

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

 

Responsibilities:

Organise and carry out the work appropriate to the gardens on your own initiative or according to instructions from the Cleaning and Grounds Supervisor. Day to day duties include:

  • Ensure the lawns are regularly mown with neat edges
  • Keep all hedges trimmed as necessary
  • Sweep up leaves
  • Carry out weed, pest and disease control 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 standards for yourself, the public and the people we support, and report any hazard to your  line manager:

  • Cleari snow, 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
  • 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

To apply 

Apply online here or call Chirag Mehta for a chat on Tel 01372 452608. Email [email protected]