Gardener

Job Title: Gardener
Reports to: Owner
Main Purpose: Responsible for performing a variety of tasks (generally physical labour) in order to assist in the completion of garden maintenance projects. Formal lawn care and plant/border maintenance.

 

Main Activities:

  • Assisting in the preparation of jobsites at the beginning of each project
  • Preparation and laying of areas of turf or seed
  • Mowing lawns
  • Treating lawns
  • Planting shrubs and trees
  • Pruning shrubs and trees
  • Clearing beds and borders
  • Spraying pesticides safely
  • Safely operating a range of garden tools and equipment
  • Maintaining garden tools and equipment in good order
  • Driving work van to and from jobs
  • Transporting tools and materials on job sites
  • Communicating with customers in a polite and courteous manner
  • Wear appropriate personal protective equipment at all times.
  • Work in accordance with all Health and safety laws and regulations

 

Person Specification

Experience: At least two full annual cycles of garden maintenance (essential)
Qualifications: To be in possession of or prepared to work towards at least level 2 horticultural certificate; (desirable)
Hold a PA1 & PA6 licence (desirable)
A full, clean driving licence (essential)
Practical Skills: Ability to work within a team; (essential)
Ability to work with minimum supervision; (desirable)
Effective communication skills;(essential)
Physically fit and able to carry out manual tasks. (essential)
Personal Attributes: Have a flexible approach to working hours; (essential)
Commitment to self development; (essential)
Positive can do attitude; (essential)
Hard working, good timekeeper; (essential)
Respectful and reliable. (essential)
Other: Live within reasonable commuting distance of Dundee (essential)

 

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