Head Gardener

Tower Hamlets, London (Greater)
SO1 - £27,945 - £29,571
17 Jun 2019
07 Jul 2019
Full Time
Contract Type

Role Purpose

Supervise the Parks Gardening Team in maintaining designated areas, including sports fields, sports facilities and horticultural features to a high standard in Victoria Park and other parks across the borough.

Key Responsibilities

Supervise a range of horticultural maintenance activities, in accordance with best horticultural practices, so that designated areas are prepared and maintained to an exceptional standard of horticulture, cleanliness and overall appearance.

As head gardener the role also involves overseeing the horticultural apprenticeship program, ensuring trainees are given the horticultural knowledge and skills required to complete an Level 2 NVQ in Horticulture.


Undertake all routine and specialised horticultural maintenance in accordance with best practice, Plan staff work programmes, rotas etc and design and plan horticultural projects across the borough.

Additional Information

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).

Tower Hamlets Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The candidate is expected to maintain personal and professional development to meet the changing demands of the job and participate in appropriate training/development activities including the council’s performance, development and review scheme.

To undertake additional duties that may arise from time to time commensurate with the grade of the post.

Benefits and Allowances

This is a full time position working a routine 35 hour week, Monday to Friday from 8am to 4pm, with occasional weekend and evening working with reasonable notice.

The candidate should hold a full UK driving licence.

Application Details

This post is open to the following types of applicants: Redeployees/ Internal/ External

If this role is available to Internal employees only, this will include agency workers but does not include independent contractors or Skills Match trainees

All applications should be made via our online application system, no CV’s or alternative forms of applications are accepted.

Internal employees should apply via the council's Intranet. External applicants apply via the Council's website www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/careers

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