About the role:
This is a rare opportunity to be part of an award-winning team working across the City of York. As a gardener in our Landscaping Team you will deliver horticultural services across a range of locations. You will work efficiently to the highest possible standards under the direction of the Chargehand for your area or the Homestead Park Senior Gardener. As well as ongoing seasonal maintenance of our green spaces you will also be involved in renovation and development projects as we look to refresh our landscaped areas
This hands-on role is about providing great outdoor spaces for our residents, tenants and the wider community to enjoy. The role will be varied and require an adaptable and flexible approach as the team works with new work schedules and management plans to provide a more structured, better value and more transparent service for the residents.
Coming to us with solid practical experience of horticulture and high-quality grounds maintenance you will possess a horticultural qualification to a minimum of NVQ Level 3/RHS 2 and/or proven equivalent professional experience. You will also have good botanical knowledge and experience of working with a wide variety of horticultural equipment. Your ability to problem solve, prioritise and communicate to a wide range of different people will also stand you in good stead. You will need a full UK driving licence, hold a PA1 and PA6 licence and understand health and safety and management of risk associated with a horticultural environment.
If you share our passion to work to high standards and improve the lives of the people living in our communities then we would love to hear from you.
The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) is an independent social change organisation working to solve UK poverty. The Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust (JRHT) is a registered housing association and care provider in Yorkshire and the North East. JRF and JRHT are two important influencing organisations with an ambitious agenda for inspiring positive change in the UK in line with our vision of a prosperous and poverty free UK.
How to apply:
Please click "Apply" and download and complete the simple application form along with an equal opportunities monitoring form. If you wish you may also include a personal statement of no more than two pages.
Closing date for applications is Monday 26 August 2019
Interviews will be held in York on Thursday 5 September 2019
Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion
At JRF/JRHT we believe in being inclusive and giving everyone an equal chance to succeed. Applications are welcome from all regardless of age, gender identity, disability, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief, race or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, social economic background etc.