Gardener/Handyman

Location
Solihull, West Midlands
Salary
Between £22,000 - £25,000 depending on experience
Posted
05 Aug 2020
Closes
05 Sep 2020
Ref
Gardener/Handyman

20 acre estate with 5 acre formal gardens Tanworth in Arden, Solihull/Bromsgrove border is looking for a Gardener/Handyperson to work on a full-time basis, Monday to Friday, 8 hour day (including a 30 minute paid break) between the hours of 8.00am – 4.30pm.  

Salary circa £22,000 - £25,000 per annum dependant on experience, knowledge, and satisfactory references.  

Role & Responsibilities  

  • Comprehensive plant knowledge, a keen interest in gardens and landscapes, familiarity with most gardening practices 
  • Experience with kitchen garden is essential 
  • Experience in mowing on fine turf and outfield areas  
  • Ability to use Hedge cutters and hand-held machinery  
  • Planting, weeding and pruning  
  • Edging and shrub bed maintenance  
  • Handyperson duties and knowledge of all round maintenance and repairs essential   
  • Responsible key-holder and support looking after pets
  • Capable of overseeing outside contractors

Person Specification 

  • Honest Reliable and dependable 
  • A willingness to work alongside and support other staff. 
  • Well-motivated with an eye for detail and a desire to achieve a high standard 
  • Ability to work on their own initiative. 
  • Good written and verbal communication skills, good organisational skills,
  • A good   understanding of Health and Safety issues 
  • Own Transport 

Benefits  

  • 20 days annual leave plus bank holidays  
  • Additional day off if your birthday falls on a working day 
  • Annual pay reviews  

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