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Seasonal gardener

Employer
Guildford Borough Council
Location
Guildford, Surrey
Salary
£9.50 per hour
Closing date
29 Jul 2021

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Job Details

Enjoy working outdoors and learning new skills?

We have opportunities for full time seasonal staff working within our parks & open spaces.

This is an opportunity to help maintain floral displays and shrub beds, carry out grass cutting and assisting with the preparation of sports surfaces within Surreys beautiful County Town.

You will be working ‘hands-on’ with our team of gardeners during the busy Summer and Autumn months.

You will need a degree of physical fitness and an aptitude for working outdoors, along with an interest in gardening/groundskeeping and a desire to learn on the job. Some knowledge and experience of horticulture and grounds maintenance would be useful but not essential in this role.

Working 41 hours a week Monday to Sunday, this role involves shift work and may include early starts.  The contract is temporary for 3 months initially with the possibility to extend further. Overtime shifts may also be available.  A licence valid to drive in the UK in order to drive Council vehicles around sites would be an advantage.

In return we offer:

a competitive salary

generous annual leave package

full training and PPE

good variety of work

To be shortlisted for interview your application should clearly evidence your ability to work weekends on occasion if required. Physically capable of undertaking the duties of the job, including lifting machinery. Ensure you complete the application form in full and include all employment history for the last 3 years.

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