Seasonal Gardener

Employer
The All England Lawn Tennis Club, Wimbledon
Location
Wimbledon, London (Greater)
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
8 Dec 2021
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We're looking for Seasonal Gardeners to join our Horticulture team on a fixed term contract. 

What you will be doing

  • Supporting the delivery of the Tournament overlay to include the AELTC and AECCSG site, Wimbledon Queue, Wimbledon Park Golf Club and Apex Hospitality areas
  • Planting and plant management to include feeding, watering, weeding, clearing, pruning, strimming, blowing and hedge cutting
  • Maintaining health, safety and security in the workplace and complying with company procedures and guidelines, including manual handling procedures
  • Assisting in the care and daily maintenance of all equipment and tools
  • Taking personal responsibility to be in clean and presentable AELTC uniform during working hours
  • On a day-to-day basis offering flexibility to work across the Horticultural Services Department and Groundstaff Department as required
  • Any other duties within the department deemed necessary by the Head Gardener

What part your role will play in The Championships

  • The Horticultural Services Department designs and delivers the landscaping in accordance with the Strategic Plan to encompass multiple sites. We provide landscaping at the heart of 'Tennis in an English Garden' adding up to 15,000 additional plants to enhance the site and experience for spectators, members and visitors. Throughout the rest of the year the site is maintained and managed to a high standard by an established and experienced horticultural team.
  • During The Championships your role will help to support the AELTC's goal of delivering the world's premier tennis tournament and to support one of the world's most prestigious tennis clubs.
  • In the run up to The Championships we anticipate your role will require additional hours and, generally, it will be necessary for you to work weekends before, during and after The Championships (including Middle Sunday).
  • During The Championships, a different pattern of hours will be required to include an earlier starting time and some additional hours will be required to meet the demands of the job (in previous years staff have worked from 6am to 2pm). 

About you

  • Horticultural knowledge and practical experience gained in a professional environment  
  • Current full driving licence
  • Basic numeracy
  • Good verbal communication to meet job requirements and able to build good working relationships at all levels
  • Willing to work extra hours and days in the build up to, and during, The Championships
  • Organised, efficient, professional, reliable and able to meet deadlines
  • Positive, flexible approach to work
  • Able to lift and carry heavy loads
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Studying towards achieving, or in receipt of, RHS Level 2 Horticultural qualification or equivalent
  • PA1 and PA6 training
  • Experience of operating machinery ie forklift/MEWP e.g. Genie or Scissorlift

About us

The All England Lawn Tennis Club (Championships) Limited (AELTC) organises and stages The Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships, widely regarded as the world's premier tennis tournament and are home to one of the world's most prestigious tennis clubs.

Our business has grown in recent years and we expect that success to continue. We have plans to further improve our facilities and invest in our people in future years. Our success is important to us and we are guided by our key values of Heritage, Integrity, Respect and Excellence.

The Horticultural Services Department designs and delivers the landscaping in accordance with the Strategic Plan to encompass multiple sites. We provide landscaping at the heart of 'Tennis in an English Garden'  adding up to 15,000 additional plants to enhance the site and experience for spectators, members and visitors. Throughout the rest of the year the site is maintained and managed to a high standard by an established and experienced horticultural team.

This supports the AELTC's goal of delivering the world's premier tennis tournament and to support one of the world's most prestigious tennis clubs.

Other Information

  • Basic working hours are normally 8am to 4pm, Monday to Friday, with one hour of unpaid breaks per day, although flexibility is required to meet the demands of the job, including working overtime when needed.
  • During The Championships a different pattern of hours will be required to include an earlier starting time and some additional hours will be required to meet the demands of the job (in previous years staff have worked from 6am to 2pm). 
  • It will be necessary to work weekends before, during and after The Championships.
  • Flexibility will be required to work across multiple sites.

 

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