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Senior Gardener

Thamesmead, London
£27,400 pa - Weekly Hours: Monday to Friday, 8am-3.30pm
Closing date
29 May 2024

Job Details

Are you skilled in all things horticultural – from planting and maintaining flower beds, hedges and turf, to using power and manual garden tools? Do you have experience of supervising a small site-based team? If so, then Peabody has the perfect opportunity for you.

About Peabody

It started over 160 years ago with one man’s desire to improve the lives of poverty-stricken Londoners. Today, we have 107,000 homes and 220,000 residents across London and the Home Counties and around 20,000 care and support customers. But the desire remains the same – to create homes and communities where people can flourish. Join us as a Senior Gardener and play your part in helping us make a positive difference to our residents’ lives.

What you’ll be doing

As a Peabody Senior Gardener, you’ll provide a high quality, customer-focused grounds service, supervising and allocating work to a team of Gardeners. Your many and varied duties will include organising on-site work, the provision of plant, equipment and tools including their use, maintenance and repairs, mowing, weeding, pruning, planting, litter and leaf removal, pest and disease control. You’ll be comfortable and skilled in operating and maintaining powered and manual hand tools and specialised plant and other equipment. Put simply, if you’ve ever wanted a gardening job where you make a positive difference to people’s lives, this is it.

What we’re looking for

You’ll need to be physically able to carry out moderate to strenuous manual work and be committed to delivering an excellent customer experience – being easy, reliable and empathetic in the way you deal with customers and colleagues. If you have good literacy and basic numeracy skills, the ability to respond appropriately to emergencies and use your own initiative we want to hear from you.

Horticultural experience is essential, as is experience of team supervision and the ability to work outdoors in all weathers. A basic DBS and the flexibility to deal with out of hours emergencies when required and a valid UK driving licence are also essential.

Here are just a few of the benefits of working at Peabody:

  • Flexible and hybrid working (depending on the role)
  • Up to 30 days’ annual holiday plus bank holidays
  • Competitive salaries that are benchmarked regularly against current market rates 
  • Two additional paid volunteering days each year 
  • Family friendly policies
  • Flexible benefits scheme, including options for Healthcare, Dental care, Critical illness cover, vouchers, technology scheme and access to a discount portal 
  • 4 x Life Assurance
  • Up to 10% pension contribution matched 1:1

So, if you want to help make a positive difference to the lives of our residents, here’s your chance. We’re waiting to hear from you.


Company info
0203 828 3632
45 Westminster Bridge Road

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