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Chargehand Gardener

Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust
Mobile - York, North Yorkshire
£30,845.88 per annum plus benefits
Closing date
1 Jul 2024

Job Details

About the role
This is an exciting opportunity to join our team delivering high quality horticultural services to a wide variety of green spaces on the JRHT estates. You will ensure that the high standards of presentation and service delivery prescribed by our schedules are maintained, and will focus on overseeing the maintenance and preparation of a wide variety of grounds and garden areas at care homes, sheltered housing and in our communal spaces.

You will provide day-to-day management of a multi-skilled team of operatives and their workload, and will be responsible for the service delivery of the Parks and Landscapes Team. The implementation of the service schedules, cyclical improvements to our spaces, and the motivation of the team to deliver the highest possible standards are the top priorities for this post.

About you
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, and have good botanical knowledge. You will also possess the skills and experience to manage and motivate a team to work to high standards and within defined timescales.

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 are motivated by a job well done, then we would love to hear from you.

About us
The Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust (JRHT) is a registered housing association and care provider in Yorkshire and the North East. JRHT is an important influencing organisation, 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 apply by completing our short and easy online application form - it should only take 5-10 minutes! 


*Previous applicants need not apply.
*Please note that we do not currently offer any Tier 2 sponsorship.

A copy of the Job Description can be found on the advert online. 

Closing date for applications is Monday 1 July 2024.


We will be shortlisting and interviewing up to and after the closing date. We encourage early applications and reserve the right to bring the closing date forward should enough quality applications be received.

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
At JRF/JRHT we believe in giving everyone an equal chance to succeed. Applications are welcome from all regardless of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief, race, sex, sexual orientation, trans status or social economic background. We positively encourage applications from people with experience of living in poverty.

We are a Disability Confident Employer. This means that we are committed to the recruitment, progression and retention of disabled individuals. We shall also offer interviews to disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria for the job. If you have a disability, please tell us if you would like to be considered for an interview under the Disability Confident Scheme.


The Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust (JRHT) is a registered housing association and care provider in Yorkshire and the North East of England. We work alongside the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) to inspire social change.


Our mission

We were established more than 110 years ago by Joseph Rowntree to provide housing in communities. We work alongside  JRF to understand the root causes of social problems.

Our mission is to build and develop strong empowered communities without poverty or isolation.  We believe everyone should have a decent home in a good place, and living standards and prospects.


Our homes and communities

We manage approximately 2,620 homes, half of which are located in the village of New Earswick, York. The rest are spread across the North East of England, including York, Scarborough, Beverley, Leeds and Hartlepool.

Our homes include apartments, houses, and bungalows. We provide homes for single people, couples, families, and older people. Some of our homes have been adapted to support people living with disabilities. We can also provide extra care and support if needed.

We act as a landlord to residents who rent our homes. We also invest and support communities to enhance the lives of people living there.

As well as this, we also offer shared ownership schemes which help people to buy their own homes who otherwise may be unable to afford to.

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