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Groundskeeper

Employer
Gavin Jones Ltd
Location
London
Salary
£27,352
Closing date
27 Jul 2024

Job description

We have an exciting opportunity and are recruiting for a Groundskeeper who has a can-do attitude who will join our existing team based in Regent’s Park one of the largest single green spaces in London.

The ideal candidate will take pride in their work, striving to produce the best quality grounds for the Royal Park.

Responsibilities

  • You will be required to maintain the greens and football pitches and outfields to a high standard.
  • Preparing pitches for sporting match days and training sessions.
  • You will also be expected to carry out general ground’s maintenance duties, including:

                 - strimming

                 - spraying

                 - shrub pruning

                 - general gardening

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Organised, efficient, professional, and reliable.
  • The successful candidate will be comfortable working independently and as part of a team.
  • The ability to manage, work to and adapt, where appropriate, an annual maintenance plan.
  • Positive and flexible approach to work essential.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to build good working relationships at all levels.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills to meet job requirements, including basic numeracy.
  • Able to meet deadlines.
  • Willing to work extra hours and days in the build up to, and during, festivals, tournaments, and matches.
  • Recognise that all club events and matches are important to the image and the operation of the park.
  • Current full driving license (Category B).

Desirable

  • NVQ Level 2, or equivalent in sports turf culture
  • Knowledge of, and experience with, grass football & cricket pitches (including start of season set-up and end of season treatment care).
  • Machinery maintenance knowledge (e.g. - mowers and tractors)

In return we offer:

  • 28 days holiday (inc. Bank Holidays)
  • 40 hours per week permanent contract, Overtime paid at time & half.
  • Employee contribution pension scheme
  • A friendly customer focused team atmosphere
  • Training and Development with exciting opportunities to further your career.
  • Uniform/ PPE provided.
  • Refer a friend scheme, £200 per person from Day 1
  • Cycle to work scheme, and access to our Bravo benefits hub  

The Company:

Gavin Jones provides landscape construction services to a wide variety of clients across the UK, working alongside landscape architects, designers and main contractors. They also provide grounds maintenance services to military sites and public open spaces and are proud holders of the Royal Warrant.

Gavin Jones is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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