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Groundskeeper – Gillingham

  • Salary: £15,000 - £20,000
  • Location: Gillingham
  • Start date: asap
  • Duration: Permanent
  • Job Sector: Groundskeeping
  • Posted: 23/05/2019

We are looking for someone with experience in groundskeeping or professional gardening to join an organisation based on the Wiltshire/Dorset Border.

This permanent role comprises of all aspects of estate ground maintenance of grounds and gardens covering around 50 acres including woodland.

This position is 9-5 Monday to Friday.

As a Groundskeeper you will be responsible for:

  • Daily Grounds duties such as cutting grass, watering, marking out pitches, spraying, fertilising and any other grounds tasks.
  • Operate machinery, ride on mowers, strimmers and associated plant
  • Ensure all machinery is maintained and serviced to the required standard
  • Assist in ensuring all groundsman areas are kept clean and tidy at all times
  • Carry out all general grounds tasks, including planting, shrub & tree pruning, maintenance of ditches, paths and removal of grass clippings and leaves and litter picking.
  • Help to maintain & repair gates, fences and grounds/gardens huts and out buildings.
  • Carry out weed spraying, application of fertilisers, chemicals etc.

The ideal candidate will possess the following skills:

  • Experience in general grounds maintenance, gardening and use of relevant machinery
  • Good interpersonal skills and strong work ethic.
  • The candidate must hold a valid full UK drivers licence and live within an easily commutable distance
  • Strong communicator and the ability to build working relationships with people at all levels of the organisation
  • You should be confident, approachable and reliable, setting high standards and expectations of themselves