Groundsman [Gardener]

Location : Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
Job Ref : MM635
Consultant : Maggie Martin
Sector : Property
Salary : £11 per hour


MM635: Groundsman/Gardener
Location : Oxford
Salary: £11/hr plus monthly bonus


First Military Recruitment is working in partnership with our client to recruit a Groundsman/Gardener for their property Services business based in Oxford. Primarily gardening of the communal areas of residential blocks of flats (as scheduled on the ‘Gardening Rota’ and weekly schedule, or as requested by a manager/supervisor):

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Litter picking
  • Sweeping of hard standing areas
  • Sweeping out bin rooms and disinfecting
  • Raking up of all arisings
  • Lawn mowing
  • Hedge cutting
  • Strimming
  • Blowing
  • Weeding
  • Pruning shrubs
  • Pruning trees (This means removing the lower limbs by means of a pole saw working from the ground – No tree climbing or ladder work is to be undertaken under any circumstances)
  • Digging
  • Edging lawns
  • Planting and soft landscaping when instructed
  • Collection of bulk waste when instructed
  • Checking lighting internally and externally when instructed
  • Replacing blown bulbs when instructed
  • Adjusting time clocks for lighting and door entry systems when instructed
  • Signing attendance sheets within blocks of flats (where applicable)
  • Obtaining necessary signatures from residents (where applicable)
  • Reporting back issues and problems found on site to office staff
  • Being responsible for the safety and safe return of keys and company paperwork
  • Keeping your vehicle equipped with all the materials and equipment required to do your duties
  • Liaising with residents on site as to any concerns they may have
  • Keeping a cheerful disposition and acting in a courteous manner with all residents and staff members
  • Working in a safe and responsible manner at all times.
  • Following correct methods as described in the method statement in the Health and Safety Manual
  • Ensuring use of correct PPE to carry out tasks
  • Ensuring correct use, maintenance and safety of gardening tools

The candidate

  • Gardening/Groundsman or Estates experience
  • Full license as a van is required and provided
  • Cheery disposition
  • Excellent communicator

In return our client offers

  • £11/hr and overtime at £12/hr
  • 45 hour working week 7am to 4.30pm
  • Monthly performance bonus
  • Annual salary review
  • Auto enrollment to pension scheme
  • Opportunities for career progression
  • Flexible working hours

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