An opportunity has arisen for an Assistant Gardener to work for an established and well respected company in Lower Hardres, Canterbury. The company provides high quality garden maintenance and horticultural services to a range of loyal clients across a number of areas. Due to continued success, the company now requires an additional gardener to join the existing team. You will ideally hold a recognised horticultural qualification or adequate experience, have good horticultural knowledge and plant identification skills, experience with a range of grounds maintenance machinery and equipment and will be used to working within a team and on you own initiative. The role will involve acting as a gardening team member, primarily working on commercial properties. This is an excellent opportunity to improve on your existing horticultural skills and experience. You will be expected to undertake physical gardening duties such as hedge cutting and lawn maintenance as well as pruning, planting, bed/border maintenance. You should be willing to carry out a range of other gardening tasks as they arise. A spray ticket (PA1/PA6) is desired, though training can be offered if necessary. This is a full-time permanent position and to ensure your job security, you will assist with various one-off projects on a full-time basis during the winter months.
The role will involve frequent visits to sites in London, so will entail early starts of 05:00 or 05:30, returning at approximately 15:00, two to three days per week, each week.
The successful applicant will be conscientious and well presented, flexible in your approach to work, be physically fit and have a positive ‘can-do’ attitude. A full UK driving licence is essential, as is your own car for travel to and from the rural yard.
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