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Groundsperson/Gardener

Posted on September 26, 2017

Permanent

Educational Establishment

Description

Purpose of the Post

To be mainly responsible for maintaining the ornamental lawns at the Inn, but will also join the team in general gardening duties throughout the year

Main Duties

The following list of duties is indicative of the nature of the post.  Priorities, time-scales and standards will be set in agreement with management, recognising the level of professional competence of the post-holder.

  • Maintenance of the grounds using pedestrian and ride on mowers
  • Renovation of grass areas by applying fertilisers, scarifying and aerating and other spring and autumn lawncare activities
  • Irrigation of lawns using portable sprinklers and automated systems
  • Edging and strimming
  • Leaf clearance in the autumn/winter
  • Weed spraying
  • General gardening duties including hand weeding, pruning, digging, planting and watering plants
  • Helping receive deliveries, which involves manual handling of bags ranging from 20-25kg

Person Specification

Qualifications

  • Obtained an NVQ2 or above in green keeping/groundsmanship/horticulture (or other recognised equivalent qualification) or qualified by relevant experience
  • Spraying certificates (PA1 and PA6A)
  • Valid driving licence is essential

 Specific Experience

  • Ideally 2 years’ minimum experience of greenkeeping or horticultural background
  • Experience of caring for amenity lawns and/or playing surfaces
  • Previous experience of using a wide range of turf care equipment. For example mower tractors, cylinder and rotary mowers, and a wide range of turf renovation equipment, as well as hedge cutters, strimmers and similar equipment.
  • Previous experience of grounds maintenance, ideally in an amenity landscape.
  • Experience working in a high profile public or private garden desirable.

Personal qualities

  • Ability to work as part of a small team, as well as being able to use own initiative
  • Must possess a ‘can do’ and positive attitude with a customer focus at work
  • Demonstrate a good understanding of the latest health and safety legislation, especially when using equipment and chemicals
  • Basic maths and literacy skills for calculating and recording chemicals used.
  • Demonstrate good planning and organisational skills with an ability to look ahead
  • Mechanical knowledge, for dealing with mower breakdowns and routine maintenance on equipment
  • Good communication skills for dealing with users of the Inn and other members of staff
  • Flexible approach to meet the nature and demands of the Inn’s business
  • Able to demonstrate honesty and integrity in everything you do
  • Meticulous approach to work when attention to detail is essential
  • Willingness to work outdoors and in all weathers

How to Apply

To submit your CV please send to the following email address: HR@lincolnsinn.org.uk

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Company Information

The Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn
Lincolns Inn
London
City Of London
WC2A 3TL