A fantastic opportunity for an ambitious Assistant Gardener to expand your knowledge with a small company based near Chelmsford. We are now looking to recruit an enthusiastic, hard-working person to join our team that deal with private community estates , local authorities, schools and private clients. The role is demanding and can be arduous , but can be rewarding if looking for more knowledge and to expand in the horticultural industry. You will need to use grass trimmers, hedge cutters, lawn mowers, pruners , concrete breakers, drills, blowers and ride-ons . Most of our machinery is battery compared to petrol . This has enhanced out environment credentials and quieter working
Applicants will need to have practical experience in horticulture, ideally qualifications to RHS level 2 (or equivalent level of vocational experience), and some experience of growing fruit/vegetables. Certificates such as chainsaw and PA1/6 would be beneficial but not essential. Candidates must also have a full driving licence due to the requirement of corona virus and that every employee has to drive in separate vehicles as part of the role. You will have your own vehicle and tools.
This is a full-time role working an average of 40 hours per week over the year. You actual hours will, however, vary depending on the time of year. You will be required to be available for weekend working on a rota basis. Hours worked at the weekend will be part of your standard hours and will not be paid at an enhanced rate. We take all health & safety seriously and especially the pandemic with COVID19 . We are an equal opportunity employer with sex, race etc. You will need to have a CRB check for our schools we maintain.