Craft Gardener x2

Adur & Worthing Councils

Worthing, West Sussex
£22,183 - £24,491 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: food, farming & horticulture

Closing date: Sunday, 29th November 2020   5 days left

An excellent opportunity has arisen for two Craft Gardeners to join the award winning Parks and Foreshore team which manages the prestigious Highdown Gardens, a reclaimed chalk pit developed by the renowned plant collector Sir Frederick Stern and sites across Adur and Worthing. The successful candidate will provide skills and expertise to help maintain and deliver horticultural excellence across our Horticultural sites

It is essential that you hold a Current Driving Licence, and hold a college diploma in horticulture or provide evidence of equivalent knowledge.

The successful candidate will be physically fit, have experience of maintaining herbaceous borders, woody shrubs, climbers and trees, and must have a keen eye for detail in spotting and controlling pests and diseases. Interest in, and maintenance of wildflower areas is becoming increasingly important to the role as we evolve our planting schemes to be more sustainable and to adapt to the changing climate.

You will be expected to be skilled and experienced in the use of various powered machinery and will be expected to work outdoors throughout the year. You will have a positive approach to working and take a pride in the work that we do. You will be able to demonstrate high standards of behaviour and professionalism in dealing with the public.

Does this sound like you? For an informal discussion about this post, contact Steve McKenna, Assistant Parks and Open Spaces Manager at [email protected].

Closing date Sunday 29th November 2020

Interviews Friday 11th December 2020

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