- Employer: Oxford Edens LLP
- Available position: Gardener
- Salary range: competitive, dependent upon skills, experience and abilities (opportunities for over-time + bonus)
- Hours: 37.5 per week, predominantly Monday to Friday but weekend work will be required very occasionally
- Reporting to: Directors
- Location: Usually starting and finishing the day in Heyford Park, OX25 5HD
Oxford Edens is a gardening business based in Heyford Park, maintaining private gardens and commercial grounds across Oxfordshire. The business is experiencing strong and consistent growth and there is an immediate need for an ambitious, industrious and enthusiastic individual to join the team as a Gardener. Like our clients, we expect all work to be carried out to consistently high standards, often exceeding expectations. We are looking for someone who has this approach to their work.
The successful applicant must have the following:
- At least 2 years’ experience working in garden or grounds maintenance.
- Strong plant knowledge, experience of working with various plant types and the ability to identify plants, with a good awareness of the different pruning requirements for different plant types.
- Knowledge and experience of the tasks required to maintain lawns and borders.
- Honest and personable character with excellent timekeeping and organisational skills, and flexibility in their approach to tasks and schedules.
- Good communicator and ability to act as a mentor and decision maker.
- Ability to work under pressure, in all weathers and solve problems as and when they arise.
- Ability to get to and from Heyford Park and ideally a full clean UK driving licence so you can drive one of our company vehicles.
The successful applicant will ideally have the following, although not essential as we do invest in training our employees:
- soft landscaping experience including the management of turfing jobs from site preparation through to turf laying and the development of planting plans, with experience of planting to a scheme (including the selection of the appropriate composts)
- chainsaw certification and experience of pruning or lopping small trees
- a PA1 and PA6 certificate with spraying experience within the last six months
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