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Job Role: Gardener

Location: Basingstoke, Hampshire

Salary: £6,901.60 per annum plus benefits

Hours:  Monday to Friday 10am-1pm (15 hours per week)

 As a Gardener, you will contribute to our vision of being the leading residential property manager, as recognised by others by:

• Efficiently and professionally managing the hard and soft landscape areas of the development 
• Provide a safe, secure attractive and well-maintained  external landscaping environment 
• Undertake all minor maintenance around the external grounds

This role reports to the development manager.

About You

You will have relevant experience working as a gardener and being responsible for the general maintenance of a large estate. You will have a key eye for detail and will take pride in great the presentation of the development. Ideally, you will be technically experienced with a relevant horticultural qualification such as RHS level 3 (or equivalent) and PA1/6.

About Us

FirstPort is the largest and most experienced residential property manager in the UK, employing more than 3,000 colleagues dedicated to looking after peoples’ home. 

Great property management is about more than just bricks and mortar. We recognise and value the contribution our people make to our business and we are committed to ensuring they are skilled and equipped to do the best job they can and that they have the opportunity to realise their full potential.

Our Values set out the commitments we have made to deliver excellent service and they inform the relationships that we have with customers and clients.  They shape our culture and are used in measuring and rewarding performance.

Main Responsibilities

• Maintain the gardens and planters at the development, using best horticultural practices 
• Organise the purchase and installation of replacement shrubs, trees and seasonal bedding
• Keep all shrubs cultivated and well maintained and all flower borders free of weeds
• To report on the condition of all plants and trees. Freshen and redesign areas as needed
• Plan and carry out minor landscape works such as new entrance ramps, paving repairs, or new shrub borders
• Manage environmental elements of the site: pest control, wildlife, foxes, petrol storage, and so forth.  In particular, maximise the use of recycling.
• Work under the direction of the Development Manager to undertake minor repairs of every kind around site.  
• Keep hard-standings free of weeds and/or moss 
• Advise on and operate, garden machinery such as shredders, mowers etc., keeping an inventory and arranging servicing as required

The Benefits

Our customers deserve the best and the same applies to our people.  We’ll support you with all of the technology, training and support that you need to do your job well.  We offer competitive salaries and a range of benefit packages. In addition to the core benefits, we also offer a range of exclusive discounts on extra benefits to help you and your family make the most of your money, safeguard your future and look after your health.

Diversity

We’re committed to promoting diversity at FirstPort and recruit on merit.  We will consider applications from job share applicants.

Ready to Apply?

Click the below apply button to start your application for this role.  We will ask you to upload your CV and answer a few questions.  

About The Company
FirstPort Values:

Friendly
We look out for people’s best interests, and show we care by dealing with them in a warm and friendly manner.

Inventive
We’re creative and resourceful. We strive to improve what we do and how we do it, so we can provide the best ideas and solutions to look after people, their homes and communities

Respectful
We listen, consult and take on-board people’s opinions and needs. We understand the importance of the home and community in people’s lives, and act with respect at all times 

Skilled
We’ve the qualifications, experience and take great pride in our work to consistently deliver the highest standards and value for money. We’re informed, and we’re always building on that knowledge to constantly improve our quality of service 

Trustworthy
We’re always professional, reliable, open and honest. People can depend on us to keep our promises and follow through on our commitments

We pride ourselves on the following standards:

  • Strong Health and Safety
  • High Site Standards
  • Great Customer Communications
  • Healthy Estate Finances