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Job Role:  Gardener (Ref 5994)

Location: Bermondsey, London

Salary: £22,000 - £24,000 per annum plus benefits

Job Sector:  Large & complex

Hours:  Monday to Friday 7am to 3pm.

As Gardener you will contribute to our vision of being the UK's favourite residential property manager 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.

The Gardener reports directly into the Development Manager.

About You

You will be an experienced and qualified Gardener with at least a RHS level 2 qualification or equivalent. You will be passionate about all things horticulture and will be a highly motivated team player, with a strong ethic and someone who takes a lot of pride in their work.

About Us

FirstPort is the UK’s leading residential property service provider, caring for 290,000 homes in England, Wales and Scotland, across 5,000 developments. With over four decades of experience and 4,000 employees, FirstPort works with developers, investors, freeholders and over 1,000 Resident Management Companies.

Main Responsibilities

  • Maintain the gardens and planters at the development, using best horticultural practices
  • Daily visible check with works planned and conditions report, compiled across the entire estate.
  • Organise the purchase and installation of replacement shrubs, trees and seasonal bedding.
  • Keep all shrubs cultivated and well maintained with all flower borders free of weeds and debris.
  • Plan and action landscaping works based on seasonal requirements, including fallen leaf litter, planting and pruning.
  • Report on the condition of all plants and trees, freshen and redesign areas as needed.
  • Plan and carry out minor landscape work such as new entrance ramps, paving repairs, or new shrub borders.
  • Undertake thorough checks inside manhole covers and drainage solutions to ensure they are free flowing of soil and leaf debris.
  • Manage environmental elements of the site: pest control, wildlife, foxes and petrol storage. In particular, maximise the use of recycling.
  • Control pests, diseases and keeping 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.

Our Values

Friendly – We look out for people’s best interests, and show them 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.

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.  You may also be asked to complete verbal and numerical reasoning tests online.

If you meet the criteria for the role we’ll be in touch to arrange a short telephone interview and our shortlist of candidates will be invited to attend interviews with the hiring manager and up to three other key stakeholders.

About The Company
Our Values

Friendly – We look out for people’s best interests, and show them 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.