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Job Title: Gardener/Handyman
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Colchester, Essex
Salary: £8.50 per hour
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: LO002600
Contact Name: Craig Higgs
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 19, 2015 13:39

Job Description

Our client is seeking a Gardener/Handyman to oversee the day to day maintenance of a sheltered accomodation scheme in West Mersea.

There are two parts to this role.

Firstly, this person will be responsible for maintaining and developing the communal gardens, lawns, beds and grounds at the development. This person will also have a role helping the residents creating and improving their own beds and garden areas - on request.

Secondly, the role requires the carrying out of simple maintenance issues within the internal and external communal areas at the development.

The person should feel proud of the development and want to make the communal areas make a great impression on all of the residents and guests.

Hours - average 15 per week.

The hours worked should ideally be in the afternoon as part of the role will be to dovetail with the House Manager(s) and provide some on-site visibility at times when the House Manager is not on site.

There is no holiday or weekend cover required for this role.

Two main roles

1) Gardener

1. Mowing the areas set to lawn
2. Planting and maintaining flower beds
3. Creating, tending and adapting the window boxes
4. Pruning trees
5. Helping develop the residents own garden areas

2) General Maintenance

1. Laying salt in winter on paths (especially when there is a frost predicted)
2. Clearing leaves in autumn
3. Keep the communal areas clear of rubbish
4. Changing safely accessible light bulbs in the communal areas (internally and externally)
5. Ensuring the CCTV cameras and other communal equipment are working properly

The successful candidate must be able to provide excellent references and be willing to undergo full vetting checks.

Craig Higgs
0207 436 0360
PMR Agency

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