Grounds and Gardens Assistant - Full time, Permanent
We have an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated and dedicated individual to join our Grounds team as a Grounds and Gardens Assistant. The BCA Grounds Department is responsible for the maintenance and development of our Agricultural, Equestrian, Horticultural, Arboricultural and Sports Facilities, set in 400 acres of registered parkland.
The successful candidate will have experience of working in horticulture, and should hold, or be working towards, a professional Horticultural based qualification to Level 2 standard.
The successful candidate will be expected to undertake daily maintenance, repair and project work within the estate, gardens and grounds, as well as undertaking mowing, pruning, weeding, planting and mulching of shrub and herbaceous borders. Other duties will include routine maintenance and repair of garden fences, assisting with tree works and knapsack herbicide application. The successful applicant will also operate college machinery, including tractors, chainsaws and all grass cutting equipment.
To apply for this exciting role, please read the attached job description and complete the application form which can be downloaded from FE jobs or found under ‘How to Apply’ on the Careers page of our website. Completed applications forms can be uploaded directly by selecting ‘Apply Now’ or emailed to the HR Department at . For any queries, please contact the HR team who will be happy to help you.
Closing date: 12:00pm Friday 6th November 2020
Interview Date: Tbc
Reasons to join us
Term-time only working & generous pension scheme
A wide range of learning & career opportunities
Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
Cycle to work and local business employee corporate discount schemes
Free on-site parking
Various health & wellbeing benefits (including free use of the College gym)
Commitment to Safeguarding
BCA is committed to equal opportunities for all whilst safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students; all posts are subject to enhanced DBS checks.
BCA (Berkshire College of Agriculture) is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.