Project Officer (Horticultural Supervisor)
This is an exciting opportunity to deliver grounds maintenance, conservation and horticulture to a high standard. The role will involve supervision of Apprentices in horticulture to enhance their employability skills. It will also at times involve working with, training and supporting members of the local community in improving their outdoor environment.
Do you have experience working within the Horticultural sector and have a passion to deliver high quality grounds maintenance projects to individuals, employers and the community?
Groundwork South is committed to transforming people’s lives and places through social, economic and environmental action. In terms of development and delivery of these projects we work across three business themes, Parks & Open Spaces, Youth & Learning Services and Greener Living & Working
The ideal candidate will have extensive knowledge and experience working in the horticultural sector with ideally an interest in community development and environmental, social and economic regeneration. Preferably you will have a driving license with categories D1 and C1 +E for trailer usage, or be willing to work towards this.
In return we offer:
A contributory pension scheme and are proud of our employer’s contribution of 8%
- Life Assurance for all employees at four times annual salary
- 25 days annual holiday, rising after three years and reaching 30 days after 5 years (pro-rata for part-time roles)
- Childcare vouchers are available on a salary sacrifice basis
- Scope to continuing development of your professional skills
This post will be subject to an Enhanced Check with Lists from the Disclosure and Barring Service
CVs will not be accepted. No agencies please. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please note that we reserve the right to close applications early in the event of a large response.
Closing date: 25th January 2015
Interview date: 4th February 2015
We shall ensure fairness and equal opportunities throughout our workforce and in service delivery. We welcome applications from suitably skilled candidates regardless of ethnicity, gender, disability. sexuality, religion or age.