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Garden and Grounds Operative

Avonbank, Wick, Pershore WR10 3JP, UK
Warwickshire College Group
Full Time
£20,225 per annum
28th November 2022
Start Date
As soon as possible
13th December 2022 02:55 PM
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  • Contract type: Permanent
  • NQTs Considered:
  • Job ID: 1290923

Background to the Post

The College requires a Gardener/Grounds person to work at our college site based at Pershore. A national centre for horticulture situated on a 60 acre site near Evesham, Pershore College offers the very best in land based learning.

It is anticipated that the Gardener/Grounds person will spend equal amounts of time on each of these sites developing and maintaining the grasslands and ornamental plantings

Why Work With Us?

Imagine working for an employer that has a positive impact on the lives of thousands of students every year. That could be you.

We offer careers in teaching, educational support and pastoral care and brilliant opportunities within our professional Corporate and Commercial Services departments. The opportunities here are almost endless and can be full time, term time only, part time.

We are one of the largest higher and further education colleges in the country with just under 15,000 students and around 1,300 staff. That’s a lot of people and people are our key to success.

WCG has a comprehensive staff training program, offering leadership training for those wanting to progress and an employee health and wellbeing programme to support our staff when they need it most.

Place of Work: Pershore College

Our Pershore College centre is a national centre for horticulture situated on a 60-hectare site near Evesham., specialising in land-based learning. The college has also been producing award-winning fruit juice, craft cider, and perry for more than twenty years. Facilities for Pershore include commercial orchards, horticultural machinery and equipment and a dog grooming salon.

Pershore College is located on the outskirts of the thriving market town of Pershore in Worcestershire, just a few miles from Evesham.

Essential Attainments:

  • A recognised horticultural qualification.
  • Experience of grass mowing with a range of machinery and a good understanding of its uses.
  • A current clean driving licence and own transport.

Desirable Attainments:

  •  FEPA Spraying Certificates (PA1 + PA6).
  • A working knowledge of plant species, their identification and appropriate maintenance.
  • The ability to use own initiative and work without constant supervision.

 Essential Skills and Knowledges:

  • To be flexible in regards to working a shift pattern and versatile.
  • Have an enthusiastic approach.
  • To be able to demonstrate high standards of safe practice.
  • Work well as part of a team.
  • Show tact and diplomacy in dealing with staff and students.
  • Ability to demonstrate an understanding and knowledge of Equality and Diversity.
  • Ability to demonstrate an understanding and knowledge of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults.
  • Ability to demonstrate behaviours which support the Core Values of the College.

For a full job description including duties and responsibilities of the role, please see the job description attached below.


Safeguarding Statement:

Warwickshire College 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.
Warwickshire College Group

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