Seasonal Gardener/Grounds Staff
  • Employer: Guildford Borough Council
  • Reference: 3/21/163591
  • Published: Fri 03/09/2021, 11:22 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 29/10/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £9.50 per hour
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Stoke Park Nursery, Nightingale Road, Guildford GU1 1ER, Surrey

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Seasonal Gardener/Grounds Staff

Seasonal Gardeners/Grounds staff

Competitive salary of £9.50 p/h         


Enjoy working outdoors and learning new skills?

We have opportunities for full time seasonal staff working within our parks, open spaces and highways.

This is an opportunity to help maintain floral displays, carry out grass cutting and assisting with the preparation of sports surfaces.

You will be working ‘hands-on’ with our team of gardeners during the busy Spring and Summer months.

You will need a degree of physical fitness and an aptitude for working outdoors, along with an interest in gardening and a desire to learn on the job. Some knowledge and experience of horticulture, manual handling and working on highways would also be useful but not essential in this role.

Working 41 hours a week Monday to Sunday, this role involves shift work and may include early starts.  The contract is temporary for 3 months initially with the possibility to extend further. Overtime shifts may also be available.  A licence valid to drive in the UK in order to drive Council vehicles around sites would be an advantage.

In return we offer:

  • a competitive salary
  • generous annual leave package
  • full training and PPE
  • good variety of work
  • To be shortlisted for interview your application should clearly evidence your ability to work weekends on occasion if required. Physically capable of undertaking the duties of the job, including lifting machinery. Ensure you complete the application form in full and include all employment history for the last 3 years.

How to Apply

Our preferred method is online application however if you do require a hard copy application pack please contact Human Resources, Guildford Borough Council, Millmead, Guildford GU2 4BB. Telephone (01483) 444111 (24-hr). Alternatively e-mail quoting the relevant post number. Please note that we do not accept CVs, please ensure that you complete the application form fully.


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need. Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff and post-holders to share this commitment. To fulfil this commitment we have robust systems in place for the safe recruitment of staff and volunteers.


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