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Blue Octopus Recruitment Ltd
York, North Yorkshire
£26,282.88 per annum (in addition to the salary, an annual market supplement of £2k will be paid)
Closing date
1 May 2024

Job Details

About the role

As a gardener in our Landscaping Team, you will be delivering high quality horticultural services across a range of locations. You will work efficiently to the highest possible standards under the direction of the Chargehand for your area. As well as ongoing seasonal maintenance of our green spaces, you will also be involved in renovation and development projects as we look to refresh our landscaped areas

This hands-on role is about providing great outdoor spaces for our residents, tenants and the wider community to enjoy. The role will be varied and require an adaptable and flexible approach as the team works with new work schedules and management plans to provide a more structured, better value and more transparent service for the residents.

About you

Coming to us with solid practical experience of horticulture and high-quality grounds maintenance you will possess a horticultural qualification to a minimum of NVQ Level 3 or RHS 2, and/or proven equivalent professional experience. You will also have good botanical knowledge and experience of working with a wide variety of horticultural equipment. Your ability to problem solve, prioritise and communicate to a wide range of different people will also stand you in good stead. You will need a full UK driving licence, hold a PA1 and PA6 licence and understand health and safety and management of risk associated with a horticultural environment.

If you share our passion to work to high standards and improve the lives of the people living in our communities then we would love to hear from you.

About us

The Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust (JRHT) is a registered housing association and care provider in Yorkshire and the North East. JRHT is an important influencing organisation, with an ambitious agenda for inspiring positive change in the UK in line with our vision of a prosperous and poverty free UK.

How to apply

Please click on the Apply button to complete your online application form via our ATS (Applicant Tracking System).

Closing date for applications is Wednesday 1 May 2024

A copy of the Job Description can be found on the ATS.

*Please note that we do not currently offer any Tier 2 sponsorship*.

We will be shortlisting and interviewing up to and after the closing date. We encourage early applications and reserve the right to bring the closing date forward should enough quality applications be received.

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion

At JRF/JRHT we believe in giving everyone an equal chance to succeed. Applications are welcome from all regardless of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief, race, sex, sexual orientation, trans status or social economic background. We positively encourage applications from people with experience of living in poverty.

We are a Disability Confident Employer. This means that we are committed to the recruitment, progression, and retention of disabled individuals. We shall also offer interviews to disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria for the job. If you have a disability, please tell us if you would like to be considered for an interview under the Disability Confident Scheme.


Blue Octopus partners with employers from a multitude of different sectors and industries, using our next generation technology and recruitment expertise to help attract, engage and hire the best talent for their unique career opportunities. We know that having the right people in place is crucial to every business’ current and future successes, regardless of the area they operate in.

Over the last decade, our experience has allowed us to specialise in several sectors, including social housing.

Blue Octopus has a strong history of working with social housing providers to help them hire the best talent and improve their talent management processes. This experience, coupled with knowledge developed over time, has allowed us to fully understand both the market itself and the skills required within the sector. We understand that operating at a high standard, efficiently and cost-effectively, is vital for our clients in the Social Housing sector, who provide a much-needed service for their tenants.

Company info
Octo House, 2 Station Road
West Yorkshire
LS21 3HX
United Kingdom

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