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Chargehand Gardener

Blue Octopus Recruitment Ltd
York, North Yorkshire
£30,845.88 per annum
Closing date
1 May 2024

Job Details

About the role

This is an exciting opportunity to join our team delivering high quality horticultural services to a wide variety of green spaces on the JRHT estates. You will ensure that the high standards of presentation and service delivery prescribed by our schedules are maintained, and will focus on overseeing the maintenance and preparation of a wide variety of grounds and garden areas at care homes, sheltered housing and in our communal spaces.

You will provide day-to-day management of a multi-skilled team of operatives and their workload, and will be responsible for the service delivery of the Parks and Landscapes Team. The implementation of the service schedules, cyclical improvements to our spaces, and the motivation of the team to deliver the highest possible standards are the top priorities for this post.

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, and have good botanical knowledge. You will also possess the skills and experience to manage and motivate a team to work to high standards and within defined timescales.

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 are motivated by a job well done, 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).

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

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

Closing date for applications is Wednesday 1 May 2024.

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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