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Apprentice Gardener

Clarion Housing Group
England, London
Up to £24856 per annum + pro rata plus excellent benefits
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

Job Details

  • Salary: £24,856 per annum pro rata
  • Location: London across multiple sites - Islington / Havering / Bow
  • Hours: 40 per week
  • Contract Type: Apprenticeship (24 month Fixed Term Contract including assessment period)

Are you looking to learn and develop your skills?

Clarion are offering you the opportunity to gain experience and skills in Horticulture within our Estates Services division! We are recruiting for multiple Apprentice Gardeners across London. Working alongside an experienced mentor, we'll support you to study and gain a Horticulture Level 2 qualification through a formal college course aligned to your role.

You'll gain experience in Estate Services by working with your mentor and colleagues to ensure the cleanliness, safety and security on our estates; deliver seamless quality Grounds Maintenance/Gardening services to residents of Clarion Housing Group, to improve the environment.

We'll look to you to provide professional Gardening services at a portfolio of properties. These include small, medium and large estates with grassed and shrubbed areas, flower gardens, plants & hedges and areas of hardstanding. Working to high standards you'll ensure that our blocks are kept clean and left hazard free at each visit

You'll need to be customer focussed as you'll act as a point of contact ensuring there is good communication with all teams and departments, reporting any apparent breaches such as anti-social behaviour and abandoned vehicles. You'll need strong communications skills and must be able to use a hand held computer device such as a smart phone/tablet.

What you can expect from us

Here at Clarion we're dedicated to rewarding hard work and commitment and providing benefits that support you and your lifestyle. As standard we offer;-

  • Competitive salaries that are benchmarked regularly against current market rates

  • Initial 25 Days annual leave (plus bank holiday), increasing to 30 days after 3 years' service.

  • A flexible benefit scheme tailored to you, inclusive of healthcare options, dental insurance, restaurant card and cycle to work along with 1% of your salary to spend on whichever approved benefit you like!

  • Matched pension contributions of up to 7.5% of your salary with generous life assurance

  • Flexible and agile working for the majority of our employees.

Other perks

  • Company Bonus Scheme

  • Eye care vouchers

  • Holiday trading scheme allowing you to buy and sell leave

  • Free counselling and legal advice scheme for you and your family

  • Interest free loans for season ticket and study leave

Our commitment to equality and diversity means that we are keen to help you maintain a healthy work-life balance, including but not limited to part-time working and job share, enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave, and compassionate leave.

Closing Date: Tuesday 30th April 2024 at midnight.

For further details on this vacancy and to download the role profile please visit our website or click 'apply'.

A full clean driving licence is preferred but not essential.

In the event that we receive a high volume of applications, we reserve the right to close this advert early.

This post is subject to Basic Criminal Record Check Clearance.

You must be eligible to work in the UK to apply for this vacancy; Clarion are not able to offer visa sponsorship. You are required to reside in England or Wales for the duration of your employment.

About Clarion Housing Group

Clarion Housing Group is the country's largest social landlord with more than 350,000 people nationwide calling a Clarion home their own.

Our mission is to provide affordable homes for those who need them most, and our development arm (Latimer) builds thousands of new homes each year across the country.

We know that having a safe and secure home enables people to build better lives, and we believe being a good social landlord is about making a difference to our residents and communities.

Our charitable foundation, Clarion Futures, works with charities, social enterprises and other organisations to provide employment support and apprenticeship opportunities to residents, as well as money management advice and help getting online.

Diversity and Inclusion

We want Clarion to be a workplace where everyone feels valued, can be themselves and know they can reach their full potential. We embrace and celebrate our differences through various initiatives and support colleagues through a number of staff networks.

We're committed to building a strong, diverse workforce and making Clarion an inclusive place to work.


Clarion Housing Group

Clarion Housing Group comprises the country’s largest housing association; a property development company, a charitable foundation and a repairs and maintenance service.

The Group’s housing association, Clarion Housing, is committed to providing good customer service to all its residents and to maintaining its homes to a good standard - investing significantly in improving them each year.

Its development target is to build 50,000 new homes over 10 years and the Group will invest £13 billion on meeting and delivering on this target.  Two thirds of the programme will be affordable and developed by Clarion Housing, while homes for private sale are delivered and marketed through development company Latimer by Clarion Housing Group.  The proceeds from sales are invested in our social purpose.   

The charitable foundation, Clarion Futures, will invest £150 million over ten years to deliver one of the largest social investment programmes in the country. Priorities are work and training; money management and young people.

Building homes. Developing futures.

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6 Tooley St
London Bridge

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