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Head Gardener

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Organisation:Nottingham City Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 


NPPV Required:No 

Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:Highfields Park, University Boulevard, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG7 2RD 


Closing date:15 August 2019 at midnight 

Following the lottery funded restoration of Highfields Park that was completed in 2018, we are pleased to have secured funding for a Head Gardener post at the park. This role is vital to oversee the maintenance of the new landscape and features which have been restored back to their original condition and improved for today's visitors.

The purpose of this role is to lead, direct and motivate teams of gardeners, community volunteers and acting as a mentor to Horticultural Apprentices. You will be responsible for ensuring effective day to day on site working using planning and monitoring techniques in accordance with the Council's policies and procedures, including the Health,Safety and Welfare Policy. with particular emphasis on improving quality, the public's perception, and encouraging visitor/ community use and enjoyment of Parks.
Essential Requirements
  • Experience of staff supervision and team leadership to achieve high quality standards and meet deadlines
  • Experience of Advanced Horticultural Operations and sports grounds maintenenace, fine turf, and experience in chemical application
  • Supervisory/staff management qualification or equivalent experience
  • First aid at Work Certificate or willing to undertake training
  • Must hold a valid driving licence.
For more information, please view thw the Job Description and Person Specification which are attached further down this page
For informal enquiries please contact Jane Ludlow Tel: 01158762019 Email: jane.ludlow@nottinghamcity.gov.uk 
Useful information for Applicants
Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions information, which includes advice on pay, annual leave and hours of working, and our Total Rewards Package, which includes information on some of the great benefits when working for Nottingham City Council.
Nottingham City Council are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and we are striving to have a reflective workforce of the citizens we serve.As a result of our commitment to this agenda, we anonymise all applications to remove the risk of unconscious bias. The application process will capture your personal details (including your name) and these details will only be made visible to recruiting managers once the shortlisting stage has been completed
We particularly welcome applicants from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities and applicants that consider themselves disabled as these groups are currently under represented within our workforce.
Nottingham City Council is open to conversations regarding flexible working options at the point of interview.
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