Assistant Gardener

Vacancy posted: Thursday, 9 February 2017

Salary: £17,864 - £18,709
Location: Newtongrange

Closing date: 24 February 2017
Job ref. no.: MID01588

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You should have the ability to undertake work in an outside environment, display an approachable and helpful manner/attitude and be able to work on your own initiative or as part of a team.

Previous experience of working in grounds maintenance and knowledge of health and safety requirements within grounds maintenance would be advantageous.

It would be advantageous if you had experience of land management operations and have a working knowledge of industrial grass cutting equipment in particular pedestrian and ride on mower.

You should be able to adapt to differing working techniques and possess a full driving licence.

Essential : Driving Licence, which includes the operation of trailers

Desirable : SVQ level 2 in horticulture, greenkeeping or similar
Experience of working in a horticultural/greenkeeping environment
Chainsaw Certificate, Stone cutter Certificate
Certificate of competence to operate ride on grass cutting machinery
Certificate of competence in hand held applicator PA1 & PA6.

Vacancy Information


Position Title: Assistant Gardener

Position Number: LG10

Directorate: Resources

Location: Stobhill Depot

Contract Status: Fixed Term until 24 September 2017

Hours of Work: 39 hours per week

Working Pattern: Monday –Thursday: 7:30 - 16:15
Friday: 7:30 – 13:30

Weeks per year: 52

Closing Date: Friday 24 February 2017

Interview Date: Week commencing 07 March 2017

Please note that it is Midlothian Councils policy that successful applicants will be appointed to the first point on the salary scale.

Based on you working 39 hours over 52 weeks per year the minimum actual salary for this position is £19,353.03 per annum.

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About Midlothian Council

Less than 10 miles south of Edinburgh city centre and with a population of around 80,000 people, Midlothian is a county of contrasts - steeped in history with its diverse historical buildings and picturesque mining villages, yet attracting new developments, both residential and commercial.

As you would expect from the largest employer in Midlothian, employing c 4000 employees, we have an excellent range of career paths. Working for Midlothian Council offers you the opportunity to play a part in making a real difference to the people who live and work in Midlothian, contributing to the development of the local community whilst working in a dynamic and flexible environment.

We are a forward looking organisation, committed to improving the services we deliver, while putting the customer at the centre of what we do. The Council serves a population of 79,710 over a geographical area of 35, 527 hectares.

As an employer we recognise that our most valuable assets are our people and we strive to be an employer of choice by providing a range of benefits to recruit the best people and retain them.

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