Vacancy posted: Thursday, 12 January 2017

Salary: 8.25 per hour
Location: Galashiels

Closing date: 27 January 2017

Role Profile

JobTitle:  Gardener

Department: Customer Services

Reports to:  Sheltered Housing Service Manager/Court Coordinator


Staff responsibility: None

Organisational Structure

Housing Officer

SHSH/Court Coordinator


Job Purpose

To undertake essential tasks within the garden area to ensure a pleasant and safe environment for tenants to enjoy.

Key Accountabilities

  • Ensure the safety or tenants and staff by keeping pathways clear of hazards such as moss and leaves.
  • Clear snow and grit paths
  • To undertake essential tasks such as grass cutting, hedge trimming an weed control
  • Ensuring equipment is cleaned and maintained appropriately ensuring that faults are reported to line manager
  • Ensuring an adequate supply of materials

Person Specification


  • Good general education.


  • 2 years experience of gardening


  • Responsibility to ensure that the court grounds are a safe environment for the tenants and staff e.g. identifying and removing hazards such as moss from pathways

Skills and Abilities


  • Prioritising workloads
  • Daily verbal communication with tenants working in the gardens
  • Monitoring stock and reporting to Line Manager for reordering of same
  • Assessing task and ensuring that health and safety guidelines are followed


  • Ability to work without supervision

Personal Qualities

  • Pleasant and courteous manner
  • Empathetic

Core Competencies

  • Put our customers first
  • Strive for excellence
  • Be accountable
  • Think and act as ‘one team’
  • Demonstrate respect

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Contact Name Kate Graham
Telephone 0800 990 3405

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