Gardener

Working at Canary Wharf Group means working for a forward thinking, collaborative team. We hire staff who strive to make a difference and achieve the highest standards. Everyone is empowered to make a difference and our ethos encourages everyone to think like an owner. Our business puts our customers and people at the heart of everything, we work to meet their needs and exceed expectations.

Gardener

Gardener

Our mission is to empower our people, engage our communities and create sustainable places.

Our values help us achieve exceptional results:

Excellence: Commit to achieving the best with integrity
Collaboration: Make use of our vast experience and knowledge to work effectively together
Engagement: Develop our people, our communities, our stakeholders and our suitable environment and be exceptional while respecting others
Ownership: Take responsibility and pride in what we deliver. Everyone has the opportunity to make a difference.
Innovation: Embrace change and encourage innovation

Job Summary:

To work within in a team or working solo, performing gardening duties to maintain the green and open spaces of Canary Wharf to a high standard.

Salary – £31,938 per annum + excellent benefits

Main Responsibilities:

  • To work in a team maintaining turf, bedding plant displays, hedges, shrubs, trees, grass cutting, pest and disease control, plant sin atrium or office areas.
  • To assist in all landscape schemes, requiring ground preparation, planting and turfing, bulb planting and any other tasks which fall within the upkeep of open spaces
  • Have knowledge of pests and diseases and how to control them.
  • To have experience of controls and monitoring automatic irrigation systems.
  • To carry out tree and aerial hedge pruning and have a knowledge of tree pests and diseases.
  • To observe and implement health and safety procedures in particular relation to the use of pesticides.
  • To perform litter picking duties in all landscape areas, as directed by the Landscape Manager.
  • To work within a team and also be capable of working on his/her own initiative with minimal supervision.
  • To assist other departments in emergencies and if workload is low due to weather conditions or winter seasons.
  • Develop and maintain appropriate and effective communication with other team members & Landscape Supervisor.
  • Adherence to Method Statements & Risk Assessments.
  • Take good care of all plant, vehicles and equipment that you use and report faults in accordance with Company Procedures.
  • Demonstrate an active commitment to self-development.
  • Must be competent with mobile phone technology as tasks are delivered via a smart phone.

What We Require of You:

Horticulture qualification desirable

A minimum of 2 years’ experience.

The applicant must be the holder of a valid UK Drivers’ License.

The applicant should have an enthusiastic and positive attitude and enjoy working in the open air.

The applicant must have the ability to work unsupervised and as a member of a team.

The role requires the applicant to have a good eye for detail and a meticulous approach to tasks, ensuring that all tasks are followed through to a high standard of completion.

The applicant must be willing to carry out non-gardening tasks as required by the Landscape Manager.

The incumbent must have an appreciation of the importance of customer service and how this is applied in the context of Canary Wharf.

What We Offer:

Diversity and Inclusion: We recognise the importance of embracing diverse experience, skills and perspectives at all levels and operating in an inclusive working environment, in order for everyone to reach their full potential. We also recognise that it makes business sense, since being an inclusive employer leads to better business performance and higher levels of employee engagement and satisfaction. We welcome applicants with diverse backgrounds, perspectives and skills and are committed to fostering a culture whereby everyone can reach their full potential.

Flexible Working: As an inclusive employer, we recognise the positive impact flexible working can have on an individual, their wellbeing, engagement and productivity. Therefore, we are open to consider flexible working arrangements, both temporary or permanent.

Learning and Development: At Canary Wharf Group, our employees receive a wide range of support to help improve their skills and achieve their career goals. We offer development opportunities through classroom and e-learning training, mentoring, cross department experience and on the job learning. We heavily invest in our staff attaining accreditations to develop existing and new skills, support chartered status, sponsorships and provide further educational opportunities which are job and business related. We never stand still and continually invest in developing skills and knowledge to ensure individual and company growth.

Other Benefits: We are committed to building a safe, happy and healthy community for our employees and we offer a comprehensive range of benefits, all designed with our employees and their wellbeing in mind. From generous pension and insurance plans, to health benefits, subsidised gym membership, store discounts and family leave, our benefits package allows our employees to choose the benefits that suit them and their individual needs.

If you are interested in joining our highly professional and skilled team for our next exciting phase of development, please complete the form on this page to apply online.

Early applications are encouraged as we reserve the right to appoint at any point.

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