JOB TITLE: Groundsperson; Gardener


Industry : Facilities Management Job Location : Gateshead
Job Reference : 12190AH Job Category : Agriculture Fishing and Forestry
Employment Type : Permanent Posted : 12/02/2016
 
Salary & Benefits : £16000 - £18000 per annum
 
Experience Required : See Job Description
 
Education Required : See Job Description



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Job Summary

Job Title: Groundsperson; Gardener Location: Gateshead Salary: £16k - £18k Are you an experienced Gardener or Groundsperson looking for a new, stable role where you can work in a professional environment? We're looking for an enthusiastic, quality-focused Groundsperson or Gardener to join our new team working at a multi-functional site based on the banks of the Tyne in Gateshead. This is going to be a really varied role with lots of different duties you can really get stuck into.


Job Description

Job Title: Groundsperson; Gardener
Location: Gateshead
Salary: £16k - £18k

The Opportunity
Are you an experienced Gardener or Groundsperson looking for a new, stable role where you can work in a professional environment?

We're looking for an enthusiastic, quality-focused Groundsperson or Gardener to join our new team working at a multi-functional site based on the banks of the Tyne in Gateshead. This is going to be a really varied role with lots of different duties you can really get stuck into.

The Role
As the Groundsperson; Gardener you will maintain the grounds, plants and pathways for a large manufacturing site based in Gateshead.

You will be responsible for the look of the site and someone one really takes pride in their work should fin really satisfying. From ensuring that the paved areas are clear and not icy (especially in this weather!) to maintaining the flower borders and making sure the grass verges look good enough to roll down your job will be varied and interesting.

Maintenance of all the grounds care equipment will also fall under your remit and so you get hands on developing your mechanical knowledge too. There's lots of engineers on site as part of your team who will be around to offer advice or help you tinker!

The Candidate
If you enjoy working in a hands on role and take pride in your gardening and maintenance of site grounds this is the job for you.

You will need some previous experience of working in a similar Gardener or Groundsperson role so you can hit the ground running in this one. A good knowledge of when grass season starts, how to protect perennials from the frost and when to put grit down are all going to help you with this job.

We don't need you to be a mechanical genius but if you do know your way around a lawnmower to be able to fix it when it breaks down this would be really handy.

Alongside that about 1,000 people work on the site you'll be looking after and we value getting along with all of them to make sure that everyone enjoys coming to work. So this means that we are looking for people who get on well with others and do like working as part of a larger team.


The Company
Your new boss is has been managing the facilities of some of Europe's biggest manufacturers for the past 5 years. The site you'll be working on covers 43 acres with 167 buildings so it's a large site for you to work across and the company is focused on quality which means they'll rely on you to keep the grounds, plants and pathways accessible and looking great at all times.

In turn you'll be given a lot of support from a close knit facilities team who all work hard to ensure the site remains fully working at all times.

Bluefire Consulting Ltd is a recruitment agency working on behalf of our client.
Your application will be reviewed by the consultants of Bluefire Consulting Ltd. Please be aware we receive a high volume of applications for every role advertised and regularly receive applications from candidates who exceed the job credentials. We will only contact you within the next 14 days if you are selected for interview.

Bluefire Consulting Ltd pay excellent referral fees so if you know of someone who would be suited to this role please get in touch!

Reference: 12190AH


Job Keywords

facilities technical gardener garden landscape groundcare ground estate site park grass council school lawn path grit mower strimmer ride on foliage plant flower tree maintenance horticulture forestry agriculture farming grasscare caretaker cleaning



Bluefire Consulting is an equal opportunities Employment Business/Agency specialising in Agriculture Fishing and Forestry recruitment on a UK wide basis.

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