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BENDALLS LEISURE LTD
Woodlands Family Theme Park, Totnes TQ9
£11.42 - £11.92 an hour - Permanent, Full-time

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Pay

  • £11.42 - £11.92 an hour

Job type

  • Full-time
  • Permanent

Shift and schedule

  • 8 hour shift
  • Weekend availability
  • 10 hour shift

Location

Woodlands Family Theme Park, Totnes TQ9

Benefits
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  • Company pension
  • Discounted or free food
  • On-site parking

Full job description

Exciting job opportunity within Woodlands Family Theme Park, we are looking to recruit a gardener / grounds person to join our small team.

Woodlands is an award-winning leisure park and an AA 5 Gold Pennant camping and touring caravan park. It is set in beautiful south Devon, just seven miles from the nearest beach and five miles from the picturesque, waterside town of Dartmouth. We are members of the Best of British Quality Touring and Holiday Parks.

Woodlands Leisure Park has a variety of rides, attractions, play equipment, indoor play centres, catering outlets, falconry centre and zoo-farm.

Job Purpose: To work as part of a small team which maintain the grounds and gardens of the Caravan Park and Leisure Park.

Conditions: The Leisure Park & Caravan Park is situated in 100 acres, some of which is farm land. The Parks and Gardens Department currently consists of 2 full time members of staff. There is a greenhouse and store with a variety of equipment and machinery. The role encompasses caring for all the flower beds, borders, hanging baskets, lawns, hedges, entrance, driveway, and Caravan Park.

Hours: This is a full time position, 5 days per week, normally Monday to Friday 8.00am – 4.30pm, earlier or later finish times may be required at peak times. During August there would be the need to work a weekend day in order to cut the grass on the Caravan Park. Due to the nature of the Tourism Industry it is important that staff have a flexible approach to their work.

Terms & Conditions: There are a total of 28 days’ holiday per year, holidays cannot be taken during the school holidays or on Bank Holidays as these are our busiest times. Holiday days can be taken, when enough holiday days have been accrued. Bank holidays are treated as normal working days, there is not an overtime rate of pay. There is a company pension scheme. There is a half an hour unpaid lunch break.

Skills:

· To have significant knowledge, experience and interest in ground care and horticulture

· To be capable of safely carrying out all ground care / garden work and operate machinery

· To be physically strong and able to work on a variety of terrain including slopes

· To be able to follow instructions and carry out tasks unsupervised

· A methodical approach with good attention to detail

· To be willing to undertake any training necessary such as first aid, chainsaw operation, use of utility vehicles, teleporters, access platforms etc

· To be able to show initiative and communicate ideas / problems to the managers

Work Tasks:

· General Garden / Grounds Maintenance

· Mowing, strimming, spraying, fertilising, and hedge cutting

· Maintaining grounds to the highest standards

· Comply with all Health & Safety Guidelines

· To operate machinery

· Ensuring the teams tools, vehicles, and workspace are always kept clean and tidy

· Carrying out other duties as required from time to time

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Pay: £11.42-£11.92 per hour

Benefits:

  • Company pension
  • Discounted or free food
  • On-site parking

Schedule:

  • 10 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Holidays
  • Weekend availability

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Totnes, TQ9 7DQ: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)

Experience:

  • Gardening: 2 years (required)

Work Location: In person

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