Planting and maintaining beds
Keeping the pavements and other hard surfaces clean
Snow clearing and salt spreading
Work pertaining to school events, such as; open day and the summer ball, and a reasonable amount of overtime as directed by the Estates Manager at peak working times
Small amounts of caretaking and maintenance duties
Preparing halls etc. for particular functions such as assemblies, concerts, plays and other functions involving movement of furniture and equipment
Ensure all equipment is correctly stored, maintained and serviced.
Follow risk assessments, make recommendations and be able to respond to emergencies
Prepared to train and to continuously develop your technical skills and user relations
To report damage and defects to the buildings and infrastructure of the School so that appropriate repair and renovation can be undertaken
To report instances of security breaches (e.g. unlocked doors and open windows after school has closed or reporting of suspicious persons on the school premises) so that remedial action can be promptly taken
Any other duties that the Gardens Supervisor may reasonably ask of you which are within your capabilities to fulfil
As this is an apprenticeship, as well as the duties listed above, you are expected to be committed to completing the necessary work as instructed by the learning provider in order to complete the apprenticeship. You will be given an allowance of time, each week, to enable this to be done effectively. There is no requirement to attend a college campus offsite as the learning provider will visit you and the line manager regularly onsite.
At times of peak work flow, it may be necessary to work beyond your normal hours in order to meet deadlines. Where this is necessary, then time off in lieu will be available to compensate and the timings of this should be agreed with the Estates Manager in advance.
The duties of the post could vary from time to time as a result of new legislation, changes in technology or policy changes in which case appropriate training may be given to enable the post holder to undertake this new/varied work.
This job description is current at the date shown in consultation with you. It is liable to variation by management to reflect or anticipate changes required in order to meet with the evolving/devolving needs and demands of the role itself.
Requirements and prospects
The apprentice needs to be practical with no aversion to working outside in all weathers as the job demands
Need to be fit and active, and work well with other members of the team
The apprentice is required to put customer service at the heart of their interaction with customers
Need to be enthusiastic and motivated, wanting to work in this industry
A positive and amenable attitude, with good attention to detail
5 good grades at GCSE (or equivalent)
A full time position within this expanding company, as well as progression onto the advanced apprenticeship.
Things to consider
You will be working outside in all weather throughout the year. This is a physical job and is customer facing.