Skilled Gardener
Coventry City Council
Coventry, GB
3d ago

What is the job role?

As a Skilled Gardener you will be carrying out high quality gardening and grounds maintenance duties within the city's Premier War Memorial Park, Top Green Park & Spencer Park and the surrounding areas.

You will also ensure a good visitor experience and to improve standards continually throughout the park sites.

Main duties of the role include :

  • Organising and lead gardening & grounds maintenance activities throughout the parks
  • Undertaking driving duties operating utility vehicles, small van and ride on grass cutting equipment. Comply with the Council's driving & telephony policy (while driving) and general road traffic legislation
  • Operate tractors using a range of equipment / attachments, including trailers, verti-drain, topper mowers, flails & flail collector, rotovater and front-end loader
  • Organising & directing the work of lower graded staff, utilising resources effectively. Resolve any minor issues / problems that are within your abilities
  • Full details can be found on the job description attached.

    Who are we looking for?

    We are looking for someone who :

  • Has the ability to operate a wide range of machinery / equipment
  • Able to undertake routine maintenance of garden equipment
  • Can follow verbal & written instructions, including plans for planting
  • Numeracy and literacy skills to complete reports, undertake risk assessments
  • Basic ICT skills required for using computers
  • Customer care skills to liaise with the public
  • Has the ability to work on own initiative with limited supervision.
  • Ideally, we are looking for someone who has a full UK driving licence. Being chainsaw operation certified and PA1 and PA6 trained is also desirable.

    If you would like to have an informal conversation about this role, please contact Tim at

    For full details on the application process please read the attached document on our jobs page labelled 'Coventry City Council Application Process'

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