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Title:  Landscape Technician

Location: 

Paignton, South West, GB, TQ4 7QR

Department:  Grounds Maintenance
Operation:  Sanctuary Property Services
Requisition Number:  190985

 

Sanctuary provide in-house repairs and maintenance services for an extensive portfolio of properties across Sanctuary organisations.  As part of a not-for-profit organisation, we aim to achieve outstanding results for our customers based on our values - working in an open and transparent way, creating strong partnerships with our customers and providing a first-class customer service.

 

Landscape Technician

 

Paignton – covering Paignton, Brixham and Torquay

 

£22,003 - £23,161 per year

 

40 hours per week

 

We are looking for a Landscape Technician to join our Estate Service team based in Paignton. You will be responsible for the ground works on various sites across Paignton, Brixham and Torquay. The role will involve lawn mowing, hedge/shrub pruning and litter picking. We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic and a well organised team player with good interpersonal skills who has previous experience in a gardening role and knows how to operate garden tools and powered machinery.

 

The role of Landscape Technician will include:

  • Undertaking grounds maintenance duties such as grass cutting, pruning, weed/moss treatment
  • Ensuring all tools and equipment such as hedge trimmers, strimmers and all relevant hand tools are maintained in good, workable condition and are operated within a safe manner
  • Providing accurate and timely information on the progress of tasks, completing daily work records as appropriate
  • Complying with health and safety requirements in accordance with supplier guidelines and assessments

 

Skills and experiences:

  • Previous experience working within a similar role where operating gardening machinery is required
  • Holding a pesticide application certificate PA1 – PA6 or equivalent would be desirable
  • Good communication skills
  • The ability to manage and prioritise workload in order to meet deadlines
  • This role will involve driving on company business. In order to drive a company vehicle, drivers must hold a full valid UK driving licence

 

About us

Sanctuary Property Services provide in-house repairs and maintenance services for an extensive portfolio of properties across Sanctuary.  As part of a not-for-profit organisation, we aim to achieve outstanding results for our customers based on our values - working in an open and transparent way, creating strong partnerships with our customers and providing a first-class customer service.

 

Our Benefits    

As part of our commitment to making Sanctuary a great place to work, where your wellbeing is of genuine importance, we have developed an attractive employment package. The package recognises your contribution, supports your physical, mental and financial health and gives you the flexibility to tailor your employee benefits by offering:

  • 24 days annual leave plus public holidays
  • A pension scheme with employer contributions from Sanctuary
  • Life Assurance
  • Employee Advice Service including counselling
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Voluntary health plans  
  • Employee discounts
  • Wellbeing support and tools
  • Employee recognition scheme
  • £22,003 per annum (rising to £23,161 per annum after 12 months, subject to satisfactory performance)

 

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Closing Date: 18 August 2022

 

We reserve the right depending on application numbers to close or extend the closing dates for positions; we would therefore recommend an early application.

 

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Sanctuary Group encourages and welcomes applications from people from diverse backgrounds to support our commitment to offering an inclusive environment for our employees and customers.
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Sanctuary Maintenance Contractors Limited is a subsidiary of Sanctuary Housing Association, an exempt charity.