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To undertake Gardening duties to assist the Council's Parks Services team in meeting its specific objectives, whilst undertaking a Level 2 Apprenticeship in Gardening
The post holders will be working at a number of different parks and open spaces to include work on a wide variety of tasks including, maintenance of grass areas, shrub borders, planted areas, including annual bedding, rose and herbaceous borders, sports pitch maintenance and general duties on parks. You will work as part of a local team based at one of our parks depots. The posts will include a programme of moving around the city so flexibility in work location are required
Some previous experience of gardening is essential. Ability to work as part of a team. Communication skills to deal with customers, listen to instructions, work on own initiative and to be able to undertake physically demanding tasks to pass the initial assessment for the Apprenticeship scheme. A commitment to undertake and complete the training course, willing to work anywhere in the city, wear a uniform and work outside in all weather conditions. Numeracy and literacy skills sufficient to be able to complete the course work
You will be required to undertake a Level 2 Apprenticeship in Gardening qualifications
1st year- National Minimum Wage (age related)
2nd year- grade 2- £18,065- £18,426 per annum
Full Time, Fixed Term contract for 24 months. For an informal conversation about this post please speak with Mark Humphrey on 0116 454 3774.
As well as the satisfaction of helping to improve thousands of lives across Leicester, you can look forward to a work environment that encourages a healthy balance between you work life and your personal life. You’ll enjoy generous annual leave entitlement, membership of the excellent Local Government Pension Scheme and the option of flexible working. We’ll also give you the chance to develop your skills and expertise with a variety of training and development opportunities and career pathways. In addition, you can choose from a number of flexible benefits, including our fantastic salary sacrifice car scheme, big discounts at high-street outlets, childcare vouchers, discounts on city buses and trains, we may also be able help with relocation expenses if you are moving to the City, or need help with commuting costs.
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