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Grounds and Gardens Assistants

Job Reference: 222-E&F-249

Employer:
West London NHS Trust
Department:
Estates and Ancillary
Location:
15762 Grounds and Gardening, Crowthorne
Salary:
£18,460 to £19,702 pa inc HCAS

West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse providers of NHS mental and physical care in the UK. We are rated ‘good’ by the Care Quality Commission and ‘outstanding’ for caring and our forensic services.

We are here to care for people with mental and physical illness, helping them to recover and go on to lead full and productive lives. We aim to be the best organisation of our kind in the country.

We provide care and treatment for children, adults and older people living in the London boroughs of Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham and Hounslow, delivering services in the community (at home, in GP surgeries, care homes), hospital, specialist clinics and forensic (secure) units.

Our physical healthcare services include intermediate care services in Hammersmith & Fulham as part of the Community Independence Service partnership.

Our national, specialist and forensic services include:

  • Medium secure services on the St Bernard’s Hospital site in Ealing
  • Services for people with complex and severe personality disorder at the Cassel Hospital in Richmond
  • High secure services at Broadmoor Hospital in Berkshire

We are a teaching Trust with a growing research portfolio, working with academic and industry partners.

Our 3400 staff are dedicated to improving lives, working with patients, service users, carers, families and partners across the communities we serve.


Gardening Assistant

 

West London NHS Trust (Crowthorne)

 

West London NHS Trust is widely renowned for providing exceptional and innovative patient care. We are one of the most diverse providers of care in the UK and our staffs are dedicated to improving lives through the wide range of services we offer. Our aim is to offer opportunities to employees who are enthusiastic, create positive energy, and are highly passionate in delivering and providing excellent patient care.

 

This is an amazing job for someone who is passionate about parks and gardens and is driven to improve standards and patient experience.

 

Main duties and responsibilities

 

To carry out regular grounds and gardens maintenance tasks (e.g. grass cutting, brush cutting, lawn edging, watering, hedge cutting, litter picking.

 

To carry out regular maintenance of planted areas (e.g. pruning of small tress, plants and shrubs, dead heading, digging, hoeing, cultivating, fertilising, watering, taking and tying.

 

To assist with hard and soft landscaping projects (e.g. Road repairs, fencing, external furniture and structures installation).

 

To undertake cleaning and basic maintenance of garden equipment and machinery.

 

To check equipment and machinery and carry out pre-start checks reporting any concerns to the Team Leader.

 

To carry out gritting of paths and entrances.

 

To ensure that the gardening team’s maintenance, storage and accommodation areas are clean and free of hazards.

 

To assist with seasonal works in line with PPM (e.g. scarifying, spiking, rolling and reseeding of turf areas).

 

To assist other departments with extraneous tasks and other reasonable duties as directed.

 

Full driving Licence is required.



For further details / informal visits contact:

For further details please contract Katrine Elder on Katrine.Elder@westlondon.nhs.uk / 01344754120




We reserve the right to close adverts prior to the closing date stated should we receive a high volume of applications. If you do not hear back from us within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been short-listed on this occasion.

All staff identified as at-risk and who meet the requirements of the post will be prioritised accordingly.

We offer Relocation packages for some positions (including Band 5 and Band 6 Nurses) - a relocation allowance of up to £8000 is offered for those who meet a required criteria.

Registered Nurses are required to produce their current NMC Revalidation documents/Portfolio at the assessment centre for verification, unless you are a newly qualified nurse from University.

By applying for this post you are agreeing to West London NHS Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job, you will be required to undergo a pre-employment check which can take between 4-8 weeks. After which your information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system

Please ensure you include professional email addresses and contact numbers for your referees which MUST be at supervisory or managerial capacity covering the last 3 years of employment to date to avoid delay in the recruitment process. If your current/most recent organisation is an NHS trust, we will be requesting one reference from your current line manager/HR department.

West London NHS Trust is committed to safeguarding of all children and vulnerable adults, eliminating discrimination for all groups and achieving equality of opportunity regardless of age, disability, gender, race, religion or belief and sexuality. We aim to create a workforce that is representative of the communities we serve at all levels of seniority within the Trust. We are therefore particularly interested in receiving applications from people from ethnic minority backgrounds’.


Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.



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