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Ground and Gardens Team Leader

Job Reference: 222-E&F-250

Employer:
West London NHS Trust
Department:
Estates and Ancillary
Location:
15762 Grounds and Gardening, Crowthorne
Salary:
£21,157 to 24,531 pa inc HCAS

We are immensely proud of our staff and their passion, professionalism and dedication to change people’s lives. If you share that passion, and if you too want to make a difference, then come and join us. In return you will get to work with a great team, with superb training and development opportunities, and excellent staff benefits.

We provide a large number of mental and physical health services. Poor physical and mental health are linked and our ambition is for people to have their physical and mental health problems identified, assessed and treated at the same time.

The work of our staff is very wide-ranging. Some of the things we do include:

  • helping children and young people with mental health issues
  • supporting new mums suffering post-natal depression
  • assessing people detained under the Mental Health Act
  • helping people get active, eat well and take care of their own wellbeing
  • treating people who have dementia or experience problems thinking and remembering
  • helping people remain independent in the community
  • running high secure services at Broadmoor Hospital.

We are a teaching Trust and all staff receive support throughout their career to grow and develop. Our staff also have access to some of the leading research programmes in mental health and, whatever your role, there are opportunities to develop skills and clinical practice by being part of ground-breaking work.

We take care of our staff with a series of employee benefits, including flexible working, car lease schemes and exclusive discounts on a wide range of products and services, from washing machines to holidays. We also offer a generous relocation package.

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Grounds and Gardens Team Leader

 

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 Band 4 role will report directly into the Grounds & Garden Supervisor. This is an amazing job for someone who is passionate about parks and gardens and is driven to improve standards and patient experience. The Team Leader is responsible for a team focused on delivering day to day gardening operations within the Broadmoor Hospital Estate.

 

The successful Team Leader will have a hands on practical approach to manage and organise staff so that they are working productively and safely to ensure that the green spaces are managed to the best possible standards with the resources available.

 

Main duties and responsibilities

 

Team leader for the 3 Grounds & Gardens Skilled Operatives & 3 Grounds & Gardens Assistance.

 

Delegated responsibility for the performance management and H&S of the staff.

 

To follow work schedules and working patterns, in consultation with the Grounds & Gardens Supervisor.

 

To ensure that the staff are working safely at all times and that all accidents and near misses are reported and measures put in place to mitigate against these.

 

To proactively manage 1 to 1’s sickness, holiday and absences.

 

To monitor and record all planned and reactive works to ensure compliance with the Estates Management Plan.

 

To check and submit all paperwork as required ensuring that it is accurate, on time and compliant

 

Good knowledge of operational gardening and grounds work acquired through training (e.g. C&G Level 3 NVQ Amenity Horticulture or equivalent)

 

IOSHH Risk Management

 

Pesticide Application PA1, PA2 PA6



For further details / informal visits contact:

For further information, please contact:

 

Katrine Elder: 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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