Closing Date: Friday 18th June 2021
Salary: £8.00 - £8.91 per hour
Howletts & Port Lympne Wild Animal Parks are part of a charity based organisation, committed to protecting rare and endangered animals from extinction through captive breeding and re-introduction programmes.
The horticulture department at Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve has a seasonal vacancy for a gardener, to join our team from now until September.
Working with a small team, the job holder will be responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of our grounds and gardens at Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve. Duties will mainly include looking after the accommodation areas as well as maintenance of herbaceous, shrub and mixed borders, extensive annual borders, strimming, hedge cutting, cleaning and weeding paths, steps and walkways along with maintenance of the parks lawns.
The ideal candidates will have previous experience working as a gardener. Qualifications are an advantage but not essential for this role as experience of similar work will also be taken into account. You must have good general horticultural knowledge and have a good level of physical fitness as these roles will involve heavy lifting. A valid driving licence is essential as you will be required to drive company vehicles. We are looking for someone who is motivated, enthusiastic and flexible and happy to work outdoors in all weather conditions.
This is a Seasonal role from June - September 2021. The role is 40 hours per week worked 5 days out of seven. Working hours are 7:30am – 4:00pm and will include weekends and bank holidays.
The rate of pay is £8.00 per hour for under 21’s and £8.91 for over 21’s. All applicants must have the right to work in the UK.
To apply: Please use the form below or email your CV along with a covering letter to: email@example.com