Westway Trust is seeking an enthusiastic Gardener who will take immense pride in the maintenance and development of the grounds and gardens across the Trust's 23 acres of land. You will be an effective, efficient and safety conscious gardener who ultimately will ensure the Trust's grounds and gardens and green spaces are always kept healthy and beautiful. This role will be critical to ensuring management of a vibrant, diverse and thriving estate.

Key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Gardening duties: Planting, monitoring the health of all plants and green spaces, watering and feeding plants, pruning trees and shrubs, fertilising and mowing lawns, weeding, dealing with pests and diseases, and keeping green spaces and walkways clean and clear of debris and litter. Ultimately, you will make sure our gardens and green spaces are always healthy and beautiful.
  • Working as part of the Grounds and Gardens team to maintain and improve soft and hard landscaping on Trust land as directed.
  • Assisting in keeping Westway Trust’s land clean and tidy and reporting any damage.
  • Co-operating with the Events Team and other Westway Staff to deliver support to events as part of the team.
  • Welcoming volunteers and community groups onto the estate to learn from the Grounds and Gardens team.
  • Ensuring all relevant Health and Safety standards are adhered to with regards to personal safety, and the safety of members of the public using the gardens.
  • Engaging positively with the public and the diverse community in North Kensington and in accordance with our Equalities policies.
  • Being responsible for the proper use, maintenance and safe storage of all plant, machinery, tools and equipment such as leaf blowers, strimmer's, hedge cutters, graffiti removal equipment and mowers.
  • Undertake planned and unplanned garden maintenance work on Trust grounds as directed.
  • With the team, maintain a log of incidents/occurrences that happen in the grounds and gardens and report as required.
  • Any other duties as may be reasonably required.

      Knowledge and Experience:

      • Experience as a gardener.
      • Good communication skills and team working skills.
      • Ability to work using initiative and be proactive, reliable and flexible.
      • Good knowledge of plants, horticulture, horticultural processes and good plant identification skills.
      • Practical ability to use and maintain tools.
      • Experience of working in public open spaces.
      • Knowledge of relevant health and safety procedures.
      • Experience of managing greenhouse/indoor plants and plant propagation.
      • Knowledge of pests and diseases and how to treat them.
      • Demonstrable commitment to biodiversity and improving green spaces.
      • Demonstrable understanding of the needs of diverse communities and a commitment to equality of opportunity.
      • Drivers license (desirable)

        To view the full job description click on 'job description' under 'Key Info' on the left hand side. 

        The application deadline is Tuesday 5 March 2024 when applications will be reviewed and shortlisted for interview.  However, we reserve the right to close the application early.  An early application is strongly recommended.