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Assistant Head Gardener / Nursery Technician

Parks

Location:  Argyll Road
Salary:  £20,852 to £22,129 per annum
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Sunday 03 July 2022
Reference:  CONS03032

Preston City Council’s Parks and Streetscene Service is seeking an enthusiastic and motivated individual to fill the role of Assistant Head Gardener / Nursery Technician. 

You will assist the Head Gardener with supervising our grounds maintenance teams as well as overseeing the daily operation of the nursery including plant care and production. 

The successful applicant will have a passion for plant growth and care and the ability to create decorative flower beds.

The job also covers all aspects of horticulture shrub pruning, plant care, grass cutting, bowling green and sports pitch maintenance.

A significant proportion of this work may be carried out in listed parks where attention to detail and a commitment to strive for the best practicable standard of maintenance will be required.

The role will also involve the supervision of a team of Gardeners who are carrying out this work with you therefore experience of leading a team, planning workload and supervising staff is required.

The applicant must be willing to learn and be able to work well unsupervised and in a team. Good communication and customer service skills are also important aspects of the role.

The role will require working outdoors in all weather conditions. 

A full driving license will be an essential part of the post.

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