Client details:
Responsible for the cultivation and maintenance of areas of Eton College to an exceptionally high standard. You will contribute towards the delivery of garden plans and programmes of work under the direction of the Deputy Grounds Manager and Deputy Head Gardener.

Candidate profile:

  • Day to day cultivation and maintenance of gardens and formal areas;
  • Maintenance is to include but not exhaustive of the following, pruning, weeding, planting, mowing, fertilising, spraying;
  • Plant and tree identification;
  • Identify and control weeds, pests and diseases;
  • Prepare ground for new and existing planting schemes;
  • Carry out specific projects as directed;
  • Driving work-related vehicles such as utility buggies and tractors;
  • The safe use and operation of equipment and machinery used in Horticultural maintenance;
  • To adhere to current Health and Safety legislation and best practice in accordance with the Colleges Health and Safety Policy Statement;
  • To ensure own safety, and the safety of others who may be affected by your actions. Employees must follow instructions and co-operate at all times with their line manager to enable Eton College to meet its legal responsibilities. Employees must stop work if the nature of the situation involves risk of serious injury to any person and must report any hazardous situation or defective equipment to their line manager without delay;
  • To undertake any other duties as may reasonably be required of you in the post;
  • Where required, undertake regulated activity, such as unsupervised contact with children, ensuring that safeguarding procedures are followed and providing safe and effective care at all times;
  • Good understanding and effective implementation of Child Protection procedures;
  • Commitment and promotion of equality, diversity & inclusion;
  • Commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, including by not limited to, completing safeguarding training as required, and ensuring any safeguarding updates issued by the College are read and understood;
  • Understand and comply with procedures and legislation relating to confidentiality.

Essential requirements:

  • Good general knowledge of horticulture;
  • National/ Scottish Vocational Qualification Level 2 in Horticulture or BTEC First Diploma or equivalent;
  • Relevant gardening experience (ideally two years);
  • NPTC PA1 and PA6 Spraying Certificate;
  • A valid UK driving licence.

Permanent, Full-time


Closing date:
Wednesday, 27 July 2022 - 11:45pm


South East


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