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Senior Gardener (Plants & Trees)

Trent College & The Elms Junior School and Nursery seeks a Full-Time Senior Gardener (Plants and Trees).

Reporting to the Gardens & Grounds Manager, this is a hands on role which includes overseeing and monitoring of a team of 3 Gardens Staff.

It is stressed that whilst this role includes the usual outdoor estates maintenance duties (lawns, boarders, hedges, planting, trees, and paths etc.) the post holder will be responsible for the management, maintenance and upgrade of the Schools Arboretum and all planted areas. Only applicants with horticultural / arboriculture experience & recognised qualifications will be considered.

The overall presentation of the estate is seen as highly important and as such the post holder will be required to work to the highest of standards. An initial challenge for the post holder will be the redesign and replanting of a number of boarders / display areas.

An application form can be downloaded here.

A job description can be downloaded here. 

The closing date for applications is 7 November (noon).

Interviews will be held week commencing 12 November 2018 with an anticipated start date of 2 January 2019.

Trent is a Registered Educational Charity number 527180

Trent College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Please note, should your application be successful a full range of vetting checks will be undertaken including an enhanced DBS check.

NOTICE TO ALL CANDIDATES - for appointment to any post at this school

Staff Safer Recruitment Policy

Trent College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Should your application be successful; an enhanced disclosure will be requested from the Disclosure and Barring Service and any contractual offer will be subject to rigorous recruitment procedures.

Your appointment will be subject to a vetting procedure. 

As part of the process we have to confirm your identity and in this respect we should be grateful if you would bring with you to interview your current passport or new style driving licence plus at least two proofs of current address - such as a recent utility bill, credit card statement, etc.

If there is anything which you wish to disclose in advance of an interview, you should send this information in under separate cover for the attention of the HR Manager in an envelope marked "Confidential".

The successful applicant for this post will be required to obtain an Enhanced Disclosure from the DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service). The appointment remains provisional until this process has been completed.

Information relating to any conviction provided to the school by the Disclosure service will be treated in strict confidence and will not necessarily be a bar to appointment.

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