Gardener – Bank

Cygnet Health Care is one of the UK’s largest independent providers of mental health and social care pathways, providing high value integrated services to a wide range of individuals. We aim to offer personalised care to service users with psychological, emotional and addiction problems. We have established ourselves as providers of a full care pathway from medium secure services all the way through to supported living in the community.

Cygnet Hospital Beckton is located just a few minutes’ walk from Beckton Station on the Docklands Light Railway. The DLR has a number of connections with the District and East London underground lines, together with the North London British Rail line. The main road serving Cygnet Hospital Beckton is the A13 running east/west from Barking to the City. We offer a range of services across four wards for women with complex mental health needs including rehabilitation in a low secure environment, learning disabilities and personality disorder.

We are currently looking for an experienced gardener to carry out a range of seasonal gardening duties to maintain the upkeep and care of the hospital gardens, working on the Bank, as and when required.
The role will include maintaining lawns, looking after flowerbeds, borders and hedges, weeding and pruning our shrubs and small trees.

The ideal person would have a background in gardening and be competent in the use of Mowers, Strimmers, Hedge Trimmers and all other Gardening Machinery. This post would be suitable for someone who is semi-retired and/or has a real passion for gardening and take real pride in their work. You must have excellent communication skills and be well presented.
You will be expected to advise the Facilities Manager on potential gardening issues and help to plan areas that require improvement.

This is not a permanent position with fixed hours, the frequency of gardening hours required will be dependent upon the season requirements. The rate paid will be L8 per hour.

Cygnet Health Care offers an excellent benefits package which includes annual bonus scheme contributory pension scheme, free life assurance, childcare vouchers and paid birthday and anniversary of joining company leave. In addition most hospitals offer subsidised meals and free car parking where available.

Each hospital is committed to the development and well-being of all staff and provides regular supervision, on-going training and access to Cygnet-wide career opportunities. All employees are encouraged to identify their own learning and development needs linking them with the current and future needs of the hospital and each hospital has a generous continuing education budget together with flexible rotas to permit attendance at day release training schemes.

For further information and to apply go to cygnetjobs.

Location: Beckton, London

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Dec 31st, 2013 | Posted in Uncategorized