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Hillingdon Council are seeking an individual with a passion for greenkeeping and good knowledge of horticulture practices. You will hold an NVQ Level 2 in Greenkeeping and Sports Turf Management, in addition to chainsaw and spraying certificates. The ideal candidate will also hold irrigation systems experience.

Assistant Greenkeeper

| Hillingdon Council

Location: Haste Hill Golf Course

Salary: £30,033.00 – £31,440.00 per year

Full Time: 36 hours per week

Closing Date: 26 May 2024


Job Description

Hillingdon Council are seeking an experienced and enthusiastic individual to join Hillingdon Council’s Golf Team, working together to ensure an excellent service is delivered to our residents and service users.

The position is predominately based at Haste Hill Public Golf Course, it’s a busy 18-hole municipal facility with a par of 68. Occasionally you may be required to work at Uxbridge Public Golf Course, the Council’s second golf course.

The position will offer a variety of agronomic maintenance tasks, your duties will typically include:

  • Mowing of all playing surfaces
  • Scarification and aeration of turf
  • Applying nutrition and top dressing
  • Switching and brushing
  • Irrigating and rolling turf
  • Identifying plants, weeds, pests, turf diseases and disorders
  • Preparing ground and establishing turf and plants
  • Marking of hazards, out of bounds and ground under repair
  • Maintaining golf course furniture
  • Undertaking routine machine maintenance
  • Driving and preparing machinery for use and storage
  • Maintaining trees and shrubs
  • Communicating effectively and understanding their roles and responsibilities
  • Keeping management informed
  • Monitor and maintain good standards of health, safety, and security in the workplace
  • Responding to emergencies
  • The rules of golf relating to golf course maintenance

For a comprehensive list of tasks required, please review the job description.

This full-time post will work 39 hours per week April to September, and 33 hours October to March.

About you

We are seeking an individual with a passion for greenkeeping and good knowledge of horticulture practices. You will hold an NVQ Level 2 in Greenkeeping and Sports Turf Management, in addition to chainsaw and spraying certificates (PA1, PA2 and PA6). The ideal candidate will also hold irrigation systems experience.

You will have a clean UK driving licence and be able to work a rota covering Monday to Sunday, inclusive of Bank Holidays.

A proactive approach to work is a must, and in all weather conditions. You should be conscientious, flexible, a positive attitude with good communication and timekeeping.

You will have the ability to work individually and as part of a small team.

What we offer

We value our employees and are committed to ensuring that they enjoy a fulfilling and rewarding career with us. We understand that a happy and motivated workforce is essential for the success of our organisation. That is why we offer a wide range of employee benefits to enhance your work-life balance, financial wellbeing, health, and professional development.

Here’s a comprehensive overview of the fantastic benefits we provide:

Work Life Balance

  • Flexible Working Hours – We recognise the importance of flexibility in managing your work and personal life.
  • 36 Hour Week – Enjoy a standard 36-hour workweek for all full time staff.
  • Generous Holiday Entitlement – You will receive a minimum of 26 days annual leave each year, in addition to bank holidays. This entitlement increases to a maximum 37 days after 10 years of service.

Health & Wellbeing

  • Hillingdon Sport Leisure – Stay active and healthy with discounts at council owned leisure centres and swimming pools across the borough.
  • Cycle Purchase Scheme – Promote eco-friendly commuting with our cycle purchase scheme.
  • Discount on Golf Fees – Enjoy up to 30% discounts on green fees at council owned golf courses.
  • Financial Benefits – Secure your future with access to the Local Government Pension Scheme and membership to the Credit Union
  • Vivup Benefits – Access a variety of offers and discounts through our Vivup Benefits.
  • Eye Care – We contribute towards eye tests and lenses for Display Screen Equipment
  • Mental Health Support – Our mental health first aiders are trained to identify, understand, and help employees experiencing mental health issues.
  • Support and Counselling Services – Access free 24-hour confidential advice and counselling as well as a legal advice service for you and your immediate family.

Commute with Ease

  • Travel Support – Make your daily commute easier with our season ticket loans and free car parking. We also provide bicycle parking, lockers, and showers at the Civic Centre.

Additional information

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. Applicants should be aware that the post will only be offered to successful candidates subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.

Due to an expected high volume of applications, we could close this role early, we therefore recommend you apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

How To Apply

To apply, please follow the link below. Goodluck!

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