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View Vacancy - Gardener, PTA (2017)(ON HOLD)

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Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Operations and Corporate Services)

Responsible for the general maintenance of the grounds, and gardens at the British High Commission and the Oakthorn residential compound


Roles and responsibilities:

  • Carry out numerous gardening duties, requiring a minimum amount of supervision
  • Digging, planting and weeding flower beds and borders
  • Pruning shrubs
  • The use and maintenance of hand tools and basic light machinery
  • The use of mowers, trimmers and leaf blowers
  • To keep the tool shed clean and tidy
  • To assist with the erection and dismantling of tables/chairs for official functions
  • To assist the maintenance team during annual leave periods
  • Any adhoc duties as requested by the Estates Team or Corporate Service Manager

Health  & Safety

  • Understand and ensure the implementation of the British High Commissions Health & Safety policy and emergency fire procedures
  • Report any faulty appliances, damaged equipment or any potential hazards to the line manager
  • Promote safe working practices within the High Commission grounds and the Oakthorn residential compound

  • At least 2 years experience in gardening. 
  • Good spoken English
  • Valid Driver’s Licence
  • Ability to use your own initiative 

Making Effective Decisions, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace
20 June 2017
South Africa
British High Commission
R105.369.00 per annum, excluding performance related pay
1 July 2017

The British High Commission pays in full for the Key Care Plus option on Discovery Health for staff including spouses/partners and dependants.

Once you have successfully completed your probation the British High Commission will contribute 9 % of your monthly salary to a Provident Fund.

Annual leave entitlement of 25 days

Working hours per week of 36.5

    This opportunity is closed to applications.