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Grounds Maintenance Expert Dobbies Milton Keynes, Belvedere Lane, Watling Street, Milton Keynes, MK17 9JH

Role Overview
Here at Dobbies Garden Centres, we are looking for a Grounds Maintenance Expert to join our plants and gardening team.

As a Grounds Maintenance Expert, you will be responsible for ensuring the store creates an amazing customer impression from entrance to exit. 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

  • Maintaining all planted areas and grounds, pruning and leaf clearance plus other horticultural maintenance as required.
  • Carrying out grass cutting, strimming and hedge trimming plus landscaping, turfing, seeding, shrub and tree planting as required.
  • Spraying pesticides as required.
  • Ensure that machinery and equipment is operated correctly. Maintain and take responsibility for the equipment, which includes daily checks and cleaning of equipment when appropriate.
  • Keep grounds including car park clean, tidy and safe.
  • Carry out any other maintenance tasks as required e.g. pressure washing, spraying and basic DIY tasks.
  • Comply with Health & Safety legislation and the Company's Health and Safety Policy, practices and procedures.
  • Use personal perspective clothing and equipment (PPE) provided at all times.

About You
You will be passionate about delivering the best possible experience for our customers and enjoy working in a busy, fast-paced environment.  You will be a team player and confident communicator who is eager to learn new skills and gain new experiences.

You'll also have the ability to work on my own initiative to achieve and maintain standards, be able to multitask and prioritise a busy workload, be proactive and flexible with a pragmatic approach to getting things done.  You will understand the basics of grounds maintenance, mowing, bush-cutting, hedge trimming and pruning and have experience in planting and formal planting schemes.

What we offer
We offer 30 days annual leave (pro rata for part-time colleagues), a company contributed pension scheme and fantastic staff discount.  Full company training, including the potential to complete a fully funded City & Guilds Level 2 qualification (qualifying criteria applies), will also be provided to ensure you are confident to succeed in this role. 

About Dobbies
For 150 years, the Dobbies name has stood for quality. During this time we've been proud to provide the very best products and expert advice to gardeners throughout the UK.

Today Dobbies is one of the UK's largest Garden Centre retailers with 34 stores across Scotland, England and Northern Ireland. Naturally, we have one of the biggest and best ranges of quality plants and gardening equipment around.  You don’t have to be an avid gardener to enjoy Dobbies because, as well as having everything to make your garden grow, we have everything you need to simply relax and enjoy your garden – and much more.

Do you think you’ve got what it takes to grow your career with Dobbies?  Are you passionate about putting customers first?  Do you thrive on being part of a successful team that consistently delivers, flourishing in a busy, fast-paced environment?  If you answered yes then we want to hear from you.  Click apply now to submit your application.

Dobbies Milton Keynes
Belvedere Lane, Watling Street, Milton Keynes, MK17 9JH

  • Job Ref DO3030
  • Branch Dobbies Milton Keynes
  • Location Dobbies Milton Keynes, Milton Keynes
  • Salary/Benefits Competitive Rate of Pay
  • Contract type Permanent
  • Hours Full Time
  • Shift pattern Flexible shifts throughout the week including weekends
  • Hours per week 30 hours per week
  • Posted date 06/12/2018
  • Closing date 08/01/2019