Gardener/Handy Person

Signature Care Homes
02 Aug 2017
16 Aug 2017
Do you want to work in a luxurious, modern care home where you can contribute to giving residents the highest quality of life? Are you fed up of not being rewarded for your hard work and dedication to your job?Do you want to combine your passion for gardening with the ability to making a real difference to the lives of our residents? Is being valued for what you do important? About the role. This role is a part time position of 20 hours per week. If you're an adept and flexible Gardener/Handy person who can turn your hand to anything, we'd like to hear from you at Signature. The Gardener/handyperson's role is to provide assistance with general maintenance duties for the home and ensure that the grounds look both welcoming and well-kept throughout the year. They will predominantly work as a gardener however during adverse weather conditions inside work will take priority. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to; Generally, tidy up the garden areas, mowing any grass areas as needed, keeping any outside signs free from leaves, roses etc. Soil cultivation, digging, forking, mulching, watering, raking, weeding, edging, pruning, bed preparation and planting. Keep any shed, outbuildings and areas in which waste is stored in a clean and tidy condition Clear snow and grit paths, driveways and any areas to which residents, visitors or staff members have access Tend to any flower beds, hanging baskets etc. Clean signs and lighting outside the home. Assist with the day to day maintenance of the home including any faults or repairs which may need to be corrected within your capability and company guidelines as directed by the Maintenance Engineer or General Manager. About you. This is an important and valued role within the Company so we are looking for someone who is responsible, conscientious and enthusiastic. To succeed in this role you will need to have; Excellent command of the English language, both written and spoken Previous maintenance or gardening experience is desirable Knowledge of Health & Safety in the workplace ' Can Do' attitude Self-motivated, able to work alone or as part of a team Good problem-solving skills and use of initiative Flexible approach to work About our Benefits. Here at Signature we recognise that extra special efforts should not go unrewarded and that is why we provide a number of special incentives and bonuses that can be earned throughout your time working for the company. Extremely competitive pension scheme Free uniforms that are both attractive and practical Free eye care tests and options for funding towards future spectacles if required Refer a friend and get a cash bonus of up to £1000 Cycle to work scheme Study support Holiday discounts A variety of motor related offers About the Company. Signature is delivering a new standard of nursing homes in the UK. Signature is a unique and inspiring group of homes, where care and lifestyle go hand in hand.These homes offer residents a relaxing, safe environment where they can enjoy comfort, companionship, independence - and their own front door. Signatures vision is 'delivering peace of mind', peace of mind for the residents that they will be cared for and supported within our homes to live safe and fulfilled lives. Peace of mind of their families knowing that their loved ones are being well cared for and peace of mind for our employees knowing that they will be trained and provided with development opportunities to continue to build their capabilities to enable them to be the best they can be. Sound like a company you would like to work for? Then what are you waiting for, click apply today and let's get started This job was originally posted as