Gardener

Recruiter
Hurst Hall Care Centre
Location
Mossley Cross
Posted
15 Sep 2018
Closes
19 Sep 2018
Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
**Please note a full driving licence is required for this role.** Purpose of Role: To undertake gardening duties at appointed Care Home(s) and maintain and present the Homes' gardens and grounds to a highest standard in order to help HC-One to become the First Choice Care Home in the community. To be responsive and flexible as the needs of the Homes change. Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities Primarily working across multi-sites, with potential cover to work across other homes as and when required Effective engagement and communication with Residents, the Home Manager and other colleagues and visitors. Undertake gardening duties and tend to all gardens, including (but not exclusively) the planting of seasonal foliage, grass-cutting, shrubs and pruning , watering of hanging baskets, eradication of weeds, tidying of all pathways, walk ways and drive ways surrounding areas within the care home grounds. Carry out gutter and drainpipe clearing, maintenance and repair as required. Undertake general maintenance of the gardens to a high standard to ensure the home maintains a clean, homely environment to meet the needs of Residents, visitors and colleagues. Undertake the painting of all external fencing and garden furniture contained within the homes gardens and to ensure the maintenance and repair (including painting) of all fences. Undertake maintenance of gardening machinery and tools and carry out tests and checks as laid out and required by HC-One. Undertake planting of season flower boxes and hanging baskets to ensure the presentation of the home is welcoming. Complete mandatory and specialist training related to your role, on or off site as and when required to maintain, update professional knowledge and competence. By working / co-ordinating closely with the estates team, undertake all salt gritting and snow clearance as required. Ensure that chemicals (insecticides) paints, proprietary cleaners and varnishes are used and stored only in accordance with manufactures instructions and guidelines. Ensure areas in which any painting and / or varnishing work is being done is well ventilated and safe for the Residents, colleagues, external visitors and clients in and around the home. Ensure all equipment used is clean, safe and well maintained Understand and ensure the implementation of the care homes health and safety policy and emergency and fire procedures, promoting safe working practise in the care home. Ensure the security of the care home and any work vehicle is maintained at all times. Ensure that all information of confidential nature gained in the course of duty is not divulged to third parties. Carry out any other tasks that may be reasonably assigned to you. As part of a team you will be working across a number of Homes in Stalybridge, Ashton under Lyne and surrounding areas Health & Safety Report immediately to the Maintenance Manager, Home Manager, or Person in Charge, any illness of an infectious nature or accident incurred by a Resident, Colleague, self or another. Understand and ensure the implementation of the Care Home's Health and Safety policy, and Emergency and Fire procedures

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