Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Twycross Zoo - Horticulture Warden - Zoo Car Parks

Horticulture Warden

Zoo Car Parks

A position has become available for Horticulture Warden, working within the Zoo car parks.

Successful applicants will ensure that horticulture work is carried out to the highest standard by maintaining and developing all horticultural areas around Himalaya Visitor Centre, car park lawns and associated areas. The work will include maintenance and pruning of small trees, general maintenance of car parks including road edges, hedges and borders. An essential part of the role will be to motivate and manage volunteers in this area. You will also assist with recycling and other horticulture sections as required.

Previous gardening experience, with a particular emphasis on lawn maintenance is essential, as is a full driving licence. Experience of operating hand mowers, cutters, strimmers and chainsaws is desirable. It would also be advantageous to have PA1 and PA6 knapsack spraying certificates, experience of tractor and trailer driving and knowledge of small engine maintenance.

The role is full time, including weekend duties on a rota system. Salary is paid monthly and we provide uniform, 31 days holiday and 5% employer’s pension contribution after a qualifying period.

Please apply on-line by sending your CV with a covering letter to recruitment@twycrosszoo.org

Closing date for applications: Tuesday 5th April 2011

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