Gardener / Handyperson

Aberdeenshire Council
£11,735 - £11,947 per year
14 Sep 2016
29 Sep 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

Before applying for this job, it is important that you read the Applicant Guidance by clicking on the attachments below. These explain the job role and the type of person we are looking for.

We are seeking to recruit a skilled and experienced gardener for the Pitscurry Project near Pitcaple, Inverurie. This project supports adults with learning disabilities to develop skills on a unique and beautiful 7 acre community garden site which incorporates sensory gardens and poly tunnels and grows produce for our on-site café. The successful candidate will be sympathetic to the ethos of the project and will work as a valuable member of an established staff team. Hours of work will be 27 per week Mon – Fri by arrangement.

This post is regulated work with protected adults under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. The preferred candidate will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check.  Where an individual has spent a continuous period of 3 months or more out with the UK in the last 5 years, an Overseas Criminal Record Check will be required. You will be required to provide this check. A confirmed offer of employment and commencement in the post will be subject to the outcome of both these pre-employment checks being deemed satisfactory.

The majority of posts within Aberdeenshire Council fall into one of the categories as detailed on the Worksmart website -

This post has a minimum requirement of 1 reference. One of these must be your current or most recent employer

Aberdeenshire Council currently applies a Living Wage Supplement to all Council employees earning less than £8.33 per hour.

Informal enquiries welcome to Anne Bissett 01467 681773

See also:
Job Profile Gardener Handyperson July 2016.pdf
Applying for a job with Aberdeenshire Council.pdf