22 hours per week, caring for and maintaining gardens at two of our residential nursing homes; Belmore Lodge(12 hours) and Court Lodge (10 hours) in Lymington.
Allocation of shifts are flexible; to be agreed at interview
Pay rate £12.29 per hour
Applications to be made online by Wednesday 17th February, but for a call back regarding general enquiries please email your contact details to our Head Gardener [ Email address blocked ]
About the job
Inspiring and relaxing surroundings are essential to our residents’ individual wellbeing. By creating and looking after the beautiful outdoor spaces, our Gardeners support the quality of life of all our residents. Reporting to the Home Manager and group-wide Head Gardener, you will develop and maintain the gardens and outside spaces to the highest standards. As well as a full range of physical gardening tasks, you will treat residents with courtesy and respect and encourage their interest in the garden. Many of our gardeners take an active interest in providing ‘gardening clubs’ to residents which supports their wellbeing, enabling them to continue a passion and interest in nature, plants, flowers and the seasons. Garden club work may be paid extra to contract.
You have proven gardening experience, knowledge of horticulture and, ideally, an understanding of the care home environment. You are confident using a wide range of garden equipment including power tools, can prioritise tasks and work efficiently on your own initiative. Literate in English, you are a good communicator, with a friendly, kind, honest and reassuring personality. You will share our goal of delivering excellence in person centred care.
Working with us offers you a superb range of benefits including:
- paid breaks
- excellent inductions, training and ‘on the job’ support
- friendly team and great support network of internal professionals
- real career progression opportunities
- staff introduction scheme
- annual pay review
- free uniforms
- contributory pension scheme
- background checks at no cost to you
Colten Care is an expanding family-owned business with 21 beautifully appointed care homes across Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire and West Sussex.
Our established services are all rated as ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and we provide residential, general nursing, dementia and short-stay care.
We are a prestigious, award-winning healthcare provider that champions the latest approaches to person-centred care. Each of our homes has a distinct character while retaining that all-important sense of ‘home.’ We play an active role in furthering dementia friendly communities as part of our work.
Our aims are simple: to be recognised as both the care home ‘provider of choice’ and ‘employer of choice.’