Reporting to the Estates Manager or in their absence the Clerk of the Course; the Gardener/Grounds Person will be responsible for the preparation and presentation of the estate’s grounds, garden, racing surface and other facilities.
RESPONSIBILITIESTo follow instruction regarding grounds and garden maintenance across the Estate to include: All areas of lawnAll flower /shrub beds, baskets and tubsAll pathways in public areasThe grandstand and hotel surroundsTo assist in preparing the course for racing – to include preparation and reinstatement of the course before, after and during racing, this to include; use of tractors, machinery and other maintenance equipment as requiredThe racecourse and associated area – where requiredGeneral maintenance of external areas, to include car parks, tracks, tarmac areas and horsebox park.Any other areas as required by the Estates Manager or Clerk of the Course
To ensure that the above areas are maintained to the highest possible standards of safety and presentation.
To record and maintain logbooks of work completed in each of the areas stated above.
To continually review working practices in each area, challenging historic practices and looking for improved methods of work, continuously improving attention to detail and care of the estate in general.
To ensure that all equipment is used in a safe and proper manner, maintained as per manufacturers instructions, is kept in a clean and tidy condition and is stored in an appropriate place, which complies with Company insurance requirements.
To ensure that prior to using any equipment you have received appropriate instruction regarding its safe use.
To treat machinery and tools responsibly and with respect. Wearing appropriate PPE, ensuring guards are used where appropriate, and prolonging the life of the tools through proper care.
To ensure that any problems found in any of the above areas, are either dealt with immediately or reported to the Estates Manager.
To comply with all Health and Safety procedures associated with the department at all times. This relates to:
- Standards and procedures of correct working practices
- The completion of risk assessments
- COSHH regulations
- Use of Personal Protective Equipment
To carry out any other tasks occasionally requested by the Estates Manager, Clerk or General Manager.
To be an ambassador for Lingfield Park, taking personal responsibility for finding out about our product and services, and at all times striving to represent the Resort in the most professional, courteous and efficient manner possible.
KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORSContinually striving to improve the presentation of the Gardens and the Racing Surface, and in a timely and on-going basisResponse to and compliance with requests from the Estates Manager and his superiors on the preparation of the gardens and all other mattersSuccessful working relationships with staff and promotion of positive and motivated attitude through exampleKnowledge of and compliance with Health and Safety procedures and practices
- GCSE or equivalent
- Relevant qualification to L1 or above
- Working knowledge of sports turf
- Demonstrable health and safety knowledge
- Attention to detail
- Self motivated
At ARC, we believe that a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace makes us a more relevant, more competitive, and more resilient company. We welcome people from all backgrounds, ethnicities, cultures, and experiences. We are an equal opportunities employer and do not discriminate on the grounds of gender, sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, gender reassignment, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, disability or age. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.
If you have a disability that requires reasonable adjustments, please let us know; we will ensure that individuals with additional needs are provided reasonable adjustments to participate in the job application or interview process and to perform essential job functions.
We understand the value that diversity brings to our business and we are striving to create a working environment that is inclusive, psychologically and physically safe and ensures everyone can be heard and valued for their contributions. We are committed to making a consistent, top-down effort to be role models on what diversity, inclusion and belonging means in society.