Landscaping Assistant – Link Group Ltd – Falkirk

Link Group Ltd

The Role

At Link, people are at the heart of everything we do. Our people have made our award-winning social enterprise the success it is today and as it continues to grow, we want them to be the best they can be and to reach their potential.

Reporting to the Landscape Supervisor, you will be responsible for maintenance activities including grass cutting, hedge trimming and ground clearing. You will focus on hard and soft landscaping, including laying paths/slabs, fence erection, drainage installation, planting, turf laying and weeding.

The Landscaping Assistant will be involved in the carrying out off risk assessments to ensure the health and safety of staff, customers, clients and tenants is assured at all times. You will assist with the maintenance and safe storage of all project tools, equipment and materials and contribute to the maintenance of the appropriate inventories and logbooks.

The successful postholder will work in gardens, open areas, neighbourhoods, public parks, business areas and similar outdoor environments.

About You

As a Landscaping Assistant you will have previous experience of carrying out manual duties and have operational knowledge of the key aspects of Landscaping and Maintenance with a very good knowledge of plants. Previous experience of working in a similar environment and an awareness of risk assessments and health and safety issues is essential to this role.

You will have the ability to communicate with a wide and varied range of people on a regular basis. The Landscaping Assistant must be flexible in responding to the needs of the service, as post requirements may necessitate working out-with normal hours.

This role requires a full UK car driving licence.

In return you will be offered the opportunity to enhance your skills and knowledge through employee training and development. You can expect to work in a supportive, trusting and transparent working environment, with the autonomy to offer creative and innovative solutions whilst maintaining Link’ s values; Responsibility, Empathy, Social Impact, Participate, Equity, Challenge and Transparency.

For further information on the main position accountabilities and a comprehensive list of the essential and desirable criteria required for this post, please refer to the Job Specification in the Job information Pack above.

What’s in it for you?

As an As a Link employee, you’ll likely benefit from the following:

  • A generous starting annual leave entitlement of 35 days (inc. 6 public holidays), increasing to 40 days with length of service (pro-rated for part time employees)
  • Employer pension contributions starting at 5% and rising to 9% depending on employee contributions
  • Access to a death in service benefits scheme providing 4x salary
  • Enhanced company sick and familial pay entitlements
  • A Healthcare cash plan for employee and dependents to support health and wellbeing and discounts on shopping, restaurants, and other services.
  • A free and confidential employee assistance program and services for employees and their immediate household dependants to support health, mental and financial well-being
  • Access to a savings and borrowing scheme and much more!
  • For a full list of benefits available to employees, please see the following link – You will work with colleagues who offer support to ensure our customers’ expectations are met. In return, we are looking for applications from people who will contribute to our aims and work to the highest professional standards.

    This post is subject to a Basic Disclosure check.

    Closing Date: Midnight on Friday 9 June

    Interview Date: Interviews are being held on Friday 16 June at Link’s Falkirk Office

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