Gardener

London, UK
Full Time
Competitive
27 / 05

The successful candidate will need to be hard-working, enthusiastic and have a strong focus on quality.  Our ever-evolving range of herbaceous and shrub borders requires a highly skilled gardener, possessing creative flair, with experience in managing, maintaining, and developing all aspects of these areas. 

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Founded in 1882, Tottenham Hotspur Football Club is an English Premier League Club, based in North London.

Led by the late great Bill Nicholson, the Club became the first in England to win the League and FA Cup Double in 1961, and the first in the UK to win a European Trophy two years later. Spurs has since been home to some of the game’s great entertainers, including Jimmy Greaves, Glenn Hoddle, Paul Gascoigne, David Ginola, Gareth Bale, Heung-Min Son, and Harry Kane.

In April 2019, the Club opened an iconic new stadium that sits at the heart of a £1billion sport-led regeneration of North Tottenham. The stadium is the largest football club stadium in London and is a multi-use venue with the ability to host a variety of events 365 days a year, including NFL, boxing, rugby, concerts, and other major events, plus visitor attractions including Stadium Tours and the Dare Skywalk.

The stadium development scheme has to date created more than 4,000 new jobs for local people, with circa £300m pumped into the local economy each year.

Tottenham Hotspur has:

  • A clear strategy to develop talent from within its Academy, showcased by a strong track record of Academy players graduating to the first-team squad.
  • A £100m state-of-the-art Training Centre that supports the Club’s ambition to attract, develop and retain the best talent.
  • Commercial partnerships with globally recognised brands including AIA Group Limited (AIA), one of the world’s leading providers of life insurance services, and Nike, the world’s leading sports footwear and apparel company.
  • A commitment to minimizing its environmental impact across Club operations, being named as the greenest in the Premier League for the past three years. Tottenham Hotspur is a signatory of the UN Sports for Climate Action Framework, committing to halve carbon emissions by 2030 and become net zero carbon by 2040.
  • An award-winning Foundation that is renowned for creating opportunities to help enhance the lives of people in its local community through education, employment, health, and social inclusion programmes.

The Gardener will be based at the Training Centre in Enfield, which is an 85-acre site where the Club’s First Team training and coaching activities take place. Its impeccable presentation and dynamic mass planting are some of the many features that have led to it being recognised as one of the best training facilities in Europe. The Training Centre is home to a varied and flourishing range of mixed borders, over 150 new and semi-mature trees, a memorial garden, kitchen garden and first-class player accommodation Lodge and BBQ area.

The successful candidate will need to be hard-working, enthusiastic and have a strong focus on quality. Our ever-evolving range of herbaceous and shrub borders requires a highly skilled gardener, possessing creative flair, with experience in managing, maintaining, and developing all aspects of these areas. The Club’s landscaping team operate across multiple sites taking care of and responsibility for the Stadium, Training Centre and any other associated areas.

As a Club employee you’ll receive discounts on our attractions such as the Dare Skywalk and Stadium Tours and in our stores. The Grounds Maintenance department offer an excellent staff training programme, the opportunity to join several team building activities throughout the year, and you’ll be provided with lunch on site. Our exceptional, modern Grounds Staff welfare facilities include a breakout area and training rooms.

JOB PURPOSE

  • To assist with the maintenance, management and development of the Club’s Training Centre and affiliated sites’ grounds/landscaped areas.
  • To show proactiveness and be able to work well within a team to deliver exceptional standards.
  • Perform general gardening duties as required by Line Manager with regard to Health and Safety procedures.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Maintain and develop all borders and gardens to an excellent standard.
  • Perform general gardening duties such as planting, pruning including topiary hedge cutting, weed control and mulching, irrigating planted areas, leaf collection and snow clearance etc.
  • Have an understanding of pest and disease.
  • Have experience of operating machinery in a safe and controlled manner.
  • Undertake any other duties designated by your line manager to ensure the smooth running of all operational aspects of the business.
  • Follow the Spurs Way (Dare, Respect, Drive)

MAIN JOB REQUIREMENTS AND PERSON SPECIFICATION

Specific Experience:

  • A horticultural qualification is desirable.
  • PA1 & PA6 spraying certificates (desirable).
  • Experience with all types of horticultural machinery.
  • Full driving licence desirable but not essential.

Abilities/Skills/Knowledge:

  • Good knowledge of plants and horticultural techniques.
  • Have an understanding of current health and safety legislation.
  • Thinks ahead, generates ideas and thinks of creative solutions to problems
  • Values & respects others, builds relationships and collaborates.
  • Gets things done, delivers to high standards and takes responsibility.
  • Proactive, energetic and self-sufficient.
  • Good communication with line managers.

Safeguarding is fundamental to the success in all that we do. Successful candidates are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Tottenham Hotspur Football Club welcomes applications from anyone regardless of age, disability, gender, race, ethnic origin, religion/belief, or sexual orientation.

To apply for the vacancy please click the ‘apply’ button below.

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