Gardener Poole, Dorset £11.93 per hour Various contracted hours available from 12 to 28 hours per week Wednesday 20 March 2019 Various Homes Gardener A unique opportunity to join our Gardening team at The Aldbury Dementia Dedicated Care Home in Poole and Avon Cliff Care Home in Bournemouth. Various contracts available from 12 hours per week at Avon Cliff Care Home and 16 hours per week at The Aldbury Care Home in Poole. We welcome applicants for either one of the homes or both. £11.93 per hour More about the job: Inspiring and relaxing surroundings are essential to our residents’ individual well-being. By creating and looking after 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 maintain the development of the garden to the highest standard at all times. 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. More about you: You have proven gardening experience and preferably qualifications, knowledge of horticulture and, ideally, an understanding of the care home environment. A passion for Gardening is essential. 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. More about our benefits: excellent inductions, training and ‘on the job’ support we provide fantastic homely environments friendly teams and a great support network of internal professionals real career progression opportunities reward you for recommending others to work for Colten Care annual pay review paid breaks additional hours / overtime opportunities hot meals on duty, choose from the daily menu free uniforms provided contributory pension scheme background checks at no cost to you More about us: Colten Care is an expanding family-owned business with 20 beautifully appointed care homes across Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire and West Sussex. Our services include 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.’ More contact info: If you require further information or to arrange a visit please call our Head Gardener on 01425 460900. Note: Your employment is subject to the receipt of two satisfactory job references plus an enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) background check.