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Location:  Newport Pagnell and Olney

Hours of work: flexible hours with no minimum guarantee

Salary: £9.92 per hour (which includes an allowance for travel time and costs)


About the role

We need to recruit several Gardeners to help older people in Milton Keynes look after their gardens.  This vital service can make a huge difference to a person, taking the worry out of keeping the grass cut and the hedges under control.  We aim to provide the support that suits our clients and enables them to make the most of life.  Not all our clients are in poor health or disabled but they all benefit from the reassurance of knowing that Age UK Milton Keynes has their best interests at heart. 

We particularly need gardeners in South West Milton Keynes and Bletchley areas. 

About you

We are looking for people with experience in gardening and a knowledge of how to look after shrubs and common garden plants.  You must have empathy with older people and an understanding of the issues affecting older people.  To get the best out this job you will need to be flexible and adaptable with a good personal manner.  This is a great opportunity to stay active, work outdoors and enjoy making a positive difference to your clients' lives.

How to apply

You can use our online form or download and print out a PDF or a Word document using the links below.  If you prefer you can fill in the Word version electronically by typing in the grey boxes but you must have Microsoft Word installed on your device and be able to save it before filling it in. 

Please email your application to  employment@ageukmiltonkeynes.org.uk or print your application form and post it to us.  Or call us on 01908 550700 and we will send you a form in the post to complete and return.  Please do not send a CV as this will be discounted.  If you have any questions please email or phone us on 01908 550700. 

Successful applicants will be expected to apply online for their own DSS, at a cost of £23, as a condition of the job.

Closing date:  ongoing

Interview date:  to be arranged, with social distancing measures being followed


Documents

Job description (110 KB) 

Application form to download and open with Microsoft Word (104 KB)

Application form as a PDF to download and print out (210 KB)

Notes for completing the application form