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Location:   in all areas of Northamptonshire, especially Wellingborough and Corby

Rate of pay:  £8.72 per hour

Hours of work:  casual, as and when required

About the role

We need people to join our  Gardening Service to work throughout the county, helping older people look after their gardens.  You will be mowing lawns, cutting back shrubs and generally providing a garden maintenance service that takes the worry out of keeping a garden tidy for our clients.  Our gardeners are reliable and trustworthy and generally work alone, using their own initiative to provide the kind of service that suits the client.  We aim to help older people maintain a safe environment, supporting them so that they can retain their independence.  The post will also support the Handyperson Service .

About you

You will need to have some gardening skills so that you can look after clients' plants appropriately.  This is an outdoor job with the amount of work varying according to the seasons.  If you enjoy working flexible hours and can manage your own time and complete tasks in an efficient manner, this post will suit you.  We need people who can demonstrate respect for elderly and vulnerable clients and understand that some older people can be nervous and need reassurance when someone is working at their home.  If you like staying active, making a positive difference and meeting people this can be a very rewarding job.

Own transport is essential.  For more information or an informal chat about these posts please call Pamela Kom on 01604 611200.

How to apply for our vacancies

Download our job application form and equal opportunities policy.  Complete either the Word or PDF version of the application form and either email to recruitment@ageuknorthants.org.uk or post it to:

Age UK Northamptonshire
31 Billing Road
Northampton
Northamptonshire
NN1 5DQ

Please do not send CVs as they will be discounted.  For more information about these roles and working for Age UK  Northamptonshire, call us on 01604 611200 or email recruitment@ageuknorthants.org.uk

Closing date for applications:   Thursday 30th July, 4pm
Interviews:  to be arranged

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Application form as a PDF to download and print out (152 KB)

Application form to download and open with Microsoft Word doc (151 KB)

 Equal opportunities policy (95 KB)