WANTED – Assistant Gardeners and Waterers

12 June 2023

Truro City Council is looking for two green fingered and enthusiastic people to join its award-winning parks and gardens department for the next three months.

The two Assistant Gardeners and Waterers will carry out a range of horticultural tasks, including weeding, planting, edging, mowing, and watering beds and hanging basket displays.

Both full time posts are for a three month period, working Monday to Friday in a range of locations in the parish of Truro, with the possibility of some weekend work. They will also work from 4pm until 12pm watering baskets around the city centre on a shift basis, on a rota.

The City Council is responsible for maintaining parks, open and green spaces throughout the city.  These include Victoria Gardens and Boscawen Park, and the green spaces at Coosebean, Glasteinan valley and the 18 acre wildlife reserve at Daubuz Moor.

It also provides the floral planting displays and the hanging baskets seen on all approaches into Truro and around the city centre, and maintains the grounds in Truro public cemetery and Kenwyn churchyard.  The parks department also maintains play areas throughout the city, including Hendra play and skate park, Tremorvah and Redannick playing fields, and Boscawen and Victoria Park, which are equipped with swings, slides and other types of children’s play equipment, and operates 70 allotment plots.

“The summer months are always a very busy time for our department and we are looking for two enthusiastic and dynamic people to join our team “ said Richard Budge, Parks, Amenities and Facilities Officer.

The closing date for applications is 4pm on Friday, 16 June.

Further information about the roles, and a copy of the application pack, are available from the City Council’s website  https://truro.gov.uk/

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