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Freelance Interior Plant Maintenance Gardener

Global Generation
Client's office building in King's Cross

Posted: 12/02/2020

Deadline: 01/03/2020

Compensation: £10.75 p/hr

Paid Part-time


Job description

Job overview

Global Generation is looking for a freelance interior plant maintenance gardener who is passionate about plants. You will be responsible for tending to interior planting displays in our clients office building in King’s Cross. This is a large contract, and the role involves lots of walking and lifting of watering cans so we require someone who is physically fit, proactive and experienced. ___________________________________________________________________________________________

Organisational Context

Global Generation has an established network of urban food-growing sites in Camden and a satellite garden in Southwark. Our work is focused on the development of the whole person, providing support for young people to become catalysts for change in their communities. We integrate values based reflective learning into practical sessions, enabling young people to grow themselves, grow relationships and grow a new vision for the future. This commercial aspect of our work is important not only to bring unrestricted income to the organisation, but it also helps us build relationships with companies across the Kings Cross Estate, opening up further opportunities for collaborative work. ___________________________________________________________________________________________

Main Duties and Responsibilities

As the Indoor Plant Maintenance Gardener you will be caring for around 700 indoor plants spread across 8 floors including meeting rooms, communal spaces, the main reception and restaurant areas.

Maintaining interior planting displays to a high standard, this will include:

  • Watering all plant displays across 8 floors (not including desk plants)
  • Identifying and treating pests promptly, and organically
  • Feeding as required
  • Pruning and tidying plants to maintain good plant health, ensuring all plants look their best at all times
  • Replacing and repotting plants as and when necessary and liaising with our staff to ensure new plants are supplied
  • Making sure all work areas are left clean, tidy and ensuring maintenance work doesn’t interfere with staff activity.
  • Friendly communication with staff on site.
  • Reporting weekly any issues arising or concerns about planting.
  • Carrying out any other reasonable duties as required by us, and responding to any immediate issues raised by the client on site.
  • Some administration including email correspondence with the client.

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Essential Skills and Experience

  • Good communication skills - working with our client to ensure continued good relationships between them and ourselves.
  • Good understanding of the corporate environment and the role of relationship management.
  • A minimum of 3 years experience of indoor plant maintenance
  • A problem solver, ready to take initiative, with a flexible attitude and able to deal with change.
  • Good administration skills, including familiarity with G-Suite.

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For more information about this role, please click here. Deadline for applications is 5pm on Sunday 1st March 2020.

As we are looking to recruit quickly for this role, we may withdraw the job if the right candidate is found before the advertised deadline. 

Application information

Email your CV and a separate covering letter (maximum two pages) detailing how your experience fits the job description and why you’d like the job to sue@globalgeneration.org.uk

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About Global Generation

Founded in 2004, Global Generation is an educational charity, which works together with local children and young people, businesses, residents and families in Camden, Islington and Southwark to create healthy, integrated and environmentally responsible communities. We offer practical experiences and employment pathways to young people, often from disadvantaged backgrounds, and give them the social, emotional and practical skills to make a difference in the world. Ecology, education and enterprise are at the heart of everything we do, and we have developed a wide range of educational programmes, all of which reflect our core value of: I, We and the Planet.