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Windmill Community Gardens Margate
Margate, Kent

Posted: 29 May 2024

Deadline: 25 Jun 2024

Compensation: £12 per hour

Paid Part-time Fixed term / contract


Job description

We are seeking someone who has a range of handyperson skills.  The successful candidate will be able to maintain our working environment confidently and with accuracy to ensure the safety of our staff and visitors by maintaining site structures, environment, fittings, and fixtures.

By joining our team, you will play a pivotal role in supporting our community and fostering an inclusive and safe environment.

Job Purpose: To ensure the safety of staff and visitors by maintaining site structures, grounds, fittings and fixtures in good condition, using a maintenance schedule for completion. 

Key Responsibilities: 

Grounds: To maintain by

  1. removing debris from gutters and flat roofs
  2. disposing of refuse and surplus items
  3. carrying out repairs and painting of structures, guttering, doors, fences, windows, and paths
  4. maintaining garden furniture
  5. completing gardening tasks when required: planters, lawns, shrubs and hedges

Maintenance : upkeep of the premises and facilities by performing

  1. minor repairs 
  2. responding to staff requests for assistance with breakages etc.
  3. replacing broken equipment as necessary

General: To support staff in their provision of services by.

  1. reporting problems to the Team Leader 
  2. assisting during drills and emergencies
  3. attending training in first aid and health and safety as required
  4. assisting with the installation of new equipment


  • To carry out other duties as directed by the Team leader
  • To ensure positive and productive relationships within WCGM with members of staff, volunteers, participants, service users and partners.
  •  Attend training as required.
  • Any other duties agreed with the Team Leader.

Communication and Working Relationships

Internal: WCGM Team Leader and staff team, volunteers, service users and those on work experience placements. 

External: Contractors and suppliers

Performance Review

This post is subject to satisfactory completion of a three month probationary period; the job description covers only the main responsibilities, more specific objectives will be agreed and reviewed monthly and may change to meet the changing needs of the service.

The post holder will comply with WCGM’s ‘Terms and Conditions’ including Equal Opportunities Policy, Safeguarding Policy, Health & Safety, Confidentiality Guidelines and the General Data Protection Regulation, (GDPR).


We are an equal opportunities employer and we aim to recruit, train and promote based on individual aptitudes and skills.

Our overarching aim is to build a culture of inclusion and empathy, where people can be themselves. We celebrate the value that diversity of people, perspective and experience bring. We have Windmill Way to help us to create an environment where everybody belongs, is supported and can be themselves. 

We strongly believe that an inclusive working environment enables everyone to realise their potential. We listen to the experiences that our staff, volunteers and participants bring with them to influence and shape our decision making process. We have a reasonable adjustments policy in place to support us to ensure equity in the workplace.

Please get in touch if you have any access requirements or questions about these roles.

We will host an informal open session for people to come and learn more about these roles and ask any questions in person, please get in touch if you would like to attend.


  • Good ability to work alone, on own initiative and team working skills
  • Health and safety awareness
  • Experience of completing accurate, robust repairs and maintenance, demonstrating good organisational skills, quality of work and value for money.


  • Full clean UK driving licence
  • Willing and able to be flexible in roles and undertake physically demanding and outdoor tasks when required.
  • Solution focussed problem solving skills to achieve sustainable outcomes to minimise any harmful environmental impact.  
  • Commitment to the aims of WCGM, with an understanding of the sustainable, local food agenda.

Application information

To apply please read the job description and skills from our website and email your completed staff application form to us at by 5pm on 25th June 2024.

Please mention Roots to Work when applying for these jobs

About Windmill Community Gardens Margate

Windmill Community Gardens Margate aims to support people to learn about food growing, cooking and outdoor activities. The charity has a community garden and a market garden of one acre each. We grow, sell and share chemical free produce on a co-produced basis with members of the local community.

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