Up to £21,000

About The Role

Main purpose of the role:

The primary task of the Garden & Maintenance Operative is to provide efficient, effective gardening and maintenance work in all CSfC homes in line with health and safety requirements.

Main responsibilities:

  • Carry out the highest standard of grass cutting, strimming, hedge cutting and tree pruning.
  • Cutting of grass with the equipment provided and tidying the area after.
  • Strimming of gardens and grassed areas.
  • Weed spraying with appropriate chemicals.
  • Litter picking grassed areas before cutting grass.
  • Cutting of hedges and pruning when required, taking care and attention.
  • Sweeping of paths, leaving area clean and tidy.
  • Cleaning of all tools and equipment after use.
  • Various grounds maintenance tasks.
  • Working in a small maintenance team and completing any ad-hoc tasks for any of the homes.
  • Ensuring a great service is provided at all times to the homes & Theale office.
  • Take responsibly for your own personal safety and that of your colleagues and others around you ensuring compliance with our Health and Safety policy.
  • Any other gardening or associated duties as may be reasonably requested by your line manager.

About Us

About Us

Set up over 30 years ago with a simple ethos “to give children and young people in care stability, beautiful homes, support and time to heal”

Based in Berkshire, South Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Hampshire. Calcot Services for Children provides warm, caring, family style homes for looked after children with emotional, learning, social and behavioural difficulties who for whatever reason are unable to live with their family. Children placed in our homes may be at risk of absconding, sexual exploitation, offending behaviours, non-engagement in education, self-harming behaviours and may in their past have been subjects of/witnesses to physical, emotional, sexual abuse, neglect and domestic violence. Children placed may have had numerous placement breakdowns in the past, come from a failed fostering and adoption or this may be their first care placement.

Over the years we have worked tirelessly to develop our service to achieve placement goals and the best possible outcomes for our children and young people and these have been recognised and celebrated by placing authorities, Ofsted, their family, external agencies, awarding bodies and within the sector.

This has been achieved by using therapeutic principles within our daily interactions, communications and practice within the homes and by using other recognised approaches such as cognitive behavioural therapies, psychodynamic counselling, observational studies, restorative justice principles, task-centred practice, crisis intervention, creative care planning and child focused individual care pathways.

Calcot Services for Children are committed to ensuring that all positions are subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and references. Calcot services for Children is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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