Vacancy: Groundsman (Horticulture)

Department: Operations
Job Title: Groundsman (Horticulture)
Date Compiled: 3/12/18
Responsible to: Operations Manager
Engages with: Operations and Estates Team, Event Sales, Planning & Delivery teams, Contractors, Suppliers, Exhibitors.
Hours per week: Annualised hours (2028 hours per year)
(0700 – 1630, Mon to Fri, from May to October; 0800 – 1530, Mon to Fri, from October to April)
Further hours required in the lead up to, and during, the Royal Highland Show, for which relevant overtime is payable.

RHASS:
Since 1784, The Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS), has been the respected standard-bearer for farming and rural industry in Scotland. With over 16,500 members, its key remit is to promote Scotland's land-based and allied businesses. A registered charity, RHASS plays a pivotal role in the creation of a better understanding of the management of Scotland's land and rural resources.

The Role:
To assist in the effective management and maintenance of the Royal Highland Centre by ensuring all grounds are in prime condition, through the maintenance and production of plants & shrubs etc, to support the Royal Highland Show and all other events held at the Royal Highland Centre.

Main Duties:
• Assist in the maintenance/upkeep of the Showground
• Assist in the plant production/ Planting out plants
• Repairs to Grass
• Grass Cutting/Turfing
• Border maintenance/planting
• Weed killing
• Chainsaw work/Hedge Cutting/Pruning
• Provision of flowers/plants for Royal Highland Show on time and on budget
• Greenhouse and Garden Area Work
• Assist with vermin control
• Forklift Driving
• Support Delivery of all events including the Royal Highland Show


Key Skills and experience:
• Recognised qualification within the horticultural / landscaping industry
• Several years’ experience working in a relevant role
• Good organisational skills


Benefits:
• Annual holiday entitlement starting at 20 days per annum, in addition to 10 public holidays and up to 4 discretionary Directors days to be taken between Christmas and New Year

• Contributory pension scheme under which RHASS contributes 10% of basic salary on the provision that you contribute 6%.

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