Site Service Assistant Gardens and Grounds

Role type:
Part Time, All Year Post, Full Time
37hrs weekly, 52 weeks per year
Contract type:
All year post
Closing Date:
Job Details:

Are you someone who would like to use your gardening skills to help maintain the beautiful, landscaped grounds at National Star? Join our team as a site services assistant, with special responsibility for our gardens and grounds.


We’re expecting that you’ll have a keen interest in gardening and enjoy working outdoors (in all weathers!) on your own and as part of a team.

You will:

maintain seasonal borders and shrub beds
cut and trim lawns and grass areas
maintain all grounds, leisure areas and farmland ensuring all areas are tidy and presentable including the glamping site and car parks
support the green keeper to repair any damage to the golf course caused by animals as well as , sweeping away leaves, debris and fallen branches
prune shrubs and small trees
continue to learn about different types of plants, seasonal planting and pruning regimes, pest and disease identification and treatments and plant propagation
keep lawnmowers and all gardening equipment and machinery clean and properly maintained


As well as your core garden and ground maintenance responsibilities you will also have the opportunity to broaden your skills as part of our site services team helping with small works including planned maintenance projects. You may also be asked to help with general porterage duties including furniture moving /office relocation as required


You’ll need to be flexible in terms of working hours as you may need to work an occasional shift at weekends and provide extra support for special events and winter snow clearance. Although predominantly based at Ullenwood there may be times when you will need to travel to the charity’s other sites in Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Wales, driving company vehicles on occasions.

About us

National Star is a growing charity with more than 1,100 staff based in England and Wales. Established more than 50 years ago, we’ve supported hundreds of young people with disabilities to achieve their potential.


How we will reward you


Our Golden Hello

It’s motivating to feel valued at work. That’s why all new staff will receive a ‘Golden Hello’ up to the value of £250 for full-time staff (pro-rata for part-time employees) upon successful completion of their probation.


Staff benefits

Fantastic career development opportunities and comprehensive induction programme - theory and practical

Award-winning training

Use of fitness suite and swimming pool and staff clubs such as badminton, arts & crafts and Zumba (subject to COVID restrictions)

Health Shield medical cover

Life insurance cover

Employee helpline

Contributory pension scheme

Opportunity to purchase a TOTUM discount card

Employee discounts at attractions, high street retailers, supermarkets, utilities and motoring, plus much more


Important Information

At National Star, we know the value of a diverse workforce, and welcome applications from all areas of the community. This includes those with disabilities, and we are a proud Disability Confident employer and are committed to providing equal opportunities. In 2018 National Star received an 'Outstanding' from Ofsted.

Please note that all applicants will be expected to undertake a DBS Disclosure, and undergo the necessary employer checks. The level of disclosure to be applied for will be dependent on your job role and will be discussed with you during the recruitment process but is usually an enhanced level. Where appropriate, the adult and child barred lists will be checked and we will not employ anyone who appears on either of those registers.

We prefer people to submit an online application as this helps support the charity in saving money. If you have a disability and need to apply using an alternative format, or if you have any technical problems with our recruitment system, please call the HR Team on 01242 527631 or email

All future correspondence with you will be via email (application acknowledgement, invitation to interview etc). Please check your email regularly.

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