The British Government – Residence Gardner SR3 (25/17 NR)

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Job Category  

Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Operations and Corporate Services)
Job Subcategory  

Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)  

Main purpose of job:

To work as part of a gardening team to develop and maintain the Residence grounds.

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Working as a  team to ensure that the garden is maintained to a high standard
  • Carrying out specific tasks allocated by the Head Gardener
  • Cutting, watering & weeding lawns  as necessary
  • Maintaining & tidying flowers beds and potted plants
  • Sweeping leaves from the lawns and driveways
  • Pruning trees and hedges as necessary
  • Maintaining the compost heap and vegetable garden
  • Keeping the garden shed tidy and tools in good condition
  • Inform the Head Gardener when supplies of fertilizers and pesticides need re-ordering.
  • Keeping drains and gutters free of leaves and standing water
  • Maintaining and cleaning of the swimming pool and  its changing rooms
  • Setting up and serving at official functions and clearing away afterwards
  • Washing up when requested


Essential qualifications and experience  

  • 3 – 5 years Gardening experience.
  • Knowledge and familiarity with Health and Safety standards.
  • Good spoken and written English.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
Required competencies  

Changing and Improving, Delivering Value for Money, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace
Application deadline  

31 July 2017

Type of Position  

Fixed Term
Duration of Post  

12 months


Location (City)  

Type of Post  

British High Commission
Starting monthly salary (KES)  

37,984 gross
Start Date  

1 September 2017
Other benefits and conditions of employment  

Working patterns:

46 Hours a week but must be entirely flexible depending on the Residence needs

Additional information  

  • All applicants must be legally able to work in Kenya with the correct visa/status or work permit
  • Employees recruited locally by the British High Commission in Nairobi are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in Country.
  • Spouses/registered partners of UK Based Staff are able to work within the BHC/BCG but their salary will be abated at the appropriate tax rates.
  • Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted.
  • If you have not heard from us 3 weeks after the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful. Any questions you may have about this position will only be answered during interview, should you be invited.
  • Please note that the British High Commission in Nairobi does not at any time require any form of payment for recruitment purposes.

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