Groundsman

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Job Description:

Faircape Life operates 6 high-end retirement/lifestyle villages in the Western Cape. Locations of these estates are in Noordhoek, Kirstenhof, Tokai, Somerset West and Onrus.

We are looking for Groundsmen to work at Cle Du Cap in Kirstenhof and at Tokai Estate. These facilities are located near Blue Route Mall and are in close proximity to all major transport routes.

The Groundsman is responsible for maintaining the gardens and grounds of the village and ensuring an acceptable appearance of trees, shrubs, flowers, beds, and lawns, and keeping the grounds free from refuse, weeds, harmful insects, and plant diseases.

Duties will include but are not limited to the following:

Garden Maintenance:

  • Pruning of trees and overgrown shrubs
  • Reinstate plant beds and garden redevelopment
  • Turning over plant beds
  • Cutting of grass and trimming
  • Weeding 
  • Hand/additional watering when required

Tools & Machinery:

  • Inspecting tools before and after use (lawnmowers, hedge trimmers, brush cutters)
  • Cleaning all tools at the end of each days use
  • Oil and sharpen blades of all cutting equipment

Refuse:

  • Collecting household refuse 
  • Sorting recyclable waste from general waste
  • Cleaning and sanitising refuse bins
  • Loading of garden waste for disposal

Housekeeping/General:

  • Clean workshop/canteen
  • Clean around Body Corporate Reception, externally
  • Open external dining area and courtyard umbrellas, weather permitting
  • Clean grounds around security kiosk
  • Inspect perimeter fence for weeds/vegetation, once per week
  • Spray perimeter fence for weeds/vegetation, once per month

General Maintenance:

  • Sweep synthetic turf in courtyards
  • Sweep paved surfaces in courtyards
  • Sweep paved area around Healthcare
  • Collect leaves in courtyards

Qualifications

  • Matric advantageous

Experience and knowledge

  • 1 year’s relevant experience in a similar role
  • Knowledge of plants and gardening techniques
  • Knowledge of horticultural machinery and tools
  • Knowledge of irrigation systems
  • Knowledge of plants and gardening techniques
  • Ability to perform basic grounds maintenance tasks
  • Ability to lift and manipulate heavy objects
  • Understanding of health & safety rules

 Skills and Attributes:

  • Takes initiative
  • Professional appearance
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Reliable
  • Hardworking
  • Driven
  • Punctual
  • Team player
  • Attention to details

Specific Requirements:

  • Clear health record
  • Clear criminal record
  • Clear credit record
  • Contactable references 
  • Vaccinated against covid-19 or prepared to be vaccinated prior to commencing the job

Working hours: Mondays to Fridays from 08h00 until 17h00 with a 45-minute lunch break. 

Salary from R5,000 Cost to Company per month.

How to apply:

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Should you not receive a response within 2 weeks of applying, please consider your application unsuccessful

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