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Linnaeus Grounds Maintenance/Gardener Part-Time in Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom

Your roles and responsibilities

Due to ongoing growth, we are inviting applications for an experienced Grounds Maintenance/Gardener to join our team.

The ideal candidate will have significant experience in a similar role, a relevant gardening qualification would be preferred. The successful applicant will be responsible for the care of the grounds and gardens at Wear Referrals Veterinary Hospital and properties linked to the business. General maintenance of the grounds and repairs as necessary and to undertake a range of horticulture tasks to a high standard.

Other duties include:

  • Planting and pruning

  • grass cutting

  • weeding

  • path cleaning

  • good plant knowledge

  • ability to undertake a wide range of other garden tasks including any other duties as requested.

  • must be willing to travel to other venues as required.

This is a part-time position working an average of 8 hours per week. Times and days can be flexible.


  • 5 weeks holiday plus bank holidays and Birthday Leave

  • Staff discount schemes

  • Life Assurance

  • Private healthcare

  • Staff discounts

  • Enhanced sickness pay

  • Enhanced equal family leave

  • E-car salary sacrifice scheme

  • Employer contribution pension scheme

  • Wellness program including:

  • Employee assistance program

  • Eyecare voucher scheme

  • Free annual Flu jab

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • Recruitment referral reward scheme.

We are committed to supporting all our associates' physical and mental health and are dedicated to making Wear Referrals a truly great place to work. We have a large team of 14 qualified Mental Health First Aiders (MHFA) onsite at Wear Referrals and an in-house HR Manager, in addition to private counselling and a confidential Employee Assistance Program.

About us

Wear Referrals (part of Linnaeus Veterinary Limited, owned by Mars) is a multi-disciplinary, specialist veterinary referral hospital in the North East of England, close to the historic university city of Durham, the thriving city of Newcastle, and set between the northeast coast and the Pennines. The hospital is also within easy reach of the Yorkshire Dales, the Lake District and Scotland.

We would love to hear from you for an informal discussion about this role, please contact our Operations Manager