VACANCY – Garden Maintenance Assistant

Ad Hoc Garden Maintenance Assistant (Green Team)
Up to £10.00 per hour (dependant on experience)
Zero Hours Agreement

Are you looking for something ad hoc, enjoy working in the garden and looking for a more hands-on role?

If so, then this is a great opportunity to join Dorset Community Action, as part of a new initiative to provide a  garden maintenance and clearance service (currently covering Weymouth).

Work will likely be small scale two person jobs, delivered over one or two days a week as needed and tested to see if the service can be developed into a sustainable project.

The post holder will play an essential role in assisting the Enterprise Co-ordinator in carrying out an efficient quality garden clearance and maintenance service in private gardens.

To be successful, you will likely:

  • Be able to provide a range of garden maintenance skills, which will include the clearing of gardens and the lifting and removal of garden waste (manual handling training will be given).
  • Be familiar with using a Brush Cutter, other machinery and hand tools in order to undertake garden clearance work,
  • Be reliable, flexible and be able to take the responsibility for the delivery of quality work.
  • Understand the importance adhering to health & safety guidelines for the safe handling and maintenance of equipment and complying with risk assessments for each job.

This role is offered on a zero hours agreement as a casual worker, on an hourly rate of up to £10.00, plus holiday allowance. 

​Applications should be made by sending your CV to or by post to: Recruitment, Dorset Community Action, The Little Keep, Barrack Road, Dorchester, DT1 1SQ.
Please click here to download a copy of the Job Description.

If you would like an informal chat about the position, please contact Lydia Harvey on 07421 994591 or email

Ideally this would be an immediate start.