Groundsman Wanted: Faircape Life – Western Cape- South Africa


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 seeking Groundsmen for our facility Tokai Estate in the Southern Suburbs. The facility is located near to 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 to keep 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 of plant beds
Cutting of grass and trimming
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

Collecting of household refuse

Sorting recyclable waste from general wasteCleaning and sanitising refuse binsLoading of garden-waste for disposalHousekeeping/General:

Clean workshop/canteen

Clean around Body Corporate Reception, externallyOpen external dining area and courtyard umbrellas, weather permittingClean grounds around security kioskInspect perimeter fence for weeds / vegetation, once per weekSpray perimeter fence for weeds / vegetation, once per monthGeneral Maintenance:

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


Matric advantageous
Experience and knowledge

1 year’s relevant experience in a similar role

Knowledge of plants and gardening techniquesKnowledge of horticultural machinery and toolsKnowledge of irrigation systemsKnowledge of plants and gardening techniquesAbility to perform basic grounds maintenance tasksAbility to lift and manipulate heavy objectsUnderstanding of health & safety rulesSkills and Attributes:

Takes initiative
Professional appearance
Good interpersonal skills
Team player
Attention to details
Specific Requirements:

Clear health record

Clear criminal recordClear credit recordContactable referencesVaccinated against covid-19 or prepared to be vaccinated prior to commencing jobWorking hours: Mondays to Fridays from 08h00 until 17h00 with a 45 minute lunch break.

Salary from R5,000 Cost to Company per month. Salaries are dependant on experience, qualifications, skills and attributes.

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

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