Groundsman Required : Faircape – Western Cape


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 a Groundsman to work at our facility Heritage Manor in Somerset West.

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 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 waste
Cleaning and sanitising refuse bins
Loading of garden-waste for disposal

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


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

Salary from R5,000.00 Cost to Company per month.

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

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