About us

emh sharpes deliver a grounds maintenance service for emh homes and emh care & support, providing gardening and landscaping services to over 19,000 homes across the East Midlands.

All our profits are invested in the emh group social enterprise model, funding training and employment opportunities for local young people.

emh sharpes are part of emh group which includes emh care & support, Midlands Rural Housing and emh homes. Our vision is to be the best social housing and care business in the country, leading the market as service provider and employer.

The role

Within this pivotal role as a General Operative Gardener, team work is essential to ensure that an excellent standard of work is delivered at all times. You will be undertaking gardening and grounds maintenance on a daily basis, with occasional larger landscaping and projects. This is a varied role and you must be able to work both as a team and on your own initiative to meet the strict deadlines our clients require.

The ideal candidate

You will therefore have experience working within grounds maintenance in a commercial setting, along with full knowledge of all aspects of gardening. You should be familiar with the relevant machinery used and its care. If you are keen to learn and have self motivation we will support and train you to obtain skills you need to complete day to day tasks.

Our Values

Our Values are important to us and we’re looking for people who can help live our Values of Integrity, Diversity, Openness, Accountability, Clarity and Excellence.

Company Benefits

Our generous package includes:

Competitive salary

Contributory pension scheme

34 days annual leave (including statutory days)

a wide range of training and development opportunities (we are an Investors in People accredited organisation)

Health care package


A full driving license is essential. A trailer licence, PA1, PA6 Spraying and other relevant Garden or Horticultural qualifications are advantageous.