Grounds Maintenance Operative

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  • Sector:

    Construction & Engineering

  • Contact:

    Jamie Winchester

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  • Job ref:

    JW- GMO

Job Role: Grounds Maintenance Operative (Driver)

We are recruiting a Grounds Maintenance Operative (Driver) for our public service client based in the Antrim area.

Undertake work of a horticultural nature and carry out grounds maintenance as directed throughout the Parks and Cemeteries Service to include artificial surfaces; parks; playing fields; golf courses; and other open spaces.

Location - Antrim

Hours of Work - 9am -5pm Monday to Friday

Salary - £10.19 per hour

What the role entails:

  • Ensure grounds and horticultural areas are maintained in accordance with the required standards and carrying out the instructions of the Team Leader/Parks and Cemeteries Supervisor.

  • Operate vehicles, plant and tools necessary to perform the duties assigned to the operative including Council vehicles, mowing equipment, strimmer’s, compact tractors and any other equipment required to complete assigned tasks

  • Carry out daily checks on vehicles / machines / equipment ensuring they are maintained in good working condition, all safety guards / signs are properly maintained and displayed, records of machinery and site inspection dates are kept, and defects recorded and rectified.

  • Carry out routine maintenance activities including litter and leaf collection, hedge cutting, planting, sweeping, weed control operations, grass cutting, shrub/tree pruning, floral planting, watering hanging baskets, maintaining pitches/sports area, administering fertilisers/spraying pesticides and any other grounds or cemetery maintenance activities required in the delivery of the service.

  • Undertake duties in the Nursery, for example, making up hanging baskets; prepare cut flower and other displays; sow seeds; take cuttings etc.

  • Routine constructional labouring, including backfilling graves and topping up sunken graves.

  • Carry out routine maintenance of plant and equipment including daily checks on oil, water, fuel, tyres to ensure that plant and equipment are kept clean and operational condition.

Qualifications and experience

  • Full current driving licence.

  • A full current driving licence to include C1 + E to enable postholder to drive a vehicle and trailer combination up to 8.25 tonnes

  • Hold a Driver Certificate of Professional Competence and Qualification card

  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience of horticultural work including planting, bedding and flowerbed maintenance.