Job Details

Key Tasks and Accountabilities:

Key tasks and accountabilities are intended to be a guide to the range and level of work expected of the post holder. This is not an exhaustive list of all tasks that may fall to the post holder and employees will be expected to carry out such other reasonable duties which may be required from time to time.

To undertake all responsibilities listed below:

1. Drive a Council vehicle up to 7.5t GVM to transport the necessary equipment, machinery and personnel to sites as directed and in accordance with the agreed work programme, towing a trailer and/or operating ride on grass cutting machinery if required.

2. To assist Supervisors with the evaluation and modification of work schedules, including staff, equipment and routes/workload.

3. When required to do so, carry out other general grounds maintenance work including but not limited to

• Litter picking
• Leaf clearance, weed and detritus removal
• Removal of graffiti and fly posting
• Clearance of fly tipping, including items which may be bulky and are heavy and/or awkward to lift.
• Emptying of litter/dog bins
• Safe collection and disposal of hazardous waste such as needles or other sharp items
• Grass cutting using a variety of hand held and pedestrian equipment
• Hedge trimming and winter maintenance pruning
• Ground based tree works
• Path edging
• Toilet, changing room and pavilion cleaning
• Cleaning and inspection of water features
• Inspection, cleansing and replacement of play sand, bark or other approved play area material
• Planting and maintenance of seasonal floral displays
• Cultivation, preparation, planting and maintenance of standard trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants
• To undertake works to clear and prepare allotment plots as directed.

4. To be aware and report and record defects in equipment, property, sports surfaces etc, which may arise, to the appropriate responsible person.

5. Carry out daily checks and basic maintenance of vehicles, machinery, equipment and tools.

6. To ensure the safe containment and delivery of waste and materials to designated disposal points, bring aware of and observing appropriate rules in operation at disposal points including liaising with staff at those locations as necessary.

7. Complete such documentation as may be necessary, including timesheets, work records, HAV record sheets, accident reports, damage reports daily vehicle and equipment checks, vehicle defect sheets etc.

8. To be responsible for the minor maintenance of allocated vehicles and equipment including oil checks, topping up screen wash etc. Cleaning and fuelling vehicle and for undertaking required checks at the start of shifts.

9. When safe to do so or stationary be available for contact through phone, radio or other equipment supplied.

10. To use mobile technology including tablets as supplied to support the role

11. Use herbicides, pesticides and other horticultural chemicals appropriately ensuring that health and safety regulations are adhered to at all times.

12. Undertake further training and refresher training necessary for the continued provision of specialist grounds maintenance tasks including driver CPC training where applicable

13. Undertake any additional duties as reasonably requested by the Council

Pay rate: £16.84 per hour umbrella

Three to six months contract with view to extend or make permanent