Team Leader Gardener

Job Details


To carry out a range of cleansing and grounds maintenance activities in parks and green spaces, highways, allotments and housing estates, to meet agreed performance standards and timescales.


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.

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

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

• 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.

Pay rate: £19.81 per hour umbrella

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