Grounds Maintenance Operative

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Job Sector:
North East
Newton Aycliffe
£19,171 to £19,171 per annum
Salary Description:
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Are you an experienced grounds maintenance operative?

Are you looking for a fresh and exciting opportunity?

My client is probably the largest Town Council in the country, based in Great Aycliffe, employing around 75 full and part-time staff, and spending over £2.5 million per year, with a net budget or precept of just over £1.6 million in 2012/13. They are looking for an experienced Grounds Maintenance Operative to join their team. 

The post holder will provide the necessary skills required to undertake grounds maintenance and associated duties in an efficient and effective manner under the direction of the Grounds Maintenance Service Coordinator, Team Leader and Head Greenkeeper. 

Duties to Include:

• To use a range of grass cutting machinery, hand and powered hand tools, small tractors and tractor mounted implements.
• To undertake appropriate checks on vehicles, plant and equipment, routine maintenance and cleaning. 
• To undertake general maintenance to areas assigned to the post holder including: grass cutting, hedge trimming, clearing leaves and litter, planting and maintenance of flower beds, cleaning buildings, inspection of play equipment and applying pesticide and maintain appropriate records. 
• To prepare, mark out and repair games pitches and associated equipment.
• To provide a burial service using appropriate tools and equipment at times prescribed by the Grounds Maintenance Service Coordinator /Team Leader.
• To undertake general soft and hard landscaping works as required.
• To assist in setting up/preparation of areas for special events and assist as a steward as required.
• To drive basic vehicles and pick-ups generally under 3.5T GVW and operate a vehicle with a trailer.
• To be responsible for personal safety and to ensure the health and safety of other employees and the general public by adhering to agreed codes of practice and working procedure
• To be responsible for equipment associated with role and activities

Key Qualities: 
• Minimum of 2 years’ experience as a Grounds Maintenance Operative or similar role is essential
• Experienced in the operation and routine daily maintenance of
• vehicles, grounds maintenance machinery including rid-on-mowers,
• Pedestrian mowers, strimmers and hedgecutters.
• Full, clean driving licence
• Good knowledge of grounds maintenance/amenity horticulture operations and associated works
• Knowledge of health and safety requirements with regard to grounds maintenance machinery and operations
• Experience of tractor driving, applying pesticides, inspecting play areas, any related qualification such as NVQ, spraying certificate, fencing skills, basic knowledge of bedding seasonal plants all highly desirable. 

If you are looking for a new challenge and have the experience click the apply button now, you will then be asked to complete a short questionnaire and attach your most recent CV. 

Salary: Band 2 (ii) Salary point 6

Location: Newton Aycliffe

Ref: X1RB008


Contact Details:
Tel: 01733 427 182
Contact: Ryan Bainborough

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