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Gardener

Location Belfast, County Antrim
Sector
Job Type Temporary
Salary Up to £10.14 per hour
Published 5 months ago
Start Date ASAP
Contact Gemma Lillington
Job Ref BCC0001519_1560806914

Job Description

Temporary Gardener required for a local government organisation based in Belfast.

Rate of Pay: £10.14 per hour

Location: Musgrave Park

Hours: 37 hours per week, Monday - Thursday (07:30-15:30) and Friday (07:30-15:00)

Duration: 3 months

Main duties/Responsibilities:

  • To maintain the orderly condition of grounds by sweeping, hoeing, raking, mowing, edging, removal of litter/rubbish, etc.
  • To carry out labour associated with soil cultivation
  • To carry out grass cutting, hedge cutting and pruning
  • To use powered hand tools and light plant to perform duties
  • To load, unload and move equipment and materials
  • To maintain all tools and equipment in a satisfactory condition including the cleaning of garden tools and basic cleaning and maintenance of lawnmowers
  • To carry out skilled horticultural/sports ground operations. To also identify, maintain and cultivate a wide range of plants, trees and shrubs and be able to take remedial action to control growth/pests/diseases, use of wide range of horticultural tools and sundries.
  • To carry out turf and seed sowing
  • To maintain games facilities and areas including spiking, scarifying, top-dressing, fertilising and also marking of games areas and erection/dismantling of posts
  • To carry out application of chemical pest control methods including calibration of sprayers and identification of a range of pests, diseases and weeds
  • To operate tractor mounted equipment as required
  • To ensure effective communication with other members of the team and line management.
  • To ensure that work is carried out in accordance with Health and Safety legislation to include the wearing of safety boots and high visibility jacket.

Essential criteria:

  • Possess an NVQ Level 2 in Amenity Horticulture, or an equivalent relevant qualification
  • Possess the PA1 and PA6 Pesticide Application Certificates
  • Demonstrate at least one year's relevant experience in undertaking gardening and horticultural work and dealing with members of the public

If you are interested and available for this position please upload your CV to the link.

Please note that these roles may be filled quickly but your CV will be kept on file for future similar roles.

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