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Gardener

Location Downpatrick, County Down
Sector
Job Type Temporary
Salary Up to £9.36 per hour
Published 4 months ago
Start Date ASAP
Contact Barry Quine
Job Ref NEW/GDP_1561457088

Job Description

Gardener

Downpatrick

Temporary

The Client: Local Government body based in Downpatrick, serving local residents.

The Role: To undertake general grounds maintenance duties in public parks, landscaped areas or similar open spaces.

Hours of work: 37 hrs per week (7.45am - 4.15pm)

Requirements:

  • NVQ Level 1 Horticulture AND a minimum of 12 months relevant experience to include the use of commercial grounds maintenance machinery. Examples: Strimmers, walk behind or ride on mowers, leaf blowers, hedge cutters and other hand tools

OR

  • In lieu of qualification, a minimum of 2 years relevant experience to include the use of commercial grounds maintenance machinery. Examples: Strimmers, walk behind or ride on mowers, leaf blowers, hedge cutters and other hand tools

  • Current category B driving licence
  • Experience of working with grounds maintenance equipment while in the presence of members of the public and / or traffic.
  • Experience of keeping written records for operational issues e.g. equipment defect forms
  • Awareness of Health and Safety issues in relation to:
    • Manual Handling.
    • Working with mechanical equipment while in the presence of members of the public and traffic.
    • COSHH procedures.
  • Access to transport to meet the requirements of the post; or have access to a mode of transport that will enable the post holder to fulfil the role in full
  • Available to work an average of 37 hours per week based on an annualised hours arrangement

Desirable:

  • Current category C1+E driving licence
  • Approved Machinery Operations Certificate
  • Certificate in Chemical Spraying and Handling (Pa1 and Pa6a)
  • Previous working experience with either fine turf or within a bedding plant nursery
  • Ability to identify plant species and knowledge of their welfare

In Return:

  • Rates of Pay: £9.36 p/hr
  • Holiday Entitlement

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