Grounds Maintenance Operative

Location Antrim, County Antrim
Job Type Temporary
Salary £8.82 - £9.36 per hour
Published 8 months ago
Start Date ASAP
Contact Karyn Beverland
Job Ref KB040318_1555058107

Job Description

Grafton Recruitment are currently recruiting for a number of Grounds Maintenance Operatives based in Antrim and Newtownabbey on a temporary basis for 26 weeks

Candidates should be available to start from 19th March 2019 with further intakes in the following weeks

Role: Grounds Maintenance Operative

Rate of Pay: £9.36 per hour

Location: Antrim / Newtownabbey

Hours: 37 Hours

Duration: Temporary 26 Weeks

Main duties/Responsibilities:

  • Ensure grounds and horticultural areas are maintained in accordance with the required standards and following the instruction of your Team leader
  • Operate and maintain tools and equipment required to carry out any duties relating to the post.
  • Carry out routine maintenance activities including litter and leaf collection, hedge cutting, planting, sweeping, weed control operations, grass cutting, floral planting etc and any other grounds or cemetery maintenance activities required.
  • Undertake duties in the Nursery for example making up hanging baskets; sow seeds; take cuttings etc.
  • Routine constructional labouring
  • Routine maintenance of plant and equipment's including daily checks on oil, water, fuel, tyres etc
  • Routine cleaning of buildings, toilets, showers, changing rooms and community areas
  • Inspect and maintain playground areas
  • Ensuring Health and Safety requirements are adhered to.

Essential Criteria:

  • A minimum of 1 years experience of horticulture work including planting, bedding and flowerbed maintenance.

Desirable Criteria:

  • A full current driving licence to include Class C1 + E to enable post-holder to drive a vehicle and trailer combination up to 8.25 tonnes
  • Hold a driver CPC
  • A recognised qualification of competence for professional grass cutting equipment.
  • Hold PA1 qualification for the safe use of pesticides
  • Hold PA6A qualification for spraying pesticides using a hand held applicator

To be shortlisted for this role all applicants MUST meet the essential criteria. If you are interested please upload your CV to the link provided, and Karyn Beverland or Ashleigh Lyle will be in contact to confirm if you have been shortlisted.

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