Grounds Maintenance Operative

Location Antrim, County Antrim
Job type Temporary
Salary Up to £9.36 per hour + holidays
Published 11 months ago
Start date ASAP
Contact Ashleigh Lyle
Job reference AL040319_1562751088

Job description

Grafton Recruitment are currently recruiting for Grounds Maintenance Operatives based in Antrim

Role: Grounds Maintenance Operative

Rate of Pay: £9.36 per hour

Location: Antrim

Hours: 37 Hours

Duration: Temporary

Main duties/Responsibilities:

  • Operate vehicles, plant and tools necessary to perform the duties assigned to the operative including council vehicles, mowing equipment, strimmers, compact tractors and any other equipment required to complete assigned task
  • Ensure grounds and horticultural areas are maintained in accordance with the required standards
  • Carry out daily checks on vehicles / machines / equipment ensuring they are maintained in good working condition.
  • Carry out routine maintenance activities including litter and leaf collection, hedge cutting, planting, sweeping, weed control operations etc.
  • Undertake duties in the Nursery for example making up hanging baskets; preparing cut flowers and other displays.
  • Routine constructural labouring, including back-filling graves
  • Routine cleaning of pavilions, toilets, showers, community areas
  • Removal of litter and hazardous waste
  • Delivery and collection of requested items, including erecting stands / displays when necessary

Essential Criteria:

  • A Minimum of 2 years experience of horticultural work including planting, bedding and flowerbed maintenance.

Desirable Criteria

  • Hold a PA1 qualification for the safe use of pesticides
  • Hold PA6A qualification for the spraying of pesticides
  • Hold a NVQ Level 2 in Amenity Horticulture
  • NPTC in use of Chainsaws

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 Ashleigh Lyle will be in contact to confirm if you have been shortlisted.

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