Grounds Person x2

Location Limavady, County Londonderry
Job Type Temporary
Salary £7.50 - £8.70 per hour
Published 11 months ago
Start Date ASAP
Contact Siobhan Holmes
Job Ref BA000GRP_1494841547

Job Description

Our Client, a Large Public Sector Organisation require Temporary Grounds Person x 2 to start ASAP until the end of October 2017

Role: Grounds Person x2

Pay rate: 0-12 week's £7.50 p/h

13+ week's £8.70p/h

Location: Limavady

Hours: Monday - Friday (37hrs)

Key Responsibilities:

  • General maintenance of public parks, playing fields, play areas, picnic sites, landscaped areas and similar open spaces as scheduled, including the collection and removal of litter.
  • Undertake seeding, propagation, planting, mulshing tending and weeding of flower and shrub beds, pruning, grass cutting, hedge trimming.
  • Use where appropriate chemical weed controls under direction of the charge hand, complying with manufacturers' instructions and COSHH regulations.
  • Edging of paths, paved areas and flower beds.
  • Report all accidents which may occur and report all incidents of damage to Council property/equipment.
  • Basic setting out and marking of sports pitches.
  • Erection, inspection, maintenance and dismantling of sports and play equipment.
  • Record and retain detailed records of inspections in the format required.
  • Undertake constructional labouring work and the safe operation of a range of assorted tools and equipment.
  • Responsible to the line supervisor for the associated resources/machinery necessary to perform the work. Including safe operation, routine maintenance and ensuring same are kept clean.
  • Complete all necessary paperwork e.g. completing weekly timesheets; accident report forms/records vehicle log books, etc.
  • Cemetery duties include grounds maintenance works preparing and digging graves and backfilling.
  • Record and inform the Chargehand/ Works Supervisor of all lost time.
  • Initiate the enforcement of the Litter (Northern Ireland) Order 1994 in circumstances when littering is observed during the course of their duties; including recording details of the incident and passing the information to the Enforcement Officer for action.

Essential Criteria

  • Minimum 2 years experience in grounds maintenance and/or gardening operations
  • Minimum 2 years experience in grounds maintenance machinery, using a variety of hand tools
  • Ability to prioritise work and possess good communication skills
  • A current full, driving licence valid in the UK and access to a car or *have access to a form of transport that enable you to carry out the duties of the post in full
  • NB *applies only to applicants who have a disability under the Disability Discrimination Act
  • Ability to work flexible hours, for example outside normal office hours as required


Desirable Criteria

  • Possession of a relevant horticultural qualification or a qualification in a similar discipline
  • Hold a valid driving licence which permits the holder to pull a trailer (B&E Driving Licence motor cars or light vans with up to 8 passengers seats and up to 3500kg with a trailer over 750kg)

If you are interested in this position and meet ALL essential criteria please apply directly via the link.

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