The hours of work are 37 hours per week + 2 hours contractual overtime, normal working is Monday to Friday - you must be able to report to the depot ready for work by 7.00am.
A suitable level of fitness is required to cope with the physical demands of the job, i.e. the ability to walk for a minimum of 5 hours a day and the capability to move heavy equipment. Exposure to hand arm vibrating equipment will be required, working within HSE guidelines. Ability required to work outdoors in all weathers. Experience of driving triple mowers, tractors and other machinery associated with Grounds Maintenance operations is desirable, however not essential as training will be given. A full driving licence is desirable, but not essential. You must be capable of working either on your own or as part of a team and be capable of using your own initiative to ensure the completion of work schedules to a satisfactory standard.
You will be responsible for undertaking work on all green space and street scene activities as required, including: grass cutting, strimming, hedge cutting, herbicide application, litter picking, removal of detritus, clearing blocked drains of weeds, leaves, etc. pruning, path edging, hard landscaping, preparation of planting areas, planning, design and planting of flower beds, watering and ongoing care of plants and repairs to lawns.
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