Estates Grounds & Gardens Maintenance Operative

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2019-07-11 16:03:231970-01-01300North Recruit
Job TypePermanent Part Time
AreaTyne and Wear, EnglandGateshead
SectorFacilities Management
Salary£10.50 - 10.50 per hour
Start Date
AdvertiserFaye Shepherd
Job Ref1176
Job Views325

Estates Grounds & Gardens Maintenance Operative

  • Darlington
  • 37.5 hours
  • Temp to Perm
  • Salary Equivalent £20,036

Our client is looking for an estates grounds and garden maintenance to join their estates team in Darlington. This role is on a temporary to permanent basis.

Working hours 8am - 4pm

The Role

  • Mowing of lawns
  • Preparation, weeding and pruning of borders and hedges
  • Seasonal planting of decorative borders
  • Minor tree surgery and general upkeep of horticultural areas
  • Leaf collection
  • Ensure general tidiness of grounds, including litter picking, road/path sweeping and emptying external bins
  • Gritting of footpaths and roads during adverse winter weather conditions including the use of dedicated equipment for snow clearing and gritting.
  • Driving agricultural vehicles
  • Use of communication devices (Radio / Pager / Mobile / Telephone)
  • Assist with the placement of cones and barriers if/when necessary
  • Support and assist other trades as and when required
  • Use of pesticides and agricultural hand chemicals
  • Maintaining grounds area, removing litter cutting back undergrowth and maintaining paths.
  • Hedge trimming and strimming to gradients and edges
  • General upkeep of horticultural areas i.e. shrub and planted flowering borders
  • Vacuum/sweep to remove any cigarette ends
  • Keep main entrances clean and tidy
  • Cleaning of external signage

Qualifications & Experience

  • NVQ or C&G in horticultural Level 2 or 3
  • Experience in a similar environment
  • Full driving licence

If you are interested in this role, please apply immediately.

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