Current Vacancies - Horticulture Operative

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This Vacancy is:
Full time
£17,952- £18,936 per annum
Closing Date
25th October 2017

We have vacancies for Horticultural Operatives to join our current successful teams to help keep our District looking clean and green by undertaking a range of grounds maintenance activities to contribute to improving the well-being and quality of life for residents and visitors in the District.

The roles are highly visible and you will be required to carry out a range of horticultural tasks, including operating mechanical and manual grass cutting and hedge cutting machines, initial sports field marking, shrub and flower bed maintenance and litter picking.

The successful applicants will be self-motivated, conscientious and enthusiastic and used to working in an outdoor environment, using their own initiative. You will hold a current driving licence, be positive, with a flexible approach, keen to learn new skills to provide and maintain high levels of performance.

We are looking for candidates with:

  • The ability to work outdoors in all weathers together with the ability to walk, bend, kneel and stand for long periods of time and perform heavy lifting if needed.
  • Flexibility & willingness to be involved in all aspects of horticulture.
  • Working knowledge of grounds maintenance equipment and maintenance of sports fields.
  • Ideally a qualification or training in horticulture, grounds maintenance, landscaping or another relevant subject.
  • Have an understanding of health & safety, including manual handling and risk assessments.
  • Strong customer skills, polite and helpful to the public at all times.
  • A keen interest in the environment with particular reference to a clean and tidy environment.
  • A full clean driving licence together with a willingness to undertake training to drive 7.5 tonne vehicles, if required.

If you would like an informal chat about the post, please contact Rick Sargeant on 01376 332370.

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