Vacancy Reference: 17047
We are currently working in connection with our major public sector client, an established strategic housing authority, to recruit Groundspersons for the Antrim / Newtownabbey area. Full-time, temporary positions, consisting of 37 hours per week, at rate of £8.62 per hour. An immediate start will be available for the successful candidates.
The successful candidates will be responsible for working on a range of duties for a domestic response maintenance contract and provide a high quality service in a timely and professional manner. You will ensure that all work is carried out to an extremely high standard, and that all Client requirements are attended to.
"1 years' experience in a similar role
"Ability to carry out work to a high standard
"Candidates must have at least 1 year's relevant experience in a grounds maintenance environment and / or in the use of commercial mowers / tractors / grounds machinery.
"Candidates should have 16 GCSE points, with 2 grade C's or above in English, and Maths. Grades A-F are awarded points as follows; A = 10, B = 8, C = 6, D = 4, E = 2.
"Candidates must also possess a full current driving licence (If issued after 01 January 1997, licence must include Category C1 + E).
"Possession of a spraying certificate i.e. PA1, safe handling of pesticides, and PA6A, hand held applications.
"Possession of NPTC / NVQ Level 2 in Horticulture or equivalent
"Experience with operating and maintaining a range of mechanical/electrical equipment and machinery associated with the provision of a grounds maintenance service in a commercial / contractor environment.
"Driving, operating and maintaining a range of mechanical/electrical equipment and machinery associated with the provision of a grounds
"Experience using rotovators, chain saws, grass-cutters, hedge trimmers, strimmer's, push mowers, ride-on mowers and tractor mounted flail hedge-cutters etc
"The cutting and edging of hedges and grass using a range of equipment, both handheld and mechanical/electrical.
"The establishing and maintenance of shrub beds and grassed areas including reclaiming, fencing-off, ground planning & preparation, removal of dead trees, planting trees shrubs and flower bulbs, fixing tree guards, staking, mulching, grading, reseeding, rolling and watering as required.
"Spraying of shrub beds, tree bases and hard areas with a range of chemicals, pesticides and weed killers if you have the proper certificates.
"Must carry out all duties associated with the post with due regard to the health and safety of colleagues and members of the public. Where necessary signs must be displayed in work areas warning of dangers.
"Reporting potential Public Liability Claims (PLICs) hazards to the District Office for repair.
"Any other duties as required by the client
Training will be provided where necessary.
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