Gardener – Scale 4

  • Northern Ireland
  • Ongoing Agency
  • Temporary
  • Belfast
  • £11.81

Bluestones Staffing

Main purpose of job

To be responsible to the Community Parks Supervisor or other appropriate officer for the undertaking of work in parks, playing fields, landscaped areas and open spaces either individually or as part of a team.

Essential criteria

Qualifications and experience

Applicants must, as at the closing date for receipt of application forms:

  • possess an NVQ Level 2 in Amenity Horticulture, or an equivalent relevant qualification;
  • possess the PA1 and PA6 Pesticide Application Certificates; and
  • be able to demonstrate on the application form, by providing personal and specific examples, at least one year’s relevant work experience of each of the following:

a)     undertaking gardening and horticultural work, for example, grass cutting, hedge trimming, turfing and seed sowing, planting, working in glasshouses, sweeping, removal of litter and rubbish etc; and

b)     dealing with members of the public, in a face to face environment.

Special skills and attributes

Applicants must also be able to demonstrate, by providing personal and specific examples, that they possess the following special skills and attributes:

  • Team working skills: the ability to work effectively within a team environment.
  • Health and safety awareness skills: an awareness of personal responsibility for Health and Safety.
  • Technical knowledge: the ability and appropriate horticultural and gardening knowledge to carry out their own duties successfully and to coach junior gardeners.
  • Communication skills: the ability to communicate effectively with members of the public, colleagues and line managers.
  • Customer care skills: the ability to create a good impression and enhance and protect the image of Belfast City Council.

Short-listing criteria

In addition to the above qualifications and experience, Belfast City Council reserves the right to shortlist only those applicants who, as at the closing date for receipt of application forms:

  • in the first instance, can demonstrate on the application form, by providing personal and specific examples, at least two years’ relevant work experience of each of the above areas (a) and (b); and
  • in the second instance, possess a relevant higher level qualification, such as an NVQ Level 3 in Amenity Horticulture, or equivalent relevant qualification.

Overtime pay is available.

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