Council Worker – Parks Operative

  • Ongoing Agency
  • Belfast

Bluestones Staffing

5Job description

BSNI have a fantastic opportunity for Belfast Council for Park Operative

Hours: Monday to Friday, 9am – 5.30pm

Rate of pay: £12.80 phr

Main purpose of job

To be responsible to the Community Parks Manager or other appropriate officer to drive and be responsible for the operation and maintenance of the allocated vehicle including, but not restricted to, van / trailer / tractor / ride on mower.

To maintain the orderly condition of all locations, that is, sweeping, hoeing, raking, mowing, edging, grass cutting, hedge cutting and pruning and the removal of litter, rubbish and hazardous materials and to carry out other cultural operations, for example, the planting of trees, shrubs and plants.

To assist, as required, with the inspection of playgrounds, play equipment and parks furniture and to undertake litter collection duties associated with these facilities to ensure they are maintained to set quality and safety standards.

Driving, use of equipment and associated duties

1. To drive and be responsible for any allocated vehicle and trailer (within the post holder’s driving licence category) and any authorised passengers. Also to ensure that the vehicle is not overloaded and to ensure the proper and safe use of all ancillary equipment attached to allocated vehicle, eg gang mowers, rakes, trailer, fertiliser distributor etc.

2. To adhere to drivers’ daily checks and accident/ incident/ vehicle defect procedures including the completion of all required documentation, including legal and tachograph compliance in an accurate and timely fashion.

3. To be responsible for the basic maintenance of allocated vehicle and ancillary equipment and to keep the vehicle and equipment clean.

4. To load, unload vehicles and move equipment and materials such as mowers, barrows, plants, soil, fertilisers, horticultural tools and sundries, etc.

5. To use allocated technology and equipment such as digital cameras, communication and information systems, as required to enhance the postholder’s ability to undertake their duties effectively and efficiently.

Gardening and horticultural duties

6. To maintain buildings, including cleaning (sweeping, mopping and dusting), moving equipment and materials (tables, chairs etc).

7. To maintain the orderly condition of all locations, that is, sweeping, hoeing, raking, mowing, edging, grass cutting, hedge cutting and pruning and the removal of litter, rubbish and hazardous materials.

8. To maintain games facilities and areas including spiking, scarifying, top-dressing, fertilising and also marking of games areas and erection/dismantling of posts.

9. To maintain fine turf and grass areas such as bowling greens and cricket squares including maintenance of appropriate stock levels of equipment and materials

10. To maintain all tools and equipment in a satisfactory condition including the cleaning of garden tools and basic cleaning and maintenance of lawnmowers

11. To use powered hand tools and light plant to perform duties as required

12. To carry out horticultural and minor arboricultural operations and maintenance, for example, the planting of trees, shrubs and plants and the work associated with specialised plant collections and displays, vegetable growing, hanging baskets, soil cultivation, manuring, seed sowing, site preparation and construction and assist in the development of horticultural schemes.

13. To carry out the recommended control measures for invasive species, weeds, pests and diseases including the application of chemical control methods including calibration of sprayers and identification of a range of pests, diseases and weeds.

Qualifications and experience

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

a) possess a full, current C1+E driving licence which enables them to drive vehicles, including vehicle and plant trailer, in Northern Ireland;

b) possess a full, current Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC); and

· be able to demonstrate on the application form, by providing personal and specific examples, at least one year’s relevant experience in each of the following areas:

c) undertaking gardening and horticulture duties, for example working with plants, including their care and treatment; grass cutting, hedge trimming, turfing and seed sowing, planting, sweeping, removal of litter and rubbish, etc;

d) using powered hand tools and equipment and ensuring that these tools and equipment are safe for use in accordance with health and safety regulations; and

e) dealing with members of the public in a face-to-face environment.

If you are interested please call apply via indeed and call on 02895219313

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