Groundsperson, Gardener, Greenskeeper

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BSNI is working with the council to recruit Grounds person, Gardener, Greenskeeper for their site in Castlereagh Area.

Temporary opportunity

£11.81 phr




As a member of the Grounds Maintenance Unit the post holder will be required to carry out a wide range of general maintenance and horticultural duties at various locations throughout the City area, to include Golf Courses, Public parks, Cemeteries, sports facilities, playing fields, landscaped areas and open spaces.

The post holder will assume other delegated duties appropriate to the post reasonably assigned by management.



1       Responsible for the maintenance and housekeeping duties of Golf Courses, Cemeteries, Parks, Playing Fields, Landscaped areas and Open Spaces in accordance with Council Guidelines and standards, including the supervision of other staff as appropriate to scale, including deputising for the Chargehand as required and as directed.  Answering Customer enquiries and delivery of information as required i.e.:- opening /closing times, directions etc.

2       Safe, effective and appropriate use and daily maintenance (inspection, fuel, oil, fault reporting) of grounds maintenance equipment and machinery in line with Council Health and Safety Policies and Procedures.

3       Mobile grass cutting operations. Soil cultivation, fertilizing, site preparation and construction labouring. Horticultural operations such as the planting of trees, shrubs perennials, annuals and bulbs as directed.

4       Driving large agricultural tractors and articulated vehicles e.g. van and trailer, as and when required

5       Hedge-cutting and trimming operations, clearing leaves and litter. Simple pruning to trees, shrubs and perennials and the handling and application of chemical sprays as directed.

6       Maintaining all records relevant to the post and undertaking of all duties in accordance with all Council Health and Safety Policies and Procedures including Risk Assessment, Manual Handling, PPE, CoSHH etc., and participation in all relevant Training programmes.

Golf Course Specific Duties

7       Fine turf mobile grass cutting operations, including playing surface preparations of all tees, greens, fairways, approaches, aprons, rough and semi-rough areas, including sand trap maintenance, hole cutting/moving and setting out tee markers

8       Soil cultivation, fertilizing, turfing, seed bed preparation and any associated horticultural operations. Localised drainage works and site construction labouring including tee box, bunker and pathway construction and maintenance as directed.


The post holder should be aware that the responsibilities and functional areas of the post may be subject to change as a result of organisational change.  The Council therefore reserves the right to change the duties of the post by adding to or amending the range of functional responsibilities.  The post holder will be required to be flexible

It is essential that applicants have a minimum of:



Two years’ employment experience in a horticulture and grounds maintenance environment in at least one of the following areas:-


1.   Sports Pitch Maintenance(grass)

2.   Cemetery Maintenance

3.   Golf course Maintenance

4.   Horticultural Maintenance (Floral)

BSNI is working as a recruitment business

Please contact Debbie for further information on 02895219313




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