Machinery Operative

£18,000 per annum
21 Nov 2016
04 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time


Machinery Operative

Permanent, Full-time

Location: Kew Gardens, Richmond

Ref: 10530

Kew is the world’s leading botanic gardens, at the forefront of plant and fungal science, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a major visitor attraction.

We want a world where plants and fungi are understood, valued and conserved – because our lives depend on them.

We use the power of our science and the rich diversity of our gardens and collections to provide knowledge, inspiration and understanding of why plants and fungi matter to everyone.

We're looking for a skilled machinery operative to maintain and operate our horticultural equipment including tractors, road sweepers, skip carries and telehandlers. The team assists with the development of high impact horticultural displays at Kew and provides support for projects and festivals throughout the year.

 The main responsibilities of the role will be to ensure that daily maintenance checks are carried out on horticultural machinery and that we are providing a safe environment for staff and visitors.

You will also be involved in supporting the practical maintenance of plant collections by delivering organic materials, removing compostable material,  and assisting colleagues with recycling and sustainability tasks.

A full clean driving license is required for this position, as is the ability to work outdoors in a small team and occasionally alone. You'll need to be fit and able to operate the machinery, and a good communicator.

Salary will be £18,000 per annum. Benefits include competitive annual leave allowance, excellent pension, a flexible benefits scheme, as well as a great working environment.

For full details on this role please visit our website link by clicking apply from our website.

Closing date: 4 December 2016.

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community. We guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the post.

No agencies please.