Gardener

Recruiter
Anonymous
Location
Down
Salary
Competitive
Posted
30 May 2019
Closes
27 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Full Time
In light of the on-going Reform of Local Government and the establishment of the new Newry, Mourne and Down District Council, it is expected that role will evolve and transform with on-going changes.The post holder will therefore be expected to be flexible and adaptable to meet the changing needs and requirements of the organisation, and duties and responsibilities may vary without changing the purpose of the job or level of responsibility.

Main Purpose of Post/Job SummaryThe post holder will be required to work in all weather conditions and as a team member contributing to the maintenance of the full range of the Council's parks, gardens and open spaces as appropriate.

Duties and Responsibilities

1.Undertake work in public parks, playing fields, landscaped areas and similar open spaces, i.e. general maintenance of these areas eg grass cutting, hedge trimming, sweeping, hoeing, raking, edging, removal of litter and rubbish, constructional labouring work, erection and dismantling of sports and other equipment, cleaning eg Council buildings such as changing rooms and toilets

2.Patrol and attendance activities, collection and issuing of fees and tickets and maintenance of orderly conduct by the public to ensure Council bylaws are complied with.

3.Horticultural operations eg planting, pruning, seeding and turfing and grounds maintenance eg basic setting out and marking of sports areas, spiking, scarifying, top dressing and fertilising and maintenance of Council's tennis courts.

4.Assistance to higher graded gardeners in more skilled tasks, which includes planning seasonal works, assistance with propagation and nursery care of plants, site preparation and construction.

Education / Qualifications

??NVQ Level 1 Horticulture AND a minimum of 12 months relevant experience to include the use of commercial grounds maintenance machinery.Examples: Strimmers, walk behind or ride on mowers, leaf blowers, hedge cutters and other hand tools

OR

??In lieu of qualification, a minimum of 2 years relevant experience to include the use of commercial grounds maintenance machinery.Examples: Strimmers, walk behind or ride on mowers, leaf blowers, hedge cutters and other hand tools

??Current category B driving licence

??Current category C1+E driving licence

??Approved Machinery Operations Certificate.

??Certificate in Chemical Spraying and Handling (Pa1 and Pa6a)

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