Landscape Operative

16 Jul 2019
13 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Momentum Recruitment are seeking a number of Landscape Operatives to provide support and effective grounds maintenance and management at loacl parks in Derbyshire, including minor site improvement development works and ensuring the safety and security of facilities.

We have positions based at Elvaston Castle Country Park and other positions based at Denby Derby.

Hours of work will be Monday - Friday 07:00-16:00

Main Role

* Undertake duties supporting the routine grounds maintenance and development of designated landscape areassites, to the agreed standard of the Countryside Service, to include:

* The propagation, cultivation and maintenance of trees, shrubs and herbaceous borders including clearance and planting schemes, and skilled pruning of hedges and topiary listed for heritage significance.

* The use and routine maintenance of equipment, machinery, light goods vehicles and trailers associated with the role.

* Operate hydraulic access equipment (after receiving proper instructions and training)

* Apply appropriate herbicides/pesticides as required (as above).

* Support the maintenance and clearance of surface water drainage systems

* Erect and repair fencing required to manage visitor traffic.

* Provide information and assistance to colleagues, other councils, countryside bodies and the public, maintaining good customer service and relationships.

* Assist at events and activities (occasional) to ensure they run successfully.

* Investigate, analyse and provide practical solutions to routine problems found on sites and facilities.

* Work flexibly as part of a wider team to meet customer requirements and service needs

* Complete all necessary paperwork and process this in accordance with policies and procedure

Experience in grounds maintenance operations along with trailer licence is desirable