Grounds maintenance operative A fantastic opportunity to join our team with a keen interest in gardening and landscaping, the job can be demanding as well as challenging, but rewarding.We are looking for candidates who can work as part of a team and on their own initiative.
Required Skills & Experience
You will be working ‘hands-on’ with a team of gardeners to provide a top class horticultural environment for the client. You must be able to demonstrate an interest in horticulture together with some horticultural skills and experience – ideally from within a similar environment.
Experience on Handheld machinery, grass cutting machinery, ride-on is required to join our team working on Schools contracts, Estate Management, Private Clients and Parish Councils. Training will be given.
Personal Qualities - Well presented, punctual, good mannered and respectful to all. Keen and eager to learn all aspects of Greenscapes and is kin to the RHS.
Team Player - You will be able to take instructions orally and from iPad and discuss any issues clearly. You will make a positive contribution to your work team of 2-3 and travel in company Ford Transit around Essex and Suffolk. You will be prepared to meet all challenges in a positive and constructive manner
Communication - You will communicate clearly and positively with all parties including your team leader and the public, meeting targets and deadlines and ensuring the efficient use of resources
Materials, Plant and Tools - It will be your responsibility to ensure that you have the correct materials, plant and tools to complete the jobs given to you. You will also ensure that the daily maintenance of the vehicles, plant and tools is carried out and company property is looked after and respected.
Health & Safety - You will be responsible for your own day to day health and safety and of those around you. You will only complete tasks in which you are competent and trained and will ensure that all works is completed in accordance with IDC Greenscapes health and safety policy, risk assessments and method statements
Quality – You will ensure that all your work is completed to the best possible standard, in accordance to any instructions and specifications you have been given and to the satisfaction of the client
You will report directly to your Team Leader and be working as an integral part of our grounds maintenance team.
Full training given, PPE and uniform provided.
You must have a clean driving licence
for this role and you will also require an enhanced DBS check with no criminal convictions.
Ideally have and desirable PA1/PA6 spraying certificates.
Salary will depend on your experience and relevant qualifications/training.
We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.