Our client, a prestigious and well established educational institution based in Chester is looking to appoint a new Grounds Operator to assist their estates team to maintain the playing surfaces and facilities to the highest standard for the School.
·Undertake routine preparation and maintenance work on a range of sports facilities and surfaces. Undertake all preparatory and cultivation work to maintain safe quality playing surfaces.
·Drive and maintain vehicles and equipment as required for grounds maintenance operations.
·Ensure the safe use, storage, calibration and disposal of pesticides and other similar substances. Promote the Health and Safety of self and others. Respond to emergencies and ensure work area is kept clean, tidy and secure at all times.
·Estimate Resources required for work projects. Schedule and allocate activities to the work group. Contribute to the budget overview of operational and capital expenditures to maximise cost efficiency.
·Provide car parking assistance as determined by the car parking rota, in addition provide guidance and support for car parking events to ensure that visitors to the site park safely within the allocated zones.
Essential for the post:
·Previous grounds work experience
·Very good level of physical fitness to cope with the requirements of the role
·A valid driving licence
·Must be willing to undergo an Enhanced DBS check if not already in possession of one.
Desirable for the post:
·Relevant qualification e.g. NVQ level 2 Sports Turf maintenance or City & Guilds National Certificate in Horticulture
·PA1 + PA6 spraying certificates
·Good knowledge of the workings of grounds machinery
·Experience in the use of tractor mounted machinery and ride-on mowers
·Must be willing to undertake pool and plant room training certificate level 1
Successful candidates will be working 37.5 hours per week on a fortnightly seasonal shift pattern (5 days on 2 days off).
For this our client is willing to offer a salary between £15,815 and £19,329 and a generous benefits package including 27 days holiday + bank holidays, free lunches while at work and a generous pension contribution of 6%.