Position: Cleaning operative with driving dutiesLocation: Lisburn and CastlereaghPay Rate weekly: £10.41Working hours between 09:00 17:30Duration: Fixed Term contract for 5 months, but this may...
Position: Parks Operative with Driving Duties
Location: Falls Park
Pay Rate weekly: £10.41
Working hours between 08:00 - 16:30
To maintain the orderly condition of all locations, that is, sweeping, hoeing, raking, mowing, edging, grass cutting, hedge cutting and pruning and the removal of litter, rubbish and hazardous materials and to carry out other cultural operations, for example, the planting of trees, shrubs and plants
To be responsible to the Community Parks Manager or other appropriate officer to drive and be responsible for the operation and maintenance of the allocated vehicle including, but not restricted to, van / trailer / tractor / ride on mower.
Driving, use of equipment and associated duties
* To drive and be responsible for any allocated vehicle and trailer (within the post holder's driving licence category) and any authorised passengers. Also to ensure that the vehicle is not overloaded and to ensure the proper and safe use of all ancillary equipment attached to allocated vehicle, eg gang mowers, rakes, trailer, fertiliser distributor etc.
* To adhere to drivers' daily checks and accident/ incident/ vehicle defect procedures including the completion of all required documentation, including legal and tachograph compliance in an accurate and timely fashion.
* To be responsible for the basic maintenance of allocated vehicle and ancillary equipment and to keep the vehicle and equipment clean.
* To use allocated technology and equipment such as digital cameras, communication and information systems, as required to enhance the postholder's ability to undertake their duties effectively and efficiently.
Gardening and horticultural duties
* To maintain buildings, including cleaning (sweeping, mopping and dusting), moving equipment and materials (tables, chairs etc).
* To maintain the orderly condition of all locations, that is, sweeping, hoeing, raking, mowing, edging, grass cutting, hedge cutting and pruning and the removal of litter, rubbish and hazardous materials.
* To maintain games facilities and areas including spiking, scarifying, top-dressing, fertilising and also marking of games areas and erection/dismantling of posts.
* To maintain fine turf and grass areas such as bowling greens and cricket squares including maintenance of appropriate stock levels of equipment and materials.
* To carry out horticultural and minor arboricultural operations and maintenance, for example, the planting of trees, shrubs and plants and the work associated with specialised plant collections and displays, vegetable growing, hanging baskets, soil cultivation, manuring, seed sowing, site preparation and construction and assist in the development of horticultural schemes.
* To work with community groups, volunteers and others to develop and maintain community gardens, allotments and other facilities.
* To assist with the preparation and running of events and activities on site. Collating information as required on users, for example, numbers attending.
* To assist as required with the inspection of playgrounds, play equipment and parks furniture including the undertaking of some minor repairs. To undertake litter collection duties associated with these facilities to ensure they are maintained to set quality and safety standards.
* To provide Community Park Manager with all relevant information required for the preparation of statements and reports of evidence, to attend public liability claim hearings which involve the council and to attend court as required.
* To report to management any accidents, incidents, defects, hazardous equipment, acts of vandalism and other park related incidents or complaints involving staff members or members of the public.
* To advise on council Bye-Laws as required and promote orderly conduct and safety of the public by giving guidance / advice and dealing with any complaint in relation to the relevant site.
* To ensure effective communication with site users, other members of the team and line management. To provide information and assistance to site users in line with customer care standards.
* To ensure that work is carried out in accordance with Health and Safety legislation and council regulations, to include the wearing of safety boots and high visibility jacket.
* To assist in emergency situations where appropriate, including the distribution of supplies and relevant advice.
Qualifications and experience
Applicants must, as at the closing date for receipt of application forms:
a) possess a full, current C1+E driving licence which enables them to drive vehicles, including vehicle and plant trailer, in Northern Ireland;
b) possess a full, current Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC); and be able to demonstrate on the application form, by providing personal and specific examples, at least one year's relevant experience in each of the following areas:
c) undertaking gardening and horticulture duties, for example working with plants, including their care and treatment; grass cutting, hedge trimming, turfing and seed sowing, planting, sweeping, removal of litter and rubbish, etc;
d) using powered hand tools and equipment and ensuring that these tools and equipment are safe for use in accordance with health and safety regulations; and
e) dealing with members of the public in a face-to-face environment.
All eligible applicants will be required to undertake a driving assessment as part of the selection process. These assessments will include the use of a trailer. Only those applicants who pass the driving assessment will be invited to interview.