Grounds Maintenance Operatives

Location UK / Down

Job Type Permanent full-time, TemporaryContract

Salary Not disclosed

Updated 2 days ago

Reference 1393073

 Job Description

Excellent opportunity for a Grounds Maintenance Operatives based in Bangor

GROUNDS MAINTENANCE OPERATIVES

(Both Experienced and Trainee)

Wallace Contracts are looking to recruit new maintenance operatives to join our existing enthusiastic teams who currently provide grounds maintenance services including grass cutting, litter lifting, weed control, site clearance, hedge and shrub pruning etc to sites across all of NI. The sites covered vary in size, location, terrain and gradients and work activities continue through most weather conditions therefore a good level of physical fitness is necessary for this position.

You should be physically fit, well-presented, have good customer service skills and a keen eye for detail. Able to work on your own initiative, you should enjoy delivering the highest standards of work at all times

Full company uniform and PPE together with opportunity for ongoing training qualification/accreditation advancement and career development provided.

The ability to get stuck in to the graft with confidence, and be able to work alone or as part of a team is essential.

1 Post will be working mainly in one location in the North West 35/40 hours per week

1 Post working mainly from Belfast depot as part of a Mobile team covering the whole of NI

1 Post working as trainee with mobile landscaping and general maintenance team.

SOME KEY TASKS INVOLVED:

  • Lawn Mowing, Edging And Shaping
  • Maintaining Shrub Beds/Borders / Planted Areas
  • Clearing Hardscaped Areas, Carparks, Pathways, etc Of Debris
  • Fulfilling All H&S Requirements
  • Hedge Trimming And Shrub Pruning/Shaping, Seasonal Specific Work For Variety Of Shrubs
  • Leaf Lifting And Collection
  • Weed Control

ESSENTIAL FOR EXPERIENCED POSITION :

Previous experience in grounds maintenance services and ability to operate a range of horticultural equipment including ride on mowers, strimmers, hedge cutting equipment, leaf blowers etc.

  • An appreciation of adhering to and good understanding of H&S policies and procedures.
  • Attention to detail and ability to work to a high standard on your own with general directions from on site staff
  • Planning of works to ensure the most productive use of time
  • Full Driving Licence
  • Landscaping: 1 year (min)
  • PA1 and PA6 spraying certificates.

DESIRABLE EXPERIENCED POSITION:

  • Ability to tow trailers (B+E categories) – desirable
  • Horticultural knowledge and qualification in horticulture related subject;

REQUIREMENTS FOR TRAINEE POSITION;

  • Interest in horticulture related subjects
  • Enthusiastic and willing to progress and learn new skills
  • Good level of education with a minimum of Grade C in both English and Maths
  • Good communication skills, and a strength in being professional is essential
  • You will be happy to work outside in all weathers

PAY SCALE DEPENDING ON EXPERIENCE

CLOSING DATE: 17th March 2019.