Grounds Maintenance worker

Randstad CPE
Newcastle upon Tyne
12 Jul 2017
10 Aug 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
Currently seeking 2 grounds maintenance workers to start work covering the North East Region.

Temp ongoing role until November. Could be a permanent position for the right applicant.

Duties include: Tasks will vary on a daily basis as determined by the Grounds Maintenance Area Team Leader and will


Sports pitch maintenance, including grass cutting, fertilising, aeration, line marking and goal post erection.

General weeding / spraying of paths and shrub beds.

Lawn maintenance and cultivation

To keep paths, lawns, flower beds, shrubs etc free from litter

The use and maintenance of hand tools and basic light machinery and plant.

The use of cylinder and rotary mowers, strimmers and leaf blowers.

Adjustments of mower height and quality of cut etc. Oil level checks and check for damage to any mower.

To be part of a team delivering grounds maintenance.

To respond to emergencies and assist other departments when required.

To carry out gutter cleaning as required.

To ensure pathways/ car parks are free from snow and ice during winter months.

To ensure a safe working environment in line with RFM's Health & Safety Policy. Promote and by example, ensure safe working practices at all times.

To ensure Grounds Maintenance company vehicles are kept clean at all times, maintained according to the manufacturers recommendations, record mileage, as well as assuring the vehicles are operated in a safe manner at all times.

To undertake a variety of additional Landscape small works.

Qualifications required:

Good interpersonal skills

NVQ in horticulture or equivalent

Sound knowledge of use of horticultural machinery

Relevant practical experience

Hard Landscaping Skills such as paving/fencing (desirable)

Driving Licence (Trailer licence desirable)

This post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check

Applicants must have relevant industry experience in a similar role

Full UK driving licence essential

Full time hours Monday to Friday

£8.00 per hour

If interested and available immediately please apply online with a copy of your CV or contact Megan Griffiths on (Apply online only).

Randstad CPE values diversity and promotes equality. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate against any of the protected characteristics that fall under the Equality Act 2010. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are more than happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements as required to support your application.

Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

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