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Gardener 2

  • Job reference: KTS113
  • Location: Newry & Mourne, County Down
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Gardeners
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Job description: Gardener 2 ( Greenbank) -Newry

Gardener required for local council to contribute to the maintenance of a full range of duties in public parks, gardens and open spaces in the Newry areas. A category B driving licence is essential for this post.

The role responsibilities will be to assist in carrying out ground maintenance duties including grass cutting, hedge trimming, clearing leaves and litter, constructional labouring work, erection and dismantling of sports equipment, cleaning e.g. council buildings such as changing rooms and toilets in all weathers.

You will be assistance to a higher grade gardener in more skilled tasks, which include planning seasonal work, assistance with propagation and nursery care of plants, site preparation and construction. You will operate and control various ground machinery and hand tools as allocated by team leader/ supervisor.

A successful candidate will be expected to participate in staff training and development activities to ensure that knowledge, skills and competence required to fulfil the role in full are up to date.

The post will require flexible working to meet the needs of the service.

It is essential that any candidate has a

*Current Cat B driving licence

*Experience of working with grounds maintenance equipment while in the presence of

*members of the public and / or traffic

*Experience of keeping written records for operational issues eg equipment defect forms

*Awareness of healthy and safety issues in relation to
1.Manual handling
2.Working with mechanical equipment while in the presence of
member of the public and traffic
3.COSHH procedures

*Access to transport to meet the requirements of the post; or have access to a mode

*Transport that will enable the post holder to fulfil role in full

*Available to work an average of 37 hours per week based on an annualised hours arrangement
*Access NI check ( basic)

And also a
*NVQ Level 1 Horticulture AND a minimum or 12 months relevant experience to include the use of commercial grounds maintenance machinery.
Examples: Strimmer's, walk behind or ride on mowers, leaf blowers, hedge cutters and other hand tools

OR

*In lieu of qualification, a minimum of 2 years relevant experience to include the use of commercial grounds maintenance machinery.
Examples: Strimmer's, walk behind or ride on mowers, leaf blowers, hedge cutters and other hand tools



Working hours are 37 hours a week. 08:00 - 16:30

The post holder may be required to transfer to other locations in accordance with any requirements If you wish to apply please send a copy of you CV over to Keira Timothy-Smith at Service Care Solutions , Keira.timothy-smith@servicecare.org.uk or feel free to call Keira on 01772 208967