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Grounds Maintenance Operative

Job description

Grounds Maintenance Operative | Based in Buntingford Depot

Full Time-Fixed Term 34-44 hours

Are you highly motivated? Do you enjoy working outdoors? Are you enthusiastic and hardworking?

If you identify with the above, this role was made for you!

At Glendale, we have a great new opportunity for a Grounds Maintenance Operative to join our team in Hertfordshire working on a variety of sites across the region.

The role

The main purpose of this role is to provide an effective grounds maintenance service. The Grounds maintenance Operative will be required to have an understanding in garden maintenance and have an understanding of the machinery used to carry out grounds maintenance tasks.

Key responsibilities of the role include but are not limited to:

  • General maintenance of areas to include both cut and collect and cut and drop using both ride-on and pedestrian machinery.

  • Undertake horticultural operations; hedge trimming, shrub bed maintenance and planting, strimming and blowing, hard surface maintenance, tree maintenance.

  • Removing litter, emptying litter / dog bins and clearing leaves.

  • Carryout Groundsman duties in accordance with best practice.

  • Undertake activities utilising craft skills, e.g. site preparation and construction.

  • Operate ride-on mowers and pedestrian mowers.

  • Use a range of tools and equipment, including power tools and light plant.

  • Drive company vehicles/tow trailers as required.

  • Assisting the Chargehand to carry out the requirements of the contract..

  • In absence of the Chargehand, to collect, complete any relevant paperwork, and to return within the stated deadline.

  • Aid the Chargehand to ensure that the issued work is completed within the set time schedule, to the required quality and standard of the contract specifications.

  • Work with the Chargehand to engender a sense of pride in the company and the work and help them to develop a professional attitude.

  • Assist apprentices with their duties and communicate with the Chargehand all matters relating to maintenance work.

  • Communicate effectively with both the Chargehand and managerial teams.

  • Following all matters relating to workforce discipline.

  • To wear the correct uniform and PPE while at work.

  • To be responsible for the correct inputting of site visit data information onto the Glendale Live 2.0 work management system in accordance with company procedures and requirements.

  • Carrying out operations in compliance with Health and Safety Procedures.

  • To be aware of the requirements of ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 and, where possible, ensure that the requirements are achieved and adhered to.

  • Assisting in the development of a good working relationship between colleagues, the client and customers.

  • Following instructions relating to vehicles and to ensure all equipment is used in safe working condition, in accordance with the Company's Health Safety and Welfare, Operational Systems Manual and all associated procedures.

  • In absence of the Chargehand, and if a driver, daily monitoring and recording of the condition of all the vehicles and work equipment and report any damage, wear or neglect to the Contract Manager/ Supervisor

  • To ensure that machinery and tools are looked after and minimise damage.

  • That the work equipment used is fit for purpose.

We are proud to be Equal Opportunity employers and are committed to inclusion and diversity

If you are interested in applying for this role, we suggest that you do so at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment as interviews will be held throughout the process. Please note that if you have not received correspondence within 21 days then please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion