We are currently recruiting for an experienced Gardener/Driver for Local Government based in Bury
To maintain the Authority's grounds in accordance with contract specification
1. To drive and be responsible for allocated vehicles, duties which would include vehicle
checks, required maintenance and cleaning, transporting goods, equipment and personnel, assisting in loading and unloading vehicles and completion of associated paper work.
2. Whilst not driving, to undertake ancillary duties as appropriate to the type of work
undertaken by the teams being serviced, which would include:-
Grass cutting, edging, weeding, hoeing, sweeping, raking, strimming, hedge clipping, clearing ditches and drains, digging, forking, watering, scarifying, rolling, manuring, clearance of rubbish, cleaning of buildings, site preparation, over-marking of sports areas, erecting and dismantling sports equipment, fertilising, simple pruning, supervised planting, supervised arboricultural work, supervised use of weedkillers and chemicals, supervised propagation, constructional labouring and other work of a similar type complementary to a more skilled operation undertaken by a higher graded gardener, the use of powered hand tools, ride on grass cutting machinery and light plan for these purposes when instructed.
3. Assisting higher graded gardeners in their work when directed.
This position is to start immediately and it is initially a three month contract, with the possibility of this being extended. The pay rate is £9.25 per hour