EPPING FOREST DISTRICT COUNCIL – Contracts & Technical Services
GROUNDS MAINTENANCE - Gardeners x 3 (Waltham Abbey) Ref:1054BXW
Gardeners x 3 (Loughton) Ref:2000BKZ
Salary: Grade B - £20089
Hours: Average 36 per week but are seasonally adjusted.
Holiday entitlement: 28 days per annum plus seasonally adjusted allowance.
The Council is looking to recruit experienced gardeners to join its Grounds Maintenance Service with positions available at bases located at either Waltham Abbey or Loughton.
The successful candidates will be required to work as part of a small mobile team undertaking a wide range of grounds maintenance activities across the Epping Forest District. Typical duties will include grass cutting, hedge pruning, shrub bed maintenance, chemical & manual weed control and soft landscaping.
It is necessary to have previous experience in this area of work and be familiar with the safe operation and maintenance of associated tools and equipment, which should include ride-on mowers. You should have good communication skills and a positive ‘can do’ attitude to work, with the ability to get along with members of the public and other members of staff. Some IT skills would also be an advantage as would an ability to read maps and understand written works instructions.
You will be required to drive and be responsible for a Council vehicle therefore, possession of a full clean driving license is essential. The ability to drive a vehicle with a trailer over 750kg (License category B+E) would be an advantage. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an E.F.D.C. internal driving assessment.
Applications for this role can be made by completing an online job application form that can be found on the Council’s website http://www.eppingforestdc.gov.uk. Please confirm in your application your preferred location of work
Closing date: November 22nd 2020 .