An exciting opportunity has arisen for an energetic and motivated individual to join a team that involves working within some of the City Council’s most high profile parks and open spaces. We are looking for someone who takes pride in their work, has a practical nature and hands-on approach to work and be happy to share their enthusiasm with visitors.
It is an essential requirement that you are able and confident in carrying out a variety of maintenance and horticultural tasks and also help ensure the appropriate use of Morecambe Promenade by residents and visitors. The role involves carrying out regular inspections, advising user of byelaws where appropriate and managing visitors in a highly professional manner whilst delivering excellent customer service.
It is also essential that the post holder has a full current, UK driving licence. This is because the role entails travelling from site to site carrying out inspections, transporting equipment, and often working alone. Large distances will need to be covered.
You will work safely with risk assessments and in compliance with safety procedures, facilitating improvements and efficiencies with the resources available to you in an increasingly challenging environment. The post holder needs to be able to handle the pressures of a busy park environment, whilst balancing day-to-day priorities.
With training you will also help oversee one of the largest and popular Splash Park’s in the North West and work with Seasonal Staff to ensure the cleanliness and safety of the facility and our visitors at all times.
This post is permanent and the hours of work are 37 hours per week, working on a shift rota basis which will include evenings, weekends and bank holidays and your administrative centre will be White Lund Depot, Morecambe.
The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced clearance with the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Lancaster City Council has unanimously declared a climate emergency and will therefore work towards reducing carbon emissions to net-zero by 2030. As part of this role, you will be expected to participate and work towards reducing carbon emissions.
We are a Forces Friendly employer, and an Armed Forces Covenant committed organisation. We welcome applications from defence reserves and other members of our armed forces community.
Excellent benefits include: A Local Government Pension Scheme. Discounted gym membership and discount on days out, activities and retail.
Interview Date: 28 October 2021