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Grounds Maintenance Operative (Tractor)

  • Employer: Huntingdonshire District Council
  • Reference: HDC/22/178704
  • Published: Wed 12/01/2022, 18:15 PM
  • Closing on: Thu 27/01/2022, 12:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week, Seasonally adjusted hours
  • Salary: £19,018 - £20,781 + market supplement of £1192 + local government pension
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Cambridgeshire, Huntingdonshire

We are seeking an individual with tractor driving/sidearm experience to assist in the seasonal delivery of our service.  We welcome enthusiasm to learn and are looking for someone who wants to make an impact on how our parks, play areas and public open spaces are maintained for the residents of Huntingdonshire.

 

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To be mainly responsible for driving our tractor, operating the sidearm and Trimax 6m wide rotary mower to maintain the watercourses and hedge rows within the district.
  • To undertake, either individually, or as a member of a team, a range or horticulturally based maintenance activities including the cutting or strimming of grass, hedge cutting, pruning shrubs and Herbaceous bed maintenance.
  • To use a range of specialist hand tools and mechanical equipment including strimmer’s, hedge cutters and ride-on mowers as directed.  The undertaking of safety checks and general risk assessments.
  • To use a smart mobile device to receive daily scheduled work and adhoc jobs through the Councils Asset management system as directed.

Minimum requirement

    • Experienced tractor/sidearm operator
    • Full Driving Licence with towing experience or B + E

 Supported by 1 of the following skills / qualifications (or equivalent)

  • PA1 & PA6
  • NPTC Chainsaw certificate
  • Experienced mower driver
  • Horticulture NVQ/or relevant experience

 Huntingdonshire District Council (HDC) is passionate about providing high quality services to our communities, residents and businesses and this means we need to employ and retain the most talented and dedicated people. Situated within the heart of the Cambridge-Peterborough Growth Area, Huntingdonshire is a beautiful district that boasts thriving market towns and many attractive villages, each with its own identity. We are an innovative and forward-thinking Local Authority whose residents are at the heart of our decision making.

 

We want to employ staff who embody our icare values (Inspiring, Collaborative, Accountable, Respectful, Enterprising) all of which support our ultimate purpose of putting our customers first.

 

A full job description along with details of how to apply can be downloaded from our website at https://www.huntingdonshire.gov.uk/jobs/current-vacancies/  

Should you have any additional questions regarding submitting an application, please contact our Recruitment Business Partner recruitment@huntingdonshire.gov.uk   

Closing date for completed applications is 27th January at midday and interviews will be held soon after from wc 31st January 2022  

Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the heart of our recruitment and along with our values we are committed to creating an inclusive working environment, where diversity is valued and there is equality of opportunity. We therefore welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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How to Apply

Please apply online via the link provided.

 

Please note, we do not accept CVs submitted without a fully completed online application form.

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  • Employer: Huntingdonshire District Council
  • Reference: HDC/22/178704
  • Published: Wed 12/01/2022, 18:15 PM
  • Closing on: Thu 27/01/2022, 12:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week, Seasonally adjusted hours
  • Salary: £19,018 - £20,781 + market supplement of £1192 + local government pension
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Cambridgeshire, Huntingdonshire

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