Portsmouth City Council
At Portsmouth City Council we’re all about developing our staff, because we want to build a bigger and better city but we need the best employees to do so.
With a little over 207,000 residents and 7,000 businesses throughout this city, this unitary authority’s main goal is to ensure the best care and development of all those within the city. From customer service to Multi-million pound projects, our residents are at the heart of everything we do.
Your New Role
The In House Grounds Maintenance Operations Service covers a range of areas across the city and is responsible for the 760 hectares of publicly accessible green space in Portsmouth.
The services main priority is to maintain a high standard across all grounds maintenance areas and develop its service centred around community engagement and interaction of Portsmouth's Parks and Open Spaces.
As part of the Grounds Maintenance operations team, you will carry out the necessary works to ensure that the parks, gardens, open spaces, cemeteries, grass sports facilities and traded service locations are well maintained and kept tidy to a level of continuity for the residents, communities and visitors.
You will be responsible for maintaining the green spaces around Portsmouth, including using specialist equipments such as ride on grass cutting machinery. You will also carry out daily inspections of the playgrounds ensuring they are in a safe condition. You will also be required to clean the sports pavilions and grass sports maintenace, golf, bowling green and cricket as well as the overmarking of football, rigby, softball and rounders.
What you’ll need to succeed
You will be experienced in general grounds maintenance and it would be an advantage to hold certification PA1 PA6 in herbicide and pesticide application or equivalent. Ideally you will also have a clean full driving license and the ability to tow would be an advantage as you may be required to drive a range of commercial vehicles up to 3.5 tons.
You will be able to plan and manage your time effectively, deciding which tools and equipment are required for individual tasks to make certain your tasks are completed efficiently, to meet the purpose of keeping the local parks well maintained. You will be aware of Health and Safety requirements, hazardous material etc.
Full training and a uniform will be provided.
If you are able to work under supervisory instruction and follow set processes and procedures together with the ability to work automatously when required and you can be flexible to provide cover at weekends and out of normal working hours when required then we would love to hear from you.What you'll get in return working for Portsmouth City Council As well as highly competitive pay you’ll receive all the benefits of working within a local authority organisation, including flexible working hours, extensive wellbeing support through the Employee Assistance Programme and a fantastic pension which allows you the opportunity to pay in more for that greater return. We wish to support all our staff's development throughout, if that’s progression planning or involvement within the on-the-job apprenticeship scheme we will work together to drive your career. For those with families we have childcare benefits as well as discounts with local businesses which can be enjoyed by all. What next To make sure your application is above the rest, please review the “Job Profile” to ensure you application matches the requirements of the role. The full job profile can be found HERE
When completing your application you may wish to add a cover letter covering the ‘Who is the Person’ points on the job profile giving examples of your experience and any transferrable skills.We look forward to speaking with you soon. Should you require any support in completing the application form please contact firstname.lastname@example.org Please ensure you check your spam/junk e-mail folders as sometimes e-mails may go there.