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Grounds Maintenance Operative/ Driver

Job Description

Thrive Group are recruiting for a Grounds Maintenance Operative/ Driver on a temporary to permanent basis, with a view to start immediately.

These positions are located in Stratford Park, GL5 4AJ. *Please note that you must have your own transport or live in walking/ cycling distance to this area as there is no public transport available this early.*

This is a full-time position working 07:00-15:00, Monday to Friday, paying £12.18 per hour. This rise to £12.38 per hour after 12 weeks of work.

Responsibilities of the role includes;

  • To carry out a wide range of routine grounds maintenance in various locations throughout the district/external locations in accordance with service level agreements under the supervision of a chargehand and supervisor.
  • Undertake daily checks of the vehicle before it is used to ensure that the vehicle is in good working order, including checking oil, water, tyres, lights and beacons;
  • To report any problems with the vehicle on the relevant paperwork and to the relevant department immediately, explaining technical problems where required.
  • To undertake any required paperwork to ensure compliance with all relevant transport legislation.
  • To comply with all transport legislation & Highway Code, accepting responsibility for traffic infringements.
  • To be responsible for driving Company vehicles safely around the Stroud district area, showing due regard for other road users and local residents.
  • To be responsible for requesting / utilising other team members as banks persons to assist in any difficult vehicle manoeuvres.
  • Dispose of all recyclables, general waste & cuttings at the appropriate licensed disposal site, complying with all site rules.
  • To ensure vehicle is left clean and empty at the end of each working day.
  • The planting and maintenance of trees, shrubs and annual bedding schemes, as well as the annual maintenance of hedges.
  • Grass care and maintenance; to include grass mowing using a wide range of mechanical equipment.
  • Undertake visual daily checks of any machinery or tools before it is used to ensure that it is in good working order.
  • To report any problems with machinery on the relevant paperwork and return to the relevant department immediately, explaining technical problems where required.
  • The application of pesticides.
  • Sports turf maintenance.
  • General cleansing operations to green spaces and various locations to include sweeping, litter collection, removing animal droppings and leaf fall using a range of tools provided.
  • Emptying & cleaning dog/litter bins as per agreed schedules.
  • Remove fly tips, fly posting and sharps as instructed by Supervisor/Team Leader.
  • Snow and ice clearing during the winter period.
  • To drive and operate all vehicles, plant and machinery in accordance with the manufacturers instructions and established good practice.

The successful candidate will:

  • Must possess a basic knowledge of horticulture.
  • Must possess basic knowledge of vehicles, plant and machinery for use within a grounds maintenance environment.
  • Must have basic knowledge of health and safety requirements within a grounds maintenance environment.
  • Must have a full UK driving licence.
  • Must be able to driver a range of vehicles up to and including 3.5 tonnes gross weight.

For more information please apply or contact the team on 01793 488057.