Grounds and General Operative

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 24/09/2021 16:00
£18,993 - £22,183
Job Category:
Environmental Services / Waste / Recycling/ Parks
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Cramlington, Northumberland
Closing date:
24 Sep
Further Information

Cramlington Town Council serves the 35,000 residents of this thriving town in South East Northumberland. We are proud of the excellent facilities including schools, housing, shopping, leisure and health that are available and continually strive to do all we can to benefit the local community.

We are pleased to announce that we have an exciting and challenging opportunity within our Operations Group. If you are interested in joining the team as a Grounds and General Maintenance Operative with Cramlington Town Council, please find the following information.

• Maintenance duties are to include both mechanical and manual operations and will cover the broad spectrum of grounds maintenance. Duties include edging, grass cutting, weeding, both by hand and knapsack sprayer, planting trees, shrubs and seasonal bedding, pruning, small tree works, and any other gardening tasks associated with grounds maintenance. The cleaning of bus shelters, removal of graffiti, painting of subways and clearance of allotment areas

• To be able to demonstrate a good understanding of the grounds maintenance industry and to have the willingness to develop further

• This role will require the successful candidate to work outside in all weather

• The successful candidate will be required to drive Council vehicles as part of their role

• Operatives may also be asked to undertake minor building and council structure repairs

• To undertake maintenance of children’s playground areas and equipment

• To liaise with service users and members of the public in a courteous and respectful manner

• To carry out routine checks on equipment and machinery

• Responsible for the health and safety of themselves, their work colleagues and others who may be affected by their activity, working in accordance with the safety policies of the Town Council

• To operate the full range of grounds maintenance plant and associated equipment

• Respond to simple problems referring more complex ones to the Grounds Maintenance Supervisor

• Report any complaints and recurring issues to the Grounds Maintenance Supervisor

• Undertake any relevant training which may be deemed necessary to ensure duties are carried out effectively

• Any other duties that may be required by Cramlington Town Council

• To be required to work early morning, evening and weekends in order to meet delivery requirements

If you have any questions relating to this role, please contact our Operations and Facilities Manager via daryl@cramlingtontowncouncil.gov.uk or call 01670 708676

Please note
This job is closed for applications.