Amenities Operative

Storm Recruitment Published: June 28, 2017
Job Type
Category
Salary
£7.85 - £8.22 per hour

Description

JOB TITLE: Amenities Operative

PLACE OF WORK: Swindon

PAY:£7.85 - £8.22 per hour

HOURS OF WORK: Full time on a four week rotating shift pattern of three weeks worked at 37 hours and one week worked at 32 hours, all weeks paid for 37 hours. There is a requirement for weekend & Bank Holiday work as required

ALLOWANCES: Casual car user allowance / use of a Council van

REPORTS TO: Amenities Senior Operative

Main Purpose of the Job
To ensure the effective delivery of a wide range of street scene and horticultural related activities on land owned and maintained by the Council and its clients.

To achieve this the post holder will:

  • Ensure that the work they carry out is to the highest standard;
  • Assist the Senior Amenities Operative to meet the requirements of Council;
  • Contribute to and implement service improvements;
  • Assist in the maintenance of Health & Safety systems, carrying out of risk assessments and ensuring safe systems of work are adhered to.

Summary of Responsibilities and Duties of the Job
1. To undertake a role in the development and maintenance of the Parish, open spaces, recreation areas, play equipment, public footpaths and allotments.

2. To ensure that all work allocated is carried out in accordance with the needs of the Council and meets all relevant legal requirements.

3. To carry out plant, vehicles and machinery maintenance as required.

4. The duties of the post will include, but are not limited to, the following areas:

  • Grass Cutting
  • Upkeep of flower beds, borders & trees
  • Tree/flower planting
  • Watering of plants
  • Litter collection/emptying of bins
  • Installation and maintenance of street furniture
  • Street cleansing
  • Weed spraying
  • Maintenance of open spaces and footpaths

*The above list is not exclusive or exhaustive, there may be other duties and requirements associated with the post and in addition, as a term of your employment, you can be required to undertake other duties and/or hours of work.

5. To use the correct equipment for all tasks in a safe manner wearing any necessary personal protective equipment including Hi-Vis items of clothing at all times.

6. Ensure that compliance to the relevant health & safety regulations are maintained by one-self and colleagues and bring to the attention of management any deviance.

7. To contribute to any investigation into complaints and enquiries from customers and colleagues in accordance with good service practice.

8. To maintain any issued uniform in a good condition. To act at all times in a manner which will not bring the Council into disrepute.

9. To provide cover for the Senior when necessary.

10. To attend and contribute to staff meetings.

11. To carry out such other duties and responsibilities as may reasonably be required.

Working Environment
On-site as required

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