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Reference: 2262

Closing date: Monday 23rd September 2019

Hours: 35 Per Week

Pay: £8.21 Per Hour

Duration: 18 Months

Location: Beckenham

CSCS Card: Not required

Description of Role:

To carry out a range of Grounds Maintenance duties to ensure that the parkland is maintained to the highest standards.


  1. Carry out a wide range of horticultural maintenance activities, in accordance with good horticultural practice, to ensure that the park is maintained to a high standard of horticulture, cleanliness and overall appearance and where necessary achieved by the operation of appropriate plant and machinery.

  2. Assist with the construction of small scale improvements to soft/hard landscapes and assist with operations relating to the delivery of park memorial schemes.

  3. Be responsible for meeting the requirements of the Health & Safety at Work Act within the scope of the post. Assist with the Parks Health and Safety inspection regime and risk management as directed and carry out inspections of play equipment and other parks infrastructure, reporting faults to the Grounds Maintenance Manager.

  4. Undertake basic maintenance of tools, equipment and machinery, identifying and reporting defects to the Grounds Maintenance Manager

  5. Maintain excellent public relations with all park users providing information as required.

  6. Maintain an understanding of park bye-laws and report breaches to Grounds Maintenance Manager.

  7. Working closely with colleagues and partners by participating in the delivery of horticultural- and ecological-based community events and activities such as tree planting, bulb planting.

  8. Assist with the training and development of Apprentices, new staff, work placements allocated to the team.

  9. Undertake any other duties within the scope of the post, as directed by management.

  10. To carry out the duties of the post with due regard to the Council’s Equal Opportunities Policy and core values.

  11. All employees are required to participate in the Performance Evaluation Scheme (PES) and to undertake appropriate training and development identified to enhance their work.

  12. Assist in carrying out the Council's environmental policy within the day to day activities of the post.

  13. Undertake other duties, commensurate with the grade, as may reasonably be required.

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