WER492 Hard and Soft Landscape Operative Full Time

As a Hard Landscape Operative you would be responsible for carrying out a wide range of manual landscaping duties under the guidance and direct supervision of your Chargehand. The work is physically demanding and you would be working outside in all weathers.

 

We have teams that undertake hard landscape works, soft landscape works and grounds maintenance operations. The contracts that we undertake are very varied and the industry is seasonal by nature and so whilst you will primarily be involved in hard landscape works, there are likely to be occasions when you will be required to undertake grounds maintenance operations.

 

Key Tasks:

At all times you will be required to promote the company’s professional image on-site and working in accordance with the Company Health and Safety Policy.

 

The key tasks of the position can be broadly summarised as follows:

 

Hard Landscape Works:

  • Undertaking minor demolition works.
  • Assisting in the construction of stone or brick walls, retaining structures, laying kerbs, timber  edgings, concrete block paving, setts, slabs, stone paths/surfacings, tarmac, concrete slabs etc.
  • Assisting in the erection of various types of fences
  • Assisting in the installation of land drainage and surface water drainage systems

You may be required to use a wide range of power tools such as disk saws, drills etc. whilst undertaking the above works.

 

Soft Landscape Works:

  • The cultivation and preparation of ground for turfing, seeding or planting.
  • Taking delivery of and planting trees, shrubs, ground cover and herbaceous plants.
  • Mulching planted areas with bark, mushroom compost peat or similar materials.
  • Completing turfing and seeding works.

 

Qualifications Required:

  • No formal qualifications are required.
  • It is preferable but not essential that candidates have a current driving licence

 

Experience Required

Ideally the successful applicant will have gained previous experience within the landscape industry however applications will be welcomed from candidates with a keen interest and willingness to learn.

 

Skills, Abilities and Personal Qualities

The successful person would be expected to demonstrate;

  • Good Communication skills
  • Good Customer Service Skills
  • Positive attitude
  • Teamwork
  • Self-management
  • Willingness to add to their knowledge base and skills
  • Good problem solving and decision making skills

Honesty and flexibility are key elements to this role

 

Additional Information

Working hours: 8am to 4.30pm. Additional hours are available at weekends and evenings.

Holidays: In addition to statutory bank holidays you would be entitled to four weeks paid holiday per annum.

Clothing: Staff clothing and all necessary protective equipment (PPE) will be provided.

Training will be provided including Modern Apprentice in Landscaping SVQ opportunities for the right candidate.

If you are interested and would like to apply then please send your CV to

worker@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk

Job Overview

  • Date Posted: Posted 3 weeks ago
  • Expiration date: 27/07/2018
  • Location: Barrhead
  • Job Title: WER492 Hard and Soft Landscape Operative
  • Hours: 40h / week
  • Salary: £Above Living Wage Depending on Experience

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